ABOUT THE EVENT
On April 26th we will host guest chef Kim O'Donnel and natural wine maker Dan Schaaf pairing three of Kim's dishes from her new book PNW Veg with three new vintage wines from Deux Punx. Archestratus Books & Food will be joining us with copies of PNW Veg for sale and Kim will be available for book signing. Join us for a great evening which will celebrate vegetable forward cooking and minimal intervention wines, topics at the forefront of the food and wine scene. We have opened up a number of tables with seating times of 7pm and 9pm, reservations button above. Bar seating will be available for walk-ins so feel free to head over even if all tables have been reserved. This is not a ticketed event. We will pair 3 food items from Kim's book with three Deux Punx wines (All pairings are vegan freindly). Each pairing will cost $18 or get all three pairings for $45.
About Kim O'Donnel
KIM O’DONNEL is a twenty-year veteran of the food world as a chef, journalist, and teacher. She has dispensed culinary advice and covered food policy for numerous publications including Civil Eats, the Washington Post, and USA Today. The original Meatless Monday blogger, Kim is a known authority on the continuing trend of eating less meat for health and environmental reasons. She is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks, including the newly released PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest. When not on the road, Kim is the chef-in-residence at a Seattle branch of the YMCA, where she teaches home cooking and food literacy.
About Dan Schaaf
Since 2008 Deux Punx have been making minimalist wines from a variety of California locations. They love the producers and the grapes that surround them: brambly Pinot Noir off of native root stalk from Humboldt County high above the Eel River, tart strawberry Grenache Noir and Rose from the Tejada family's beautiful Lake County vineyard, lean and mineral whites from the Sierra Foothills and the white pepper of Sonoma Cabernet Franc.
All of their wines are produced, aged and bottled from a shared roll up in the light- industrial River East neighborhood of Napa. Each wine is produced in the same manner - native fermentation, minimal so2, neutral oak and ambient temperatures – they do their best to not screw with what comes out of the vineyards, not just rolling with but embracing the differences from one year to the next.
Dan Schaaf is half of Deux Punx. He has no formal training nor internship experience when it comes to winemaking. Everything he does is based on trial-and-error. His inspiration comes from electric producers from around the world and in his own backyard. Dan has degrees in civil and water resources engineering, loves skateboarding and baseball, lives with his wife and son in San Francisco, and still listens to punk rock.
Archestratus was an eater, a cookbook author, a Sicilian, a poet, a free thinker, a rebel, a comic, quite ancient and a total mystery. At this bookstore/cafe, we've conjured from him an offbeat meeting place, strongly guided by his inner consciousness. He inspires us daily to keep our food and library simple, harmonious, and of the utmost quality. So come and browse our books on the fact and fiction of food. Sample our housemade Sicilian lunch goods, coffee, tea, beer and wine.
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