Been missing your trusty flow of Seattle pop-ups? After a pop-up packed summer, the last month has seen fewer one-off feasts. Just in, though, are two prime dinners, transporting you to Slovenia this weekend, then Italy-meets-Peru in October.
Passport to Slovenia: Sat, Sept. 19
Winning best family-inspired meal, chefs Derek Shankland and Aaron Willis from Delicatus have an annual tradition of hosting a Slovenian dinner to celebrate Shankland's wife's heritage. This year, $45 lands you an amuse plus three courses that interpret Slovenian food and demonstrate the influences of the surrounding regions (Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Balkans). Dishes include a salad of dandelion greens, pepitas, huckleberry, fresh cream cheese, and roasted pumpkin seed oil; a roast lamb loin entree; and flancati (fried pastry) filled with yellow peach and topped with farmstead custard for dessert.
The feast will take place at The Kitchen by Delicatus (309 1st Ave S) at 7 p.m. Check out the full menu and snag a seat at the family table through Dyne.
PISA Y PISCO: FRI, OCT 2
Chef Ray Southern, who has lived and cooked around the world with the Westin, Holland America Line, and more, fuses flavors from two of his favorite destinations—Peru and Italy— with upcoming Pisa y Pisco. Expect Causa Rellena con Vitello Tonnato y Rucola (a traditional Peruvian chilled potato dish served with Tuscan veal and tuna salad), Seco y Parrilla de Cordero y Tallarines Rojo Asado (braised and grilled lamb with roasted plum tomatoes and tagliatelle), and more in this four-course feast, which includes beverage pairings, for $49.
The dinner will be at the Pike Place Atrium Kitchen and there is one seating at 7 p.m., but get in early for the Peruvian Pisco Sour that will be served at 6:30 p.m. (included in the pop-up price). Peruse (no pun intended) the complete offerings and reserve a space here.
For both pop-ups, tax and gratuity aren't included.