Some Hot Food Dates For Your Summer Calendar

Leslie Kelly
BOKA Seattle magazine
Infusions from BOKA

Best summer ever, right?

Besides savoring the long, sun-filled days and gloriously warm evenings, there are just so many fun things to do. Here are a few:

Back by popular demand, BOKA is offering another class on the art of liquor infusions at 5:30 p.m. July 25. This interactive event will give participants the basic skills to make their own infusions at home. There will also be cocktails to taste, BOKA bites to snack on, and everyone will get the chance to make their own infusion to take home. It’s $35 per person and seating’s limited, so save your spot online

Ballard Annex Oyster House is celebrating next week’s National Scotch Day by pairing the stuff with bivalves during the Scotch and Oyster Sip and Slurp from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 27. John Ueding, Craft Spirits Manager for Click Distributing will describing each Scotch and chef Joe Rieke will share the scoop about the featured oysters. Tickets are $25.

There are a still a handful of openings for the coolest kids camp at Blue Ribbon on Lake Union, including an advanced French cooking, July 29-Aug. 1. Culinary campers ages 7-18 learn knife skills and how to put together some easy meals. The cost of camp includes a personalized chef’s jacket, a chef’s knife, the Blue Ribbon electronic cookbook, daily lunch, a diploma and the graduation dinner. Check out the schedule for the rest of the summer on the school’s website.

Volunteer Park Café’s Chef + Gardener dinner series continues July 23 with a focus on the harvest. Chef Erica Burke and GoGo Green Garden’s Amy Pennington collaborate on the menu, which features herbs and veggies tended in the garden behind the café by the author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening. Tickets for the family-style dinner served at a communal table are $45. Beer and wine is available for purchase. Reservations: 206.328.3155 or book online.

Ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will be celebrity cheffing at Daniel’s Broiler July 25, along with his bud, Mike Gastineau. The rocker will be grilling up scallop and sausage kabobs with peach salsa, salmon sliders and a mess of oysters from 5-7 p.m. on the deck at the South Lake Union location, all a deal at $10 and under. Order lots because a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Northwest Literacy Foundation.