Tickets on sale for polo event

There are tickets still available for this year’s Cobra Polo Classic to benefit Spokane’s Ronald McDonald House.

Enjoy a charity match of one of the world’s oldest sports along with a gourmet lunch buffet, parade of hats and hat competition, local wine and beer, specialty Dry Fly martinis and a champagne divot stomp to help raise money for the nonprofit. Tickets for the Sept. 9 event are $200 each.

The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families of children who are receiving medical care in Spokane. About 700 families stay there each year.

Get a taste of the event inside today’s Food section. London Harris, of London’s Ultimate Catering, shared her recipe for an unusual watermelon salad (pictured above) that will be part of the lunch buffet. There are also cocktail recipes created for the event by MarQuee Lounge using spirits from Dry Fly Distilling.

Lentil Festival recipes shared

Lentils in cassoulet, salad and chili were the top three winners in the 2012 Legendary Lentil Cook-off at the National Lentil Festival.

Top prize went to the French Cassoulet with Lentils, Bacon, Sausage and Chicken Confit by Lily Julow of Gainesville, Fla.  She received $1,000 cash. The $500 second-place prize was awarded to Michelle Keno of Fairfield, for her Washington Harvest Salad. The third place award of $250 went to Italian Peasant-Kissed Lentil and Butternut Squash Chili submitted by Kelly Mapes of Fort Collins, Colo.

The booklet of recipes in this year’s cook-off are available at the Pullman Chamber of Commerce for $5. Add $1.50 for postage to have one mailed to you, or visit LentilFest.com to order. Reach the Pullman Chamber of Commerce at (509) 334-3565.

Find the winning recipe on page C3 and other recipes online at spokesman.com/food.

Ready, set, Pig Out

Spokane’s aptly named food and music festival begins its annual run today in Riverfront Park at 10 a.m.

Pig Out in the Park entrees include those that fans have come to know and love, along with selection of bacon-wrapped and topped dishes that will take eaters right through dessert. Entrees are $9.25 or less and the food booths are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Plan your assault on the food booths by looking at this year’s menu online at spokanepigout.com.

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