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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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  • 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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  • Washington Blueberry Season is Back and Bigger Than Ever! 08.01.19

     

    Washington is once again leading the nation in blueberry production! Blueberries are planted on more than 20,000 acres statewide. Washington also has one of longest blueberry seasons in the nation, usually around 5 months. 85% of blueberry harvested in Washington are organic, making it one of the largest growers of organic blueberries anywhere in the world.

     

     

    Blueberries have been proven to help keep a healthy gut along with reducing inflamation and increasing T-cell immune function. They have also been shown to help with brain protection for age-related memory deficits. USDA research shows that blueberries are rich in anti-oxidant phytonutrients, vitamin C, manganese and fiber.

     

     

    Along with being eaten fresh, blueberries can also be enjoyed in cooking and baking. They taste great in baked goods like muffins, pies, and tarts. Bluberries also can be added to pancakes, smoothies, salads, sauces, jams, syrups, ice pops and ice cream for a fun treat or used as a breakfast topper on yogurt, granola, or oatmeal.

     

     

    The freshest blueberries are those that are deep blue with no discoloration. They should smell fruity and sweet and should be eaten within a few days of purchase or frozen for future use. Look for signs in the grocery store that show the blueberries came from local Washington farms to guarantee the freshest flavor and quality. If you want to pick them yourselves, visit a local U-Pick farm. For more information, head to www.wablueberries.com

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  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Local Restaurants this Sunday! 05.08.19

     

    Local restaurants are gearing up to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12 with brunch buffets, mimosas, waterfront dinners, organic dishes and more! Or if mom prefers to relax at home this Sunday treat her to a home-cooked meal with fresh Washington asparagus recipes. Read below for all the details and make your reservations today!

     

    Mother’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

    Ray’s Boathouse will be offering a beautiful spring-inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu along with some of their best-selling appetizers, salads and Boathouse entrées from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. For dinner, the Boathouse will be open at 3 p.m. with their regular menu served until 9 p.m. The Boathouse Bar will have the same menu offerings and hours for brunch and dinner but is on a first come basis with no reservations taken. Reservations are highly encouraged and are available for groups of up to eight people (including children and highchairs). Guests can reserve at Rays.com/boathouse.

     

    Or celebrate mom with a fresh seafood dinner at Ray’s Café! Enjoy dishes like Mediterranean mussels, oysters on the half shell, and Dungeness Crab Cakes while you sip on wine and take in gorgeous water and mountain views. Don’t forget dessert! Treat mom to one of Ray’s decadent housemade desserts to finish the evening right. Ray’s Cafe will be open for dinner from 4-9 p.m. Reserve at Rays.com/café.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Mother’s Day Italian-Style Brunch at Agrodolce

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. that will feature fresh pasta and brunch classics with an Italian twist.

     

    Chef-Owner Thomas Litrenta has pulled out all the stops to create beautiful dishes with options including Spring Onion Benedict with grilled spring onions, poached egg, arugula hollandaise, and crispy prosciutto; Black Pepper Bucatini with pecorino; Sweet Waffle with house-made gianduja, cherry compote, sweet whipped cream, and more. For dessert, guests can indulge in Pavlova with seasonal berries, and marsala whip cream, or Hazelnut Cake with house made gianduja, powdered sugar, and more.

     

    Three-course brunch is $38 per person. Reservations can be made at agrodolcefremont.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St., Seattle

     

    Three-Course Spring Brunch with Organic Ingredients at Tilth

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with fresh organic dishes at Tilth. James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines alongside executive chef Joel Panlilio will be serving up a three-course prix fixe menu for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    Guests can dig into spring dishes such as Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and greens, Spring Quiche with asparagus and cheddar cheese, Sourdough French Toast with rhubarb and trufflebert hazelnuts, Tiramisu Waffle, and more. A special Cherry-Tarragon Mimosa will also be available for additional purchase.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting Tilthrestaurant.com or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle.

     

    Family-Friendly French Brunch at RN74

    RN74 is opening their doors on Sunday, May 12 for a special French Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     

    Usually only open in the evenings, Chef Shawn Applin has created a gorgeous French-inspired buffet featuring a selection of fresh hors d’oeuvres and salads such as Yogurt Parfait with mixed berries and house-made granola, Warm Beignets, and Salade D’Asperges. For the main course, guests can look forward to live stations with made-to-order French Omelets, French Toast, and more!

     

    Diners can also indulge in delicious French rotisserie showcasing Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roast Chicken. Classic brunch cocktails will also be available with highlights including Mimosas, RN74 Bloody or Caribbean Cold Brew with Ron Zapca rum, vanilla and ancho reyes whip cream.

     

    Brunch is $60 for adults and $30 for children ages 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 at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    Japanese Mother’s Day Specials at Junkichi

    Capitol Hill’s Japanese Robata-style Izakaya restaurant, Junkichi, brings an irresistible Mother’s Day lunch and dinner special.

     

    Junkichi offers an inviting space for small parties and group dining that the whole family will savor. The special Mother’s Day menu features Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Baked Crab Sushi Rolls and the Toban Assortment consisting of Chicken wings, the signature Junkichi Tsukune (meat ball), and Sizzling Mushrooms. Guests can top off the meal with a special Peach and Grapefruit Mimosa available for additional purchase.

     

    Mother’s Day special is $25 per person and available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.. Reservations can be made by visiting junkichiusa.com or by calling 206.712.7565. Junkichi is located at 224 Broadway East in Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

     

    Mother’s Day cooking inspiration from Washington Fresh Asparagus

    Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a home-cooked meal! Cooking in season is easy this spring with an abundance of Washington’s fresh grown asparagus. Use it as a starter in the Grilled Washington Asparagus with Garlic Yogurt and Charred Zhoug recipe from Chef Tori Mann at Lola, as a delicious side dish such as Halibut with Washington Asparagus, from Chef Ethan Stowell or grab a bunch of asparagus from the market for Grilled Washington Asparagus with Wok Fried Egg and Sauvignon Blanc Sabayon from Executive Chef Paul Duncan at Ray’s Boathouse. Find these recipes and more at waasparagus.com.

     

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

     

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  • Set the Mood at Seattle Restaurants this Valentine’s Day 01.29.19

     

    Eat to your hearts content at Seattle restaurants this Valentine’s Day! Celebrate your love with special multi-course menus prepared by some of the city’s most talented chefs alongside excellent wine pairings and decadent desserts. Read on for all the details and make your reservations today!

     

    Ray’s Boathouse

    Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains make the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out. This Valentine’s Day Ray’s Boathouse invites couples to take in the spectacular views as they indulge in a delicious three-course seafood menu created by Executive Chef Paul Duncan.

     

    Diners will choose from dishes such as Oyster Tempura with chorizo vinaigrette and sea bean salad, Poke Tacos with ginger-soy marinade, wonton wrapper, and avocado mousseline. For the entrée course guests have the option to choose one of these incredible dishes: Alaskan Halibut, Seared Ahi Steak, or Filet and Half Maine Lobster Tail.

     

    The night is not complete without sweets and guests can choose from a Mousse Napoleon with caramel mousse, vanilla mousse, and spiced sponge cake or Chocolate Indulgence with Chambord sabayon and fresh raspberries.

     

    View full menu here. The three-course menu is $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is available Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, 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. For more information and to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Café

    Located upstairs from Ray’s Boathouse, the casual waterfront restaurant and bar, Ray’s Café, is offering a special a la carte menu this Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy gorgeous views on the Seattle waterfront as they feast on delicious, local seafood.

     

    The menu includes Dungeness Crab Lumpia ($15) with sweet and spicy soy sauce, wasabi, and shredded cabbage, Filet of Beef and Petite Lobster Tail ($58) with fried potatoes and garlic greens, Grilled Mahi Mahi ($36) with glazed baby carrots, Jasmine rice, and pineapple beurre blanc, and for dessert Chocolate Indulgence ($9) with fresh raspberries… and more.

     

    View full menu here. The a la carte menu will be available Valentine’s Day weekend Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16, alongside the Café’s regular menu. Guests can reserve in the Café 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The specials will also be available in the bar on a first come first serve basis. For more information and to reserve call 206.789.3770 or 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 Day. Guests can’t help but feel the charm and nostalgia as they cozy up in the Wallingford craftsman home that has become a mainstay in the neighborhood for over 12 years.

     

    This Valentine’s Day, lovers will enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu with the option to choose exceptional dishes under each course. Guests will select from items such as Seared Scallops with Romanesco, beet, and hazelnut gremolata; Carnaroli Risotto with foraged mushrooms and Washington truffles; or Venison with baby turnips and huckleberries. Diners can also indulge in desserts such as the classic Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake, Orange Rose Cashew Cheesecake or Peanut Butter and Jelly Cannoli.

     

    The four-course dinner is $95 with the option to add wine pairings for $45. Reservations are available on Valentine’s Day 5-10 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 141 N 45th Street in Wallingford.

     

    RN74

    Locals and visitors alike are invited to partake in an evening of amour at RN74 with a decadent four-course tasting menu featuring a choice of hors d’oeuvre, second course (soup, salad, pasta), entrée and dessert. Diners also have the option to add two different wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar to complement each delicious course.

     

    Guests can choose from hors d’oeuvres such as Sea Scallop and Uni Crudo with blood orange, fennel, espelette and orange oil; Truffled Cauliflower Soup with toasted pine nuts and celery gremolata; and Maine Lobster Ravioli with caviar crème fraiche and basil oil. Guests can opt for an additional course of the signature Michael’s Ahi Tuna Tartare for Two.

     

    Entrée options include Braised Rabbit Risotto with glazed carrots, mascarpone and chocolate jus; Black Sea Bass with wild mushroom consommé, tomato confit and preserved lemon; and Tomahawk Ribeye Steak for Two with roasted shallot, fondant potato, bordelaise, and bearnaise.

     

    The dessert menu brings a choice between Chocolate Cremeux with whipped coconut ganache, passionfruit gel and coconut shortbread or White Chocolate Petit Gateau with raspberry glaze and dehydrated raspberry meringue.

     

    The four-course menu is $90 with the option to add supplemental courses. Optional wine pairings are $45 for the Premier and $65 for the Grande. Reservations are available for Valentine’s Day 5-9:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

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  • Celebrate the Holidays at Seattle area Restaurants! 12.05.18

     

    This December local restaurants are offering holiday menus and festive events! Read on to learn more about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day dining, plus seasonal events, champagne toasts and more. Enjoy the holiday season and make your reservations for these great events and festive feasts today!

     

    DECEMBER EVENTS

     

    Holiday Champagne Fete at RN74 Dec. 1-31, Tasting Dec. 8

    Holiday-goers are invited to pop the cork at RN74 all month long with a list of unique champagnes offered by the glass and as flights. On Saturday, December 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., guests will sample some of the restaurant’s best champagnes from their recently expanded cellar, as well as special bottles brought in for the holidays. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a flight of unique top champagnes, and champagne-focused discussion with RN74’s award-winning sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen and Paul Swanson.

     

    The holiday festivities kick off December 1 with eight champagnes available nightly by the glass and as flights (four glass flights and an eight-glass flight) during dinner service for the full month, including New Year’s Eve. The champagnes are hand selected by the restaurant’s sommelier team, focusing on bottles that are not often available by the glass, allowing for tasting rare bubbles.

     

    Champagne highlights include:

    – Louis Roederer Cristal 2008

    – Bruno Paillard Nec Plus Ultra 1999

    – Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1999

    – Marc Hebrart Special Club 2012

     

    Champagne Fete on December 8 is $95 per person. Reservations for December 8 are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve for dinner or for December 8 call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    Ray’s Café Gingerbread House Decorating Party and Drive Dec. 9

    Locals are invited to join Ray’s Café on Sunday, December 9 for an all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating event and drive benefitting Mary’s Place to help local families in need.

     

    The $12 price includes the gingerbread house building kit and supplies including icing and festive candy plus complimentary hot chocolate. Each guest does not need to purchase a kit to participate, they can be shared within a party.

     

    The event will take place on the Café’s heated and covered patio and participants should dress warm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

     

    Reservations are required, and two time slots are available: 11:30 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. Guests can call 206.789.3770 to reserve.

     

    Ray’s is asking participants to bring twin blankets and/or baby formula to the event. These are two high-needs items at Mary’s Place that will make a huge difference in the lives of struggling families.

     

    For more information visit the Ray’s blog. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    The Holly and the Ivy at The Herbfarm

    The Herbfarm invites guests to join in the merriment of the season with a beautiful nine-course dinner with wine pairings hand selected from their 26,000-bottle cellar. The fire will crackle, and the dining room will be dressed from head to toe in festive décor.

     

    Dinner ranges from $225-$285 per person depending on the date and will be served from November 30-December 23 with date exclusions. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve call 425.485.5300 or visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St in Woodinville.

     

    Nine-Course Holiday Dinner at Shiro’s Sushi Dec 21-24

    Diners who are looking for something outside the traditional holiday offerings are invited to partake in a special nine-course holiday sushi dinner prepared by the experienced sushi chefs at Shiro’s Sushi from December 21-24.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Filefish Sashimi, fish liver and ponzu

    – Sea Chicken Salad, sesame soy dressing

    – Hokkaido Scallop Hand Roll

    – Wild Yellowtail, boiled Japanese daikon radish with Sukiyaki Style

    – Chef’s Selection Nigiri Sushi

     

    Shiro’s Sushi is offering its nine-course holiday dinner December 21-24 for $100 per person with reservations available 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by December 20. Any reservations cancelled within 72-hours will result in a $50 fee per person. For more information and to reserve call 206.443.9844 or visit shiros.com. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 2401 2nd Ave in Belltown.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Eve Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse will be open on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. and will be serving a special holiday-inspired three-course menu including salad, entrée, and dessert for $60. The regular dinner menu will also be available and includes dishes such as Alaskan King Crab Legs, Dungeness Crab Toast, Sablefish, delicious house-made desserts and more.

     

    The Boathouse and the bar will be open from 2-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations for the dining room are strongly encouraged. Reservations available at 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Seafood Favorites at Ray’s Café

    Ray’s Café is offering its regular lunch and dinner menu on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Menu items include Dungeness Crab Cakes, Seared Sea Scallops, Clam Chowder and much more. The full children’s menu will also be available.

     

    Ray’s Café dining room and bar will be open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Four-Course Local, Organic Dinner at Tilth

    James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio bring a delicious four-course dinner with organic emphasis to the holiday table this Christmas Eve.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Celery Root Soup, truffle cream, apple crisp

    – Squash Cannelloni, king crab, brown butter, pine nut

    – Roasted Oregon Lamb Loin, turnip, black garlic, rosemary powder

    – Brioche Pudding, pecan, bourbon anglaise

     

    Christmas Eve hours are 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tilth’s four-course dinner is $110 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $55. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    Three-Course French Feast at RN74

    RN74 brings a French-inspired feast to Christmas Eve dinner this holiday season. Guests will enjoy a three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert with the option to add wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar to complement each decadent course.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Winter Chestnut Velouté, foie gras, Yakima apple, sage, brown sugar streusel

    – Roasted Prime Rib, pommes duchess, port wine au jus, creamed spinach

    – Pot au feu de la Mer, lobster, prawns, truffle brioche, sea beans, sunchoke, asparagus

    – Mouse au Chocolat, crème Chantilly, cocoa nib, crème de cacao

     

    Three-course Christmas Eve dinner is $80 per person (excluding tax and service charge) and includes choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Option to add wine pairings for $45 or premier wine pairings for $65. Reservations available 4:30-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For more information or to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located downtown at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Day Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious seasonally-inspired three-course menu on Christmas Day. The meal includes soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $60 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Guests will enjoy sweeping views of the Puget Sound as they feast on this festive menu. The Boathouse bar will be open with the three-course menu available, no reservations taken.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25. Reservations strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Café’s Greatest Hits

    On Christmas Day Ray’s Café will be serving the greatest hits from the Café menu along with seasonally inspired a la carte specials. Guests will enjoy local seafood, festive décor, and gorgeous waterfront views.

     

    Café reservations are available from 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING

     

    The Moon and The Stars at The Herbfarm

    The holiday season reaches a peak with ‘The Moon and The Stars’ at The Herbfarm. Luxurious foods will be showcased alongside fine wines from the 26,000-bottle cellar in a festive end-of-the-year setting! Diners will welcome in the new year with an extravagant dinner celebration at the Northwest’s original farm-to-table restaurant.

     

    Price varies $245-$395 per person depending on the date and will be available December 28-31. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve call 425.485.5300 or visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St in Woodinville.

     

    New Year’s Eve Surf and Turf at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse is serving a festive menu featuring surf and turf specials served alongside the Boathouse menu this New Year’s Eve. The Boathouse will also be offering a selection of sparkling wines by the glass or bottle to cheers to the new year.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available on New Year’s Eve 5-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    New Year’s Eve Festive Specials at Ray’s Café

    Diners are invited to bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019 with a New Year’s Eve dinner menu including surf and turf specials served at Ray’s Café, alongside the regular Café menu.

    Café reservations are available on New Year’s Eve 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Four-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Tilth

    This New Year’s Eve Tilth brings an elegant four-course pre-fixe menu full of local and organic ingredients. James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines and Executive Chef Joel Panlilio invite guests to usher in the New Year at Tilth.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Baby Root Vegetables

    – Duck Liver Mousse

    – Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet

    – Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

     

    New Year’s Eve hours are 5-10 p.m. Tilth’s four-course dinner is $110 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $55. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

    Holiday diners can ring in 2019 at RN74 with an elegant five-course French-influenced tasting menu this New Year’s Eve. Guests will delight in the festive menu with the option to enhance dinner with two different wine pairings.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Mishima Ranch Wagyu Beef Tartare, truffled egg yolk, capers, crispy shallot, baguette crostini

    – Tian of Alaskan King Crab and Avocado, sugar pie pumpkin granola, ancient grains, pickled radish, jalapeno schug

    – Maine Lobster Agnolotti, sunchoke, black trumpet mushrooms, lemon-basil beuree fonduta

    – Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, salt-roasted celeriac, heirloom beets, sauce l’orange

    – Chocolate Charlotte Royale, passion fruit, caramel ganache, chiffon crumble, brown butter meringue

     

    RN74 is taking reservations 5-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Five-course tasting menu is $120 per person with the Grande wine pairing for $79 or sparkling wine pairing for $99. For more information and to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    NEW YEAR’S DAY DINING

     

    Celebratory New Year’s Day Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Guests can enjoy a celebratory New Year’s dinner with a spectacular waterfront view at Ray’s Boathouse. Dishes include House-Smoked Sablefish, Pan-Seared Halibut, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Filet Mignon and more. The Boathouse also offers a selection of sparkling wines to toast to 2019.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available on New Year’s Day from 5-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Rest and Refuel at Ray’s Café

    Locals can recover from all the New Year’s Eve festivities with Ray’s Café’s famous Bloody Mary alongside a variety of house-made cocktails and local draft beers. While the comfort of Clam Chowder, Fish and Chips, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Ray’s Classic Burger and more will nurse the hangover away.

     

    Ray’s Café is open New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

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  • Thanksgiving Dining at Seattle-area Restaurants! 10.25.18


    Take the stress out of the holiday season with dine-in feasts and dinner to-go at Seattle-area restaurants! Enjoy traditional classics with all the fixings, pristine Northwest seafood, Thanksgiving Day brunch, and prepared dishes to take to-go and reheat in the comfort of your own home. Read on for more details about delicious Thanksgiving Day offerings and holiday private dining at local restaurants and reserve your table today!

    Signature seafood buffet at Ray’s Cafe
    A local favorite, Ray’s Café’s offers gorgeous water and mountain views along with its signature buffet for $65 per person (includes coffee, tea, juice and sodas – excludes tax and gratuity). Children 5 to 11 years old are $32.50 each (excludes tax and gratuity).

    Menu highlights include:
    Chilled Shellfish Bar including oysters, crab, prawns and more
    • Oven Roasted Turkey with all the fixings
    • Alaska True Cod
    • Roast Prime Rib of Beef
    • Smoked Wild Northwest Salmon
    • House-Made Dessert Table

    View the full menu online. The Café bar will be open and will accept advanced reservations if the entire party is over the age of 21; only buffet menu available. Café reservations are available from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Waterfront views and a three-course Thanksgiving menu at Ray’s Boathouse
    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious seasonal fall three-course menu including soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $60 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Children 5 to 11 years old are $30 each (excluding tax and gratuity). The Boathouse bar will be open with the three-course menu available, no reservations taken.

    Menu highlights include:
    • Cream of Parsnip Soup, sunchoke chips, herbs, truffle
    • Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad,
    watercress, sherry vinaigrette, pistachio
    • Oven Roasted Turkey,
    herbed stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry, glazed carrots
    • Prime Rib of Beef,
    spice rubbed prime rib, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, fried onion, demi-glace
    • Wild Mushroom Risotto,
    Arborio rice simmered in mushroom consume, wild Northwest mushrooms, parmesan cheese, parmesan espuma
    • Alaskan Halibut, whipped Washington potatoes, blistered green beans, cavallo nero, beurre blanc
    • Traditional Pumpkin Pie, spiced pumpkin, vanilla bean whipped cream, pumpkin seed brittle

    View the full menu online. Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Traditional Thanksgiving plate and brunch at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Diners can start their Thanksgiving off right at Local 360 Café & Bar. Locals are invited to start festivities early with a special Thanksgiving Day brunch from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or jump right into Thanksgiving for a locally-sourced Thanksgiving plate available at 9 a.m.!

    Brunch menu highlights include:
    Corned Beef Hash, poached eggs, buttermilk biscuit – $14
    • Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble, buttermilk biscuit – $12
    • Fried Chicken and Waffles, fried farm egg, pepper jelly – $19
    • House-Made Waffle, with seasonal fruit – $12

    For Thanksgiving dinner, guests can enjoy a traditional ‘Thanksgiving Plate’ with a local twist. Plate includes:

    Roast Turkey Breast with gravy confit turkey leg
    Classic Cranberry Sauce
    Celery Root Puree with toasted local hazelnuts
    Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon buttermilk biscuits
    Fennel Sausage Stuffing
    Traditional Pumpkin Pie

    Brunch is available on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Thanksgiving plate is $49 per person with the option to add additional sides for $7 each. Thanksgiving plate is available 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve call 206.441.9360 or visit Local360.org. Local 360 Café & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Ave in Belltown.

    Three-course French-inspired feast at RN74
    RN74 brings a French-inspired Thanksgiving feast to holiday diners this season. Guests can revel in a decadent three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Optional wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar are available to complement each course.

    Menu highlights include:
    Roasted Sunchoke Soup, diver scallop, golden raisin, hibiscus
    Maple Leaf Farms Duck Pate En Croute, stone-ground mustard, pickled shallots, cornichon
    Roasted Heritage Turkey, sage crepinette, cranberry compote, pommes purée, honey cardamom jus
    Meyer Ranch Prime Rib Roast, salt-roasted celeriac, winter squash, rosemary au jus
    Roasted Foie Gras Stuffing, mortadella, Italian sausage, sage
    Sugar Pie Pumpkin Cheesecake, pepita brittle, crème chantilly

    Three-course Thanksgiving meal is $75 per person (excluding tax and service charge) and includes choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Option to add wine pairings for $40. Reservations available 2:30-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located downtown at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

    Organic holiday offerings at Tilth
    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio offer Thanksgiving classics with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients this holiday season.

    First and Second course includes:
    Root Vegetable Salad with parsnip, beet, carrot, sherry vinaigrette, deviled egg
    Celeriac-Apple Soup, truffle cream, tonnemaker apple, smoked salmon crostini, Sea Wolf rye, fromage blanc, cranberry relish

    Entrée choice of:
    Roasted Turkey Breast, pommes purée, chestnut-brioche dressing, cranberry
    Grass Run Ribeye, pommes purée, brussels sprouts, chimichurri
    Roasted King Oyster Mushroom, pommes purée, brussels sprouts, cranberry

    Dessert choice of:
    Theo Chocolate Cake, bourbon Chantilly cream
    Pumpkin Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake, pepita, pomegranate

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $85 per person with option to add wine pairings for an additional $40 per person. Reservations are available 2:30-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St. in Wallingford.

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go at Tilth
    Diners who prefer to feast at home have the opportunity to order Tilth’s delicious dinner to-go, ready to reheat and complete with roast turkey and all the fixings.

    Menu includes:
    Roasted Turkey Breast
    Chestnut-Brioche Dressing
    Maple Glazed Yams
    Roasted Root Salad

    Tilth to-go dinners are $45 per person. Order deadline is Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Guests must pick up Nov. 20 – Nov. 21 2-6 p.m. Order by emailing Mark at mark@tilthrestaurant.com. Package will include re-heating instructions. For more information visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St. in Wallingford.

    Four-course Italian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner at Agrodolce
    Chef Maria Hines’ warm and welcoming trattoria, Agrodolce, is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for a delicious Thanksgiving feast with an Italian twist. All dishes are made with locally-sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Menu highlights include:
    Nash’s Kale Salad, herb ricotta, pickled red grapes, toasted hazelnuts
    Roasted Fennel Apple Soup, pickled coriander
    Marina di Chioggia Cavatelli, marsala chanterelles, sage butter, crispy coppa
    Turkey Involtini, roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, cranberry glaze
    Charred Green Beans, tobacco onions, anchovy vinaigrette
    Poached Pear, chocolate gelato, warm spice red wine reduction

    Four-course Thanksgiving dinner is $75 per person and $30 for children 12 and under. Option to add wine pairings for an additional $35. Reservations available at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve call 206.547.9707 or visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th St. in Fremont.

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go at Agrodolce
    Agrodolce is encouraging guests to take the stress out of the holiday season with a delicious Thanksgiving meal to heat and enjoy at home.

    Menu includes:
    Nash’s Kale Salad
    Roasted Fennel Apple Soup
    Turkey Involtini
    Charred Green Beans

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go is $45 per person. Order deadline is Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Guests must pick up Nov. 20 – Nov. 21 2-6 p.m. Order by emailing Alex at Alex@agrodolcerestaurant.net. Package will include re-heating instructions. For more information and to reserve call 206.547.9707 or visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th St. in Fremont.

    Private Dining at District One Saigon
    District One Saigon in Redmond offers diners a little something different this holiday season. Guests will enjoy the approachable private dining space, available for parties of up to 30 people. Warm exotic woods, splashes of color, and spacious, comfortable seating makes this space the perfect spot to host holiday dinners, corporate parties, or family celebrations with no room fee or minimums!

    The menu brings Vietnamese flavors to holiday dining, featuring a collection of Vietnamese street food, traditional dishes and entrees re-imagined to reflect cultures that have historically influenced Vietnam’s cuisine. Diners can also select inventive house cocktails, perfectly paired wines, and imported and domestic beers.

    Menu highlights include:
    • Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings
    • Pho and Noodle Soups
    • Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry
    • Five Spice Braised Lamb Shanks
    • Caramelized Spare Ribs

    District One Saigon is now taking reservations in their private dining space for parties up to 30 people for this holiday season. For more information and to reserve call 425.202.7150 or visit districtonesaigon.com. District One Saigon is located at 2720 152nd Ave NE #150 in Redmond.

    Upcoming this Holiday Season

    Holiday Champagne Fete at RN74 Dec. 1-31
    Holiday-goers are invited to pop the cork at RN74 all month long with a list of unique champagnes offered by the glass and as a flight. On Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., guests will sample some of the restaurant’s best champagnes from their recently expanded cellar, as well as special bottles brought in for the holidays. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a flight of unique top champagnes, and champagne-focused discussion with RN74’s award-winning sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen and Paul Swanson.

    The holiday festivities kick off Dec. 1 with champagnes available by the glass and as a flight during dinner service for the full month, including New Year’s Eve. The champagnes are hand selected by the restaurant’s sommelier team, focusing on bottles that are not often available by the glass, allowing for tasting rare bubbles.

    Champagne Fete on Dec. 8 is $95 per person. Reservations for Dec. 8 are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve for dinner or for Dec. 8 call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

    Christmas Day three-course menu at Ray’s Boathouse
    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious three-course menu on Christmas Day. The meal includes soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $60 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). The Boathouse bar will be open with the three-course menu available, no reservations taken.

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Guests can also enjoy the Boathouse’s regular menu offerings on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Christmas Day favorites at Ray’s Café
    On Christmas Day Ray’s Café will be serving the greatest hits from the Café menu along with seasonally inspired a la carte specials.

    Café reservations are available from 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Guests can also enjoy the regular Café menu on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

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  • Local Restaurants Offer Family-Friendly Halloween Events 10.09.18

     

    With fall in full-swing and Halloween right around the corner, local restaurants are offering fun seasonal events for the whole family!

     

    Ray’s Café

    Ray’s Café in Ballard is hosting its fifth annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday, October 20. This event is all-ages and will take place rain or shine on Ray’s covered deck with heaters to make sure everyone stays warm and dry.

     

    Each carver will receive child-safe carving tools, a pumpkin, LED candles and delicious hot apple cider. In the spirit of Halloween, guests will enjoy the spooky decor as they create their own Jack-O-Lantern and costumes are encouraged!

     

    Tickets are $17 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Food and drinks will be available for purchase including Ray’s seasonal house made pumpkin spice bourbon (for adults).

     

    Reservations are required and includes the following three time-slots: 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. To confirm your spot, contact Ray’s at 206-782-0094 or email Darla at dmarchi@rays.com.

     

    More details online at rays.com/pumpkincarving.

     

    Ray’s Café can be found at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, in Seattle or by phone at 206-782-0094.

     

    Maxwella Café & Bar

    This Halloween, Maxwella Café and Bar is inviting kids and families to come enjoy the season with free weekend activities. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Maxwella will be turning its center space into the Children’s Activity Room! This space will be used for creating crafts and painting.

     

    This Halloween season, Maxwella is offering two weekends of ghoulish fun with one of the weekends serving as an opportunity to help other kids in need!

     

    Oct. 20-21: Halloween Handprint Painting – Using a hand dipped in paint, kids will create and paint traditional Halloween images such as witches, ghosts and skeletons!

     

    Oct. 27-28: Halloween Tote Bag Decorating – Kids will paint and color Halloween themed inspirations on their very own personal tote bag, which can be used for collecting candy on Halloween! What’s even more special about this activity is that kids will have the opportunity to spread Halloween cheer by decorating and filling tote bags for local kids in need. The decorated goodie bags will be directly donated to Camp Kindness Counts, a local organization that runs summer camps and year-long activities to teach kids about being kind through their actions.

     

    Weekend crafting is free (with the purchase of a kid’s meal) and offers the opportunity for parents to enjoy a delicious brunch and great local coffee. To view the full brunch menu visit maxwellacafebar.com/brunch. No reservations needed.

     

    Maxwella Café and Bar can be found at 2720 152nd Avenue NE, in Redmond or by phone at 425-658-7185.

     

    More information on Camp Kindness Counts can be found at campkindnesscounts.org.

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