There 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.
One 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.
Chef Thierry Rautureau was there representing his downtown Seattle Loulay Kitchen and Bar.
The Chef in Hat served up some lovely smoked salmon with fingerling potato, citrus creme fraiche, cherry tomato and basil.
At 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!
And 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!
These grilled beef short ribs from Chan Seattle called to me and momentarily satisfied my craving for (RED) meat!
Then 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.
Kaspars Special Events & Catering was grilling up some enticing looking coiled sausages. I am not one to pass up sausage of any type!
I was delighted with this grilled lamb and potato sausage with curry cabbage slaw.
Just a few booths down was more sausage at Local 360…
The 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.
Such as this breakfast complete in a mini cupcake from Yellow Leaf Cupcakes. Pancake cupcake with maple frosting topped with crumbled bacon.
And this olive oil ice cream from Aragona. Very interesting – I loved it!
The prettiest dessert of the night and the favorite among my friends, who like their sweets sweet, was this strawberry shortcake from Macrina bakery.
But 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.
We tried this lovely Verna Mae Viognier from Sonoris Wines.
And some rose from Alexandria Nicole winery – they also make one of my favorite Washington reds – the Jet Black!
3 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!
Rachel 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.
2ND ANNUAL PIKETOBERFEST FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Featuring Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider, Local Artisan Food, Sausage, and Charcuterie
Benefit for PIKE PLACE MARKET FOUNDATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PIKE BREWING COMPANY
1415 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
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.