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  • Restaurant Patios Open for Dining! 07.21.20

     

    Many restaurants are back open for dine-in and summer patio season has officially arrived! Read on for summer food and drink specials on the patio at favorite local spots!

     

    All of the restaurants are operating at 50% capacity, practicing social distancing with tables spaced 6-feet apart and requiring masks be worn by all guests when not eating and drinking at their table.

     

    Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines is welcoming summer with seasonal organic dishes and sun-drenched garden patio dining. Tilth’s patio is open for walk-ins and the dinner menu is brimming with warm-weather specials including Summer Beans, Summer Squash Salad, Cold Summer Corn Bisque, Carrot Risotto, Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon, Washington Blueberry Parfait and more. View the full menu here.

     

    Settle in on the patio and enjoy Andrew Rich Sauvignon Blanc, UpsideDown Rose, Tilth Manhattan, Spiked Strawberry Shrub, Leavenworth Biers Hefeweizen, House Made Iced Tea, and more.

     

    Tilth’s patio is open for dine-in daily from 5-9 p.m. for walk-ins only.

     

    Ray’s Café

    Offering panoramic views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Café’s iconic deck is open serving lunch and dinner daily (Sun-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.) and daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m.

     

    The menu features favorites like True Cod Fish & Chips, Ahi Poke Bowl, Dungeness Crab Cakes, fresh local Oysters on the Half Shell, with summer specials like Wild Alaskan King Salmon with sweet corn pureeFarm Lettuce Salad with seasonal berries, Zucchini Feta Cakesand more. Sip chilled Washington wine, ice cold beer, or Black Cherry Margaritas while you take in the gorgeous views!

     

    Daily Café happy hour from 4-6 p.m. brings drink specials like Bad Jimmy’s Brewing ‘Bad Light’ Golden Ale, Negronis, Moscow Mules, Margaritas and more. Dishes include Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari, Tuna Poke, Manila Clams, Penn Cove Mussels and more all at special happy hour pricing.

     

    Ray’s Café is now accepting reservations and walk-ins for parties of five people or less.

     

    Ba Bar U-Village

    Ba Bar’s large, dog-friendly patio at University Village is open for lunch and dinner! Enjoy your favorite Ba Bar dishes like Crispy Imperial Rolls, Saigon Chicken Wings, Vermicelli Bowls, and more with new summer cocktails including Queen of Siam $12 with Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Cointreau, lime, basil grapefruit, served up, Legend of Summer $12 with Haku Japanese Vodka, lime, Huckleberry, briottet, served up, and French Pearl Martini $10 with vodka, lemon, St. Germaine, Lillet, and prosecco. Plus froze, local microbrews, Vietnamese beer and more.

     

    The patio is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

     

    Monsoon Seattle & Bellevue

    Monsoon Seattle and Bellevue celebrate summer patio season with Monsoon Seattle’s rooftop deck and sidewalk patio, and Monsoon Bellevue’s sidewalk patio right on Old Main Street. Both locations are open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

     

    Each location has boozy slushees including a Passion Fruit Froze with Brovo pink vermouth and a Hot Charlotte with gin, lemon, cucumber, Serrano chili and champagne vinegar. Plus, delicious Vietnamese dishes with Northwest flair like Green Papaya Salad, Pork Spareribs, Vermicelli Bowls, Catfish Clay Pot, Drunken Chicken, Crab Fried Rice and more. They also have plenty of chilled rose, craft cocktails, and local beers for pairing!

     

    Reservations can be made online at monsoonrestaurants.com or walk-ins for parties of five people or less.

     

     

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  • July is Washington Blueberry Month! 07.01.20

     

    July is Washington Blueberry Month! Summer is in full bloom and plump Washington blueberries are ready to be eaten and picked! Pick up Washington-grown blueberries at your local grocery store or plan an upcoming visit to local U-Pick Farms when they open mid-July to hand-pick your own fresh blueberries. Don’t forget to check your u-pick’s website to confirm their opening date. For recipes, inspiration and a list of u-pick farms near you visit wablueberries.com.

     

    Did you know Washington is the number one producer of blueberries in the U.S.? Last year our state yielded approximately 160 million pounds! Washington has one of the longest harvest seasons in the world (five months) and blueberry plants in our state are also some of the world’s highest yielding, including our organic fields. Our local farmers are out there working hard all season!

     

    To select fresh blueberries while shopping, choose berries with a sweet, fruity scent. Size isn’t an indicator of maturity, but color is – berries should look deep blue! Refrigerate fresh blueberries when you get them home, either in their original package or in a covered bowl or container. Be sure to wash your blueberries before you start snacking!

     

    Fresh blueberries make a delicious and healthy snack! The phytochemicals found in blueberries are short-lived, so eat fresh blueberries within a few days of purchase or you can also freeze them. Be sure to look for signage citing Washington or locally-grown to support our local blueberry farmers!

     

    Blueberries are also so versatile for baking and cooking and can be used in salads, pies, cobblers, and more or as a breakfast topper on yogurt, oatmeal, and granola! What are you making with your Washington blueberries? Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #wablueberries and tag @wablueberries!

     

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  • Memorial Day BBQ To-Go from Tilth 05.20.20

     

    Chef Maria Hines’ is making Memorial Day parties a breeze with Tilth’s Memorial Day BBQ To-Go!

     

    Choose between Applewood Smoked Brisket (gluten-free, dairy free) or St. Louis-Style Smoked Ribs (gluten-free, dairy free) for your entrée. Each entrée comes with all the fixings like sides of potato salad, pasta salad, vegetable skewers, and salted caramel budino for dessert!

     

    No backyard barbecue is complete without cocktails, so don’t forget to add an Old Fashioned Kit including a 375ml bottle of Maker’s Mark, cherries, and bitters.

     

    Each heat-at-home meal serves four. The meat entrées will be fully cooked and ready to reheat. The veggie skewers will be raw and ready to throw on the grill or in the oven.

     

    The Applewood Smoked Brisket meal is $110, and the St. Louis-Style Smoked Ribs meal is $140. Old Fashioned kit is an additional $35. View the full menu and pre-order at tilthtogo.com. Pick up at Tilth on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 from 1-7 p.m. Happy Memorial Day!!

     

     

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  • Mother’s Day To-Go From Local Restaurants 04.29.20

     

     

     

    With the stay-home-order in place for this year’s Mother’s Day celebrations, local restaurants are preparing Mother’s Day brunch and dinner to-go!

     

    Although gatherings may be smaller this year, there are a variety of ways to celebrate with the family at home whether it’s serving a delicious breakfast in bed, enjoying brunch together, or digging into a spring-inspired dinner! Plus, special add on gifts from local vendors are also available for pickup.

     

    Read on for the full details and reserve your meals and gifts for pick up now!

     

    Breakfast in Bed To-Go at Cafe Flora

    This year Cafe Flora is adapting their annual Mother’s Day Prix-Fixe menu to allow for curbside pickup so moms can stay home (and even stay in bed) for brunch on their special day.

     

    The prix-fixe menu will be fully prepared and packaged up so the food is easily transportable, including reheating instructions so guests can prepare a fresh brunch on Mother’s Day morning. The menu is $45 per adult and comes with fresh baked pastries (gluten-free pastries available), fresh fruit, an entrée and a dessert. Each are generously portioned for one person.

     

    Entrée options include Spring Asparagus Quiche, and Tamal con Nopales (vegan and gluten-free), a grilled corn tamale on a bed of pilaf, grilled cactus and covered in tomatillo sauce topped with fresh mango-jicama lime salsa.

     

    If guests are serving brunch for the whole family, kid’s menus are $20 per child and include entrée options such as French Toast Bread Pudding and Vegan Breakfast Platter (vegan and gluten-free) with scrambled tofu and a side of roasted potatoes. Each kid’s meal is served with fresh fruit and pastries (gluten-free pastries available).

     

    There’s also the option to add Bloody Mary and Mimosa Kits to complete the meal!

     

    Cafe flora has also partnered with some of their favorite makers, growers, and producers to offer special gifts for mom, like Fran’s Chocolates, flower bouquets from Alm Hill Gardens, specialty wines, and more. View full menu and order brunch and gifts online at cafeflora.com/mothersday. Pick up is available on Friday, May 8 from 2-6 p.m. or Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. at Cafe Flora. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E Madison St in Madison Park.

     

    Spring-Inspired Mother’s Day Dinner To-Go from Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines’ brings a beautiful, organic Mother’s Day spread with a ready-to-reheat dinner to-go from Tilth, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, too.

     

    The spring-inspired menu includes:

     

    Choice of appetizer:

    Asparagus Mushroom Tart

    Green Salad with Shaved Vegetables (gluten-free, vegan)

     

    Choice of entrée:

    Roasted Pork Loin with Fig and Port Gastrique (gluten-free, dairy-free)

    Oven Roasted Ling Cod with Garlic and Lemon (gluten-free, dairy-free) (+ $18)

    Vegetable Lasagna with Cauliflower and Mushroom Bolognese (vegetarian)

     

    Choice of side:

    Roasted Vegetables with Herbed Yogurt (gluten-free)

    Roasted Broccolini with Black Garlic and Poppy Seeds (gluten-free, vegan)

     

    Choice of dessert:

    Chocolate Torte with Marscapone (gluten-free)

    Carnaroli Rice Pudding with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote (gluten-free)

     

    Optional addon:

    Mont Marcal Brut Rosado (+ $35.00)

     

    Each meal feeds four people and is $175. Guests can order at tilthtogo.com and pick up at Tilth on Sunday, May 10 from 1-5 p.m. Each order includes reheating instructions. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St in Wallingford.

     

    Family Brunch To-Go from Cooks Tavern and Endolyne Joe’s

    Cooks Tavern in Tacoma and Endolyne Joe’s in West Seattle are gearing up for Mother’s Day with a special ‘Mama’s Day Brunch Kit’ for families of four and up, ready-to-reheat at home for Mother’s Day brunch!

     

    Guests will have the option to choose from Three Little Pigs Strata with ham, sausage, bacon and cheddar cheese or Spring Vegetable Strata with asparagus, bell pepper, cauliflower, and brie cheese, plus Cherry Crumble Coffee-Cake, Fruit Cocktail with melons, pineapple, and berries and cream cheese yogurt dip and a Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Guests can add a ‘Mom-osa’ Kit featuring a Bottle of Bubbles and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice for an additional $25.

     

    Guests can order for pickup by calling Cooks Tavern at 253.327.1777 or Endolyne Joe’s at 206.937.5637. Orders must be placed by Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m. Each Brunch Kit is $60 plus tax and will include reheating instructions. Pickup on Saturday, May 9. Cooks Tavern is located at 3201 North 26th St in Tacoma. Endolyne Joe’s is located at 9261 45th Ave SW in West Seattle.

     

    Mother’s Day At-Home Cooking Inspiration from Washington Asparagus

    Nothing says spring like fresh Washington asparagus! This year locals are invited to treat mom to the flavors of spring with Washington Asparagus Recipes to enjoy at home. From quiches and scrambled eggs to a garnish for Bloody Marys, shaved in salads, roasted or grilled, there are a variety of ways to incorporate asparagus into the celebration!

     

    Recipes and inspiration can be found on the Washington Asparagus Pinterest page, plus cooking tips, storing techniques, how to pickle and more. Recipes from local Seattle chefs are available at waasparagus.com/recipes.

     

    Washington grown asparagus can be found in local grocery stores including Metropolitan Market, Safeway and PCC, and is often noted with signage, tags, or a rubber band around the bunch citing Washington grown.

     

    For more details on this year’s fresh crop, visit the Washington Asparagus Facebook and Instagram pages.

     

    Family-Style Sushi Platter To-Go from Shiro’s Sushi

    Shiro’s Sushi is offering a special Mother’s Day sushi menu, available to-go for at home celebrations!

     

    Their Family-Style Sushi Platter includes a variety of fresh nigiri including medium fatty tuna, tuna, sockeye salmon, salmon, albacore tuna, shrimp (boiled), sea eel, and zuke (marinated) salmon. It also includes six pieces of cucumber rolls, and six pieces of naga-imo rolls (Chinese yam with plum paste) and two signature Tamago egg omelets.

     

    Any mom who’s a sushi lover with appreciate this feast on her special day! To complete the meal, bottles of sake are also available for takeaway.

     

    Guests can pre-order by calling Shiro’s at 206.443.9844. Orders must be placed by Saturday, May 9. Pick up is at Shiro’s at 2401 2nd Ave in Belltown.

     

     

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  • Fresh Washington Asparagus is Now In Season! 04.16.20

     

     

    The Washington fresh asparagus season has arrived! Support our hard-working, local farmers and look for Washington asparagus while shopping online and in stores. Asparagus is often noted with signage, tags, or a rubber band around the bunch citing Washington grown. From skinny to jumbo to extra fancy, keep an eye out for this favorite springtime vegetable and #stalkup on fresh Washington asparagus from April to June!

     

    From roasting and grilling to quiches or soups, there are so many ways to incorporate asparagus into your meal planning! For recipe inspiration, cooking tips and more, visit the Washington Asparagus Pinterest page.

     

    Asparagus is labor intensive, accounting for 60 percent of the cost of asparagus. An asparagus farmer must harvest their asparagus fields 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!

     

    Asparagus is known for making pee smell funny, but it can do so much more, like help you beat bloat and lose weight, thanks to its diuretic properties and high fiber content! It’s also packed with other nutrients like vitamins A, C, K, and B6. Asparagus is also a great source of vitamin E, which strengthens your immune system!

     

    When shopping for fresh Washington asparagus, choose odorless, green firm stalks with dry, compact to slightly open tips. Our state’s “Extra Fancy” fresh asparagus is a step above USDA standards, meaning tighter, more uniformly-packed stalks with superior quality! To store at home, wrap the ends of the stalks in a wet paper towel and place them inside a plastic bag or jar. Asparagus are thirsty and this method keeps them fresher longer! Get the best from anywhere across the country (and imports) by buying local!

     

    Share your photos, recipes and follow along on the Washington Asparagus Facebook and Instagram.

     

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  • Easter & Passover Meals To-Go from Local Restaurants 04.03.20

     

     

     

    Easter and Passover are coming up soon, and while celebrations may be a little smaller this year, the sentiment and family time are just as important. Both Tilth and Eden Hill Provisions make the holidays easier for home celebrations with holiday meals to-go. Read on for the full details and place your order for pick up today!

     

    Seder Plate and Seder Dinner To-Go from Eden Hill Provisions
    Passover begins on Wednesday, April 8 and Eden Hill Provisions is offering all the fixings for the Seder Plate plus Seder Dinner, available to-go.

     

    The newest team member of Eden Hill Provisions, Chef David Glass, has assembled a beautiful and symbolic to-go box of each item for the Passover Seder plate, including Egg, Herb Salad with Saltwater, Charoset, Horseradish, Matzah, and Lamb Bone, plus a Box of Matzah.

     

    The full Seder Dinner includes Smoked Black Cod Gefilte Fish with Pickled Carrot, Shmaltzah Ball Soup with Dill, Braised and Glazed Brisket, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Roasted Root Veggies, Mashed Potatoes and Matzah Kugel, along with a Flourless Chocolate Cake and Matzah Brittle for dessert. The meal is complete with a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers.

     

    The Seder plate with Seder dinner to-go is $250. View the full menu here. Dinner feeds four people. Please note this meal is not Kosher. It will not contain shellfish, pork, or flour in observance of Passover. Dietary restrictions and substitutions politely declined.

     

    Boxes will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, April 8 at 4 p.m. or can be delivered for an additional $10 on Wednesday, April 8 before 4 p.m. Orders will be taken until Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. For more information and to order visit edenhillprovisions.com or call 206.946.6636.

     

    Easter Brunch To-Go from Eden Hill Provisions
    Chef Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill Provisions will take care of Easter brunch on Sunday, April 12 in the form of his Easter Brunch Box To-Go. Each Easter brunch box is designed to feed a party of four and includes Quiche Lorraine, Snap Pea Salad, Cinnamon Rolls, Breakfast Potatoes, Lavender Lamb Ham, Yogurt and Granola, a Mimosa Kit including a bottle of bubbles with assorted juices, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

     

    Each Easter brunch box to-go for four people, priced at $120 with the option to add on a Bloody Mary Kit including mix and a bottle of vodka ($50), 25 Plastic Eggs Pre-Filled with Candy ($25), and a Dozen Hard-Boiled Eggs with Dye ($15). View the full menu here.

     

    Vegetarian option available, all other substitutions and allergies politely declined.

     

    Boxes will be made available for pick-up on Sunday, April 12 at 9 a.m. or available for delivery on Sunday, April 12 by 8 a.m. Orders will be accepted until Friday, April 10 at 9 a.m. For more information and to order visit edenhillprovisions.com or call 206.946.6636.

     

    Easter Dinner To-Go from Tilth
    Easter Sunday is April 12 and Chef Maria Hines is offering family-style meals for four people, available for pickup at Tilth and ready to reheat at home. There will be a regular and vegan menu available with gluten-free options, too.

     

    The menu includes English Pea Salad, Olsen Farms Boneless Ham, Roasted Sockeye Salmon, Whole Roasted Cauliflower, a variety of sides including Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Fresh Dinner Rolls and more, plus desserts such as Orange Carrot Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and more.

     

    View the full Easter menu and place your order at tilthtogo.com. Orders must be in by Tuesday, April 7. Pick-up times on Easter Sunday are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tilth. Tilth will only be offering the prix-fixe, family-style dinner and will not be offering a-la-carte menu items on Easter Sunday.

     

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  • Taku Opens on Capitol Hill Today! 03.11.20

     

    Chef and owner Shota Nakajima brings the sights and flavors of Osaka, Japan to Capitol Hill with Taku. Inspired by the street food stalls in the Shinsekai district in Osaka, Taku serves kushikatsu – kushi meaning skewers and katsu meaning breaded and fried to the 21-and-over crowd in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

     

    The menu offers a variety of skewered and fried meats, seafood, veggies and cheese plus cocktails on tap, bottled Japanese sake, Rainier Beer, and more.

     

    Guests order at the counter on paper menus for individual kushikatsu including shishito pepper, Japanese little smokie, lotus root, large shrimp, brie cheese, beef shortrib, veggies, mochi and more. There are also multi-piece cups of kushikatsu including Chef Shota’s favorite item the Fuckit Bucket – 10-15 skewered items served up family style! Non-fried side dishes include rice, cabbage salad, kimchi tofu, macaroni salad, miso soup and more.

     

    Fun, eclectic Osaka street vibes fill the space at Taku with street signs, Japanese lanterns, manhole covers, anime posters, thousands of Japanese pop culture stickers, neon signs and a giant Godzilla head!

     

    Guests are invited to dine and drink starting today Wednesday, March 11. Taku is open Wednesday-Sunday 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

     

    Follow along on Instagram @takuseattle 

     

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  • New Lunch Menu at Ray’s Cafe! 02.23.20

     

    Ray’s Cafe has launched exciting new lunch menu! Executive Chef Paul Duncan has rebuilt the Café’s lunch menu with a top-to-bottom refresh that includes a lineup of brand new dishes and new preparations of guest favorites, with fresh, sustainably-caught seafood continuing to fill the menu. Grab lunch at Ray’s Cafe seven days a week beginning at 11:30 a.m.!

     

    Here’s the mouthwatering rundown of what’s new:

     

    Clams Casino
    stuffed with peppers, house smoked bacon, panko, fresh herbs 15

     

    Alaskan Spot Prawns
    salt roasted, lemon-mustard aïoli, tarragon 19

     

    Oregon Albacore Tuna Toast
    olive oil poached albacore tuna, truffle-white bean purée, Grand Central Bakery Como toast, herb salad, Mama Lil’s peppers 17

     

    Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese
    house smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese, house pickles, gruyere, served on Grand Central Bakery toasted Como 16

     

    Skirt Steak Sandwich
    citrus marinated and grilled, La Brea baguette, pickled peppers and radish, garlic aïoli 17

     

    NW Cioppino
    Alaskan king crab, clams, mussels, La Brea grilled baguette 28

     

    Garlic Bourbon Prawns
    sautéed garlic and onions, finished with bourbon and butter, jasmine rice, La Brea baguette, scallions  24

     

    Scallop Carbonara
    weathervane scallops, bacon, cream, egg yolk, linguini, Parmesan 16

     

    NW Sablefish in Sake Kasu
    nuoc cham, shimeji mushrooms, edamame, bok choy, fried rice noodles 40

     

    Follow along Ray’s Facebook and Instagram for all the delicious lunch photos and tag @RaysBoathouse in your Cafe lunch pics!

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  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Seattle Restaurants 02.06.20

     

     

    Seattle chefs are gearing up for romance this February with indulgent feasts and special menus! Reserve now for February 14 and throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend to treat your one-and-only to exquisite pre-fixe menus, local seafood specials, decadent desserts, wine pairings and weekend-long celebrations. Read on for the full details and make your reservations today!

     

    Adana

    Diners can treat their Valentine to Adana’s decadent seven-course menu, available only on Friday, February 14! Chef Shota Nakajima has created an incredible menu that will delight the senses with ingredients selected just for that evening including Local Oysters, Dungeness Crab, Spot Prawns, Uni, Duck, Truffles and of course chocolate. The option to add Foie Gras and Caviar will make the evening even more memorable…and beverage pairings will complement the courses perfectly.

     

    Menu

    Amuse: Oyster & Daikon

    1st Smoked Celeriac & Dungeness Crab

    2nd Chicken Liver Mousse & Kinako Cracker

    3rd Beets & Octo

    4th Spot Prawn & Uni

    Intermezzo: Strawberry Yuzu Sorbet

    5th Duck & Pomegranate

    6th Buckwheat Gnocchi & Truffle

    7th Chocolate Pot De Creme, Koji Caramel

    To go: Macarons

     

    Optional Additions: Caviar $10, foie gras $10, beverage pairings $50.

     

    Seven-course dinner is $130 per person. Reservations are required. Guests can reserve online at exploretok.com/adana. Adana is located at 1449 E Pine Street in Capitol Hill.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse

    Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains make the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out. This Valentine’s weekend Ray’s Boathouse invites couples to take in the spectacular views as they indulge in a delicious three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert.

     

    Diners will choose from dishes such as Duck Liver Pate, Applewood Grilled Filet of Beef with Porcini Dusted Scallops, Cioppino with Gnocchi, Red Wine Velvet Cake and more! Ray’s expert sommeliers will help guests select the perfect bottle of wine or champagne to accompany dinner and make it a night to remember.

     

    The three-course menu is $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is available Thursday, February 13 to Sunday, February 16, alongside their regular Boathouse menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged for the Boathouse and are available from 5-9 p.m. The bar will also be serving the three-course menu on a first come basis. View the full menu online here and reserve at rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Cafe

    Located upstairs from Ray’s Boathouse, the casual waterfront restaurant and bar, Ray’s Café, will offer special la carte menu items throughout the Valentine’s weekend alongside its regular menu of local seafood. Guests can begin their evening with Pan Fried Pacific Oysters and then choose from entrees like RR Filet Mignon and Half Dungeness Crab, Northwest Cioppino, and Blackened Mahi.

     

    View the full menu online here  and to reserve visit rays.com/café. Ray’s Cafe is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Tilth

    Chef Maria Hines’ restaurant, Tilth, offers an intimate and romantic setting for Valentine’s weekend. Lovers will enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu with the option to choose exceptional dishes under each course, available February 14-15. Guests can select from items such as Allium-Pear Soup with Rogue River Blue Cheese Mousse, Kumamoto Oysters with champagne mignonette and pink peppercorn, Steelhead Trout with tapioca “caviar” and fennel pollen cream, Cauliflower Risotto with gruyere and hazelnut, Braised Lamb Shank alongside polenta and root vegetables, and more.

     

    The night is not complete without dessert! Diners will have the choice of decadent Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with cocoa chantilly, Espresso Cashew Cheesecake with cranberry agrodolce and cocoa nibs, or Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Herbes De Provence ice cream.

     

    The four-course dinner is $100 excluding tax and gratuity, with the option to add wine pairings for $50 or opt for a bottle of Valentine’s bubbles for $75 per bottle. Reservations are available February 14-15 at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th Street in Wallingford.

     

    Ba Bar

    All three Ba Bar locations will offer Macarons To-Go this Valentine’s Day from February 8-15. Guests can pick up these tempting desserts in a box of six. They are a perfect accompaniment to a romantic home-cooked dinner or make great gifts for family, friends and coworkers.

     

    Macarons are available in packs of six of assorted flavors. Each box of six is $11.70 plus tax. For more information visit babarseattle.com. Ba Bar is located at 550 12th Ave in Capitol Hill, 500 Terry Ave N in South Lake Union and 2685 N 45th Street in University Village.

     

    Shiro’s Sushi

    Shiro’s Sushi is celebrating the most romantic night of the year with a special seven-course menu for two featuring a variety of fresh fish and savory dishes. The indulgent Japanese menu includes:

     

    Ice Bowl: Chef’s selection sashimi

    Sushi Prelude: Salmon trio

    Sushi Hassun: Two kinds of chef’s petit plate

    Soup: Local clam soup

    Broiled: Black Cod Saikyo Yaki

    Nigiri: Chef’s selection of seven kinds of seasonal nigiri sushi

    Roll: Seafood Futomaki (thick roll)

     

    The special menu includes a glass of Rose d’Or (Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé N.V.) for a memorable toast, and a special dessert for two will be served a la carte.

     

    The seven-course menu is $95 per person and is available February 14 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online at shiros.com or by calling 206.443.9844. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 2401 2nd Ave in Belltown.

     

    wa’z

    This Valentine’s Day brings a special menu to wa’z. The February kaiseki menu includes beautiful dishes such as Sesame Tofu, fresh Sashimi featuring Monkfish Liver and Flounder, Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Braised Bluefin Tuna, and many more, plus Mitarashi Skewered Mochi for dessert.

     

    Diners have the option to add wine to complement their meal with specially selected wines just for the month of February. Wines include Noria Wines, a unique Japanese wine only available at wa’z in Washington State, a Sauvignon Blanc, and a Pinot Noir from Michael Valentine Vineyard. Guests are invited to make a reservation for this limited menu on February 14 and throughout the Valentine’s weekend.

     

    The Valentine’s kaiseki menu starts at $110 per person. Reservations are available February 14-16 from 5-10 p.m. Guests can reserve at wazseattle.com. wa’z is located at 411 Cedar Street in Belltown.

     

    Bamboo Sushi

    The recently opened Bamboo Sushi invites diners for a sustainable and delicious omakase experience at their highly sought-after sushi counter, perfect for an intimate dinner for two. Guests can cozy up next to each other while knowing that their dinner is sound for the oceans and the environment, entrusting Bamboo Sushi’s expert sushi chefs to create a unique and extraordinary menu of sustainably sourced sushi on this special evening. A variety of house cocktails, regional wines, Japanese whisky and sakes are available to top off the experience.

     

    Omakase ranges in price from $59-$119. Reservations are available throughout the Valentine’s weekend from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Guests can reserve online at bamboosushi.com or by calling 206.556.3449. Bamboo Sushi is located 2675 NE University Lane in University Village.

     

    Eden Hill Restaurant

    Chef Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill Restaurant is gearing up for a weekend of romance with a seven-course tasting menu. Diners can pamper their partner with seven-courses of Chef Petty’s innovative Avant-Garde cuisine crafted exclusively for Valentine’s Day. Noted as one of the best tasting menus in Seattle, the intimate, low lit dining room has earned Eden Hill Restaurant a reputation as a “house of romance.”

     

    The Valentine’s menu will be offered February 14-16 from 5-11 p.m. Dinner is $160 per person (plus service and tax) with the option to add sommelier-selected wine pairings for $150 per person. Guests can reserve tickets at exploretok.com/edenhillrestaurant. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Eden Hill Provisions

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family at Eden Hill Provisions, where guests can dive into a modern-American menu for brunch or dinner on Valentine’s weekend. Dinner brings Eden Hill Waldorf Salad with dehydrated grapes and walnut maple verjus; Curried Pear and Parsnip Soup with grilled peanut oil, wild onion fritter; or Parisian Gnocchi with aged pecorino, kale, creme fraiche, lemon, hazelnuts, and more.

     

    For Valentine’s weekend brunch, families will enjoy French Toast Dips with sea buckthorn and lemon curd, whipped butter; Pancake with caramelized banana and peanut butter meringue; Molasses Shoulder Bacon with Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle, malted blueberry syrup, and lemon chile butter; Dungeness Crab Benedict with sauce choron and fall tomato jam; and Duck Confit Hash with duck fat potatoes, Parisian gnocchi, and a sunny side up egg, and more.

     

    For a casual Valentine’s celebration at home, couples can order Chef Petty’s signature Burgers and Fries To-Go featuring the “Big Max” Cheeseburger with dry aged chuck, cured pork fat, caramelized onions, secret sauce, smoked gouda, on a challah bun, served with Shoestring Fries and can pick up a bottle of wine in the Eden Hill Provisions market to complete the meal.

     

    Guests can reserve their table for Valentine’s Day weekend or order online at edenhillprovisions.com. Eden Hill Provisions is located at 1935 Queen Anne Ave N. in Queen Anne.

     

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  • Ray’s Cafe Limited Summer Menu Aug. 1-15! 08.01.19

     

    Ray’s Cafe in Ballard is spicing up their menu with some limited summer specials available from August 1-15! Grab a spot on their Cafe patio to enjoy the best views in Seattle while you sip on the “The Deadliest Cocktail” featuring Ray’s Bloody Mary with house-infused spicy vodka, a giant Bering Sea King Crab Leg garnish and a spicy rim! Guests can also indulge in a Dungeness Crab Roll with fennel and green apple slaw on New England style hot dog roll, House Smoked Salmon Salad with local snap peas, frisee, green goddess dressing, and for dessert a Washington Blueberry-Passion Fruit Parfait with decadent coconut panna cotta, passion fruit chai, and local blueberries.

     

    Add a Washington Wine pairing! Avennia ‘Oliane’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from the Yakima Valley pairs perfectly with Ray’s summer menu! Enjoy it by the glass or bottle. This delicious chilled white wine is barrel fermented with native yeast, the aromas of lemon verbena, lemon oil and herbs emerge. The flavors are tart, racy and acid driven, with a long, drawn out finish.

     

    Grab your sunglasses and relax on the patio! Cheers!

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