Wallingford Community Kitchen is holding its monthly dinner this Friday (October 21) and it’s all about mushrooms. You’ll have the opportunity to feast on a four-course, mushroom-centric meal plus the pleasure of meeting Luis Felix–an avid forager and all-around fun guy (sorry, I just couldn’t resist) who will share his tips and tricks on finding the perfect mushrooms. Purchase your tickets in advance online through Brown Paper Tickets by 5pm Wednesday, October 19. Here are the details:
Join us on October 21st for a Wallingford Community Kitchen featuring the fall favorite – mushrooms. We’ll start cooking at 5:30pm; planning to sit down for dinner around 8pm and will be joined be Luis Felix of the Puget Sound Mycological Society who will share stories and insight on foraging. As always, this will be at our host site, the Wallingford COMMUNITY Senior Center (WCSC), 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 140 Seattle, WA. Here’s what’s on the menu:
• Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
• Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup
• Mushroom Polenta Triangles with Marina Dipping Sauce
• Perogies with Mushrooms
Luis Felix grew up in Portugal with a family of foodies, but had limited access to mushrooms. In 1999 after having moved to Seattle, while perusing the University Farmers Market, he spotted a sign for the Puget Sound Mycological (Mushroom) Society. Intrigued, he signed up and has been an avid forager ever since. Luis can comfortably identify over a dozen edible regional mushrooms and will share his insight on equipment, topology, mushroom id and the symbiotic relationship with our trees.
We will cook as a community and then enjoy the bounties of our labor by sitting down to share a meal. Participation requires an early bird (tickets purchased by 5pm, October 19th) pre-registration fee of $9.99 to cover the cost of ingredients and the facilities. For you late registrants, – entrance will be $25 at-the-door – this helps us to better plan our menu and control costs. Please make sure to email the coordinator to ensure that there is space if you plan to be a last minute attendee. We are also asking those that can, to please donate a bit extra to help out those that could not otherwise afford to attend. We will have a limited number of reduced fee tickets available – please email the coordinator for a password.
Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets online:http://www.brownpaperticke
ts.com/event/205757or you can mail or drop a check payable to: Wallingford COMMUNITY Senior Center **Please indicate the names of all people attending**
Wallingford COMMUNITY Senior Center
Attn: Wallingford Community Kitchen
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 140
Seattle, WA 98103
We also ask that all participants bring an appetizer, salad, dessert or drink to share with the group (please no bread products as we receive those by donation).
Participation in these events requires a certain level of commitment; we are cooking as a community and that includes work setting the room, cleaning up and of course the fun stuff of cooking and eating. We ask that all participants do their best to arrive by our start time of 5:30pm. If you are new to attending, you may want to arrive a few minutes early to find the bathrooms, stash your personal items and get comfortable with the set-up. If for whatever reason you cannot arrive on-time, please plan to stay with us to the end of the night to help with clean-up. Ideally we try and wrap up by 9pm the ability to do this truly depends on each and every one of you and your commitment to step up and proactively keep us clean throughout the event.
As always, bring along your appetite and some containers for any leftovers. The WCSC is always in need of extra containers, please bring along your gently used and clean plastic yogurt, sour cream, salsa, etc. containers to contribute. A quick reminder, if you are ill, we ask that you use your good judgment; always remember to wash your hands carefully when handling food and especially after sneezing or blowing your nose.