A beer dinner, wine dinner, fundraisers for the Tacoma Farmers Market and Good Samaritan Cancer Care Fund - here are events for your dining calendar this week:
Toscanos Wine DinnerWhen: 6:30 p.m. cocktails, dinner at 7 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 9Where: Toscanos Cafe and Wine Bar, PuyallupTickets: $70 per person, call 253-864-8600Details: From the cafe, "Toscanos first Wine Maker's Dinner of the fall will be hosted by Charles Cline, Owner of Cline Cellars & Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Mr. Cline will be showcasing some unique wines from both wineries. A four-course dinner will be prepared by Toscanos Chef, Tom Pantley. Each course is designed to highlight these wonderful wines."Note: For every bottle of wine served and purchased that night, Toscanos and Cline Cellars will donate to Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cancer Care Fund.All month at Toscanos: From the cafe, "October is Cancer Awareness Month. Toscanos & Cline Cellars are teaming up to raise money for Good Samaritan Hospital's Cancer Care Fund. You can help in 2 ways: A glass of Cline Cellars Wine or our special Pink Cocktail and receive a free hand-painted collectable cordial glass. Each week we feature a different glass color. (Limit 2 per person per visit, while supplies last). For every bottle of Cline Cellars wine poured at Toscanos this October, Cline will donate $1.00 to Good Samaritan Hospital's Cancer Care Fund. And, Toscanos will match that donation."
2013 Tacoma Film Festival Closing Night Dinner with Savor CreperieWhen: 6:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 10Where: Grand Cinema, TacomaTickets: $25-$30, buy them hereDetails: From the Tacoma Film Festival organizers, "The 2013 Tacoma Film Festival will end with a crowd-pleasing comedy BEST MAN DOWN. Stick around after the film to enjoy the post-film discussion and experience a delicious meal provided by SAVOR Creperie. Cash bar and dessert, too. There are only 100 seats so grab yours right away!"
Chambers Bay Grill Beer Dinner with Harmon Brewing Co.When: 6 p.m., Friday Oct. 11Where: Chambers Bay Grill, University PlaceTickets: $55, call 253-552-4867 or email Anthony Shipman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Details: A five-course dinner paired with Harmon brews. On the menu for food and beer are: Shrimp ceviche, cucumbers and lemon paired with Harmon T-Town Blonde; butternut squash, yam puree, candied pecans, honey cranberries paired with Harmon Fall Ball Imperial Red; smoked salmon, shaved radish, pickled onions, boiled egg, frisee, herbs paired with Chambers Bay 80 Schilling Scottish Ale brewed by Harmon for Chambers Bay; Painted Hill smoky short ribs, crispy Walla Walla onions, baby carrots, Danish blue cheese paired with Fearless Exploration Imperial Rye IPA, cinnamon doughnuts paired with Theo's chocolate paired with Puget Sound vanilla porter.
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Tacoma Farmers Market Banquet of Bounty When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11Where: Hotel Murano, TacomaTickets: $75 per person, get tickets hereDetails: The Tacoma Farmers Market Board presents the Banquet of Bounty, the annual fundraiser for the market. The special guest will be Molly Wizenberg, the Seattle writer of the blog Orangette. The dinner is from Chef Matt Stickle, executive chef of the Bite Restaurant at Hotel Murano.Here's his menu: Baby greens with roasted beets, poached apples, spicy pecans, fennel thyme vinaigrette; pumpkin pear soup with hazelnut oil, pear chips; stuffed chicken breast with gorgonzola and apples, topped with hollandaise; braised kale with celeriac mash.
Amocat Grand Closing Party and Tacoma Brewing Co. Release PartyWhen: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11Where: Amocat Cafe/Tacoma Brewing Co.Tickets: Just show up and buy beerDetails: Morgan Alexander is closing his St. Helens neighborhood coffee cafe, Amocat. Join him for a farewell to the coffee side of his business as he turns Amocat into the sole headquarters of Tacoma Brewing Co., a brewery he founded last year.