Strawberry picking and a recipe for pickling

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The three of us headed to the Skagit Valley on Saturday for the ultimate strawberry picking event.  Jon Rowley, the man who was named the “Disciple of Flavor” by Saveur magazine, organized this second annual field trip north to show us where the sweetest variety of local strawberries are grown.  This is the same man […]

Seattle Beer Week at Delancey

Friday, May 28th, 2010

When we made our reservation for Delancey’s first “family dinner” last November, I was bummed that pizza was missing from the menu plan.  I mean, how can you go to a pizza place and not have the pizza? As it turns out, I didn’t miss it at all.  Don’t get me wrong – I love […]

Wild Beast

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I told myself I’d write about our evening at Lark’s Wild Beast dinner before November was over. I think I’ve gotten it in just under the wire. Ok, maybe not for those of you on the other coast. Somehow time seems to have taken on a whole new quality now with baby, and I have […]

Traca and Kris’s dinner

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Our friend Traca (of Seattle Tall Poppy) loves to bring people together to share wonderful food experiences.  Her dinner this week, hosted and prepared by her talented friend/chef Kris, was no exception; a diverse group of food-loving folks from all over Seattle met and talked for hours while enjoying course after course of dinner.  It […]

Queso y Vino & Art of the Table

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

We’ve heard good things about Wallingford restaurant Art of the Table since it opened last fall, and finally had a chance to try it this week.  Catherine Reynolds (of Queso y Vino) teamed up with Chef Dustin Ronspies to create a wonderful Catalan wine dinner.  After we enjoyed our banderilla appetizers with Montsarra Cava and […]

Culinary Communion happenings

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Skillet at Vagabond : Last week, we attended a Vagabond dinner at Culinary Communion, which was prepared by Skillet Street Food.  The food was quite amazing.  My favorite was the flatbread pizza that they served for the reception, baked in Culinary Communion’s brick oven.  Frankly, it was the best pizza I’ve had anywhere.  The Skillet […]

Our next president

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The best tasting cupcakes

Villa Victoria’s last tamales for sale

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

We all learned a couple weeks ago that Naomi Andrade Smith was closing her Villa Victoria take-out window because of the hard times right now, and would be focusing on her catering business.  Some of you are on her mailing list and were looking forward to her emails about weekly to-go offerings.  The email we […]

Marcella and Victor Hazan

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Last night, we had dinner with Marcella and Victor Hazan.  Marcella is a legend in the cooking world, and her Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking is the one book I would take if I were forced to whittle my cookbook collection to only one.  I’ve never made a recipe of Marcella’s that didn’t work and […]

Queso y Vino’s Festival of Chiles

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

We first met Catherine Reynolds at The Spanish Table years ago, when we were just learning about Spanish food and wine.  Catherine was the wine manager, always cheery and helpful in recommending wonderful cheeses and wines to try.  Over the years, as she’s branched out into all things food-related, we’ve taken paella classes from her, […]

Upcoming visiting chefs and authors

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Cooks & Books has a great lineup of visiting chefs and authors coming to Seattle this fall.  Kim Ricketts has been organizing these dinners for several years now, where she hosts a chef or food writer at a Seattle restaurant, promoting a new book release.  In past, we’ve attended dinners with Michael Ruhlman and Michael […]

Dog Mountain Farm dinner

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

We had perfect weather last Sunday for Dog Mountain Farm’s fourth farm dinner of the season – skies with barely a cloud in sight, and warm sunshine, but not too hot (which was nice since the dinner tables are not shaded!).  We were looking forward to this dinner, since we thought it might be a […]