Swedish Cultural Center Queen Anne
Fri., Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. 2014
Way back in May, Seattle's awesome Swedish Club threw a dinner party to try to convince superstar Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef Marcus Samuelsson to come visit on his Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home cookbook tour this fall. They made a four-course dinner of gourmet modern Swedish recipes from his book Aquavit, sang his praises, and made him a big card begging him to come to Seattle. It worked: Samuelsson will be at the retro-stylish, midcentury Swedish Club overlooking Lake Union on Halloween evening, and it's everybody's chance to meet the Swedish chef, eat Swedish canapés, get books signed, and toast him with a drink (one included, more available, plenty of aquavit!).