Recommended by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
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. Who are they, though? They're a pretty goddamn impressive lineup: Tarsan i Jane's Perfece Rocher, Eden Hill's Maximillian Petty, Chan's Heong Soon Park, Manolin's Alex Barkley, and No Anchor/Navy Strength's Jeff Vance, as well as the front-of-house talents of Suzi An and Alia Rocher. 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 $275.