The Seattle Times - IN 1969, Helen and David Marriott were newlyweds with little money but a lot of passion for cooking. Their friends, Janet and Dick Giger of Kenmore, shared the love of food and interest in the world's different cuisines. The Gigers invited the Marriotts and two other young couples to be part of a gourmet dinner club. They made a pact: Each month they would pick a style of cooking and create a multicourse extravaganza together. They'd encourage adding to the festive, authentic feel with tableware, decorations, costumes, maybe even music.