October 2016 Seattle Food News

October 2016 Seattle Food News

It’s fall harvest time. Apples, leeks, squash, and cranberries are all coming into season. Get the most out of this exciting month for foodies by following our notable food news including what’s new, what’s closing, and where you can have your next foodie adventure. There’s lots of upcoming openings slated for October, too so stay tuned!

Newish:
Asadero Sinaloa in Ballard
The smartest foodies know to dine at Asadero Sinaloa in Kent before a Thunderbirds game. Now, Seattle residents don’t need to journey South for this authentic favorite for all-out-incredible carne asada and soft homemade tortillas. The second location is now open in Ballard with soft opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 5:00pm – 10:00 pm.

White Swan Public House
SLU has another addition to their growing restaurant scene. White Swan opened late last month next to the well-loved summer walk-up window 100-Pound Clam. The seafood-focused spot at the Fairview Marina included opening day menu items such Hawaiian Blue Prawns and Fried Oysters.

Mbar
The Amazon crowd flocks to Mamnoon Street to fuel up with lamb shawarma with street sauce or a perfectly spiced kefta sandwich. Now the Mamnoon team is taking their cuisine to the skies. The rooftop restaurant and bar on Fairview features unparalleled sweeping views of the skyline and South Lake Union. The soft opening hours are 5 – 10 pm with happy hour from 4 – 6. Soft opening menu items include crisp chicken wing confit with caramelized honey and walnut mayonnaise and grilled trout with avocado, sumac, labneh, and fenugreek brown butter.

The Sovereign
Pioneer Square welcomes this swanky art deco lounge in the basement of the historic Maynard Building. The menu is French-American and Afro-Caribbean with items like pepper & pancetta deviled eggs and Hachis Parmentier Marmite of sweet potato and curry beef.

The Helm
The former Executive Chef at Canilis takes on The Helm in Fremont. This nautically inspired spot features plates like Cured Salmon with capers, fennel, and mascarpone and Dungeness Crab with brioche, tarragon, and aiolo. The atmosphere is chill enough for casual after-work drinks but the locally-sourced menu items and craft cocktails are nice enough for an intimate special occasion.

Foodie Adventures:
Incredible Feast @ Center for Urban Horticulture
When: October 16th, 5 – 8 pm
Annual Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market fundraiser featuring 15 of Seattle’s most innovative chefs. The chefs partner with the market farmers to prepare a harvest feast with the freshest ingredients available. Participating chefs will include names like Chef Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata, Desi Bonow of The Carlile Room, and Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes. Farmers will include names like Skagit River Ranch, Loki Fish Co., and Nash’s Organic Produce. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Alice B. Toklas Tour & Dinner
When: Thursday, October 20th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
This popular dinner event will take guests on a tour of secret nooks and crannies of Hotel Sorrento which are said to be haunted by Alice B. Toklas, partner of American writer Gertrude Stein. The tour is followed by a prix fixe dinner inspired by the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. The best-selling cookbook was published in 1954 and includes French American recipes like Stuffed Artichokes Stravinsky and Boeuf Bourguignon plus the ever-famous Haschich Fudge. Toklas and Stein were known to host for friends like Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald who enjoyed these very recipes. To reserve your place, call Helena Khu at 206-902-2101.

Tequila and Taco Fest
When: Saturday October 22nd, 1 – 9 pm
Fremont’s taste of Mexico. General admission to this South of the boarder dreamscape includes two and a half hours to peruse all the delicious Tequila and Taco Fest offerings with eight sips of tequila and eight tastes of your favorite foods. The festival benefits Treehouse, an organization that strives to give foster kids an opportunity at quality education. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Chef Dinner Series @ E. Smith Mercantile
When: Sunday, October 23rd
Exclusive farm to table dinner series featuring Chef Nate Simmons of Serafina and Cicchetti. The meal will focus on the Mediterranean flavors of Spain's Rioja baja region. The menu will feature items like Confit Fall Vegetables including saffron pickles, cous cous, harissa and Chicken Roulade
With golden fingerling potatoes, pomegranate, pumpkin. Each course is being paired with Bodega Ontañón wine. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. 

BeastLake Dinner Series @ Blind Pig Bistro
When: Monday, October 24th
Enjoy an all you can eat Caribbean goat roast at Eastlake’s intimate neighborhood spot. Each Monday night dinner prepared by Chef Charles Warpole includes a different animal prepared whole along with thoughtful sides. The goat roast will include sides like roasted squash, chickpeas, and sofrito, as well as sweet potato dumplings, and fried yucca, garlic lime sauce.

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