June 22, 2005

Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. Prices exclude tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. NEWS Beginning July 9 On July 9 at 11:30 a.m. the critically acclaimed series Chefs A'Field has 13 new episodes coming to a television near you. Two of them are filmed in the Seattle area and feature Seattle chef Greg Atkinson of Canlis and Kirkland chef Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita. Each episode shows the way well-known restaurants gather delicious and healthy ingredients from the environment and how those ingredients are transformed into palatable dishes. Chefs A'Field was awarded the 2004 James Beard Foundation Award for "Best National Television Cooking Show" and continues to express the more adventurous side of the culinary arts. ON THE PLATE June 19-Sept. 5 For a limited time you can enjoy Sazerac's "Sazy Summer Grilling Menu" for $28, which includes three distinct course that showcase the versatility of the barbecue. The grilled green tomato and blue cheese sammy (with heirloom tomato salad and micro basil) begin the meal. Then comes the spicy lamb sausage and soft-sexy grits, and lastly the grilled bananas Foster with buttermilk ice cream. For $12 more, pair some wine with these courses, and remember to check in all summer long as the menu will change in accordance to what local seafood/produce are available. 1101 Fourth Ave., 206-624-7755. DOWNTOWN June 24 Salud! Kitchen at Whole Foods Market in Bellevue is hosting a summer wine dinner, featuring Chateau Ste. Michelle wines and various extravagant dishes like citrus poached Alaskan ivory king salmon fillet with fennel pollen-lemon beurre blanc (there's a mouthful to say . . . and eat), cold smoked sturgeon crostini with salsa, and grilled Washington asparagus wrapped in San Danielle prosciutto. These, along with various other dishes, including a dessert involving dark chocolate and Bing cherries, will be paired with the appropriate wine. $30/person (no tax, no tip). Dinner 6–9 p.m. 888 116th Ave. N.E., 425-462-1400 (call for reservations). BELLEVUE June 27 For once, let your dog eat at the table with you when Seattle's Three Dog Bakery presents "Dine With Your Dog," a benefit for Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Take your four-legged friend out to the patio at the Islander for a night on the town complete with a four-course meal for the hairy ones (from Three Dog Bakery) and fixings from the usual Islander menu for you! $15/dog (prepaid since it's a fund-raiser). Dinner at 7 p.m. For reservations and other dining dates call 206-364-9999 or visit Three Dog Bakery, 1408 First Ave. DOWNTOWN Beginning July 1 Chef Cameon Orel of Beach Cafe at the Point will be tantalizing guests this summer with a full, three-course barbecued rib dinner special during July). Soup or salad will be followed by a full rack of baby back pork ribs with home-style smoked barbecue sauce, baked beans, corn, and a choice of any cafe dessert. $24.99/person. 1270 Carillon Point, 425-889-0303. KIRKLAND THE GRAPEVINE June 24-25 The Wine Country Celebration & Gala is hitting the Washington wine scene like a tornado, with events lined up from Yakima to Walla Walla. Events include the Wine Country Golf Classic in Richland, Picnics in the Vineyards at various sites including Northstar Winery in Walla Walla, and the Grand Gala that combines delicious food, fine wines, and entertainment. Prices, times, and locations vary. For information visit www.winecountrycelebration.com June 25 If you're a wine lover and a Washington state lover (and who isn't this time of year), then swing by Esquin Wine Merchants for a little taste of some local wines. Free. 1–4 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. DOWNTOWN wednesdays in summer Downtown's Toi will serve half-price bottles of wine every Wednesday night. This seems to be a new trend around town and wine-lovers out there may as well take advantage of such things! 1904 Fourth Ave., 206-267-1017. DOWNTOWN July 2 Learn some more about Sangria (it's not just red) at the fourth annual Sangria Fest at Fremont Red Apple Market Wine Bar. Recipes will be available. Free. 3–6 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-3663. FREMONT BACK TO SCHOOL June 25 Want to learn the chefs' secrets about where to find the best produce in town? You're in luck—this summer, Pike Place Market is hosting the Chef's tour of the Market, a six-week food shopping tour and cooking demo series. Matt Popejoy of the Islander kicks off the series, and will take participants through the Market, pointing out his favorite food sources along the way. Then Popejoy will use the ingredients to create lunch for those attending. $65/person. 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Pike Place Market, call 206-774-5249 for reservations. June 26 Have fun with your hands at The Big Dipper: Finger Foods and Sauces class at PCC and experiment with a variety of foods that are paired with different dipping sauces. Teacher Jenny Hurst will make black-eye pea spinach cakes served with barbecue sauce, roasted red pepper polenta triangles with creamy pesto sauce, and a dessert that involves coconut almond cookies and a dark chocolate sauce. And the ingredients are all vegetarian (no dairy or eggs used). $30/members, $35/nonmembers. 1–3:30 p.m. 2749 California Ave. S.W., 206-937-8481. WEST SEATTLE June 27–Aug. 12 Put those youngsters to work! Blue Ribbon's summer day camps for up-and-coming chefs will have your kid safely wielding a knife, preparing fresh pasta, setting an elegant table, decorating a cake, and more. The kids will even participate in an Iron Chef–style cook-off and work side-by-side with a local chef. Different sessions are held throughout the summer for ages 4–18. Tuition and times vary. For information call 206-328-2442 or visit www.blueribboncooking.com EASTLAKE June 29 No matter what they say, summer isn't allabout the grill. If you're hoping for something a little simpler and healthier to munch, check out the Summer Salads class at Rain City Cooking School. Chef Carol Dearth will demonstrate the how to concoct (and allow you to eat) the Northwest seafood salad, warm Thai scallop salad and panzanella—an Italian bread salad. $60/person, including meal. 1883 145th Place S.E., 425-644-4285. BELLEVUE

 
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