Oct. 26, 2005

NEWS Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS) served its 500th consecutive Friday Feast at University Temple United Methodist Church on Oct. 21. Friday Feast provides quality food to more than 150 homeless and low-income guests weekly, and sends another 100 meals to Tent City 3. Founder Sinan Demirel says that in the program's nine-and-a-half-year history, it's never missed a meal thanks to dedicated volunteers and donors. The meals are from 6 to 7 p.m. weekly, and the church is located in the U District at 1415 N.E. 43rd St., 206-979-5621. The Electric Boat Company on South Lake Union will promote fine Pacific Northwest wines with wine tasting cruises weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The various wines will hail from both Washington and Oregon, with food catered by McCormick & Schmick's. $100/person. 7–9 p.m. Yale Street Landing, 1001 Fairview Ave. N., 206-223-7476. 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 Saturday, Oct. 29 The Sixth Annual Washington Cask Beer Festival comes to Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center on Oct. 29, and this year it's even bigger. The festival will feature the beer of more than 30 Washington breweries, in addition to other breweries from neighboring states. Herbert's Cask Festival Beer (specially brewed collectively by Washington Brewers Guild members) will be served, as will pub food from Fred's Rivertown Alehouse. Raise your glass and help raise money for the Washington Brewers Guild, whose goal is to promote quality and value in locally handcrafted beer. $35/person in advance, $40/person at door. Noon–4 p.m. and 6–10 p.m. 305 Harrison St., www.washingtonbeer.com. SEATTLE CENTER Flying Fish brings back its third annual Oyster Frenzy to celebrate the return of oyster season in the Northwest. Join the celebration and eat oysters raw, or try them cooked with various flavors and seasonings. Meet oyster growers from all over Puget Sound while chowing down on an unlimited supply of the shellfish and enjoying Northwest beers and wines. $25/person. 1–4 p.m. 2234 First Ave., 206-728-8595, www.flyingfishseattle.com. DOWNTOWN Monday, Oct. 31 If you're in the mood for a Halloween treat, Pagliacci's Pizza has one for you with every store from University District to Bellevue offering a free garlic topping (minced or roasted garlic) on Halloween day. For more information call 206-726-1717. Wednesday, Nov. 2 Town Hall presents The Future of Food: A Conversation About Pleasure and Sustainability. Chef (and author) Michel Nischan, chef Christine Keff of Flying Fish, chef Kevin David of Oceanaire, master sommelier Shayn Bjornholm, and Michael Hebberoy of Portland's Ripe Group restaurants are on the panel, hosted by Seattle Post-Intelligencer food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou. They will discuss what we in Washington grow and consume. $15/person. 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org. DOWNTOWN Thursday, Nov. 3 As part of the Cooks and Books series, Michel Nischan will be at Oceanaire Restaurant, where dinner will be prepared by Kevin Davis. The dishes are inspired by Nischan's Homegrown, Pure and Simple cookbook. Dinner, wine, and an autographed copy of the book are included. $125/person. 7 p.m. 1700 Seventh Ave., 206-267-2277. DOWNTOWN Monday, Nov. 7 Tulio Ristorante and Whitman Cellars are working together for an evening of Bordeaux- and Rhône-style wines from Whitman Cellar's winemaker Steve Lassard, and a multicourse Italian meal prepared by the executive chef of Tulio's, Walter Pisano. $85/person. 6:30 p.m. 1100 Fifth Ave., 206-624-5500. DOWNTOWN THE GRAPEVINE Thursday, Oct. 27 Dessert comes first at Esquin Wine Merchants with a Dessert Wine and Port Tasting that offers up some good ones to sample. 5–6:30 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SODO Tuesday, Nov. 1 Shoreline Community College hosts a class about wines from the essential wine region of Loire. Look at maps of this region in France, and enjoy local cheese, recipes, and conversation. $39/person. 7–9 p.m. 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-546-4635, www.shoreline.edu. SHORELINE Rover's sommelier Cyril Frechier will share the art of wine pairing, while award-winning chef and author Thierry Rautureau prepares a five course meal of French-accented Northwest contemporary cuisine. Sample some wine, enjoy the meal, and ask experts your own questions about wine pairing. $110/person. 6 p.m. 2808 E. Madison St., 206-325-7442. MADISON VALLEY Wednesday, Nov. 2 Find out about the future of food at Town Hall with chefs Michel Nischan, Christine Keff of Flying Fish, Kevin Davis of Oceanaire, Shayn Bjornholm of Canlis, and Michael Hebberoy of Ripe Group restaurants. Seattle P-I food writer Hsiao-Ching Chou moderates this discussion about farming, production, sustainable agriculture, and cuisine. $15/person. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-3554 or visit www.foolproof.org. DOWNTOWN Thursday, Nov. 3 Esquin Wine Merchants will once again show off some wines from the land down under, some of them Australian favorites and others brand-new to the Northwest. Free. 5–6:30 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SODO Sunday, Nov. 6 Jacquelina Di Roberto of The Pink Door is taking her staff-only wine tastings public. This time around, Jerred Wolff will explore the cabernet wines from Italy and the United States, and discuss how they adapt to the lands on which they're grown. $15/person (includes four tastes of four wines and bruschetta). 3–4 p.m. 1919 Post Alley, 206-443-3241. PIKE PLACE MARKET Tuesday, Nov. 8 Learn about Washington state wines at the Art Institute of Seattle by sampling varieties from all over the state. $65/person. 6–9 p.m. Portfolio Restaurant, 2600 Alaskan Way, 206-249-2226. BELLTOWN BACK TO SCHOOL Thursday, Oct. 27 Ryan Magarian ("master mixologist") leads a class in Creative Modern Cocktails, showing how to make everything from basic martinis to Manhattans. Cocktail tasting and appetizers are included. $75/person. 6:30–8 p.m. Kathy Casey Studio, 5130 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-784-7840. BALLARD Saturday, Oct. 29 Take advantage of the spooky season with the Halloween menu cooking class and dinner at L'Auberge at the Edge of Seattle. Chef Jurgensen of Seattle Culinary Academy will demonstrate how to create a Halloween-themed meal (crostini with chicken liver mouse, bull's blood beet salad, and black paella), and then students will sit down for a four-course meal. $99/person. 3 p.m. 16400 216 Ave. N.E., 425-844-4102. WOODINVILLE Wednesday, Nov. 2 Instead of ordering takeout, learn how to make your own Chinese food with Naomi Kakiuchi at Bellevue Uwajimaya. Make favorite dishes like egg drop soup, honey lemon chicken, shrimp in lobster sauce, and pea vines with garlic, while mastering Chinese cooking techniques. $50/person. 6:30 p.m. 15555 N.E. 24th St., 425-747-9012, www.uwajimaya.com. BELLEVUE Thursday, Nov. 3 Whether you want to fry it, bake it, or barbecue it, this course about cooking poultry will offer you some tips. Learn to make chicken pot stickers with spicy soy dipping sauce, whole roasted chicken over wilted greens, and French marinated crispy oven-fried chicken. $50/person. 6:30 p.m. 4201 S.W. Morgan St., 206-937-0245. WEST SEATTLE

 
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