Food News & Events

January 31 - February 7, 2007 (expanded from print version).

FARM FRESH The West Seattle Farmers Market is again open for your shopping pleasure, with offerings that include Braeburn, Jonagold, Gala, Fuji, and Honey Crisp apples, black Italian cabbage, and red kale. Visit the West Seattle Farmers Market on Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at Southwest Alaska Street and 44th Avenue Southwest. To find a market close to you, see Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most of the following events. Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. DRINK UP Thursday, February 1 To help keep the gray at bay, imbibe a bit of the sun, via the California grape, at a wine-tasting entitled California Dreamin'. $5. 6:30–8 p.m. PCC, 600 N. 34th St., 547-1222. FREMONT BACK TO SCHOOL Saturday, February 3 If you've got a sweet tooth, and are curious to see how to create doughnuts and beignets (those sweet, French, powdered-sugar-doused doughnuts famous in New Orleans—and available locally at Seattle Center), this may be just the class for you. You'll learn to craft both yeasted and cake doughnuts, as well as how to top and fill them. Coffee will be served with your sweet lesson plan. $43. 9 a.m.–noon. South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 764-5339, WEST SEATTLE Tuesday, February 6 Here's a cooking class taught by Veil's Shannon Galusha, chef at the one-year-old Queen Anne restaurant. Though the menu remains a mystery, our own Sara Niegowski extolled Veil's "imaginative and colorful seasonal cuisine." Learn how to garner such compliments at home. $65. 6:30–9:30 p.m. Cook's World, 2900 N.E. Blakeley St., 206-528-8192, U DISTRICT Tuesdays, February 6–20 Learn how to read a wine label, pair wine with food, and speak authoritatively on the wine you taste in Sight, Smell, Taste, a nine-hour course with sommelier Dieter Schafer. $83. 6–9 p.m. South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 764-5339, WEST SEATTLE ON THE PLATE Sunday, February 4 For those (ladies?) who would rather avoid Super Bowl Sunday mania, the Pink Door is hosting an all-ages Superbelle Sunday with food, drinks, an on-site manicurist, a tarot card reader, and "darling boy waiters and the cutest bus boys in town." (Hey, I know a few Bowl-averse guys who might sign up for this event just to ogle the waiters.) Menu items include roasted beet salad, apple crumble tart, crème brûlée, and oysters on the half-shell. Sip a signature Pink Madonna (pink lemonade and vodka) or enjoy Valrhona hot cocoa with homemade pink marshmallows. Chick flicks will be screened, a trapeze artist will perform, and for those in a gaming mood, there will be board games to play. Free admission for movie, games, food, and drink; manicures extra; 20-minute tarot reading $20. 3 p.m. Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, 443-3241, PIKE PLACE MARKET Monday, February 5 If wine pairings are not quite your style, how about a four-course brewmaster dinner with five Skagit River Brewery beers? Begin with an apple, roasted sweet onion, and scallop tart with Yellowjacket Pale Ale, then try toasted beef barley soup with "Steelie" Brown Ale and sesame-crusted tuna with sweet potato gratin, paired with Highwater Porter. $49.95 all inclusive. 6:30 p.m. McCormick & Schmick's, 1103 First Ave. 623-5500, DOWNTOWN Food and/or beverage news or events? E-mail

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