Nov. 9, 2005

NEWS Seattle culinary impresario Tom Douglas, whose restaurants and cookbooks have played a significant role in shaping Northwest cuisine, beat out Masaharu Morimoto, the Hiroshima-born owner of Philadelphia's Morimoto Restaurant, on the Nov. 6 episode of the Food Network's Iron Chef. During the competition (called "Battle Salmon"), Douglas' wild Alaska salmon dishes beat out the show's all-time wins leader. And if you missed it, don't fret—the show will air six times this coming week. See www.foodnetwork.com for details. 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 Now through Wednesday, Nov. 16 Lifelong AIDS Alliance stages a holiday fund-raiser that promises to appeal to your stomach. A Slice for Life is its latest effort to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. For a $25 donation, you receive a gourmet pie in a gift-quality box from local baker Sugar Bakery. On Nov. 22 or 23, pick up your fresh Washington Golden Delicious apple pie, cherry pie, or classic pumpkin pie at the South Lake Union Discovery Center at 101 Westlake Ave. N. For more information call 206-957-1637 or visit www.llaa.org. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Third Place Books presents Giuliano Hazan, author of the straightforward and appropriately titled How to Cook Italian. His previous book, The Classic Pasta Cookbook, gave a clear, concise overview of this mainstay of authentic Italian cuisine. 7 p.m. 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 206-366-3333 or www.thirdplacebooks.com. LAKE FOREST PARK Thursday, Nov. 10 Serafina will celebrate the "Festa di St. Martino"—an homage to the patron saint of winemakers, grape growers, and drunks—with a winemaker's dinner featuring Renato Vacca of Cantina del Pino in Barbaresco, Italy. St. Martin's feast day is traditionally a harvest celebration marking the end of the agricultural year. Executive chef John Neumark, just back from a food-and-wine pilgrimage to Italy, will prepare a five-course Piemontese menu to accompany Renato's wines. A great way to warm up for Thanksgiving and the holiday season. $95. 6:30 p.m. 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-323-0807. EASTLAKE Make the trek to Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island to spend an evening with noted Northwest chef Greg Atkinson as he presents his new book, Entertaining Northwest Style: A Menu Cookbook. A former chef at Canlis and Islandwood, Atkinson knows how to use our area's resources to create imaginative meals, and he'll even pass around some oatmeal cookies (from the book's picnic section) to get everyone warmed up. Free. 7:30 p.m. 157 Winslow Way E., 360-692-2375. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Friday, Nov. 11 Listen and learn at Admiral Metropolitan Market as Mauro Golmarvi showcases his new book Assaggio Ristorante Cookbook: Mauro's Passion, which includes recipes for many of the restaurant's popular dishes along with suggestions for wines to pair with each. Free. 4–6 p.m. 2320 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-937-0551. WEST SEATTLE Thursday, Nov. 17 Danielle Philippa opened Bandoleone in November 1995, and 10 years later, it's time to celebrate the popular restaurant's anniversary with music from the French pop band Lushy and complimentary Sangria from 9 to 10 p.m. If you can't make it Thursday, all month long the Pan-Latin eatery will have Bando Margaritas and shrimp and corn cakes on special. 9 p.m. 703 N. 34th St., 206-329-7559. FREMONT Celebrate the Beaujolais of 2005 at XO Bistro with samples of the various new wines and a special three-course meal: lobster bisque with crème fraiche and chives, braised beef in broth with vegetables, espresso crème brûlée, and other dishes. $33. 2359 10th Ave. E., 206-328-6444. CAPITOL HILL Friday, Nov. 18 The Barking Frog hosts a night of bubbly fun with a six-course Boizel Champagne dinner, featuring rare champagnes including the '90 vintage. Madame Boizel, the owner herself, is attending. The meal by executive chef Bobby Moore will include everything from cold smoked muscovy duck breast to lobster frittata to Kobe beef carpaccio. $125. 7 p.m. 14582 N.E. 145th St., 425-424-2999. WOODINVILLE THE GRAPEVINE Tuesday, Nov. 15 Join in on the winter wine series at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar with the wines of Bordeaux. Explore old and new wines from the region; discuss their history and classification, the evolution of the region, and the ways to evaluate this special kind of wine. $60. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 205 108th Ave. N.E., 425-456-0010. BELLEVUE Taste various red wines from France without the harsh tannins as Shoreline Community College presents Beaujolais: The Two Hour 'Crus'. Perhaps discover a good addition to that Thanksgiving feast? $39. 7–9 p.m. 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-546-4634. SHORELINE Thursday, Nov. 17 Cafe Campagne welcomes Beaujolais Nouveau with a party that boasts barrels of wine. The celebration will start in the cafe and spill out into Post Alley with live French street music and nibbles. Wine director Jake Kosseff will be tapping the barrels and filling glasses for only $5. 5–10 p.m. 1600 Post Alley, 206-728-2233. PIKE PLACE MARKET Friday, Nov. 18 With over 4,500 French nationals and 500 French businesses in Washington state, it should be quite a fete as the Fairmont Olympic Hotel hosts the 13th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival. Expect plenty of food (by chef Gavin Stephenson), an auction of various French travel packages, live entertainment, and of course . . . wine. $125. 5:30º9 p.m. 411 University St. See www.beaujolais2005.org. DOWNTOWN Sunday, Nov. 20 Sommelier Arnie Millan hosts a champagne and sparkling wine tasting at the Cambridge Room at the Warwick Hotel. Learn all about the bubbly beverage that goes so well with the holidays while munching on appetizers (from Brasserie Margaux) like gratinee lobster matelote with vanilla cream sauce and chocolate-dipped strawberries with almond shortcake cookies. $45. 4 p.m. 401 Lenora St., 206-443-4300. DOWNTOWN BACK TO SCHOOL Wednesday, Nov. 9 Learn how to cook with Italian cheese in this class at Trattoria DeNunzio's, where students explore four different courses featuring regional specialty cheeses from all over Italy. Of course wine is also included in this Italian adventure! $35. 7–9 p.m. 102 Cherry St., 206-343-9517. PIONEER SQUARE Saturday, Nov. 12 Flying Fish celebrates the versatile oyster with an All Things Oyster cooking class, followed by a three-course lunch of locally harvested oysters (with wine) and the chance to learn more recipes. $55/person. 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 2234 First Ave., 206-728-8595. DOWNTOWN Thierry Rautureau of Rover's will lead a class at Cook's World Cooking School. Learn French cuisine from an expert and get a signed copy of his newly released cookbook. $50. 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 2900 Blakeley St., 206-528-8192 or www.cooksworld.net. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Tuesday, Nov. 15 Brush up on your party-hosting skills and become an experienced entertainer with a class at West Seattle Thriftway. Cheese specialist Renee Renbert will show how to pair food (particularly cheese) and wine. Tasty hors d'oeuvres are included. $60. 6:30 p.m. 4201 S.W. Morgan St., 206-937-0245. WEST SEATTLE Wednesday, Nov. 16 Learn how to create nutritious, tasty meals and handle food safely as chef Michael Friedman hosts a free two-hour class for adults and children 6–12 at Family Works Resource Center. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 1501 N. 45th St., 206-694-6727. WALLINGFORD Appreciate the art and variety of noodles with a class at Uwajimaya, a guide to the basic kinds and their use in delicious dishes like phad thai, vegetable udon, chiang mai curry noodle, and cellophane noodle salad. $50. 6:30 p.m. 600 Fifth Ave., 206-932-3855. INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

 
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