Cheese, please, and more

  • Tue Mar 20th, 2012 10:04pm

<b>DINING NOTEBOOK | </b>Herald staff

The Resident Cheesemonger will be moving this summer to a spot in Edmonds’ Old Milltown on Fifth Avenue South.

Owner Strom Peterson is expanding the shop’s offerings to include sandwiches and light dinners alongside cheeses and meats at the new Cheesemonger’s Table.

The focus will remain on local and artisanal items, similar to the former Olives location Peterson operated with Michael Young.

The Resident Cheesemonger Facebook page is asking people to vote on which sandwiches should be back on the menu from the former Olives offerings.

Dine for kids

Mountlake Terrace’s Red Onion is hosting a fundraiser for Holly House, 5 to 8 p.m. April 3. Tips, plus a percentage of all food ordered, will be donated to the charity dedicated to helping children.

The restaurant is located at 23209 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace. For details call Holly House Director Pam Martinez at 425-673-0526 or email

Sip, sample through the state

Taste your way through Washington’s best wineries and restaurants at Taste Washington. This year’s grand tasting, at CenturyLink Field Event Center, has been expanded to a two-day event, March 31 and April 1. Sample hundreds of selections from the state’s best wineries, paired with bites prepared by noted chefs.

Individual admission Taste Washington tickets are available at, through TicketMaster or at Arista Wine Cellars, 320 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds. General admission tickets are $75 and allow patrons to attend the event from 2-5 p.m. VIP tasting begins at 1 p.m. and allows wine enthusiasts early access to winemakers and chefs. VIP tickets are $125. Two-day ticket prices are $99 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission.

For a full list of participating wineries and restaurants, plus seminar information, go to

Sexy Syrah tasting

Salty’s on Alki Beach will prepare the bites to go with Sexy Syrah samples from 40 boutique wineries of the Northwest.

The event, to benefit FareStart, is 6-9 p.m. April 11 at the West Seattle restaurant, 1936 Harbor Ave. SW. FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals.

Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts with its bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture.

The 11th annual event is produced by Sommelier David LeClaire, of Wine World wine shop, and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien.

Tickets are $45.

New restaurant television show

Seattle area residents have a new avenue for sharing and celebrating its favorite restaurants and bars: “Check, Please! Northwest.”

Each week the half-hour program, on KCTS 9, centers around three passionate locals who will share their favorite food experience – be it a dive bar or five-star establishment. After anonymously visiting each other’s picks, participants will gather with host Amy Pennington to discuss and dispute.

Already an award-winning PBS series in five other markets, the show airs 7 p.m. Thursdays on KCTS 9.