Food Events Around Town

ON THE PLATE Through March An authentic cassoulet takes time and effort. The white-bean stew contains ingredients not found in most refrigerators: lamb, pork, duck confit, and garlic sausage. Beginning today, Caf頃ampagne takes the time and effort to make the dish so all you have to do is place an order, pick it up, and pay $32 for two or $64 for four. E-mail them at or call 206-448-7740. 1600 Post Alley, PIKE PLACE MARKET Through November 16 "Succumb to the lure of the clove" at Lombardis three area restaurants as the Italian triad celebrates its annual garlic festival. Press materials report that during the course of the festival, "2,875 pounds of garlic will be enjoyed." Look for garlic martinis and garlic tiramisu to break up the monotony of garlic Caesar salad and "40 clove chicken." 2200 N.W. Market St., 206-783-0055, BALLARD; 1620 W. Marine View Dr., 425-252-1886, EVERETT; 695 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 425-391-9097, ISSAQUAH. November 5 Grocery shopping in Sand Point gets more competitive with the opening of the fourth Metropolitan Market grocery store. The store claims to have more variety than national chain stores in a space half their size. It doesnt hurt that the locally owned store stocks its shelves with regional products as well as food directly imported from around the world. See for yourself. 5240 40th Ave. N.E., 206-326-5466. SAND POINT November 7 The Low Income Housing Institutes auction at China Harbor Restaurant offers numerous trips, a rock-climbing expedition and desserts, all for the benefit of formerly homeless people. $50. 6 p.m. 2040 Westlake Ave. N., 206-443-9935 ext. 138. DOWNTOWN November 9 Dont be blue: drink wine. The EMP and its restaurant, Turntable, are teaming up with sommelier Arnie Millan to celebrate the blues with a five-course gala dinner. After dinner, tour the Sweet Home Chicago: Big City Blues 1946-1966 exhibit with EMPs curatorial staff. $80. 6-8:30 p.m. 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-770-2777. SEATTLE CENTER November 11 In honor of St. Martin, patron of grape-growers and wine-makers, Serafina chef John Neumark cooks up four wine-friendly courses to complement wines from Oregons Cameron Winery. $85. 6:30 p.m. 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-323-0807. EASTLAKE Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of the days after-tax sales to Seattle Central Community College Foundations Culinary Scholarship Fund. Whole Foods Market, 1026 NE 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT November 12 Chef Tyler Boring of Marjorie will prepare a three-course dinner with wines from Yakima Cellars for Boomtowns An Evening at Boomtown monthly charity event. On the menu: grilled romaine Waldorf salad, thyme and fennel roasted chicken, and kaffir lime-infused chocolate pot de cr譥. $20 donation. 5:30 p.m. 513 Third Ave., 206-625-2989. PIONEER SQUARE THE GRAPEVINE November 5 Assaggio Ristorante celebrates its 10th anniversary with a wine tasting dinner hosted by Mauro Golmarvi. Enjoy his authentic Italian cuisine with a splash of wine. Assaggio Ristorante, 2010 Fourth Ave., 206-441-1399. DOWNTOWN November 6 Buy wine and help fight Alzheimers at an auction in Bellevue tonight. Bid (silently and aloud) on wines, dinners, vacations, and gift baskets at the 11th annual Friends of Alzheimers Petite Wine Auction. Proceeds support research into causes and cures for Alzheimers disease. $100. 6 p.m. The Harbor Club Bellevue, 777 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 2500, 206-543-8205. BELLEVUE November 21 The 11th annual Beaujolais nouveau wine festival, presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, offers wine, food prepared by Gavin Stephenson, an auction of travel packages throughout France, and entertainment by Zazou and Valentino. Fortunately, the Seattle Mime Theater will provide entertainment as well. $125. 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, 206-443-4703. DOWNTOWN COOKS BOOKS November 8 Executive chef Charles Ramseyer of Rays Boathouse will sign copies of his new cookbook, Rays Boathouse: Seafood Secrets of the Pacific Northwest. Hell prepare samples from the books recipes, too. Free. 1 p.m. Barnes and Noble, UNIVERSITY VILLAGE, 206-517-4107. BACK TO SCHOOL November 7 through January 30 In high schools across the country, students are forced to read a book and then discuss the books themes as a class. Meanwhile every Friday, adults at Blue Ribbon Cooking School drink wines and discuss their qualities and differences in depth. Not fair? Too bad, kids, get back to reading. $75 per class or three for $200. 6-8 p.m. 206-328-2442. MADISON PARK November 8 The Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington presents seasonal soups from Kaspar. Kaspar Donier of Queen Annes Kaspars offers a demonstration on how to create soups from the root crops harvested in autumn. $40. 810 a.m. CUH, Douglas classroom, 3501 NE 41st., 206-685-8033 November 9 Be prepared this Thanksgiving. Learn some tips from the experts. Blue Ribbon Cooking School will show how to prepare a holiday feast. Some of the class will be hands-on. Students will go home with copies of 12 recipes, including gingered squash soup, Mikes deep-fried turkey, candied sweet potatoes, and deep-dish European walnut pie. $95. 5:308:30 p.m. 206-328-2442. MADISON PARK November 15 Learn how to make your own apple pie, double chocolate tart, and lemon meringue tartlets at RainCity cooking school. They offer step-by-step hands-on instruction, including how to make homemade pie crust. A meal also comes with the class. $50. 11 a.m. 1883 145th Place S.E., 425-644-4285. BELLEVUE November 19 Thanksgiving is on its way. Remember last year when you started cooking the turkey too late and it got moved from the main course to dessert? Lisa Dupar Catering will make sure that does not happen again with the—Its all smoke and mirrors—Thanksgiving supper class. Learn how to do-ahead so you can sit back and relax, all while enjoying some Bogs Cranberry Royal. $55. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 17825 NE 65th, Suite A140, 425-881-3250. REDMOND

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