Food Events Around Town

ON THE PLATE OCTOBER 8 How do chefs party? They cook!?! It's time for Chef's Fest 2003, and more than 20 chefs are cooking up their most popular dishes. Look for samples from wineries, microbreweries, and Grey Goose Vodka, too. $100. 6-9 p.m. Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom, 900 Bellevue Way, 425-556-1350. BELLEVUE OCTOBER 10 Feeling benevolent? Eat well tonight and then sleep well knowing you've contributed to the Greater Seattle Business Association, which promotes human rights and diversity of leadership in the business community. It's their annual fund-raiser dinner and auction. $75 ($65 GSBA members). 7 p.m. The Bay Pavilion, Pier 57, 206-363-9188. WATERFRONT OCTOBER 11 It's paella night at Au Bouchon. Owner/chef Philippe Bollache will prepare a Basque country recipe with chicken, seafood, and saffron rice. Also on October 18, he'll serve his beloved cassoulet. 1815 N. 45th St., 206-547-5791. WALLINGFORD OCTOBER 12 Ever go to a restaurant, love the food and wish you had the recipe? Ponti Seafood Grill understands. You can have recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste 12 wines, eat appetizers and dessert, all for $29.95 per person. 2-5 p.m. 3014 Third Ave. N., 206-284-3000. FREMONT If you go to one FareStart dinner this year, you might as well make it count. The organization that trains homeless men and women to work as professional kitchen staff is passing the hat around tonight at its 11th annual auction and dinner event at the newly-named Fairmont Hotel. $150-$200. 411 University St., 206-267-6210, DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 19 Couples who sauté together stay together. Courtney Febbroriello and her husband, Connecticut chef Chris Prosperi, will be in town to promote her new book, Wife of the Chef: The True Story of a Restaurant and Romance. They'll prepare a dinner alongside a local culinary couple: Eva Restaurant and Wine Bar co-owners chef Amy McCray and her wine-wiz husband, James Hondros. $85 ($160 per couple) includes signed copy of the book. 6:30 p.m. Eva, 2227 N. 56th St., 206-633-3538. GREEN LAKE THE GRAPEVINE OCTOBER 9 Meet Waterbrook Winery maker Eric Rindal and taste his wares. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Daniel's Broiler, 809 Fairview Pl. N., 206-621-8262. LAKE UNION OCTOBER 10-11 Have dinner at Earth and Ocean this weekend, enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu, and get the chance to meet with Canoe Ridge vineyard manager Mike Means. He'll be in the house all weekend. $70 includes three courses of Canoe Ridge wines. 112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6060. DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 15 Dining in a cellar does not sound elegant. Unless it is 727 Pine's wine cellar. 727 chef Shannon Galusha crafted a menu to go perfectly with wines from Rombauer Winery. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., $95 per person. 727 Pine St., 206-774-6400. DOWNTOWN OCTOBER 18 Drinking at the Everett transit station might normally get you some unwelcome attention from the Everett police, but not tonight. Drink away at the eighth annual Fall Festival of Northwest Wines and Microbrews from 3-9 p.m. Admission at $18 or $28 per couple buys six tasting coupons, a wine glad and hors d'oeuvres. 3201 Smith Ave., 425-388-9555. EVERETT

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