"The Rain City Chefs Alliance (RCCA) is exactly what it sounds like: a group of chefs working toward a common goal. What, exactly, is that goal? To 'unite the community of chefs in Seattle to offer diners truly unique and inventive dining experiences.' In plain English, they're doing a collaborative pop-up series. Also, those pop-ups raise money for Big Table, a nonprofit that helps chefs dealing with mental-health and substance-abuse issues," wrote Tobias Coughlin-Bogue about this series' first event in October. "This dinner might seem spendy, but remember that it's brought to you by the closest thing Seattle has to an all-star team and it's raising money for a very good cause. It's also representative of a burgeoning trend in this city toward more daring in fine dining, which is something that we definitely need. Encouraging the culinary adventures of the RCCA is well worth your money."
This second edition will feature guest chefs Deborah Taylor of Finistère in Port Townsend and JJ Proville of L'Oursin in Seattle. For an extra $50 per person, you can sit at the chef's table by the fire pit.