July 27, 2012
The Pike Place Market’s Sunday chef’s demo line-up is one of the strongest I’ve seen in recent years, with such Seattle icons as Ethan Stowell (Staple & Fancy Mercantile), Melissa Nyfeller (Dinette), and Nathan Lockwood (Altura) all cookin’ along the cobblestones Sunday at noon or 2 p.m. during the months of August and September.
On Sundays, Pike Place is closed to car traffic from Stewart to Virginia to create a lively pedestrian plaza of shoppers, farmers, and chefs. It’s a fun time for both locals and tourists to get a real “taste” of the granddaddy of all farmers’ markets.
Open up your calendar and mark the following dates for an unforgettable way to meet the chefs and pick up helpful shopping, cooking, and plating techniques.
Here’s the complete chef-demo line-up through the end of September:
Aug. 5 Anthony Polizzi – Steelhead Diner Noon
Aug. 5 Nathan Lockwood – Altura 2 p.m.
Aug. 12 TBA* Noon
Aug. 12 David Sanford – Belle Clementine 2 p.m.
Aug. 19 Brent Harding – Le Pichet Noon
Aug. 19 Melissa Nyffeler – Dinette 2 p.m.
Aug. 26 Ethan Stowell – Staple & Fancy Mercantile Noon
Aug. 26 Jacob Wiegner – Blackboard Bistro 2 p.m.
Sept. 9 Pranee Kruasanit Halvorsen – I Love Thai Cooking Noon
Sept. 9 Seth Caswell – emmer & rye 2 p.m.
Sept. 23 Simon Zatyrka – Cutter’s Crabhouse Noon
Sept. 23 Jeff Maxfield & Ivan Szilak, Collections Café 2 p.m.
Sept. 30 Phyllis Rosen – Catering by Phyllis Noon
Sept. 30 TBA*