- Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge Taste Tacoma Dinner
April 11, 7 p.m. Dinner featuring all local Tacoma products, including 21 Cellars wine, Wingman Brewers beer, artisan cheeses from Backcountry Creamery and organic produce from Terry’s Berries. $85 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Call 253-683-4115 to reserve.
- Olympia Restaurant Week
April 7-18, Sundays-Thursdays. 3-course dinners for $25, and 3-course lunches for $15 (at select restaurants). Participating restaurants include Adesso, Budd Bay Café, Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar, Mercato Ristorante, Oly Rockfish Grill, Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen, Ramblin Jack’s, Ricardo’s Restaurant, Swing Wine Bar and Cafe and Trago Mexican Kitchen. Make reservations or drop in. Menus available here.
- Dining Out for Life Tacoma/Olympia
April 25. Dine out to fight AIDS. 68 participating South Sound restaurants donate a percentage of their sales to benefit Pierce County AIDS Foundation. Full list of restaurants available here. Check the list to see which restaurants are offering breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three.
- Bayview School of Cooking Cooking Classes
April 11, 6-8:30 p.m. Flavorful Stews from India to the Balkans. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
April 15, 6-8:30 p.m. The Elements of Alderbrook with Executive Chef Lucas Sautter and Chef Crystal Robinson. Spring greens salad with fried goat cheese croutons, clams in white wine, pan-seared duck breast, lemon grilled asparagus and more.
$65 per person, includes wine pairing. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
April 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Vegetarian Ethiopian. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
April 18 6-8:30 p.m. Modern Scottish Fare, $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
April 22, 6-8:30 pm. Cooking with Nettles. $45 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
April 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Thai Cooking Beyond the Basics. $60 per person. Call 360-754-1448 to reserve.
- Events at Toscano’s
April 18, 6:30 p.m. Jameson Whiskey Dinner. An evening of smooth, mellow pleasure. Sample 4 fine whiskey’s from the Jameson Irish Whiskey family (including a rare 18 year old whiskey). Paired with a meal from Executive Chef, Tom Pantley, the event will be hosted by a Jameson whiskey expert. $79 per person, includes tax & gratuity. Call 253-864-8600 to reserve.
April 28, 4:30 p.m. “From the Italian Alps” Cooking Class. The Alpine region of northern Italy produces food unlike anything else in Italy. Step out of your Italian box with this unique 4-course exhibition style cooking class and dinner. Recipes, instruction and wine samples also included. $60 per person, tax & gratuity included. Call 253-864-8600 to reserve.