My good friend, Chris Keff is moving on as owner of the acclaimed Flying Fish restaurant in Seattle after 18 years. She recently sold her restaurant to Xiao Ming Liu, a businessman who owns 15 restaurants in China. Chris will continue to consult with Liu for six months at Flying Fish, but will also be developing menus at their research facility in Sammammish. Here is a great article on the transition.
San Antonio, Texas
October 5 – Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio Campus
Noon in the breezeway of the CIA’s campus specializing in Latin Cuisine
Historic Pearl Brewery complex, 312 Pearl Parkway. Telephone: 210-554-6400
October 5 — 7-9 p.m. La Vida Gallery
716 S. Alamo St. Telephone 210 224-3232
October 6 – 3:30-5:30 p.m. Restaurante El Naranjo with Chef Iliana de la Vega at 85 Rainey Street, Austin.
Telephone: 512 474 2776
October 7 – Noon-2 p.m. Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop. Telephone: 512 459 4121
Gig Harbor, WA
October 21 – 2-4 p.m. Tides Tavern with Chef Ernie Davis, 2925 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor,
Telephone: 253 858 3982
October 24 – 5-7 p.m., Flying Fish with Chef Christina Keff, 300 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle.
Telephone: 206 728 8595
This is the place to be for food lovers in and around Seattle. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend, as I will be in Texas at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), San Antonio campus for the CIA’s 5th Annual Latin Flavors, American Kitchens Symposium, an annual invitation-only event that focuses on the world heritage of Latin cuisines, their future on American menus, and the advancement of Latin American culinary professionals.
The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is hosting its eighth annual fundraiser, “An Incredible Feast – Where the Farmers are the Stars!” on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Swanson’s Nursery from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
You can purchase your tickets on Brown Paper Tickets.
Created by noted Seattle Chef Tamara Murphy, this event helps fund the NFMA’s low-income programs, free community events, local food education, and farmer advocacy. This event also provides critical support for the NFMA’s Good Farmer Fund, which helps local farmers with disaster relief in the event of extreme weather and other hardships.
An Incredible Feast features an astounding cornucopia of local food prepared by 23 of Seattle’s top chefs, with raw ingredients provided by market farmers. A silent auction will feature unique, exclusive opportunities to win local farm and gourmet food experiences – plus games with plenty of prizes, live music and local wines and microbrews.
CHEFS this year include:
Philippe Thomelin ‐Olivar
Lisa Nakumura ‐Allium
Taichi Tikamura ‐Tamura
Tamara Murphy ‐Terra Plata
Dylan Giordan – bin on the lake
Seth Caswell ‐emmer and rye
Jason Wilson – Crush
Michael Easton – Il Corvo
Dustin Calery – La Boucherie
Karen Jurgensen/Jennifer Gardner – Seattle Culinary Academy/De la Ferme Catering
Daisley Gordon ‐Marché and Café Campagne
Renee Erickson ‐Walrus and the
Carpenter/Boat Street Café
Chester Gerl ‐Matt’s In the Market
Jacky Lo – Wild Ginger
Dezi Bonow – Palace Kitchen
Autumn Martin ‐Hotcakes
Wiley Frank ‐ Little Uncle
Zephyr Paquette – Skelly and The Bean
Matthew Lewis ‐Where Ya At Matt?
Charles Warpole – The Blind Pig
Alm Hill Gardens
Amaranth Urban Farm
Bluebird Grain Farms
Collins Family Orchard
Five Acre Farm
Kittitas Valley Greenhouse
Let Us Farm
Nash’s Organic Produce
Nature’s Last Stand
Rents Due Ranch
Skagit River Ranch
Tonnemaker Family Orchard
Whistling Train Farm
Willie Greens Organic Farm