Cortona Cafe Central District
Fri., Dec. 15, 7-11 p.m., Sat., Dec. 16, 7-11 p.m. and Jan. 12-13, 7-11 p.m. 2018
Recommended by Julianne Bell
When Joe Bayley won an episode of Chopped in 2009, his first order of business was to jet overseas with his prize winnings to study Spanish cooking for six months. Now he plans to combine the knowledge he gleaned there with his flair for Filipino food to open La Colonial, a Central District restaurant serving a mix of Filipino favorites and Spanish tapas, in mid-2018. In the meantime, you can sneak a preview at his pop-up dinner series. Past dishes have included buko meatballs (turkey albondigas braised in creamy coconut sauce with toasted flaked coconut sesame “bacon” bits) and pork sinigang (cured pork belly, squash, long bean, and okra in a savory-sour stew over rice).
2425 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-3:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-3:30 pm