Mike McGinn, Mayor
6/26/2012 1:08:00 PM
Karen O'Connor 206-684-8020
Tom Douglas And Seattle Parks And Recreation Lead “Salmon-Chanted Evenings”
Chef Hopes Community-Centered Dinner Series Will Inspire More Support of Victor Steinbrueck Park from Nearby Residents and Businesses
Seattle Parks and Recreation and Tom Douglas invite the community and Seattle visitors to enjoy a perfectly grilled piece of sockeye salmon with scrumptious side dishes and locally sourced blueberry crisp in Victor Steinbrueck Park on a summer Saturday evening. All the proceeds from the $15 ticket go to helps support a summer park concierge and maintenance at Victor Steinbrueck Park. This is the third year for “Salmon-Chanted Evenings” a series of picnic-style dinners held Victor Steinbrueck Park on June 30, July 28, August 25 and September 15 from 5-7 p.m. The ticket price is $15 per person. For advance tickets, visit www.tomdouglas.com.
“Steinbrueck Park is in a central, bustling location and has one of the best views in Seattle,” said Victoria Schoenburg, Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson. “These dinners provide an occasion to celebrate great local food in an amazing setting while contributing to keep it and other area parks in good condition, as safe and welcoming places for everyone in the community.”
The dinner series comes with a call to action for nearby residents and businesses from chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas and his company’s CEO, Pamela Hinckley.
“We have a deep commitment to the Market and believe that businesses have a responsibility to be involved in their community,” Hinckley said. “Steinbrueck Park needs oversight and support from all its neighbors, and we see the Salmon-Chanted Evening dinners as an invitation to area residents and businesses to more actively participate – while eating a delicious meal, and then beyond.”
Not to mention, the dinners are fun and there are plans in the works this year for additional surprise elements and contests. “For me, these dinners have started epitomizing summer in Seattle,” Douglas said, “great local food, a uniquely beautiful setting, friends from my community and an important cause that benefits everyone around us.”
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission is to work with all citizens to be good stewards of our environment, and to provide safe and welcoming opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community. For more information, visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/.
Tom Douglas is a Seattle-based chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and creator of the Rub with Love® product line. His restaurants include Brave Horse Tavern, Cuoco, Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Seatown, Serious Biscuit, Serious Pie Downtown, Serious Pie Westlake, Ting Momo, and the event space Palace Ballroom. For more information, visit www.tomdouglas.com.
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