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Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. Prices exclude tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ON THE PLATE Beginning June 14 Along with the sun, June produces in Seattleites a burning desire to eat outdoors. Come enjoy French fare in the open air as Café Campagne opens its courtyard for lunch. Foie gras and lobster salad paired with champagne and rosé will leave you feeling warm and tingly, and a special lunch menu served sur la terrasse will make you feel like you died and went to France. Noon–2 p.m. every weekday. 86 Pine St., 206-728-2800. PIKE PLACE MARKET June 16 S.I.P. (Social Interactive Playtime), the W Hotel's extended happy hour, occurs on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The PR would have us believe it's the "hippest after-work spot" in town, and that guests can anticipate "the right cocktails, people, and music." Come for $5 bar munchies created by Earth & Ocean chef Maria Hines and $5 "W drops" (lemon, emerald, and rose). 1112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6000. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE June 17 Fill your stomach and create some good karma at a guest chef night benefitting FareStart. Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by chef Shannon Galusha of the Elliott Grand Hyatt and students of the FareStart program. $16.95. 5:30–7:45 p.m. 1902 Second Ave., 206-267-6210. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE June 18 If you don't have the vacation time or the funds to actually visit the French Riviera, the next best thing is the Riviera dinner at Maximilien. Guitarist Andre Feriante will serenade you as you feast on ratatouille, leg of lamb, or fish stew. And save room for the saffron poached pears! $40. Seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 81A Pike St., 206-682-7270. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE June 19 If you enjoy cigars, red meat, and wine, head out to Woodinville's DiStefano Winery for their second annual Cigar Event. The menu includes mesquite-grilled New York steak, red wine, and a cigar with each course. $120. per person plus tax and gratuity. 12280 Woodinville Dr. N.E., 425-487-1648. WOODINVILLE THE GRAPEVINE June 12 Summer's practically here, and rosé is everywhere. In deference to the trend, Fremont Red Apple Wine Bar presents a Saturday tasting that features the subtle, crisp refreshment of classic French rosé. Free. 3–6 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N, 206-633-FOOD. FREMONT June 18–20 What better way to celebrate Father's Day weekend than to take Dad to Summer Brewfest? Hosted by the Washington Brewers Guild, the festival combines live music and hand-crafted beers from over 50 microbreweries within the sunny confines of St. Edward State Park. Underage attendees should come prepared to enjoy the Rootbeer Garden or to compete in the Zucchini 500 Races. $20. Guests under 21 are admitted free with a parent or guardian. 5–9 p.m. Fri., June 18; 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Sat., June 19–Sun., June 20. 14445 Juanita Dr. N.E., KENMORE BACK TO SCHOOL June 11 Learn to make pizza like Artie Bucco at a "pizza perfect" hands-on workshop presented by Cook's World. Bridget Charters of the Art Institute of Seattle will show you how to make authentic Italian dough that's so good "you'll never buy commercially made pizza again." $50. 6:30–9:30 p.m. 2900 N.E. Blakeley St., 206-528-8162 UNIVERSITY VILLAGE June 12 As a precelebration of Father's Day, take a NuCulinary "Taste of Italy" class designed especially for dads and their children. Team up in the kitchen and learn how to make grilled antipasti, handmade gnocchi, and chocolate raspberry tiramisu. $70 for one adult and one child. 2–4:30 p.m. West Seattle Thriftway, 4201 S.W. Morgan St., 206-937-0245. WEST SEATTLE June 15 Oysters are making quite a splash—yes, we said it—on restaurant menus this summer; now they can pay a visit to your home kitchen or patio grill. Come shuck and slurp with the best of them as Dish It Up! presents chef Peter Morrison of Westcott Bay Farms, who'll lead a class on oysters. Learn how to prepare broiled oysters with anchovy butter, seafood barbecue sauce, and a balsamic mignonette. $60. 6–9 p.m. 2425 33rd Ave. W., 206-281-7800. MAGNOLIA June 16 Need some food ideas for that party you're planning? South Seattle Community College is ready to show you the endless potential of wraps—Asian wraps in particular. Learn how to wrap lettuce, rice paper, tortillas, and even crepes around complex flavors to make a perfect party snack. When throwing a party, presentation is key, and this class will leave you not knowing whether to call yourself a chef or an artist. $82. 6–9 p.m. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5339. WEST SEATTLE June 22 Learn to assemble a cheese plate as the French do when chef Alison Leber hosts a cheese tasting featuring West Coast cheeses. Wine pairing is included. $65. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Dish It Up! Cooking Store, 2425 33rd Ave. W., 206-281-7800. MAGNOLIA

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