Food News

November 15 - 22, 2006.

 News On National Bundt Day (Wednesday, Nov. 15—who knew?), Mill Creek resident Elizabeth Bennett will appear on The Martha Stewart Show to present her bundt cake recipe. Winner in the national bundt bake-off, the recipe is for a triple grande cafe latte cake with biscotti glaze (pictured). Washingtonians can be proud. If slaving over a hot stove is not your idea of a holiday, there are many, many places around town that will serve you a traditional (or not so traditional) Thanksgiving dinner. For a list of tempting, low-labor options, check out the food page at A new tea spot, Remedy Teas, has opened on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue East, providing an organic, leafy way to get your caffeine fix. This spot offers what they call modern tea sandwiches and, in the evening, champagne and sake-infused tea beverages: black tea mimosa, anyone? Food and/or beverage news? E-mail Farm Fresh Miniature cabbages attract some diehard fans, and others who decline to taste one since they began feeding themselves. I'm talking about Brussels sprouts, of course, part of this week's crop of fresh local produce. Other seasonal items include beets, elephant garlic,and the exotic-sounding coral hydrum mushroom. Visit the University Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., at the corner of University Way Northeast and Northeast 50th Street. To find a market in your neighborhood, visit On the Plate Wednesday, November 15 Crémant offers a $40 four-course menu celebrating the release of this year's Nouveau Beaujolais. The menu features Saucisson sausages with onions and cornichons, salade Lyonnaisse, and mousse au chocolat, paired with red and white Beaujolais. $40. 5–11 p.m. 1423 34th Ave. 206-322-4600, MADRONA Through November 30 The W Hotel's Earth & Ocean Restaurant offers a month-long prix-fixe menu, with wine pairings from local winemakers McCrea cellars. Choose from three appetizers, three entrées, and three desserts. Featured wines include '05 Roussanne, '03 Cuvee Orleans Syrah, and '03 Late Harvest Roussanne. $45, with wine pairings an additional $35. 5–10 p.m. 1114 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6060. DOWNTOWN Drink Up Sunday, November 19 A champagne and caviar tasting with sommelier Arnie Millan offers a chance to learn about two fancy holiday treats before the holiday season is upon us. You'll taste five genuine Champagnes, and a Seattle Caviar company rep will talk about one of the most expensive foodstuffs on the planet. $59. 4 p.m., Cambridge Room, Warwick Hotel, 401 Lenora St. 206-612-6547. DOWNTOWN BACK TO SCHOOL Chef Michael Blackwell visits Whole Foods to teach Vegetable Cookery: Sweet Potatoes and Yams. These two oft-confused tubers appear in various concoctions, from streusel-topped sweet potatoes to more savory preparations like simple roasted yams and spiced sweet potato soup. $25. 6–8:30 p.m. Whole Foods Market, Roosevelt Square, 1026 NE 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT

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