Food & Beverage Events Around Town


Food & Beverage Events Around Town

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    ON THE PLATE Well, it must be harvest time. The leaves are turning, the temperature's dropping . . . and the 5 Spot's just unveiled its new Fall Harvest Festival menu. Stop in for imaginative dishes representing harvest festivals held round the nation. Try the State of Maine Blueberry Festival-inspired "Wild Maine Blueberry Muffin" ($2.75), the Jackson County, Ohio, Apple Festival-inspired "Apple Bourbon Pork Loin" ($14.75), or the Bradford, Vermont, Wild Game Supper-inspired "Katrina Munn's Venison Stew" ($15.25). Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1502 Queen Anne Ave. N., 206-285-7768. QUEEN ANNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28 For the 16th year running, Festa Italiana will celebrate all things Italian. A week of "whacking" culminates with not one but two special appearances by Nick Stellino of "Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen." Come see Nick in person and participate in plenty of other special events, too. 206-282-0627 or SEATTLE CENTER SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26 The Grand Central Bakery promises to bake a record number of crown Challah loaves this week for Rosh Hashanah. They'll be available fresh Thurs., Sept. 25, and Fri., Sept. 26, for $4.69 plus tax at the bakery and at grocery stores citywide. Grand Central Baking Company, 214 First Ave. S., 206-622-3644. PIONEER SQUARE SEPTEMBER 26 Maximilien celebrates its sixth anniversary with two three-course dinners set to romantic live music. Enjoy fresh oysters, seafood papillote, tarte flambé ¡nd love-inducing strums of Andre Feriante's guitar. 6-6:30 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. 206-682-7270. PIKE PLACE MARKET SEPTEMBER 27 There is nothing is worse than finding a beehive in your front yard. Unless you live at the Woodinville Farmer's Market, in which case you have nothing to worry about. Honey Fest at the market offers visitors a chance to gawk at a live honeybee hive. If bees scare you but you enjoy their by-products make sure to sample some raw blossom honeys or roll a beeswax candle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 13205 NE 175, WOODINVILLE THE GRAPEVINE SEPTEMBER 25 What do French, Portuguese and American wines have in common? They're all available to taste this evening at Esquin Wine Merchants. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SEPTEMBER 28 Ate like a kiwi lately? Drank like one? Well, it's high time you did both. Join sommelier Arnie Millan, Brasserie Margaux chef Chris Zarkades, and wine importer Jennifer Sheath for a five-course wining and dining tour of that other land down under, New Zealand. $75. 7 p.m. Brasserie Margaux, 206-777-1990. BELLTOWN OCTOBER 1 Join Mauro Golmarvi, "Seattle's infectiously affectionate front-of-the-house-man," in celebrating Assaggio Ristorante's 10th year as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient. That's right, Assaggio's throwing themselves a party. And a grand one, too, with a six course Italian meal and wines from, where else, but Assaggio's award-winning cellar. $70. 6:30 p.m. 2010 Fourth Ave., 206-441-1399. BELLTOWN BACK TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 24 Think of the people you could bribe with really tasty homemade guacamole. This class at PCC West Seattle doesn't stop with the avocado-based dips. Learn to make an easy vegetarian tortilla soup, Baja-style fish tacos with "cooling citrus sauce," and three salsas (pico de gallo, tomatillo, and pineapple-jicama). Your home will be dinner party central in no time. $30 ($25 members). 6:30-9 p.m. 2749 California Ave. S.W., 206-937-8481. WEST SEATTLE There is no better time to learn how to cook Asian-marinated grilled pork chops than 10 in the morning, a Wednesday morning, of course. Linda Augustine is cooking that as part of her "weekly dinner inspiration" at Sur La Table's Kirkland location along with orange ginger grilled prawns, Tarragon Petrale Sole Meuniere and Penne with Julienne Chicken and Zucchini to boot. Save the unpronounceable left-overs for dinner. $50. 10 a.m. 90 Central Way, 425-827-1311. KIRKLAND SEPTEMBER 27 There is more than one way to cook a fish? Chef Steve Smrstik of the Flying Fish says yes. He also says he would like to buy a vowel. The chef will show his students how to poach, grill, sear and bake a fish. The price also includes lunch with a selection of wines. $55. 10:30 a.m. 2234 First Ave., 206-728-8595. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE

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