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Sunset SupperThere are some days when nothing tastes good. Like when you are sick – as I have been this last couple of weeks.

Then, there are days when everything you eat just tastes amazing! That’s what happened when I attended this summer’s Sunset Supper at the the Pike Place Market last month.

I know it’s been a few weeks, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you my favorites bites (and sips) that I enjoyed at this wonderful event.

I happened to be hanging out with a pescatarian that evening, and joyfully for her there was plenty in the way of seafood.

Sunset SupperOne of my favorite tastes of the night was this house smoked salmon with buttermilk, chives, jalapeno and steelhead row on a bagel chip from Manhattan restaurant.

Sunset SupperChef Thierry Rautureau was there representing his downtown Seattle Loulay Kitchen and Bar.

Sunset SupperThe Chef in Hat served up some lovely smoked salmon with fingerling potato, citrus creme fraiche, cherry tomato and basil.

Sunset SupperAt the City Catering Company booth there was a savory hamachi crudo with sea beans, french breakfast radish, togarashi powder and yuzu oil. What a gorgeous dish!

Sunset SupperAnd Flying Fish featured shrimp ceviche with pineapple, jicama, mango, avocado and cilantro.

After several seafood tastes, this meat eater was in the mood for something more to sink my teeth into and this event did not disappoint!

Sunset SupperThese grilled beef short ribs from Chan Seattle called to me and momentarily satisfied my craving for (RED) meat!

Sunset SupperThen it was on to this Asian duck confit on a homemade brioche roll with spicy aioli, homemade kimchi and micro greens from Thomas Cuisine Management.

Sunset SupperKaspars Special Events & Catering was grilling up some enticing looking coiled sausages. I am not one to pass up sausage of any type!

Sunset SupperI was delighted with this grilled lamb and potato sausage with curry cabbage slaw.

Sunset SupperJust a few booths down was more sausage at Local 360…

Sunset SupperThe rabbit bratwurst with stone fruit mustard and house kraut was tasty indeed.

I do love dessert, but my preference tends towards the savory side. I was thrilled with the nice selection of not-too-sweet-desserts.

Sunset SupperSuch as this breakfast complete in a mini cupcake from Yellow Leaf Cupcakes. Pancake cupcake with maple frosting topped with crumbled bacon.

Sunset SupperAnd this olive oil ice cream from Aragona. Very interesting – I loved it!

Sunset SupperThe prettiest dessert of the night and the favorite among my friends, who like their sweets sweet, was this strawberry shortcake from Macrina bakery.

Sunset SupperBut my favorite is always chocolate, and City Catering Company had done it up right with this peanut butter daquoise with devils food cake, peanut feuillantine and dulce de leche.

Drinks were aplenty at Sunset Supper as well.

Sunset SupperWe tried this lovely Verna Mae Viognier from Sonoris Wines.

Sunset SupperAnd some rose from Alexandria Nicole winery – they also make one of my favorite Washington reds – the Jet Black!

Sunset Supper3 Howls Distillery was also on hand trying out samples of their fantastic spirits – I’m not a big shot person but just loved the blood orange vodka!

Sunset SupperRachel was all decked out for her big night, and she had every reason to the celebrate! Through Sunset Supper, the Pike Place Market Foundation raised $286,565 for community services in Pike Place Market!

Speaking of raising funds for this worthy non-profit, on Sunday, September 28 from 5:00-9:00 PM, Pike Brewing Company will host PIKETOBERFEST— a Fall Harvest Festival featuring beer, wine, spirits, cider, local artisan foods, sausage, and charcuterie.

PIKETOBERFEST is a harvest festival featuring local and imported German-style food and drink. It is an opportunity to compare local craft beers spirits, liqueurs, wines and spirits with their German counterparts.
There will be an abundance of extraordinary foods to sample and Pike Brewing Company is teaming up with The Pike Place Market Foundation to make Piketoberfest a benefit to support efforts in providing medical services, low-income housing, child care, and other social services to people in need.

Featuring Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider, Local Artisan Food, Sausage, and Charcuterie

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

1415 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: $40.00
Admission includes: all food, authentic Piketoberfest beer mug, 10 drink tickets, music, and up to $4 of validated parking at Russell Investment Garage.

Purchase tickets HERE.