ON THE PLATE JULY 26 However you pronounce it, basil is the reason for all the excitement at Hinzerling this weekend. The winery is presenting

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ON THE PLATE JULY 26 However you pronounce it, basil is the reason for all the excitement at Hinzerling this weekend. The winery is presenting Basil Fest 2003, which includes a pesto-making workshop that is sure to be aromatic. The all-day event concludes with a six-course, basil-themed dinner at the adjacent Vintner's Inn. Festival: Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dinner: $40. 6 p.m. 1520 Sheridan Ave., 509-786-2163. PROSSER, WA JULY 26-27 SeafoodFest 2003 is nearly upon us. Look for aquatic eats and musical entertainment galore. Free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.; noon-7 p.m. Sun. Ballard Ave. and 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-784-9705. BALLARD Loganberries have no equal, and somebody on Whidbey Island knows it. Greenbank Farm's loganberry festival is almost certain to be, um, "berry" entertaining, as it includes not only the berries themselves but also "a sextet of hot tropical jazz." 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 765 E Wonn Rd, Greenbank, Wash., WHIDBEY ISLAND 360-678-7171. JULY 27 The Woodmark Hotel's winemaker's dinner series continues at Waters (the hotel's signature bistro). The soiree will feature Steele & Shooting Star Wines from the Golden State as well as tapas and a four-course menu. Reservations required! $75. 6:30 p.m. 1200 Carillon Point, 425-803-5595. KIRKLAND DeLille Cellars of Woodinville joins the winemaker's dinner brigade with its 2003 series, which kicks off at El Gaucho. Chef Broulette will handle the grub; the folks at Barnard Griffin are bringin' the vino. Dress code: smart casual. $145. 5 p.m. 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., 425-489-0544. WOODINVILLE. JULY 29 No one with a sense of humor can afford to miss Waterfront Seafood Grill's inaugural Tiki Night, where Ben Fleck will channel the spirit of Don Ho. Naturally, a Hawai'ian buffet and tiki bar will be yours to prowl. (Insert "lei" jokes here.) $25. 8 p.m. 2801 Alaskan Way (Pier 70), 206-956-9171. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE JULY 30 Besides flamenco, the best part of Spain is arguably the food, and Brasa's upcoming tapas table should provide the latter in high style. $7-$11 per plate. 6-10 p.m. 2107 Third Ave., 206-728-4220. BELLTOWN JULY 31 FareStart is letting Peter Levine of Vivanda rule the kitchen, and the results (Nicoise salad, grilled sturgeon, and passionfruit panna cotta) should be sublime. $16.95. 5:30-7:45 p.m. 1902 Second Ave., 206-443-1233. BELLTOWN AUGUST 2-3 A mighty wind, indeed. The musical fruit will be in ample supply at Yakima's ninth annual chili festival, organized by Guerra Produce. $5-$12. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4800 Maple Grove Rd., 509-837-8897. YAKIMA AUGUST 3 Talk about hospitality. Nancy and Kaspar Donier of Kaspar's Restaurant and Wine Bar are inviting you (yes, you!) to their Whatcom County farm. You'll eat a five-course gourmet barbecue lunch and tour Mount Baker Vineyards, the winery next door. $85. Noon. 5133 Reese Hill Rd., 206-298-0123, www.kaspars.com. MOUNT BAKER HIGHWAY ON TAP JULY 25-27 The 16th annual Oregon Brewers Festival should be mugs of fun for beer enthusiasts. $3 for a mug, $1 per taste. Noon-9 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; noon-7 p.m. Sun. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 503-778-5917. PORTLAND THE GRAPEVINE JULY 23 It's wine night at Brasa. Taste some summer favorites along with a light food spread. $45. 6:30 p.m. 2107 Third Ave., 206-728-4220. BELLTOWN JULY 24-26 After three days of Washington wine region tours, the Society of Wine Educators' 27th annual conference is coming to Bellevue for three days of seminars, workshops, and exams. If you're a wine pro and you haven't yet registered, it's time to get cracking. $695 ($535 members). DoubleTree Hotel, 300 112th St. S.E., 202-347-5677, www.wine.gurus.com. BELLEVUE JULY 26 No one knows Wein like Ernst Loosen. The man himself will introduce German wines and field grape-related queries at Esquin. Free. 1-4 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SODO The wineshop upstairs at DeLaurenti continues its tasting series with Italian wines courtesy of Frank Moceri. Free. 2-4 p.m. 1425 First Ave., 206-622-0141 ext. 13. PIKE PLACE MARKET Towns with funny names sometimes produce intriguing wines. Take Yakima, for example. Native son Mark Wysling will offer a pair of sangioveses and a syrah from Elephant Mountain at the Fremont Wine Bar. $5. 3-6 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-FOOD. FREMONT JULY 28 Think globally, drink locally. "Wine educator" Dieter Schafer can teach you such words as "viticultural" as he walks you through Washington wines. Hors d'oeuvres will accompany the mighty grape. $25/person, $45/couple. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1924 Post Alley, 206-770-9463. PIKE PLACE MARKET JULY 31 These wineries may be small, but that doesn't make them powerless. The Salish Lodge's next winemaker dinner will focus on Washington boutique wineries Buty, Kalamar, Matthew's Cellars, and Owen Roe. Stephen D. Tanzer, editor and publisher of International Wine Cellar, will be the guest speaker. The seven blessed courses will be paired with fine wines from the featured makers. $150. 6:30 p.m. 6501 Railroad Ave. S.E., 425-888-2556, www.salishlodge.com. SNOQUALMIE FALLS AUGUST 2 You love wine. You love food. Celebrate both at the Seattle Enological Society's 29th annual Wine and Food Fest. This year, wineries from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia will submit up to 200 wines for judging. Every competition wine will be available for tasting at the festival. The SSCC Catering Department will provide dinner. $70 ($60 members). 5-9:30 p.m. SSCC, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 425-775-7168. WEST SEATTLE BACK TO SCHOOL JULY 26 Who knows the Market better than a chef? Nobody, that's who. Chef Kraig Hanson of Cutter's Bayhouse will be your guide to selecting ingredients and preparing lunch, which is included. $65. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pike Place Market Heritage Center, 206-774-5249. PIKE PLACE MARKET JULY 28 Get in the know about Washington wines at this wine seminar for beginners. Wine Educator Dieter Schafer will go over the basics. Then he'll introduce participants to handcrafted wines from the state's top independently owned wineries. $25/person, $45/couple (plus a 10 percent discount on bottled wine purchases). 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Tasting Room, 1924 Post Alley, 206-770-9463. PIKE PLACE MARKET Moroccan cooks love the pyramid-shaped tagine. It's the Moroccan version of a casserole dish. Gourmet importer Mustapha Haddouch will reveal at least some of its mysteries at his Moroccan cooking class. On the menu: chicken tagine and more. $20. 6-8 p.m. 1026 N.E. 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT food@seattleweekly.com

 
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