April Food Events

  • 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.

End of January Food Events

  • Tacoma Shift Happens 2013
    January 28, 1:30-8 p.m. Free to attend. Over 100 local businesses, nonprofits, artists and food vendors. Cash bar. Last year, there were lots of delicious food vendors with samples galore and products for sale.
  • Cooking Classes – Bayview School of Cooking
    — January 24, 6-8:30 p.m. An Egyptian Sojurn with Mitra Mohandessi. Learn to cook salab, baba ganoosh, samak bi tahina and basbousa. $45. To register, call 360-754-1448.– January 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Acqua Via with Chef Will. Learn to make oysters and champagne, cream of artichoke soup, chicken saltimbocca with a local chef. $50. To register, call 360-754-1448.

    — January 29, 6-8:30 p.m. Le Carnaval de Mardi Gras with J. Craig Morris. Learn to cook oyster loaf, gumbo and traditional king cake. $45. To register, call 360-754-1448.

  • Cooking Class – Bella Kitchen and Home
    January 24, 6 p.m. Thai Cooking with Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen. Learn to cook Thai favorites and enjoy a family-style dinner and wine pairing. $85. Register online.
  • El Gaucho Toast of Tacoma
    January 25, 7-10 p.m. $95 per person, including tastings from local wineries and signature El Gaucho bites. Call 253-272-1510 for reservations. Wineries include:
    Woodward Canyon, Long Shadows, Dusted Valley, Sparkman Cellars,
    Mark Ryan, Beresan, Cavu, Balboa, DeLille Cellars
  • Morso Harvest of the Sea Dinner
    January 31, 6:30. Five course menu paired with wines. Dungeness crab, Penn Cove mussels, Ahi tartare, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, and flan with blueberry compote. $59 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 253-530-3463 for reservations.