Save the date: Book signing, ECC event both on Oct. 22

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. There’s a new name for the ECC event at Louisa’s and the details and food and wine have changed.

Mark down Thursday, Oct. 22, for two Eastlake events that look like they’ll be fun and worth attending:

  • Book signing: Eastlake resident and Grand Central Bakery founder Gwenyth Bassetti will be signing copies of “The Grand Central Baking Book: Breakfast Pastries, Cookies, Pies and Satisfying Savories from the Pacific Northwest’s Celebrated Bakery” by Grand Central co-owner Piper Davis and Portland food writer Ellen Jackson. Davis is Bassetti’s daughter and the pair will be signing books at the Eastlake Grand Central today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Bassetti and two friends opened their first cafe, known as The Bakery, in Pioneer Square 35 years ago. Now, Grand Central has two locations in Seattle and six in Portland. The cookbook includes recipes for many of the bakery’s favorite goodies.

  • Our Eastlake Fall Gathering: The Eastlake Community Council and Louisa’s are sponsoring this event at Louisa’s Cafe Bakery from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be appetizers, wine tasting and a chance to meet your neighbors and make some new friends. 

    Cost is $5 per person. That will get you some yummy appetizers while they last and a 4-ounce glass of wine. You can also order food off Louisa’s evening menu, as well as more wine, coffee and desserts (but these aren’t included in the $5). 

    Mary Hansen, who did the poster for last summer’s Eastlake Movie Night, is doing the poster honors again. Kate Dulemba, organizer extraordinaire for the Movie Night, is also in charge of this event. And, if I ever get to a meeting, I’ll be helping as well.

    Bring your friends and join us for what promises to be a fun evening!