Aug. 3, 2005

NEWS The Washington Brewers Guild has appointed its first two paid staff members, signaling the growth of the brewing industry in Seattle. New Executive Director Arlen Harris is currently a brewer for Rogue Ales and an active member of the microbrew community in Washington. Marketing Director Lisa Miyashita previously worked with the Guild as event coordinator of Summer Brewfest, Fremont Oktoberfest, and Hops on Equinox. The Brewers Guild aims to build a community of Washington state brewers while promoting the quality of local beer. The group hopes that the creation of these two positions will further projects like WABL (Washington Beer Lovers Club) and new promotion campaigns like Washington Beer Month. Food and/or beverage news? E-mail food@seattleweekly.com Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most of the following events. Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ON THE PLATE Through the summer Beach Cafe at the Point is bringing back Dungeness crab as the focus of August's three-course dinner special. For only $24.99, you receive your choice of soup or salad, followed by a large serving of whole steamed Dungeness crab with mashed potatoes and veggies. The meal also includes a cafe dessert to nibble on while kicking back on the restaurant's deck and enjoying the view of Lake Washington. $24.99/dinner special. 1270 Carillon Pt., 425-803-2941. KIRKLAND July 21-Aug. 16 There's a new slice of pizza in town, the Salmon Primo at Pagliacci Pizza, which combines lightly smoked wild salmon with homemade dill ricotta cheese. Throw in capers, red onions and mozzarella on an olive oil sauce and enjoy a slice of pizza that embraces the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Various locations. Aug. 4 This month, Seattle Art Museum celebrates First Thursday by incorporating Cynthia Nims' food into the art world. She will sign her new salmon cookbook from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the cafe while others enjoy a lunch made from various salmon recipes (such as chowder and frittatas). She will also sign her book from 6 to 9 p.m. and cook a multiple-course dinner including everything from salmon salad-stuffed tomatoes to Yukon River king salmon. The cafe will use some of the recipes from Nims' new cookbook throughout the month of August, so if you can't make the dinner, there's still a chance to catch some of those salmon dishes. $50 dinner, $78 with Chinook and Townshend Wines. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St. For reservations call 206-654-3190 or e-mail bonappetit@seattleartmuseum.org or visit www.seattleartmuseum.org. DOWNTOWN Aug. 12 Enjoy Pike Place Market at the Sunset Supper, where you can sample and experience over 70 restaurants, wineries, breweries and beverage companies. This is the 10th year for this event, which celebrates what the culinary experts in our region have to offer. After eating, dance to the soul/funk sound of Soul Provider and rest assured that all profits go to the Market Foundation and the human service agencies in the Market, like Pike Market Senior Center, Pike Market Childcare and Preschool, Pike Market Medical Clinic, and the Downtown Food Bank. $65/general admission, $80/reserved seating and $150/Sunset Patron. For more information and reservations call 206-774-5252 or visit www.pikeplacemarket.org. PIKE PLACE MARKET Aug. 20 More than 20 members of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association will compete in the CJ Foods Battle of the Barbecues—Korean Style at Top Food & Drug Store in Shoreline. The winner will be determined by judges from the PNWBA, and the public will get free tips about grilling from the experts and enjoy free samples. 8 a.m.—4 p.m. 1201 N. 175th St., 206-533-2851. SHORELINE THE GRAPEVINE Aug. 5 Syncline Wine Cellars and Tablas Creek vineyard are throwing a Rhône Rangers dinner at Campagne Restaurant on Friday, Aug. 5. The six-course meal consists of various wines paired with garlic and potato gratine, lamb and pork sausage, tartare de boeuf, and other items ranging from delicate appetizers to hearty and elaborately made dishes. $95/person. 7:30 p.m. in Cafe Campagne's Salle du Marché. 86 Pine St., call 206-728-2233 for reservations. PIKE PLACE MARKET Aug. 11 Ten Mercer hosts a German wine dinner, pairing nine German wines with a four-course feast from chef Doug Wilson. Rudi Wiest will preside, while elaborating on German wines that range from Sekt (German sparkling wine) to various 2004 Kabinett Rieslings. $65/person. 6:30 p.m. 10 Mercer St., 206-691-3723. UPTOWN Learn about some of the essential women in wine in our region at this free Esquin Wine Merchants' event. Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars, Joy Anderson of Snoqualmie Winery, and others will be around for the tasting and good female company (although men are welcome also). Thursday, 5–6:30 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave., 206-682-7374. DOWNTOWN Aug. 11-Aug. 13 It's a weekend of wining and dining at the Auction of Washington Wines Weekend. Attend one of many winemaker dinners throughout the region. Other events include a silent auction and picnic, along with the 18th annual gala auction on Friday with gourmet appetizers provided by Chef Mike Davis of 26 brix. Winemaker dinner $225/person, and prices of other events vary. Various locations. For more information call 206-667-9463 or visit www.auctionofwashingtonwines.org. BACK TO SCHOOL Aug. 4 Learn how to concoct those delicious (and healthy) Indian dishes you crave with the help of Bon Vivant cooking school. Discover the exotic spice mixes and the keys to marinating and grilling kebabs and to creating various Indian sauces like tikka masala. Then partake in a menu that includes everything from tandoori chicken with tikka masala sauce, to dum aloo (whole potatoes stuffed with dry fruit and spices), to fresh mango mousse for dessert. 7–10 p.m. Bon Vivant is located at 4925 N.E. 86th St., but classes may be at various locations. Call 206-525-7537 or visit www.bon-vivant.com for more information and to register. LAKE CITY Aug. 5 At Whole Foods Market in Bellevue, learn the basics of enjoying fresh Dungeness crab from selecting a keeper, to cooking, seasoning, and eating our hard-shelled friends. The menu consists of Dungeness crab salad with avocado, wasabi oil, crispy fried ginger and soy-lime vinaigrette, crab boiled in court boullion and served with warm chardonnay, and homemade Yakima peach ice cream. $35. Friday, 6–9 p.m. 888 116th Ave. N.E., 425-462-1400. BELLEVUE Aug. 9 Just for vegetarians: South Park Community Center offers a class about burly vegetarian soups and salads that make filling and healthy meals. The dishes include a lot of vegetables, beans, tofu, tempeh, and whole-grains, and the nutrition conscious have no need to worry because the dishes are low-fat and cholesterol free. $35, preregistration required. 6 - 9 p.m. 4851 S. Tacoma Way, 253-566-5020. TACOMA Aug. 12 Keep the kids entertained in the heat this summer with some ice cream that they can get their hands all over. Dish it Up! Offers a class for young cooks (12 and up) who want to learn how to concoct their own cool treats this summer . . . and then take the results home to enjoy later. $45/person. Friday, 4–6:30 p.m. Magnolia Village, 2425 33rd Ave., W., 206-281-7800.WEST SEATTLE

 
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