May 4, 2005

Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. Prices exclude tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ON THE PLATE Through May It's been 10 years since Dulces Latin Bistro crossed the West Seattle Bridge and set up shop on Madrona, and to celebrate, they're offering a three-course $25 prix-fixe menu with a French countryside theme. Served Monday through Saturday until the end of the month, the menu options include a goat-cheese soufflé and a seafood stew from Marseille. Call for reservations. 1430 34th Ave., 206-322-5453. MADRONA Through May Santa Maria, Calif.'s Qupe Winery provides the featured wines for Earth and Ocean's May winemaker dinners. Offered Sunday through Saturday nights this month, the special menu offers quail stuffed with potato and bacon paired with Qupe's 2002 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. $48 plus $20 for wine. Call for times. 1112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6060. DOWNTOWN May 13 Korean cuisine isn't necessarily one that many Americans know too much about, but Cecilia Hae-Jin's Eating Korean: From Barbeque to Kimchi, Recipes From My Home can change that for you. She reads from the text tonight at Ravenna Third Place, illuminating Korean culture and exploring classic dishes like bibim bap (rice bowls). Free. 7:30 p.m. 6504 24th Ave. N.E., 206-525-2347. RAVENNA May 18 Soon it'll be Copper River time again; do you know where your salmon is? Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar says it has it! Featuring Kistler Vineyard's California wines, this multicourse special menu features chef/owner John Howie and sommelier Erik Liedholm's special creations and pairings. $195. 205 108th Ave. N.E., 425-456-0010. BELLEVUE THE GRAPEVINE May 7 At this Lakewood/Seward Park Neighborhood Association fund-raiser, you'll have an opportunity to taste wines from around the world and participate in a silent auction to raise money for remodeling the Community Clubhouse, where the event will be held. $20. 6–9:30 p.m. 4916 S. Angeline St., 206-723-1553. SEWARD PARK May 19 Taste a wide range of pinots from Oregon, California, and France at this Green Lake PCC tasting. $5. 6:30–8 p.m. 7504 Aurora Ave. N., 206-547-1222. GREEN LAKE May 26 All that glitters isn't gold, which we're sure you've heard, and wine educator and sommelier Dieter Schafer wants you to know that all that sparkles is not Champagne. This class, held at South Seattle Community College, will focus on some of the various sparkly things in the wide world of wine. $41. 6–9 p.m. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5339. WEST SEATTLE May 28 As the long, hot days of summer approach, so do the dry rosés. Learn all about them as you sip at this Fremont Red Apple tasting. Free. 3–6 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-FOOD. FREMONT BACK TO SCHOOL May 12 Looking to get ahead a little in the kitchen? How about getting ahead a lot? After you take this Highline Community College class, you'll be able to fix and freeze a month's worth of healthy dinners all at once. $35. 6–9 p.m. Call 206-870-3785 to register and for address and classroom location. DES MOINES May 14 Learn how to grill the perfect salmon as you join one of six chefs at Elliot's Oyster House in front of the coals at this very hands-on barbecue class. $11.95 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, 206-623-4340. WATERFRONT June 1 Summertime is party time, and this Ray's Boathouse cooking class is geared toward your warm-weather entertaining plans. $30. 5–6:30 p.m. 6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., 206-789-3770. BALLARD June 20 They look great in the garden, they taste great on the plate: edible herbs. This NuCulinary class at the West Seattle Thriftway will not only have you planting your very own take-home herb garden, you'll have recipes for summer dishes like rosemary orange and lemon shortbread and herb grilled chicken, too. $60. 6 p.m. 6523 California Ave. S.W., 206-932-3855. WEST SEATTLE

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