Tasty way to avoid Monday commute home: Eat Local Now!

October 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm | In How to help, Sustainable West Seattle, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(Photo of 2009 event, courtesy Eat Local Now!)
If you still haven’t bought a ticket to Eat Local Now! – the annual local-food dinner celebration that also serves as a fundraiser for local groups including Sustainable West Seattle and CoolMom – here’s one more reason: Getting home from West Seattle tomorrow, the first Viaduct-less weekday, is likely to be more of a challenge than actually getting out of WS in the morning. But if you attend Eat Local Now! at Sodo Park at 6 pm tomorrow (Monday), you should have a much easier time finding your way home in the mid-evening without traffic-jam entanglements (it’s on 1st Avenue South, so you can either head to the “low bridge” afterward or to the 1st Av. S. Bridge). We’re told tickets remain (buy online here) – read on for some highlights!

The menu is due to be revealed at any time and we will publish it here once it is. (ADDED MONDAY – Here it is!)

Teas: Choice Teas

Coffee (Regular & Decaf): Cafe Vita Coffee

WINE & BEER:

The Wine – 6$/glass: Our locally-produced wine selected by Bin-41
Reds: Lone Birch Red Blend; Olsen Estates Red Blend

White: Willow Crest Pinot Gris; Airfield Estates Sauvignon Blanc

The Beer – 5$/glass: Elliott Bay Brewhouse and Pub: Alembic Pale Ale

Big Al Brewing: Irish Red Ale

BREAD

Artisian Bread Rolls

with sweet cream butter & Herban butter
(Bread from Tall Grass Bakery, Gluten Free Breads from Great Harvest Bakery)

APPETIZER:

Beechers Flagship Cheese, Bosc Pears from Tonnamaker Farm

Our Signature Sweet Potato & Dungeness Crab Cakes
with chipotle remoulade & minced chives

Goat Cheese Mousse in phyllo
with house-made pepper jelly

Vegan Masa Cakewith local chanterelles
& sweet pepper compote

SALAD:

Organic Greens from Willie Greens Farm, Pear and Apple Salad

with smoked goat cheese, candied pecans tossed with maple-balsamic vinaigrette

ENTREE:

Cedar Planked Wild Salmon Fillets

with a citrus arugula coulis

Field Roast Italian Sausage (v)

with sauteed sweet peppers, onions & herbs
Contains gluten, no eggs

SIDE DISHES:

Full Circle Farms Herb Roasted Fall Vegetables

(V/GF)drizzled with smoked sweet paprika oil

Oregon Wild Rice “Easy Pieces” Pilaf
featuring dried Washington cherries, butternut squash & fresh herbs

Dessert:

Assorted Cookies
from Little Rae’s Bakery

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownies
from On Safari Foods

Meantime, if you want to do some early holiday shopping – here’s the silent auction and “table basket” list:

From tasting tours to gift baskets and green goods, items include:

• Alki Bike and Board – Tutored Bike Tune-up
• Alki View Massage – one hour massage
• C&P Coffee Company – mug and a 10-punch beverage card
• Chinook Book – 2012 book and mobile app
• Clare Barboza Photography – food photography class
• Click! Design That Fits + Frances Smersh – jewelry and gift card
• Cucina Fresca – pasta, sauces and a tour
• Dabbawalla Bags — two colorful kids snack bags
• Ecofab – home energy audit
• Farmstead Meatsmith – butchery classes on Vashon farm
• Finnriver Farm & Cidery – custom cider, wine and cheese tasting at Finnriver
• Full Circle Farm — $50 gift certificate
• Garden Cycles – $200 gift certificate
• Gray Sky Farm – 4 weeks of CSA produce
• Mariposa Naturescapes – garden consultation and five edible plants – $150 value
• Mighty House Construction – $800 credit towards custom chicken coop with salvaged materials. 10hr – mentorship for the DIYer valued at $600
• Mixed Greens Blog – whole food photographs and silk screened-bag with 2012 photo calendar and notecards
• New Roots Organics – two $80 gift certificates for produce from CSAs
• Perche No Pasta & Vino Restaurant – $50 gift certificate
• PCC Natural Markets – gift certificate for PCC Cooks class for two
• Super Supplements – gift basket valued at $300
• Tonnemaker Farm – box of pears
• Urban Land Army – gift certificate for edible garden consultation
• Veraci Pizza – two $25 gift certificate
• Vegetarians of Washington – three books, gift membership
• Vital Medicine – craniosacral therapy
• Wallin’s Oysters and Clams – South Sound farm tour and tasting for 10, $350 value
• Wascha Studios – architectural feasibility study and consultation
• West Seattle Nursery – gift certificate
• World Pizza – pizza, wine, and salad for two

There will also be table baskets being auctioned off with an array of donations:
• C&P Coffee Company – mug and a 10-punch beverage card
• Chinook Book – 2012 Mobile App
• Edible Seattle — magazine
• Living Harvest – hemp milk
• Natural Awakenings – magazine
• Produce from local farms
• Rockridge Orchards – apple cider
• Seattle Bagel Bakery – Bagels
• Sustainable West Seattle, Brian Allen – honey

5 Comments

  1. I’ve been to this event in prior years and it is always great fun. A very festive evening with great community connections – and in the WS-owned (Herban Feast) Sodo Park which is a magical space. This dinner celebration has sold out in past years so securing a ticket now would be smart.

    Comment by gotta jump in here — 4:16 pm October 23, 2011 #

  2. Cafe Rozella

    Comment by PC — 4:42 pm October 23, 2011 #

  3. I’ve been to this celebration of local food for three year in a row…wouldn’t miss it! Great food, great people and the most beautiful venue yet. See you there!

    Comment by Kate K — 5:58 pm October 23, 2011 #

  4. Awesome event. I’ve been to the last two and came away with a completely full belly and a happy smile. Definitely a lot of fun!

    Comment by Patrick — 2:09 pm October 24, 2011 #

  5. I’m drooling just reading the menu.

    Comment by Gene — 3:12 pm October 24, 2011 #

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