Every Sunday, now through September 28, it's summer at the Market, with chef demos on the cobblestones at Pike Place. This year's debut demo is led by Eva Restaurant's Dana Bickford. As our own Maggie Dutton wrote in the Weekly's 2008 Favorite Restaurants issue, Eva "excels at the kind of food that a really good chef might make at home." A very good reason to meet the chef.
The chef line-up for the summer offers more reasons to brave the crowds:
June 8: Dana Bickford - Eva Restaurant
June 15: Frans Junga - Il Forniao
June 22: Bruce Naftaly - Le Gourmand
June 29: Jim Drohman - Le Pichet
July 6: Seth Caswell - Stumbling Goat Bistro
July 13: Robin Leventhal - Crave
July 20: Dick Schouweiller - Buca Di Beppo
July 27: Carrie Christensen - Marjorie
August 3: Marvin Smau - Japanese Gourmet
August 10: Josh Westcott - Il Bistro
August 17: Renee Erickson - Boat Street Café 11:00 a.m.
Daisley C. Gordon - Campagne 12:30 p.m.
Joseph Conrad - Qube Restaurant 2:00 p.m.
August 24: Aaron Wright - Canlis
August 31: Peter Birk - Ray's Boathouse
September 7: John Sundstrom - Lark
September 14: Pranee Kruasanit Halvorsen - I Love Thai Cooking
Gaile Moe, PhD., RD - Seattle Pacific University 2:00 p.m.
September 21: Wayne Johnson - Andaluca
Bobby Moore - Barking Frog 2:00 p.m.
September 28: Kevin Davis - Steelhead Diner
Scott Lents - Barking Frog 2:00 p.m.
Sundays at noon, June 8-September 28. Free.