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  • Patio Season Has Arrived in Seattle! 06.21.18


     
    Summer is here and patio season is in full swing! Get some vitamin d while enjoying gorgeous Northwest views, ice cold rosé on tap, craft breweries with al fresco seating, and more. Drop by to soak in the sun or make reservations for your summer dining today!  

     

    Mama’s Cantina 

    Seattle’s oldest and most beloved Mexican restaurant,  Mama’s Cantina  welcomes diners and drinkers alike to kick back and unwind on their 2nd Ave patio in Belltown. Indulge in old school Mexican favorites such as House-Made Chips and Guacamole, Al Pastor Tacos, Mama’s Burrito, house salsas and more. 

     

    Sip on frozen margaritas,tequilas and mezcals, west coast micro brews, and local Ciders, plus rock nroll inspired cocktails! 

     

    Mama’s Cantina offers happy hour twice daily 4 p.m.6- p.m. and again 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Open daily 11 a.m.-late. Mama’s Cantina is located at 2234 2nd Ave in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit mamascantina.com or call 206.728.6262.  

     

    Tilth  

    Tilth offers a beautiful patio right in the heart of Wallingford! Chef and owner Maria Hines alongside executive chef Joel Panlilio sources as many ingredients as possible from local farms to create delicious, organic fare with the freshest ingredients available for nightly dinner, as well as weekend brunch. 

     

    Refresh your palette with their Summer Squash Salad or the Housemade Frascatelli. Check out their extensive wine list for ice cold rosé and chilled sauvignon blanc and sip a glass in the sun. 

     

    Tilth serves dinner nightly starting at 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tilth is located on 1411 N 45th St in Wallingford. For more info and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.633.0801.   

     

    Agrodolce 

    Agrodolce, a certified organic gem from James Beard Award winning Chef Maria Hines alongside executive Chef Mark Licastro, focuses on the cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily. Enjoy handmade pasta on the patio of this Fremont restaurant, located just off of Fremont Ave N.    

     

    Sip Mediterranean-inspired signature cocktails like the Venetian Spritz, prosecco and local draft beers on their urban patio. Peruse the happy hour menu for lighter options such as Bruschetta with Sheep Cheese and their Mini Lamb Burger. 

     

    Agrodolce is open daily for dinner with happy hour every day from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., as well as weekend brunch. Agrodolce is located on 709 N 35th St in Fremont. For more info and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.547.9707.  

     

    Ray’s Boathouse 

    What started out as a coffee house in 1945 is now one of Seattle’s most beloved iconic restaurants. Ray’s Boathouse works to highlight local seafood and seasonal flavors in the midst of the city’s greatest views. This summer, drink in all the Puget Sound has to offer from Ray’s deck.   

     

    Dine on House Smoked Sablefish, Applewood Grilled Wild King Salmon, Alaskan King Crab Legs and other fresh seafood favorites. With the help of their wine director, pair these dishes with the perfect chilled chardonnay or pinot grigio, or opt for a signature summer cocktail.      

     

    Stop by Ray’s Boathouse for dinner, served every night starting at 5 p.m. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard. For more info and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770.   

     

    Ray’s Café 

    Located above the Boathouse, Ray’s Café offers a more casual dining experience than its older sister. The seasonal waterfront deck is the perfect place to enjoy their selection of Ballard microbrews on tap. Stop by this summer for a memorable lunch or dinner with killer views!  

     

    Ray’s Café serves up Alaskan King Crab Legs as well as more casual fare like True Cod Fish & Chips, Pan Seared Sea Scallop Fettuccini, and a Blackened Salmon Sandwich.    

     

    Ray’s Café is open for lunch and dinner every day from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard. For more info and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.782.0094.   

     

    Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing offers 33 beers on tap, including some of their own in-house brews, in a cozy, yet sleek setting. Compliment their delicious in-house beer with Burgers, Salads, or Pizzas fresh from the pizza oven and sip seasonal beers this summer on the large outdoor patio at 2nd and Bell Street!  

     

    Try the Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza or the Tri Tip Sliders any night of the week. On Saturday and Sunday pop in for the brunch menu, featuring Spiked Cold Brew and Bottomless Mimosas as well as savory eats like the Pretzel Sandwich or Croque Madame.   

     

    Belltown Brewing offers happy hour every day from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and again from 9 p.m.-close. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell Street in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206.485.7233.  

     

    Schooner Brewing

    Schooner Brewing is the perfect place for large groups to gather. Make use of their outdoor seating on warm summer days and enjoy their 16 rotating taps of handcrafted delicious Schooner beers including the beloved Hopvine IPA or their new Summer Ale. 

     

    New at the brewery, guests can enjoy a selection of refreshing spiked seltzers brewed in-house at Schooner in partnership with San Juan Seltzer. Choose from a variety of flavors inspired by the Pacific Northwest including: Huckleberry, Fuji Apple, Raspberry-Cran and Pure. The spiked seltzers are super light, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day on Schooner’s shaded patio. 

     

    Schooner’s menu offers a wide variety of dishes from Cuban Sliders, to Beer Braised Mussels, and even Street Tacos or Mac N’ Cheese. For a quick bite, check out the deli menu for made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

     

    Schooner Brewing opens at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. Schooner Brewing is located at 3901 1st Ave S in SODO. For more info and to reserve visit schoonerbrewingseattle.com or call 206.432.9734. 

     

    Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 utilizes the best of the Northwest in their cooking with the majority of their ingredients coming from within 360 miles of Seattle. Sip local draft beers and spirits on their 1st Avenue deck this summer, just blocks from Pike Place Market! 

     

    Their menu offers large and small plates perfect for dining al fresco such as Oysters on the half shell, House-Cured Salmon, Asparagus Tartine with local goat cheese, and House-Grind Burgers. Peruse the drink menu for an extensive list of Washington spirits and regional wines.   

     

    Local 360 is open weekdays 11 a.m.-late and weekends 9 a.m.-late. Happy hour is served daily 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Ave in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit local360.org or call 206.441.9360.   

     

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  • Celebrate Father’s Day at Seattle Restaurants! 06.07.18

     

    Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 and getting dad a gift can be a challenge, but all dads have to eat! Make Father’s Day special with delicious organic brunches, burgers and beers, fresh local seafood with gorgeous Northwest views and more. Make your reservations at these local restaurants today!

     

    Tilth

    Celebrate dad with brunch at Tilth! James Beard Award-winning executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, along with chef Joel Panlilio, have a special brunch menu item in store for Father’s Day running from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tilth is featuring Oregon Lamb Hash with rainbow carrots, green garlic chimichurri and a slow cooked egg.

     

    This special brunch item will be $20 and served alongside the regular brunch menu. Brunch is served 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Reservations can be made at 206.633.0801 or

    mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth. Tilth is located at 1211 N 45th St in Wallingford.

     

    Agrodolce

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a Father’s Day brunch item just for dad! Executive chef, Maria Hines, alongside chef Thomas Iitrenta have created a beautiful 10oz 45-day dry aged Painted Hills Ribeye, with Agrodolce onions, two eggs and roasted potatoes.

     

    For something sweet there is Mamma Anna’s Pavlova made with Tonnemaker Family Orchard rhubarb, strawberries, and blueberry dust.

     

    Steak dish is $35, and Pavlova is $8. Special menu items will be served alongside the regular brunch menu. Brunch is served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at 206.547.9707 or at mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St in Fremont.

     

    Schooner Brewing

    Relax with dad this Father’s Day and feast on delicious burgers and beer at Schooner Brewing! On Sunday, June 17 treat dad to a Schooner Burger made with a seasoned beef patty, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion with garlic aioli on a toasted Macrina Bakery bun. Served with crispy fries and a pint of beer, all for just $15!

     

    Father’s Day special will run 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Children must be present. To reserve call 206.432.9734 or visit schoonerbrewingseattle.com. Schooner Brewing is located at 3901 1st Avenue South in SODO.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Make Father’s Day memorable with fresh, local seafood while you soak in the sun on the Seattle waterfront at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe. Ray’s offers gorgeous views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains as you indulge in perfectly grilled steak, fresh crab legs and local craft beer.

     

    Ray’s Café is open 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Ray’s Boathouse is open 5-9 p.m. on Sundays. To reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. Ray’s is located at 6049 Seaview Avenue NW in Ballard.

     

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  • Washington Fresh Asparagus Now Available at Stores & Local Restaurants! 04.23.18

     

    The local Washington asparagus season has begun!

     

    Nearly 100 asparagus farmers in Eastern Washington have begun their harvest, packing the first of fresh Washington State asparagus. Last year, 21 million pounds of Washington asparagus were harvested, making Washington State the largest grower of asparagus in the United States!

     

    During April, May and June asparagus takes over the culinary spotlight throughout the Northwest! Shoppers have access to asparagus all year long due to international imports, but with much fewer road miles and transit time from farm to market, the local product offers fresher flavor and better quality than imported asparagus. Plus you are supporting our local farmers, so make sure your asparagus is labeled Washington and if not, ask your produce department.

     

     

    Did you know? Asparagus is labor intensive, accounting for 60 percent of the cost of asparagus. An asparagus farmer must harvest his or her fields of asparagus every day of the season. Because the fragile spears rise from the earth in different places daily and are relatively fragile, each one must be individually hand-cut from the ground.

     

    Washington State’s asparagus industry also offers the USDA Grade “Washington Extra Fancy” asparagus, which is a superior product that offers the best possible quality of asparagus. Another favorite in the Washington asparagus industry is Jumbo Asparagus. Jumbo asparagus doesn’t differ in flavor but has thicker stalks and a heartier texture, excellent for grilling! Shoppers are encouraged to #stalkup on Extra Fancy and Jumbo asparagus at Metropolitan Markets throughout Western Washington! And if you’re near Spokane pick up your asparagus at My Fresh Basket.

     

     

    In addition to Washington asparagus hitting grocery stores, dozens of Seattle and Eastside restaurants have fresh Washington asparagus on their menus with unique and delicious dishes such as Asparagus Caesar at Cantina Leña, Chicken Piccata with Grilled Washington Asparagus at Agrodolce, Washington Asparagus with Lemon Brown Butter at Lark, Braised Oregon Rabbit with Washington Asparagus and Green Garlic Cavatelli at RN74 and more.

     

    Local Restaurants with Fresh Washington Asparagus dishes include:

    Agrodolce

    Bastille

    Belltown Brewing

    Brave Horse Tavern

    Brimmer & Heeltap

    Café Juanita

    Cantina Lena

    Cuoco

    Dahlia Lounge

    Joule

    Lark

    Local 360 Café & Bar

    Loulay

    Luc

    Poquitos

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Rhein Haus (Seattle & Tacoma)

    RN74

    Stoneburner

    The Carlile Room

    Tilth 

    Wandering Goose

     

    Additionally, check out Washington asparagus featured in Alaska Beyond Magazine, Seattle Kitchen Radio Show and 425 Magazine this past month!

     

     

    Asparagus packs great health benefits. It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C and is among the best vegetable sources for folate (a prenatal staple to help prevent birth defects) and glutathione (an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant). It contains no fat, no cholesterol and is very high in fiber. For home cooks, asparagus offers versatility: steamed, simmered, roasted, grilled, sautéed or wok-fried. For recipes, cooking tips and nutrition information go to waasparagus.com/recipes.

     

    Lastly, to enjoy all of the delicious and healthful benefits of asparagus head to the Tri-Cities May 12 for the Asparagus Fest & Brews in Pasco! Learn about asparagus while having some fun with live music, brews and sampling a variety of asparagus concoctions (asparagus ice cream, anyone?!). Enjoy music from Knutzen Brothers and Badlandz, sip brews at the Watering Hole, sample a variety of Asparagus delicacies–deep fried, grilled, and pickled. Meet the farmer on a hayride tour of an operational asparagus farm to learn where your food comes from, and walk away with some fresh asparagus! Plus play around on Middleton’s jumping pillow, human foosball and other great games, and asparagus eating contests. Asparagus themed dinner will be available for purchase from local restaurants.

     

    The 2018 Asparagus Fest & Brews will be held May 12th at Middleton Six Sons Farms from 5-10pm for only $10 admission. We’ll see you there!!

     

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  • Treat Mom this Mother’s Day at Local Restaurants! 04.19.18

     

    Don’t let mom do the cooking this Mother’s Day! Treat her right with stunning waterfront views, special menus, cocktails, and more at local restaurants. Give mom the opportunity to relax and indulge in delicious organic brunches, fun dim sum menus, elegant buffets, and mimosa toasts – all dedicated to your favorite woman. Make your reservations today at the below restaurants and read on for full details!

     

    Dim Sum for Mum at Baron’s Bellevue

    Indulge in something far from your average Sunday brunch with Baron’s Bellevue! Opt for meticulously made Dim Sum and Dumplings, Noodle and Rice Dishes, Black Pepper Wagyu Sirloin, Succulent Duck and much more! The luxurious ambiance and a la carte offerings provide a full-service, leisurely meal deserving of moms anywhere. Dynasty-inspired Chinese favorites are gorgeously presented. Choose from delicious dim sum such as Shrimp Dumplings, Mushroom Buns, Dumpling Trios, Scallop Shao Mai, Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice with duck egg, Pan Fried Beijing Dumplings and much more for just $8-12 each. A full lineup of Chinese favorites with many under $20 each, Baron’s has something for everyone’s appetite.

     

    Service runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are highly recommended. Book online at baronsbellevue.com or by calling (425) 625-2165. Baron’s Bellevue is located at 500 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 210 in Bellevue.

     

    All-Inclusive Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon

    Treat mom to a special Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon! Enjoy delicious menu options such as Pho, Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles, Tamarind Shrimp, and Rice Rolls with Pork and Mushrooms. More traditional fare will also be available such as classic Eggs and Bacon, Fresh Fruit and Waffles with Coconut Cream. The all-inclusive buffet includes food, soft drinks, hot tea, and one cocktail.

     

    Brunch will be served 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are required. The buffet price is $35 per person and $15 for kids 12 and under. Book online at districtonesaigon.com or by calling (425) 202-7150. District One Saigon is located at 2720 152nd Ave #150 in Redmond.

     

    Classic Brunch Fare with Fresh Baked Pastries at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Enjoy locally-sourced brunch this Mother’s Day weekend at Local 360 Café & Bar. Feast on traditional favorites such as Biscuits and Gravy with southern fried chicken, Seasonal Fruit Waffles, Fresh Veggie Scramble and Honey Ham Eggs Benedict. Opt for local seafood specials such as Taylor Shellfish Black Mussels with bacon, apple and shallots or savory Shrimp and Grits with peppers, tomatoes and farm fresh eggs. Diners can also indulge in an assortment of house-made pastries and treats such as Cakes, Cookies, Meringues and Quiche available on Mother’s Day only.

     

    Pastries will be served all day and priced a la carte until sold out. Brunch is served 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary based on items. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling (206) 650-2577. Local 360 Café & Bar is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Family-Friendly French-style Brunch at RN74

    RN74 is opening their doors on Sunday, May 13 for a very special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     

    Chef Thomas Griese has created a gorgeous French-influenced buffet featuring a selection of fresh salads, hors d’oeuvres and main dishes. Guests can look forward to live stations with made-to-order French Omelets with choice of accompaniment and sweet or savory Crepes. Families can also indulge in their lavish rotisserie showcasing Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roast Chicken. Top it all off with Bottomless Bubbles, an RN74 Bloody or Caribbean Cold Brew with Ron Zapca rum, vanilla and ancho reyes whip cream.

     

    Brunch is $55 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling (206) 456-7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café for a stunning Mother’s Day meal on Sunday, May 13. The upstairs Café will be serving a Mother’s Day buffet featuring a variety of fresh salads, appetizers, sweet and savory breakfast fare and decadent desserts. They’ll also be offering their signature Carving Station with House Smoked Salmon and a Raw Bar with Oysters on the half-shell from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

     

    In the Boathouse guests will feast on a special holiday menu from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Then beginning at 3 p.m. the Boathouse will be serving its entire dinner menu with dishes like Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Wild Northwest Salmon, Crab Legs and more until 9 p.m.

     

    The Café’s buffet is $65 for adults and $32.50 for children 5-11 and includes unlimited soft drinks like coffee, tea, juice and soda (excludes alcohol, espresso drinks, tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. To reserve visit rays.com or call (206) 789-3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

     

    Three-Courses of Organic Farm Goodness at Tilth

    Tilth is beloved for its New American cuisine prepared with certified organic or wild ingredients, sourced from many local farmers, foragers and producers. James Beard Award-winning executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, along with Chef Joel Panlilio, have a three-course prix fixe menu (only) in store for Mother’s Day running from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Children will be charged only for the item(s) they select from this special menu. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, (206) 633-0801. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

     

    Feast on Cafe Flora’s Signature Mother’s Day Brunch

    Vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike can flock to Cafe Flora for its beloved Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The spring-focused, three-course menu starts off with an array of Fresh Baked Pastries including Petite Croissants and Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Scones all served with grapefruit curd and lemon thyme compound butter, and a Tropical Fruit Plate. Next guests will have the option to choose between a Northwest Lox Benedict with poached eggs, smoked carrot “lox” and avocado hollandaise, Spring Chile Rellenos or Strawberry Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast. For dessert choose between a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake or a rich Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart. A dedicated kids menu is available with starter, entrée and dessert.

     

    Brunch is $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (206) 325-9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more details.

     

    Mother’s Day Brunch Italian style at Agrodolce in Fremont

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu that offers favorite brunch classics with an Italian twist. Executive Chef, Maria Hines, alongside Chef Thomas Iitrenta have created a beautiful menu with highlights such as Spring Hash, Polenta Cake Benedict, and Focaccia French Toast Bites.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Seatings are available from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St, Seattle; (206)-547-9707. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

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  • Cupid’s Arrow Hits Seattle and Eastside Restaurants this Valentine’s Day 01.27.18


     

    Local restaurants are making plans to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with decadent multi-course menus, elegant specials and dazzling week-long events! Swoon-worthy menus specialize in the indulgent with wine pairings, French feasts, avant-garde tasting menus and more. Don’t delay in making your reservations!

     

    Avant-Garde Indulgence at Eden Hill

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie on your own schedule with Eden Hill’s special Valentine’s Day menu, available February 7-14. Pamper your partner with five-courses of Chef Maximillian Petty’s innovative Avant-Garde cuisine crafted exclusively for a romantic evening. The enticing menu includes Tortellini of Chestnut Pecorino with almond, lavender, and white pepper flower; Roasted Duck Rossini with seared foie gras, pickled foie gras, black truffle, smoked honey and wild spinach; and for dessert Whiskey Caramel Snack Pack with dark chocolate pudding “Snack Pack,” whiskey ice cream and 24k gold.

     

    Valentine’s menu will be offered alongside regular dinner options February 7-13 with seatings from 4 – 10:30 p.m. Valentine’s menu will be the only tasting menu on February 14. Dinner is $115 per person (plus service and tax) with the option to add a $150 additional wine pairing or $75 wine pairing.

     

    View the full menu online and reserve Valentine’s Day tickets at edenhillrestaurant.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café on the most romantic night of the year. Guests can enjoy dazzling waterfront views over an enchanting candlelight dinner from February 14-18.

     

    The Boathouse entices with a beautiful three-course menu, with choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $60, as well as their regular a la carte menu from 5 – 9 p.m. Three-course menu options include: Fried Pacific Oyster starter, Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut entrée with poached prawns, and Applewood Grilled Filet Mignon & Pan Seared Sea Scallops entrée with garlic whipped potatoes and Perigeuex sauce. Full menu details can be viewed online.

     

    The Café will offer guests a range of decadent date-night specials, along with their regular menu from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

     

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. To reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    A Menu for Two Hearts at The Herbfarm 

    Join The Herbfarm for a tantalizing aphrodisiac multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand-selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will feature an abundance of roses, candles, champagne and romantic music to set the mood.

     

    Dinner ranges from $225-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from February14-17 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com or call 425.485.5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    Sophisticated French Fare at RN74

    Celebrate the day of l’amour with an exquisite five-course dinner from RN74. RN74’s sophisticated menu of delicious French-fare will delight couples this Valentine’s Day with irresistible dishes including Oysters & Caviar with eucalyptus crème fraiche; Maine Lobster Thermadore with cognac cream, champignon de paris and tarragon; Char-Grilled & Butter- Basted Chateaubriand for Two with crispy Brussels Sprouts, pommes gratinée and sauce choron. Guests can also add a little extra romance to their dinner, with a Bubbles or Grande wine pairing.

     

    Dinner is $250 per couple or ($125 per person) with the option of a bubbles pairing for $65 or grande wine pairing for $85. Odd numbered parties can also be accommodated. The full menu can be viewed online and will be served only on Wednesday, February 14 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Valentine’s Day Group Dining at Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar

    Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar offers delicious and decadent dining for couples, but it also offers a menu meant for sharing with single friends or family on Valentine’s Day. While the area’s two-top tables will be hard to come by on February 14, Baron’s embraces its Chinese culture of shared dishes and larger tables ideal for a girl’s night out, inviting other couples for a big date night, or enjoying the company of other single friends or family for an evening full of mouth-watering, contemporary Chinese cuisine.

     

    The seductive menu highlights chef touches and indulgent ingredients in dishes including Passion Fruit Prawns with passion fruit aioli, rose bread web and edible flowers; Black Pepper Wagyu Beef; and Baron’s signature Peking Duck roasted in the restaurant’s custom duck ovens and served with traditional condiments and Mu Shu pancakes. Bring the bubbles to the plate with guest-favorite Champagne Sea Bass, or indulge in the decadent Royal Pan-Fried Seafood Noodles filled with luxurious lobster, shrimp, scallops, and fresh egg noodles.

     

    Guests are invited to indulge on the beverage side with the Empress Royale, a beautiful lavender colored vesper; and a gorgeous rose-colored Strawberry Basil Martini. Baron’s also offers an in-house sommelier and compelling wine list that pairs perfectly with the unique flavors of Baron’s dishes.

     

    Reservations are recommended. For more information and to reserve visit baronsbellevue.com or call 425.625.2165. Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar is located at 500 Bellevue Way, Suite 210 in Bellevue’s new Lincoln Square South.

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Belltown Brewing

    A romantic evening at a Brewhouse is a fun way to mix it up this Valentine’s Day! Indulge in a three-course meal and beer pairing flight this February 14 at Belltown Brewing. Start your evening with Pancetta Fennel Salad and Vichyssoise Soup. Continue with delicious Pork Chops with kale, onions, and garlic greens, Hasselback potatoes, and a pepper cream sauce. For dessert, revel in Strawberries and Strawberry Gastrique served over vanilla ice cream with mint whip and a waffle cone.

     

    Add an optional $12 beer pairing flight including the following Belltown Brewing beers:

     

    Chain Bite Black IPA, a beautiful black IPA with a burst of piney and citrus hop aroma and flavor. Pairs with soup and salad course.

     

    Watermain Amber, a balanced American amber ale, with light and dark roasted caramel malts, as well as Munich malt to provide a well-rounded malt backbone for Simcoe and Amarillo hops that bring notes of pine and stone fruit. Pairs with the entrée course.

     

    Bell St. Wheat with Apricots, Oregon apricot purée is added to the fermenter post-fermentation. Pairs perfectly with the dessert course.

     

    Mocha Stout, a stout base with house-brewed cold brew coffee and cocoa nibs; served on Nitro for a creamy mouth feel. Perfect after dinner “coffee”.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person. Beer flight can be added for an additional $12 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206.485.7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Decadent Drink + Dessert Specials at Shiro’s Sushi

    Romance is in the air at Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown! Shiro’s is celebrating the day of love by treating guests to a complimentary rose with dinner. Couples will have the option to indulge in an abundance of a la carte menu options or choose between Shiro’s famous five-course omakase or chef’s omakase on Valentine’s Day. Dessert options include the specially created Cream Mousse with Strawberry Gelatin or Cream Mousse with Mocha Mousse, only available on Valentine’s Day.

     

    From February 14-17, Shiro’s will be serving an irresistible Champagne Cocktail with frozen berries and champagne, in addition to sake, wine and beer offerings.

     

    Call 206.443.9844 or visit shiros.com for more. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 4201 2nd Avenue, Seattle.

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Feast on local fare this Valentine’s Day at Local 360 Café & Bar. Diners are invited to enjoy a romantic three-course menu from February 9-17. The menu includes a starter of Roasted Beet Salad with apples and fresh goat cheese from Quillisascut Farm in Eastern Washington, an entrée of Anderson Ranch Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank with rutabaga purée, and rich Theo Chocolate Cake for dessert.

     

    The Valentine’s Day menu is $49 per person and is available alongside their regular dinner menu. For more information and reservations, call 206.650.2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

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  • Holiday Food & Drink at Local Seattle Restaurants 12.11.17

     

    Seattle’s best restaurants are celebrating the holiday season with a variety of delicious feasts, special menus, and festive events! Celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at favorite local restaurants. Menus include seafood feasts, holiday brunches, sommelier wine pairings, and more!

     

    DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

     

    Champagne Fete at RN74

    Those eager to learn which champagne to pair with holiday meals and celebrations need look no further than RN74’s annual Champagne Fete on December 16. RN74 sommeliers, Jeff Linsday-Thorsen and Paul Swanson, invite you to enjoy a fun, delicious, and educational sit-down champagne tasting event.

     

    Jeff and Paul will share all their knowledge of this festive sparkling favorite as guests taste their way through several notable bottles and snack on small bites from Chef Tomas Griese. Champagnes include: Dom Perignon 2004, Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ 2009, Marc Hebrart 2012 Special Club 2012, Krug Grande Cuvee MV, Vazart-Coquart & Fils Special Club 2008, Hervieux-Dumez Special Club 2008. These renowned champagnes can also be enjoyed as a flight through New Year’s Eve, as well as by the glass.

     

    Champagne Fete is $95 per person and will be hosted on Saturday, December 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at RN74. Reservations are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve, visit michaelmina.net or call 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Agrodolce Anniversary Winter Pasta Feast

    Agrodolce, the Southern Italy and Sicilian trattoria, celebrates its fifth anniversary on December 21 with a special five-course Winter Pasta Feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with timeless, original classics from each of the last five years.

     

    Chef-owner Maria Hines and Executive Chef Abby Canfield have thoughtfully compiled the most memorable meals from Agrodolce’s past five years, revisiting old favorites and reveling in the decadence of each comforting pasta dish, hand milled in-house. Indulge in Hand Cut Tagliarini with sweet myrtle, Sicilian pistachio and pecorino; Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti with romanesco, anchovy and pine; Melted Leek Ravioli with smoked cauliflower puree and ricotta; Charred Eggplant Triangolini with pepper and walnut pesto; and Red Wheat Mafalde in a wild mushroom cream sauce.

     

    This special anniversary dinner will be served on Thursday, December 21, 5 – 9 p.m. Price is $20 per plate, or $12 per plate for tasting size portions. In the spirit of the fifth anniversary, guests can also indulge in all five tasting portions for $50; wine pairings available for an additional $35.

     

    Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Holiday Wine + Champagne at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Now, through the holiday season Ray’s Boathouse & Café will be offering a thoughtfully curated selection of champagnes and wines by the glass and bottle. Guests in the Boathouse and Café can enjoy 2004 Dom Perignon by the glass for $35 and by the bottle for $140.

     

    The Boathouse is also offering a 23-year vertical of Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon dating from 1983-2014, and featuring five, 100-point and five, 99-point wines rated by Wine Spectator.

     

    Beverage specials are available throughout the holiday season, until the new year. For more information view the full the wine list, visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Feel Grateful at Gather Kitchen + Bar

    Throughout the holiday season Gather Kitchen + Bar will feature festive dishes that reflect the comfort of the holidays. Cocktail specials include Spiced Persimmon Manhattan flavored with house-made persimmon syrup with sweet maple syrup, cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, and Chai Spice Hot Buttered Rum with local chai tea. Relish in unique holiday-inspired dinner items such as Duck Legs Braised in Mulled Wine served with potato gnocchi, Brussels sprouts and winter squash; and Roasted Pheasant Breast with grandma’s mashed potatoes, blanketed with pan gravy and served with cranberry-apple chutney. Complement the meal with Eggnog Bread Pudding with smooth ice cream and velvety cardamom caramel.

     

    Gather Kitchen + Bar is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but the above specials will be offered all season long. To view the current menu and to reserve seating, visit gatherkitchenandbar.com or call 206.420.4670. Gather Kitchen + Bar is located at 5605 22nd Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Holiday Beer To-Go at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing has a variety of festive beers on tap, and is offering beer to-go specials for customers to stock their holiday tables and parties. From now until December 31st, customers can buy a four-pack of 16-ounce crowlers for $15! Current seasonal beers by head brewer Adam Frantz include: Mexican Chocolate Stout, a milk stout inspired by Mexican chocolate with cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and ancho chillis to provide just the right hints of spice character. Vermont Slice of Pie Pale Ale brewed with caramelized pumpkins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and maple syrup. PBL White IPA, beautifully aromatic, with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Beer selection is subject to change and is based on availability. Crowlers come in 16-ounce cans each and can be purchased in four-packs for $15. Offer is available now until December 31st, 2017. Belltown Brewing is open daily 11:30 a.m. – late. For more information visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch at Agrodolce

    Chef Maria Hines’ casual and welcoming trattoria, Agrodolce, is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for cheerful Christmas Eve celebrations! Feast on a Three-Course Brunch while sipping hot coffee and chatting about happy holiday memories. Guests can expect to delight in comforting brunch classics with an Italian twist made with locally-sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve morning. Reservations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve, visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Sicilian ‘Feast of Fishes’ Christmas Eve Dinner at Agrodolce

    Indulge in fresh fish and seafood at Maria Hines’ Sicilian and southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, this Christmas Eve. The James Beard award-winning chef is bringing an age-old Italian tradition to Agrodolce with the Feast of Fishes, their spin on the “feast of the seven fishes”. The celebratory feast originated in Southern Italy to commemorate the Vigilia di Natale, the birth of baby Jesus, and is now a popular Italian-American tradition.

     

    Maria and Executive Chef Abby Canfield are offering two multi-course seafood menu options on Christmas Eve to delight the entire family! Savor classic Italian dishes featuring festive seafood dishes in each course with a five-course dinner option or choose to indulge in a seven-course dinner option.

     

    Dinner is $70 per person for five-courses, or $90 per person for seven-courses with seatings at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    The Holly and The Ivy at The Herbfarm

    Join The Herbfarm this December for a beautiful and festive multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will be dressed from head to toe in festive décor; the fire crackles, the tree glows, and the holiday merriment flows.

     

    Dinner ranges from $265-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from December 8-23 at various dates and times. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com or call 425.485.5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Ray’s Café will offer a variety of seasonal specials including: Filet of Beef with Half Main Lobster TailKing Crab Cioppino and Prime Rib of Beef with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus, along with a selection of popular Café dishes on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 12 – 8 p.m. The Café bar will be open both days offering food menus and holiday beverages on a first come basis. No happy hour offered on either date. View full menu specials here.

     

    On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 2 – 8 p.m. the Boathouse will offer a Three-Course Holiday inspired dinner menu for $60 per person. The festive menu will start with a choice of Dungeness Crab Cocktail Salad, Ray’s Clam Chowder or Ray’s Christmas Salad with jicama, cucumber, fennel and arugula tossed with a Champagne vinaigrette. From there guests will be offered a choice of Double R Ranch Prime Rib, Applewood Grilled Wild King Salmon or Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut. The holiday meal ends with a choice of Vanilla Crème Brulee, Chocolate-Caramel Bread Pudding or Olympic Mountain Sorbet or Ice Cream. The three-course menu will be served alongside a la carte options from the Boathouse’s regular menu. The Boathouse bar will be open with beverages and dinner menus on a first come basis. No happy hour offered in the Boathouse bar on either date.

     

    The Café and Boathouse will each offer full children’s menus.

     

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. For more information and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Christmas Eve at RN74

    Feast like the French this Christmas Eve at RN74! The French Brasserie led by Executive Chef Thomas Griese will be serving their entire a la carte menu, alongside a variety of French-inspired Christmas Eve specials for guests to delight in.

     

    Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Christmas Eve at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing is offering a festive brewery feast for Christmas Eve dinner for $25 per person. Guests can enjoy traditional Christmas Glazed Ham with stone ground mustard cream sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes, Honeyed Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts, and Cranberry-Pear Chutney. End the meal with a decadent Chocolate Pot Au Crème with vanilla mascarpone whip.

     

    Seasonal beer options include Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $25 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., on Christmas Eve with the holiday menu available all day. They will be closed on Christmas Day. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch and Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Start your Christmas Eve morning off right with a hearty bunch of locally-sourced ingredients at Local 360 Café & Bar. Indulge in classic brunch favorites such as Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble with homefries and a biscuit, Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and a biscuit, or Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

     

    Christmas Eve dinner brings a three-course tasting menu with Pork Rillette with chicory, apples, and hazelnuts, Mayocoba Bean Cassoulet with Rabbit and Duck and a festive Cranberry Pavlova for dessert.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Revel in a specially curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    The holiday tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open Christmas Eve 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 – 9 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve at Tilth

    James-Beard Award Winning Chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio, bring Christmas Eve dinner with organic emphasis to the holiday table. Start your meal with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Next, delight in Celery Root Soup with truffle cream and apple crisp. Continue with Duck Rillete with house pickles and crackers. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. For the main event choose between Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or vegetarian Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert take your pick between delicious Ganache Cake, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake, or festive Toffee Pudding.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve, visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. Christmas Eve hours are 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

     

    Ring in the New Year at Eden Hill

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a decadent five-course prix fix dinner at Eden Hill, a deliciously innovative New American restaurant in Queen Anne. In celebration of the new year, guests can expect to delight in creative menu offerings such as Venison Tartare with fermented elderberry vinaigrette and a country pate Scotch egg, Sous Vide Lobster with great northern bean and coriander sauce, and Wagyu Ribeye with smoked bone marrow and red wine caramel. Finish the night off with a Dark Chocolate Ball Drop with malted buttermilk, hazelnut chantilly and blackberry vinegar.

     

    Dinner is $105 per person with two wine pairing options for an additional price. Seatings from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. on December 31. Reservations are required and extremely limited. View the full menu at www.edenhillrestaurant.com/#menus. For more information and to reserve visit edenhill.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N in Queen Anne.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Dinner at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines’ Southern Italian and Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, invites guests to kick-off New Year’s Eve celebrations right with a four-course Mediterranean Brunch. Gather with friends on New Year’s Eve morning in the most delicious way.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Indulge in a decadent four-course dinner to ring in the New Year. Chef Maria Hines, alongside Executive Chef Abby Canfield, have thoughtfully crafted a festive and celebratory menu to set the tone for 2018. Savor expertly created, hand-milled pastas made with the finest organic ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

     

    Dinner is $90 per person with seatings at 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street.

     

    The Herbfarm New Year’s Eve Gala

    Bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new with an extravagant dinner celebration at the Northwest’s original farm-to-table restaurant, The Herbfarm. The festive evening offers live music, Auld Lang Syne, joyful décor, old-and-new-world wines from their 25,000-bottle cellar, and plenty of memories!

     

    Dinner is $395 per person and will be served on December 31, at 8 p.m. Festive attire suggested. Reservations required. For more information and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

    Say goodbye to 2017 with an elegant five-course French-influenced dinner from RN74. Executive Chef Thomas Griese’s exciting menu of festive-French fare will delight diners this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy Smoked Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Breast with apricot mostarda; Mishima Ranch Filet Mignon with Matsutake mushrooms; Le Bar Aux Chocolate with passion fruit en chemise and more. Don’t forget the wine; enhance your dinner with two different optional wine pairings!

     

    Dinner is $115 per person with the grand wine pairing for $65 or premier wine pairing for $85. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Cure Holiday Hangovers at Ray’s Café on New Year’s Day

    Ray’s Café is open on New Year’s Day and is the perfect location for a little hair of the dog. Guests can enjoy gorgeous views over Ray’s Bloody Mary’s garnished with house-smoked salmon, alongside their famous Fish & Chips all day!

     

    Ray’s Café will be open 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day with its regular Café menu available. The Boathouse will be open and offering its regular dinner menu from 5 – 9 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    New Year’s Eve Feast at Belltown Brewing

    Join Belltown Brewing for an evening full of delicious food and house-brewed holiday beers!

     

    Start with choice of specially curated appetizers such as Beet Carpaccio with pistachios and fourme de ambert, or Shaved Brussels Sprouts with escarole, cranberry and almond salad. Continue to the main course with an indulgent prime rib dinner featuring Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Huckleberry Jus, Horseradish Duchess Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables and Sherried Mushrooms. Option to substitute with a succulent Seared Coho with herb butter. End the festive feast with choice of Flourless Chocolate Torte with burnt orange caramel or irresistible Tiramisu.

     

    Holiday beer options include a Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Beer options are based on availability and subject to change. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., with the holiday menu available starting at 5 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Savor New Year’s Eve morning with a hearty, local bunch at Local 360 Café & Bar with dishes like Farmers Breakfast with eggs, choice of meat, homefries, and a biscuit, or a delicious, piping hot Waffle with seasonal fruit.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner tasting menu. Start with Smoked Salmon with leek vinaigrette. Move on to delicious Roasted Duck Breast with rutabaga puree, kale, and cherry duck jus. Finish the celebratory evening with a decadent Theo Chocolate Mousse.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Enjoy a curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    New Year’s Eve tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve at Tilth

    The certified organic restaurant, Tilth, brings a festive dinner to welcome 2018. Start with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. The main course offers three indulgent options including Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert you won’t want to miss the silky, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. New Year’s Eve hours are 5 – 10 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

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  • Seattle Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving 11.14.17


     

    Skip the holiday hassle and let professional chefs take care of the cooking! Several of Seattle’s favorite restaurants will be serving Thanksgiving offerings including seasonal cocktails such as Spicy Persimmon Manhattan and classic dinner specials such as Roasted Heritage Turkey with fall cranberry compote. Menus range from traditional American fixings to Italian-style Thanksgiving twists. With vegetarian options, comforting classics, feasts for the whole family, and indulgent desserts, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. Make your reservations today!

     

    Experience the Joie of Thanksgiving with French-Inspired Fare at RN74

    Executive Chef Thomas Griese brings French-inspired Thanksgiving fare from RN74. The festive, delicious holiday offerings include Sweet Potato Gnocchi with brown butter and sage, Roasted Heritage Turkey with fall cranberry compote, Filet Beef Wellington with truffled mushroom duxelles, and Lobster Seafood Fantasy including geoduck, bay scallops, sweet shrimp, king oyster mushroom, sea beans and lemon beurre fondue. Choose from savory sides of Potato Puree with country butter, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pink Lady Apple puree, and Roasted Foie Gras Stuffing. Desserts include classic favorites such as Pumpkin Pie with brown sugar streusel and French-inspired Mousse Au Chocolat with rosemary and orange liqueur.

     

    A new partition at RN74 brings new private dining options this holiday season to the already diverse lounge, chef’s table, bar, and dining room. The partition creates natural enclosures for festive dinners, gathers, happy hours and more this holiday season.

     

    The dinner menu is $75 per person and includes choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, along with sides for the table. Add wine pairings for an additional $40. The full menu can be viewed here. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206-456-7474. RN74 is located downtown at 1433 4th Avenue and Pike Street.

     

    Organic Offerings at Tilth

    James-Beard Award Winning Chef Maria Hines, and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio, bring Thanksgiving classics with organic emphasis to the table. Start your Thanksgiving meal with a winter Root Vegetable Salad including carrot, rutabaga, and parsnips in a delicious sherry vinaigrette. Indulge in Pacific Northwest Salmon Crostini on local Sea Wolf Bakery rye with fromage blanc and cranberry relish. For the main event, choose from traditional Roasted Turkey Breast with pommes puree with chestnut-brioche dressing, and cranberry or delight in Grass Run Ribeye with brussels sprouts and chimichurri. A vegetarian entrée includes Field Roast with pommes puree, brussels sprouts and cranberry. Finish the feast with perfect Pecan Pie with chantilly or silky Pumpkin Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake.

     

    Tilth’s 4-course meal is $85 per person and $45 for kids 12 and under. View the full menu online here. Reserve by visiting the website or by calling 206-633-0801. Holiday hours are 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    Italian with a Twist at Agrodolce

    Chef Maria Hines’ Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, provides a family-style, three-course feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with traditional Italian dishes. Start off with savory vegetables such as Spicy Green Salad with Collins Family Orchard apples, shredded beets, toasted hazelnuts and squash vinaigrette or Twice Baked Fingerling Potatoes with loki salmon roe, melted leeks and whipped ricotta. Continue with one of three Italian twists on the traditional Thanksgiving main course: Caramelized Brussels Sprout “Casserole” with creamy mushrooms and crispy fried shallots, Sweet Potato Cavatelli with sage brown butter, cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds or Turkey Breast Involtini a turkey breast that is slowly cooked in a water bath then rolled with provolone picante and speck and served with savory focaccia bread pudding and pomegranate gastrique. Finish with Sicilian Pear and Olive Oil Cakes with golden raisins, toasted almonds and rosemary gelato.

     

    View the full menu online here. Dinner is $70 per person and $30 for children 13 and under (additional options for small children). Dinner is served from 2:30 p.m. with the last seating at 7:30 p.m. by reservation only on Thanksgiving Day. To reserve, visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

     

    Harvest Table at The Herbfarm

    Rich with goodness and warmed by the fire in the hearth, The Herbfarm invites guests to feast and be thankful with a nine-course Harvest Thanksgiving menu and expertly chosen wine pairings from its 25,000 bottle cellar. Much of the fall bounty served on the menu is harvested directly from The Herbfarm’s own garden and farm.

     

    The Herbfarm’s Harvest dinner is available November 16th to December 3rd 2017 by reservation only. Price varies from $205-$295 per person, depending on the date. To reserve visit their website or call the reservation line at 425-485-5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 N.E. 145th St, Woodinville.

     

    Vegetarian for the Whole Family at Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving offers a thoughtfully crafted, four-course vegetarian meal for $75 for adults and $25 for children, with plenty of gluten free options. The adult menu includes Spiced Apple Parsnip Soup with crispy Brussels sprouts (vegan, gluten free), Roasted Fennel and Grilled Belgian Endive, arugula, pomegranate seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberry, and cornbread croutons (available vegan & gluten free). For the main course choose from Filo Spirals filled with wilted greens, pecans, gruyere and fontina, brushed with brown butter, served with braised kohlrabi and cabbage, smashed cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, green beans, with chestnut leek sauce or Roasted Acorn Squash Wedge with foraged chanterelle mushrooms, oven roasted autumn vegetables, pear tangerine sage chutney, smashed cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, and wild mushroom gravy (vegan, gluten free). End the meal with a decadent dessert of Pumpkin Mousse with pecan graham crust, and meringue candied pepitas (vegan, gluten free) or Rustic Apple Galette with horchata cinnamon ice cream and cranberry gelee.

     

    Cafe Flora also offers a full kids menu that can be made completely vegan and gluten free with dishes such as Carrots in a Blanket with house made BBQ dipping sauce, Garden Salad with romaine, pears, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds and cornbread croutons. Mini Shepherd’s Pie with peas, carrots, squash, and other winter vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. And Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream.

     

    Available by reservation only, with seatings from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017. To reserve, call 206.325.9100 ext. 3 and for more information, visit cafeflora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison St, Seattle.

     

    Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 Café & Bar knows brunch is a local favorite and this year they’re offering guests a menu of brunch favorites on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brunch offerings include Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and a biscuit, Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble with home fries and a biscuit, and fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

     

    From 12 – 9 p.m. guests can enjoy their locally sourced Brined Roast Turkey Plate for $39 with  Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon, Turkey Gravy, House Cranberries, Celery Root Puree with toasted hazelnuts, Buttermilk Biscuit, and Pumpkin Pie with spiced whip, or a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. Still hungry? You can add comforting side dishes, such as Fennel Sausage Stuffing, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, or Fingerling Potatoes for $7 each. Local 360 will also offer select regular menu favorites, including the Butcher’s Grind House Burger and 18 oz. Ribeye with red wine butter sauce, among others.

     

    Local 360 will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and their Thanksgiving menu and select regular menu items are available from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

     

    Feel Grateful at Gather Kitchen + Bar

    While Gather, the new pintxo-style restaurant, is closed for Thanksgiving Day, they will offer a large selection of festive food and drink this holiday season. Cocktail specials include Spiced Persimmon Manhattan flavored with house-made persimmon syrup with sweet maple syrup, cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, and Chai Spice Hot Buttered Rum with local chai tea. Relish in unique Thanksgiving-inspired dinner items such as Duck Legs Braised in Mulled Wine served with potato gnocchi, brussels sprouts and winter squash and Roasted Pheasant Breast with Grandma’s mashed potatoes, blanketed with pan gravy and served cranberry-apple chutney. Complement the meal with Eggnog Bread Pudding with smooth ice cream and velvety cardamom caramel.

     

    Gather Kitchen + Bar is closed Thanksgiving Day, but the above specials will be offered all season long. To view the current menu, visit gatherkitchenandbar.com. To reserve seating visit the website or call 206-420-4670. Gather Kitchen + Bar is located in Ballard at 5605 22nd Ave NW.

     

    Beer-Lovers Thanksgiving at Belltown Brewing

    Beer special: On Wednesday, November 22 Belltown Brewing is offering Seasonal Crowlers To-Go for locals to stock up for their Thanksgiving table.  Enjoy four 16oz. crowlers of seasonal beers for $15.

     

    On Thanksgiving Day Belltown Brewing offers a brewhouse twist to the traditional meal. Start with savory Butternut Squash Bisque and continue with Fire Roasted Turkey Breast, Glazed Brussels Sprouts, House-Made Seeded Pretzel Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cider-Sage Gravy. Top off the meal with decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake.

     

    Don’t forget the festive holiday beer flight featuring: Belltown Brewing’s Harvest Lager, a malt forward beer brewed with heavy doses of Munich and Rye malts. Vermont Slice of Pie, a pale ale brewed with 10 sugar pie pumpkins and caramelized in house with maple syrup. The Belltown Coffee Brown, a robust American brown ale fermented with Blue Star cold brew coffee and served on nitro for a touch of creaminess. And Bell St. Raspberry Wheat, with 42lbs of fresh raspberry puree.

     

    Belltown Brewing will be open on Thursday, November 23 from 12-8pm for Thanksgiving dinner. $25 per person; add curated beer flight for $12. For reservations call 206-485-7233 or visit belltownbrewingseattle.com. Belltown Brewing is located in Belltown at 200 Bell St.

     

    Industry Thanksgiving at Mama’s Cantina

    Mama’s Cantina invites local industry (and anyone else) to feast on their Thanksgiving special: Turkey Mole Tamale Plate with Rice and Beans, and a Mexican Boiler Maker featuring Belltown Brewing beer and a shot of tequila. Plus two swings at Mama’s Turkey Piñata… it’s a holiday fiesta not to be missed!

     

    Menu is $19 per person and available only on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Mama’s Cantina will be open 6pm-12am on Thanksgiving Day. For reservations call 206-728-6262 or visit mamascantina.com. Mama’s Cantina is located in Belltown at 2234 2nd Ave.

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  • Experience the New Japanese Meat House Kokkaku 10.04.17

    You may recognize the names Julie Shizukuishi and Rudy Velasquez; the two Seattle restaurant veterans that have worked behind the scenes at some of Seattle’s most established eateries. But now, the power duo has teamed up to open a Japanese-inspired meat house in Wallingford called Kokkaku. Kokkaku is Japanese for the skeleton that supports the body and its organs; the name hints at the whole-animal use at the restaurant and philosophy of “no waste,” where only the kokkaku remains after butchery. The two stealthily opened the neighborhood restaurant and have been pleasing guests ever since.

     

     

    Executive Chef Velasquez, a French-trained chef, is best known from the kitchens of Miller’s Guild, Le Grande Bistro Americain and Brunswick and Hunt. Shizukuishi, a.k.a. Boss Lady (okami in Japanese), worked as the general manager for Miller’s Guild, and has also managed local favorites Flying Fish and Campagne. She is also known as the infamous Sake Diva, having hosted many sake events in the area. The two met at Flying Fish and became fast friends. As their friendship blossomed, so did the concept for Kokkaku. In an effort to continue flushing out the idea, Shizukuishi started bringing Velasquez different types of foods, asking him to cook it, and he took an interest in the Japanese style of cooking, its approach and philosophy.

     

     

    “My friendship with Julie turned into an entirely new way of cooking for me,” Velasquez said, adding that he’s roamed far from his French training to house-make items such as tofu, tonkatsu, dashi, and more. “Japanese cooking is very rule-specific; I take some liberties, so Japanese-inspired cuisine is more accurate to describe what I’m doing at Kokkaku.”

     

     

    The 46-seat Wallingford Restaurant is truly a carnivore’s dream. The menu consists of mainly beef and pork butchery for now, but is likely to include beast butchery (wild game) in the future. Standouts include the Lan Roc Pork Cutlet Tonkatsu, Miso Braised Painted Hills Beef Rib Bone, Koji Pork and Kokkaku Style Fried Chicken (half or whole). Kokkaku is also innovating the tasting flight, by offering a unique steak by-the-ounce program, which allows customers to order beef flights, or just a taste of a given steak, including the much-coveted Wagyu. The entire menu is served family-style, reinforcing the Japanese custom of dining.

     

     

    With a wide range of cooking techniques, including hot pot and a dedication to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients; Kokkaku is turning out delicious dishes, where the bold flavors of the ingredients, especially the meats, shine through. Here is a sample of their small plate offerings, some with unconventional twists:

     

    Cherry Kimchi, made with ancho chile

     

    Tableside Duck Fat Brioche

     

    Chicken Liver Mousse

     

    Mishima Reserve Wagyu Beef Tartare

     

    Braised Daikon Radish

     

    Ox Tail Potato Salad

     

     

    And for dessert, there’s Semifreddo Tofu Cheesecake and Bone Marrow Custard; delicious!

     

    And of course, Shizukusihi has taken charge of the restaurants sake collection, hand selecting each imported sake herself. Besides sake, Kokkaku also offers a range of cocktails, beers on tap and wine.

     

    Kokkaku is now open Wednesday through Monday, from 5p.m. to 10p.m. Grab your reservations online
    and enjoy the new Japanese-inspired meat house!

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  • Tilth Celebrates 11 Years This Weekend 08.31.17

    Tilth is Maria Hines’ first restaurant, which opened in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in September 2006. With a long standing commitment to seasonal and organic products, the bounty of the Northwest allows her to be inspired by the culinary resources available. Maria has spent over a decade immersing herself in New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic and wild ingredients, sourced from as many local farmers as they’re able to support.

     



    With nods of recognition throughout Tilth’s journey, including James Beard Award Best Northwest Chef and a coveted spot on Frank Bruni’s New York Times list of best new restaurants in the country, it’s time to celebrate their 11 year mark! 11 years of serving up beautiful, delicious, and award-winning certified organic cuisine.

     

    As a thank you to those who have made Tilth successful over the years, guests are invited to partake in a celebration of summer with a specially designed 8-course Grand Tasting menu with wine pairings, available September 1-3 2017. This special menu includes:

     

    Watermelon Salad, ricotta salata, red shiso, pepita

    Wild Sockeye Salmon, corn, summer squash, black garlic – Vegetarian features Roasted Abalone Mushroom

    Grass-fed Beef Striploin, alvarez farms potato, eggplant puree, greens

    Housemade Gnocchi, cherry tomato, squash blossom-walnut pesto, labneh

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake 

     



    The full menu with wine pairings is only $125. View the full menu and make reservations online.

    Cheers to 11 wonderful years, and many more to come!

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  • Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner spotlights local chefs for a great cause, August 26 08.18.17

     

    The second annual Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner returns this month on August 26 on the beautiful Carillon Point Plaza, overlooking Lake Washington. For the second year, Chef Jason Wilson (of The Lakehouse, Miller’s Guild and Civility & Unrest) will be cooking authentic, delicious, craft-cooking, and this year he’s invited fellow chefs to cook alongside him, including chefs from The Herbfarm, Cedarbrook Lodge, DERU, and the Woodmark’s Bin on the Lake.  This year’s outdoor dinner includes a silent auction with an exciting array of experiences to bid on, from a craft cooking class to a two-hour cocktail experience at Civility & Unrest, all of the proceeds benefit Food Lifeline. The dinner and silent auction take place on Saturday, August 26 from 6-10 pm. The best part – there are still a few tickets available!

     

     

    This year’s 5-course dinner is a celebration of local culinary talent; with each course spotlighted by one of the notable chefs showcasing their distinct cooking styles, interpretation of local summer ingredients, and signature cooking techniques.

     

     

    The carefully curated menu is focused on locally sourced ingredients and includes wine pairings from Brian Carter Cellars:

     

    Appetizer

    Verbena Glazed Summer Melon with Haas Avocado, Sliced Culatello, Charred Scallions and Garden Herbs. Roy Breiman of Columbia Hospitality.

     

    Salad

    Steel Wheel Farm Heirloom Tomatoes with Steelhead Roe and White Owl Farm Hen Yolk.  Jamie Casady and Jordan Cooper of DERU and Little Brother

     

    Fish

    Smoked Salmon Granola with Pit Roasted Sweet Corn. Chris Weber of The Herbfarm

     

    Main

    Grilled Columbia Valley Beef Rib with Corn, Summer Bean Salad and Crispy Onions. Chef Jason Wilson of The Lakehouse, Civility & Unrest and Miller’s Guild

     

    Dessert

    The Last of its Season Pickled Rainier Cherries and Grilled Washington Apricots with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Champagne Gastrique and Washington Honey Ccremeux. Frank Rog of Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel

     

    This memorable evening is sponsored and hosted by The ICON Foundation, as a benefit for the non-profit organization, Food Lifeline, dedicated to ending hunger through sustainable action. To learn more about Chef Jason Wilson and the Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner, visit chefjasonwilson.com.

     

    Join some of the areas most talented chefs and dine al fresco for a great cause! Tickets here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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