Tasty Seattle: Bringing Seattleites Together

Get out there and meet someone special — without the pressure of a blind date.

This time of year can be lonely for those in search of Mr. or Ms. Right. If you’re available (and looking), you’re in luck this holiday season — Tasty Seattle wants to plug you into the city’s upscale singles scene.

Attractive, upstanding bachelors and bachelorettes are aplenty at “Dinner For Six,” Tasty Seattle’s dinner series that gives Seattleites the opportunity to mingle at the most trendy, sophisticated restaurants around town. These engagements are scheduled each week and available to several age groups: 20s & 30s, 30s & 40s, 40s & 50s and 50s & 60s.

Just as the name implies, three men and three women are allowed to register for each “Dinner For Six.” By giving each attendee the chance to meet several people at once, the experience is much less awkward than, say, a blind date. A full schedule of these events is available online.

The next two “Dinner For Six” events are scheduled for this upcoming weekend at Pioneer Square’s Il Terrazzo Carmine; the dinner on Friday, Dec. 9, is available for the 40s & 50s group, while the following night is reserved for the 20s & 30s group. Both dinners begin at 7 p.m., and go on until — well, who knows?

Il Terrazzo Carmine has been owned and operated by Carmine Smeraldo for 26 years, and is lauded as one of Seattle’s finest restaurants by media outlets and local diners alike. Arguably the ideal setting for “Dinner For Six,” the lucky men and women who attend will enjoy classical Italian cuisine in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods as they get to know one another. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up quickly.

Adventurers in need of a thrill-seeking mate can also participate. Tasty Seattle offers singles the opportunity to visit far-off locales like Costa Rica and Thailand — and mingle with like-minded travelers in the process. Nothing makes two people click quite like chatting it up in an exotic setting, far from the usual comfort zones. Upcoming trips can be viewed online.

Interested singles can create an account for free, which allows you to register for dinners — and, if things go well, communicate afterward with the sexy singles you meet. The Tasty Network is active in several major U.S. cities — and coming soon to many more. So stop scanning the personals in your local weekly and check out Tasty Seattle for a fresh, and tasty, way to meet people.

For dating tips and restaurant talk, visit the Tasty Network’s blog.

“Dinner For Six” at Il Terrazzo Carmine | 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10