This Friday: Kim Ricketts Launches New Bakery-Book Event

Kim Ricketts' Cooks and Books series snags every A-list food writer passing through town (coming up: former NY Times critic William Grimes, Momofuku chef David Chang, and French Laundry chef Thomas Keller) for $200-a-person dinners at Seattle's A-list restaurants.

This week, she's starting up a new series of much less expensive happy hours in the back kitchen of the Dahlia Bakery. The first "Behind the Bakery Door" gathering (um, Kim, riffing off 1970s porn?) will be this Friday, October 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds, who run an underground supper club in New York, will be there to talk about their new book, Forking Fantastic: Putting the Party Back in Dinner Party. Pastry chef Garrett Melkonian will be serving recipes from the book such as passion-fruit curd, bourbon brown sugar ham, and roasted fennel with black olives. We'll get you a schedule of upcoming events as soon as it's firmed up.

Cost: $35 (includes a copy of the book)

Location: Dahlia Bakery, 2001 Fourth Ave.

For reservations (limited to 25 people), email

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