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  • Celebrate Your Valentine with Weekend-Long Special Menus, Cocktails and Events 02.06.15



    There is no shortage of decadent choices this Valentine’s Day. Options range from four-course menus, sommelier wine pairings, Theo Chocolate desserts, complimentary cookies, a couple’s cooking class, and more! With so many options, don’t limit your swooning to just Valentine’s Day, instead, impress and spoil your loved one (and yourself) all weekend long.



    Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    One of the most romantic dining locations in Seattle is preparing two special menus this Valentine’s Day. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are picturesque destinations for Valentine’s dinners and their menus offer the freshest seafood selections. Ray’s Boathouse is offering an a la carte Valentine’s menu February 12-15 featuring:

    Starters:
    Lobster Salad, $15
    Ahi and Foi Gras, $14
    Tempura Fried Oysters, $11

    Main Course:
    Filet Mignon and Dungeness Crab Cake, $49
    Wild Alaskan King, $45
    Barley Risotto, $28

    Dessert:
    Dark Chocolate Champagne Cake, $8
    Passion Fruit Cake, $8

    Don’t have a date? Head to Ray’s Café with family, friends, and other singles where they’ll be serving special menu items and festive cocktails. Enjoy the classic Grilled King Salmon and Prawns for $38 or the mouth-watering Grilled Filet of Beef with Smoked Salmon Skewer and Dungeness Crab Cake for $46. Sip on seductive cocktails such as Between the Sheets crafted with Courvoisier, orange liqueur, Bacardi rum and lemon juice, or Big Love with Big Gin, fresh lemon and cranberry juices, and rosemary. Regular menu available.

    Reserve now for views of Shilshole Bay. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or click. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern take on Old-World, Norman-inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day celebrate with a decadent four-course menu.

    Starters:
    Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna
    Lacto Preserved Vegetable Salad

    Second Course:
    Kuri Squash Vichyssoise with Oregon Black Truffles

    Main Course:
    Wagyu Beef Zabuton with charred onion, potato pave and lemon thyme jus

    Dessert:
    Chocolate Mousse with brown butter, nougat and banana

    The special four-course menu is available February 13-14 and is $55 per person. For reservations call 206.538.0180, or visit BellandWhete.com. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend with a three-course menu comprised of farm fresh, local ingredients.

    Starters:
    South Sound Oyster and Sunchoke Chowder
    Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad (gluten free, vegan)
    Chicken Mousseline

    Main Course:
    Oregon Rabbit Confit (gluten free)
    RR Ranch Beef Short Ribs (gluten free)
    Butternut Squash and Salsify Terrine (gluten free, vegan)

    Dessert:
    Baked Apple Napoleon (vegan)
    Hazelnut Torte (gluten free, vegan)
    Chocolate Soufflé Brownie (vegan)

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is offering its special Valentine’s Day menu February 13-15, 4 p.m. to close. The three-course menu is $40 per person. Regular menu available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 206.441.9360 or visiting Local360.org; mention tasting menu in reservation. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Shanik
    This Valentine’s Day treat your special someone to fine Indian food from Shanik restaurant in South Lake Union. Meeru Dhawala is cooking some of her favorite dishes from the world-renown Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Her four-course menu is full of savory spices and authentic flavor, with many vegetarian and meat options to choose from as well as optional wine pairings to enhance the Indian flavors and spices.

    First Course:
    Amuse Bouche featuring Beet Bites with creamy chutney and fennel-candied walnuts
    Wine Pairing: Rive Della Chiesa, Prosecco Brut NV

    Second Course:
    Jackfruit in Black Cardamom and Cumin Curry
    Samosas with Lamb and Beef
    Marinated and Grilled Kale
    Wine Pairing: Domain Les Cantates Jacquere 2013 or Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel 2011

    Main Course:
    Beef Short Ribs
    Grilled Lamb Popsicles
    Grilled Winter Squash and Eggplant
    Saag Paneer with Punjabi Daal
    Wine Pairing: La Caña Albarina 2013 or Balboa Estate Syrah 2011

    Dessert:
    Gulab Jamun
    Indian Custard

    Meeru’s four-course menu is $50 and optional wine flight is $30 (three glass pairing). Call 206.486.6884 or click here to make reservations. Shanik is located in South Lake Union at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle.



    Agrodolce
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian-coastal cuisine and enjoy a four-course meal from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines at her Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, in Fremont.

    Starters:
    Oysters on the Half Shell
    Pork Rillette
    Burrata Pugliese

    Second Course:
    Semolina Mafalde
    Red Wheat Spaghetti
    Ricotta Cavatelli

    Third Course:
    Poached Spot Prawn
    Grilled Top Sirloin
    Seared King Oyster Mushroom

    Dessert:
    Theo Chocolate Budino
    Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato
    Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini

    The Valentine’s Day four-course menu is $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing. For reservations call 206.547.9707 or visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Golden Beetle
    Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle recently received a refreshed look just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The new, Mediterranean-inspired details create the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner for two.

    First Course:
    Celeriac Soup
    Spiced Roasted Cauliflower
    Optional Wine Pairing: Lampo Borgoluce Brut Prosecco, Italy 2013

    Second Course:
    Rabbit Samosas
    Kataffi Wrapped Prawns
    Crispy Halloumi

    Third Course:
    Beef Cheek Tagine
    Fennel Crusted St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna
    Chickpea and Lemon Stew

    Dessert:
    Kabocha Squash Panna Cotta
    Chocolate Truffle Torte

    Golden Beetle’s four-course menu is $55 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25 per person. Many of Golden Beetle’s dishes contain nuts, gluten and dairy; when making reservations please inform them of any serious allergies. For reservations call 206.706.2977 or visit golden-beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Cozy up in Wallingford’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Tilth, this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a beautiful prixe fixe menu at the restaurant that earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award.

    Starters:
    Pacific Oysters
    Sunchoke Soup
    Rabbit Rillette

    Second Course:
    Taylor Shellfish Clams
    Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad
    Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Quail

    Main Course:
    Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet (vegetarian)
    Seared Alaskan Black Cod
    Juniper Ash Crusted Venison

    Desert:
    Olive Oil Cake and Beet Textures
    Sticky Toffee Pudding
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

    The prix fixe menu is $80 per person with an optional wine pairing of $50 or an optional sommelier pairing of $70. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.



    Volterra
    Volterra’s special Valentine’s Day offerings speak to both romantic couples and singles, from a special four-course menu to Love Me and Love Me Not beverages. The Tuscan-inspired cuisine features the best local and imported ingredients from Italy, house-made pasta and charcuterie, and many gluten-free options for all to enjoy. The restaurant’s owners, Chef Don Curtiss and Michelle Quisenberry, were married in Volterra, Italy, just prior to opening Volterra restaurant, so they know how to pour on meaningful romance this Valentine’s Day.

    First Course:
    Amuse
    Bra Tenero Cheese
    Apricot Chutney

    Second Course:
    Beef Carpaccio
    Wild Mushroom Tart
    Seared Ahi Tuna

    Third Course:
    Wild Boar Ragu
    Roasted Beet and Potato Gnocchi

    Main Course:
    Dungeness Crab Cakes
    Beef Tenderloin
    Wild Boar Tenderloin
    Eggplant Lasagna

    Dessert:
    Ruby Slippers

    Volterra is making Valentine’s fun for both couples and singles alike with their creative cocktails for the evening. Sip on the sweet Love Me cocktail crafted with fresh clementine, Glass Gridiron vodka, pomegranate, lemon, Prosecco, mint and garnished with an Italian Baci “kiss,” or throw back the Love Me Not: one shot of whiskey served with a skull and cross bones trinket ring! The Love Me and Love Me Not are $14 each.

    The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu will be offered February 14, $70 per person. Cocktail specials available all weekend. To make reservations call 206.789.5100 or click here. View the Valentine’s Day menu online. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora keeps your romantic date night healthy yet hearty and filling, with a four-course menu of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    First Course:
    Breaded Fried Artichoke with lemon-herbed marrow bean pate, romesco sauce, micro greens (gluten free, vegan)

    Second Course:
    Pommelo and Cara Cara Orange Salad with seared fennel, watercress, pomegranate, fresh beets, spiced orange blossom vinaigrette (gluten free, vegan)

    Main Course:
    Wild Mushroom Ravioli with truffle scented cauliflower, toasted pine nuts, roasted leek sauce, asparagus (gluten free, vegan options available)

    Dessert:
    Valentine’s Pavlova with mango curd, passion fruit, whipped cream, raspberry coulis, fresh tropical fruit compote, vanilla bean meringue (gluten free)
    Theo Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake (gluten free and vegan options available)

    Cafe Flora’s deliciously colorful Valentine’s Day menu is available February 14, 5-10 p.m. The four-course menu is $65 per person. Reservations are required for parties of all sizes. Call 206.325.9100 or visit cafeflora.com to make reservations. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.



    Fonté Café
    Fonté Café is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend, February 14-15. Start your morning with a cup of freshly roasted Fonté coffee and brunch. Indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Parfait with fresh raspberries or the Housemade White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle. Both desserts are $7 and only offered Valentine’s Day weekend.

    In addition to these delicious goodies, Fonté is sharing the love with customers – everyone that comes in and orders two coffee beverages will receive a complimentary heart-shaped cookie (while they last). Call 206.777.6193 or click to make reservations. Fonté Café is located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle.



    Blue Ribbon Cooking
    Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering a romantic, couple’s cooking class with wine! Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one while brushing up on your cooking skills and preparing an extravagant five-course meal.

    Appetizers:
    Fresh Puget Sound Oysters
    Cambazola Tarts with caramelized Walla Walla onions and spiced apple chutney

    First Course:
    Cognac Poached Fig Salad with marinated goat cheese and hazelnut lace

    Second Course:
    Dungeness Crab Ravioli

    Mid-Course Palate Cleanser:
    Lavender Sorbet with Rose Champagne

    Main Course:
    Flaming Filet Mignon with truffles Yukon gold potato puree and Brussel sprouts

    Dessert:
    Vanilla Bean Poached Pears with Cabernet chocolate sauce and caramel ice cream

    Drink:
    Blue Ribbon Rudesheimer Koffees brandied coffee with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

    Blue Ribbon’s Valentine’s Day class 6:30 p.m., February 14. Click here to register. Class is $155 per person; must register for 2 guests. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com for more information. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E., Seattle.

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  • Book Your 2014 Holiday Party! 11.20.14

    With December just around the corner it’s the perfect time to start booking your holiday parties! Seattle’s best restaurants and caterers are ready to host you and your crew this holiday season and each offers a plethora of dining, beverage and set up options. Whether you’re planning a casual or formal work party, family event, or fun get-together with friends, we have the perfect fit for you. Read on for inspiration and book today!

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge



    Bell + Whete, Belltown’s best new restaurant and lounge, has a large, yet intimate event space that can seat parties of up to 45 guests (50 reception style). Their private dining room is secluded and offers an intimate setting for family, friends, and coworkers. Rent the venue for your holiday party and Bell + Whete’s event specialist will work with you to create a custom menu, a la carte options, and special drink menus to ensure your party is a success.

    Bell + Whete’s expansive bar has nearly seventy international beers and ciders on tap, bottled beer, wines, and an extensive gin and whiskey inventory. Choose beverage options for your group, from a specific cocktail list, open bar, or signature drinks.

    To learn more or to book your event at Bell + Whete contact Heather Chambers at reservations@bellandwhete.com or visit bellandwhete.com/private-dining.

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar

    The Loft

    The Loft is a private event room located above the restaurant and is perfect for family style dining or intimate dinner parties. Your guests are sure to love the space, complete with its own private bar and communal table with seating up to 30.

    The Chef’s Table

    Local 360’s Chef’s Table is like having your own private restaurant. The large, spacious room, adorned with farmhouse elegance, is complete with a private kitchen, bar, and country farm table, seating up to parties of 55 guests (70 as a reception space). Specialty menus, a la carte options, or all-inclusive creations are available. Feel right at home during the holidays in their charming, country-style accommodation.

    To book your event at either of Local 360’s private spaces, visit local360.org/private-dining.

    Fonté Cafe



    Fonté Café’s beautifully appointed downtown Seattle cafe and outstanding menu by Executive Chef Kristofer Kalinczok provide the perfect setting for an exclusive holiday party. Event formats include small, intimate get-togethers, traditional cocktail parties, formal coursed seated dinners, thematic cooking classes, wine-pairing activities, and even pig roasts! The options are endless and Fonté will accommodate your out-of-the-box ideas.

    Fonté Café’s world-class wine list, craft cocktails, and master-roasted coffees are available for all events. For top-quality sips and dining, consider Fonté for your holiday party. For more information on booking events call Travis Ulrich, 206.777.6193, and visit cafefonte.com.

    Blue Ribbon Cooking



    Blue Ribbon Cooking on Lake Union provides companies, friends, groups and families a unique and exciting array of holiday party experiences. Book an Iron Chef cooking competition and compete in teams to create the best dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy a meal together while watching the Christmas ships. Or book a Cooking For A Cause event and prepare a meal for a local shelter that Blue Ribbon delivers while guests sit down to dinner. Blue Ribbon also caters any event big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus, cocktail competitions and more at their waterfront venue on Lake Union, or at a venue or home of the guest’s choice!

    Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E. Seattle, 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Auburn, as well as provide offsite catering. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com to book an event.

    Cafe Flora



    Mix it up this holiday season and take family and friends out for an evening of hearty, seasonally sourced vegetarian and vegan dining. Cafe Flora‘s diverse Madison Valley restaurant provides the perfect, elegant setting for small or large parties. The atrium, garden room, and main dining room provide beautiful event spaces for seating ranging from 30 guests up to 125.

    Book your holiday event at Cafe Flora and their team will create a menu just for you, and customize special wine and cocktail pairings to accompany your meal. Dishes can be served in a variety of ways including plated dinners, family-style or buffet.Contact Cafe Flora’s event manager, stephanie@cafeflora.com, to learn more.

    Shanik



    If you are hosting your own holiday party at a local venue or at home, consider Shanik’s Indian catering for your event! Your whole group will enjoy delicious, flavorful Indian dishes hot and fresh from the market. Shanik is famous for their modern, Indian comfort food with popular dishes such as their mouth-watering lamb popsicles. Now you can enjoy Shanik in the luxury of your own home or event location.

    Shanik can accommodate takeout orders for up to 50 people. Orders are customizable within the limits of their menu. Call at least two days in advance, 206.486.6884.

    Golden Beetle



    Golden Beetle offers catering from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines! Enjoy fresh, organic Mediterranean cuisine available for large-group take-out orders, or cooked in the comfort of your own home. If you’re hosting a private sit-down dinner, Golden Beetle will provide service staff and delicious food for parties up to 12 people. For larger holiday parties, Golden Beetle can provide hors d’oeuvres and stationary appetizers for up to 50 guests.

    From fresh dips and wood fired flat bread to braised goat tagine, let Golden Beetle cater your holiday event and enjoy the cozy, warm spices Eastern Mediterranean cuisine has to offer! Contact Skye at skye@golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977 for more information.

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  • Give Thanks for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving 11.11.13

    Cafe Flora Polenta

    Planning your holiday get-togethers doesn’t have to be stressful! This year, don’t think about planning your menu or hitting long lines at the grocery store. Instead, ditch your worries and head to Golden Beetle or Cafe Flora on Thanksgiving to enjoy an amazing four-course meal that will make you wonder why you ever attempted Thanksgiving in the past.

    With the holidays around the corner, it’s never too soon to start booking your company or family party! Celebrate the holidays with professionals that know how to blend delicious fare and memorable moments. Blue Ribbon Cooking has a plethora of fabulous holiday party ideas, including Iron Chef cooking competitions and Cooking For A Cause, where you can donate meals to local charities.

    Golden Beetle
    Relax this Thanksgiving and let James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines do the cooking for you! At Golden Beetle, indulge in a four-course menu enhanced by the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Thanksgiving menu will feature a delicious variety of unique and artistic dishes, with options for each course, including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Wood Fired Turkey Breast and Grilled Black Cod. Top off the first three courses with Pumpkin Pudding or Pecan Pie. For those that want to amplify the Thanksgiving flavors, an optional $30 wine pairing is available with each course.

    Take pleasure in sitting back and having these delicious plates brought to you on Thanksgiving Day at Golden Beetle, open 3-8 p.m.; $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make your reservation today online or by calling 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107.

    Cafe Flora
    Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2013 by Seattle Magazine, Cafe Flora is perfect for adults and families looking to give thanks over hearty and healthy dishes. Palates of all types can enjoy their scrumptious entrees as they offer a four-course Thanksgiving menu with full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Tempting menu items include the best of the local fall bounty with dishes like Vegetable Consume with Roasted Vegetable Apple Dumplings, Pumpkin Carpaccio and for dessert, Cranberry Apple Cheesecake or Pecan Mocha Tart. A special four-course Thanksgiving menu is available just for the youngsters featuring purple carrot soup and yam marshmallow tartine!

    Cafe Flora is open on Thanksgiving, 1:30-6:45 p.m.; $50 per adult and $25 per child, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required so call today at 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112.

    Blue Ribbon
    Blue Ribbon Cooking can show you how to celebrate the holidays in a new way! Located on Lake Union, Blue Ribbon provides companies, friends, groups and families a unique and exciting array of holiday party experiences. Book an Iron Chef cooking competition and compete in teams to create the best dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy the meal together. Or try their Cooking For A Cause experience, where you prepare a meal for a local shelter and Blue Ribbon delivers the food while you sit down to dinner. They offer many other exciting formats in addition to these two. Blue Ribbon can also cater any event, big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus. Join Blue Ribbon at their waterfront venue on Lake Union or have them come to you!

    Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Tacoma, as well as provide offsite catering at locations throughout the region. Contact Blue Ribbon to book your event at 206.328.2442 or online.

    Relax! This is your chance to celebrate the holiday season worry-free!

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  • Blue Ribbon Kids Cooking Camps 06.14.13



    Starting June 17th Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center is kicking off its 19th summer of kids cooking camps for kids and teens ages 7-18! Participants learn knife skills, easy meals and self confidence. Camp includes: personalized chef’s jacket, chef’s knife, Blue Ribbon electronic cookbook, daily lunch, diploma and graduation dinner. Blue Ribbon was the first local cooking school to offer international cooking for kids with a sit-down dinner format and all camps are held at their 5,200 square foot facility on Lake Union.

    All classes, outside of Mom & Me, end with a graduation dinner where the students present what they have learned at a dinner for their friends and family.

    The first camp runs June 17-20 and the last July 29-August 1. View schedule, rates and sign up information online. Register two siblings at once and receive 15 percent off both kids.

    Classic Culinary Camp
    Ages: 7-13
    Dates: June 17-20, July 8-11, July 29-August 1

    Ages: 14-18
    Dates: July 15-18

    All Ages: 7-18
    Dates: July 22-25

    Baking & Pastry Camp
    All Ages: 7-18
    Dates: June 24-27 and July 8-11

    Mom & Me
    All Ages: 7-18
    Dates: July 15-17

    Advanced French Culinary Workshop
    All Ages: 7-18*
    Dates: July 29-August 1
    *Students must have completed a prior kids camp to attend.

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  • Eat, Cook + Relax this Father’s Day 06.10.13



    There’s still time to finalize your plans with dad for this Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day! Pick his favorite restaurants for all day eating indulgence at brunch, lunch and dinner, pamper him for being the best dad ever, or take him to school with cooking classes to bring out his own culinary chops! We’ve got a few ideas for dads everywhere!

    Cafe Flora
    Treat dad to an unforgettable, locally sourced Father’s Day brunch! Start the morning right with Cafe Flora’s fresh baked cinnamon roll or seasonal beignets then order him their Father’s Day Morel Mushroom Eggs Benedict with grilled asparagus ($16) and a special Bloody Mary ($9). View full menus online. Brunch runs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.

    Tilth

    Get dad up and ready to start his morning with Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly Hash or Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy, both available on the special Father’s Day prix-fixe menu at Tilth! You don’t have to tell dad that it’s not only delicious, but good for him given the restaurant’s organic certification. Start the day with bloody marys, mimosas and more on the patio or in the dining room at Tilth. Three-course for $25; reservations recommended.

    First Course

    Mixed Baby Greenspickled spring onion, pistachio, goat cheese vinaigrette

    Cherry Scone – cherry, hazelnut, cherry curd

    Yogurtmint, compressed apricot, lemon zest



    Second Course

    Soft Scrambled Eggsenglish pea, seasonal mushroom, raddish

    Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravywashington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon

    Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly Hashpotato, red cabbage, fried egg



    Third Course

    French Toast – rhubarb, mint, pecan

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake – chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, sea salt

    House Made Sourdough Waffle espresso, theo chocolate, hazelnut butter

    Blue Ribbon
    Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center is offering two delicious cooking classes perfect for Father’s Day gifts or to attend with friends and learn how to cook a Father’s Day meal dad will love. Classes are held held at their 5,200 square foot facility located on Lake Union where guests can enjoy beautiful lake views.

    Classes include appetizers and Northwest wine and microbrews upon arrival, a hands-on cooking lesson with a professional chef, a feast of everything prepared in class and printed recipes. Reservations are required and can be made at 206.328.2442 or online. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. East, Seattle.

    Grilling & Barbequing Essential Techniques
    Friday, June 14th, 6:30 p.m.
    $95, three hours
    Menu:
    Buffalo Chicken Wings with Cognac Mustard
    Selection of Barbecued Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
    Classic Barbecued Chicken
    Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Lime Cocktail Sauce
    Grilled Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
    Roasted Potato Salad with Watercress, Green Onions, and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
    Grilled Local Farm Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
    Summer Fruit Cobbler with French Vanilla Ice Cream

    Backyard Cocktail Party
    Tuesday, June 25th, 6 p.m.
    $95, three hours
    Menu:
    Herb-Poached Shrimp and Gazpacho Shooters
    Cucumber Watermelon Salad with Cilantro and Lime
    Salmon with Chili Mango Salsa
    Pepper-Crusted Steaks with Worcestershire-Glazed Portobellos
    Roasted Baby Red Potatoes bursting with Feta-Garlic Sour Cream
    Lemon Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Kalamata Olives
    Skewered Strawberry and Marshmallow Smores

    Cocktails:
    Classic Mint Julep
    Lavendar Lemon Drops
    Strawberry Basil Mojitos
    Citrus Sangria Blanco

    Yuan Spa
    Yuan Spa in downtown Bellevue has created four packages to treat dad to a day of relaxation and pampering with spa services designed just for men. Including their gentleman’s facial, sports pedicure, man-icure and deep tissue massage. All services include access to Yuan Spa’s world class hydrotherapy facility with amenities like: Cool Salt Water Pool, Hot Pool, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Herbal Sauna Room, Salt Bar, Relaxation area with tea and snacks.

    Father’s Day Packages
    Dad’s Day Off
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    45 minute Pure Hydrafacial
    30 minute Man-icure
    45 minute Sports Pedicure
    $350

    Papa Pampering
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    60 minute Gentleman’s Facial
    45 minute Sports Pedicure
    $275

    Relax Dad
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    60 minute Reflexology
    $200

    Dad on the Go
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
    30 minute Express Facial
    $118

    Appointments and gift certificates available at 425.449.8788 or online. Complimentary parking is available in building garage. Yuan Spa is located at 1032 106th Ave NE, Ste 125, Bellevue.

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  • Memorial Day Grilling! 05.24.13

    Whether you grill indoors or out this Memorial Day Weekend, Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center in Seattle has some great recipes for you! The entertaining experts at Blue Ribbon have it down and provide recipes that let you visit with your guests instead of slaving over the stove or grill all afternoon.

    Blue Ribbon’s Director Vanessa Volkman grilled up a storm with KING5 News to preview four delicious dishes from salmon in banana leaves to grilled dessert pizzas with mascarpone and grilled peaches, all made on the grill. Watch KING5 online for Vanessa’s videos and tips then grab her recipes and try all four dishes this weekend, including:

    Grilled Salmon En Papillotes with Caribbean Vegetables + Pineapple Salsa



    Grilled New Potato Salad with Watercress & Gorgonzola Vinaigrette AND Grilled Panzanella Salad with Pike Place Market Style Vegetables, Arugula & Fresh Basil



    Grilled Dessert Pizza with Port Wine Infused Goat Cheese, Blackberries & Basil



    Take your grilling skills and knowledge to the next level with two upcoming grilling classes at Blue Ribbon! On June 4th enjoy a Summer Seafood Grill + Cocktail Party and on June 14th enjoy a Grilling + Barbecuing Party. Learn to master the grill and treat dad to a Father’s Day cookout! Classes include wine, appetizers and a feast of all dishes made. Grab your friends and sign up online here!

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  • New Client: Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center! 04.15.13


    We are excited to announce our newest client, Blue Ribbon Cooking School & Culinary Center! This multi-generation, family-owned company has been teaching creative, hands-on cooking classes and planning and executing custom tailored events in the Seattle area since 1995.

    Over the years, Blue Ribbon has grown into an all-inclusive events company, offering gourmet cooking classes, corporate team building activities, top-to-bottom wedding design and execution, world-class catering, event planning, kids camps and more. With multiple unique venues in Seattle and Tacoma, Blue Ribbon prides itself on offering exceptional and diverse event services for celebrations, weddings and corporate needs. With a history rooted in gourmet cooking, Blue Ribbon’s culinary team produces classic and contemporary dishes using international flavors and quality ingredients.

    Blue Ribbon has created and hosted thousands of customized events including weddings, anniversaries, birthday and retirement celebrations, for both private and corporate clients, at their own facilities and at more than 70 additional venues in the Puget Sound area. Their unique all-inclusive wedding packages have made them a popular local favorite for newly-engaged couples. Meanwhile, Blue Ribbon Cooking School remains one of the most popular cooking schools in Washington state.

    Book an Iron Chef or private cooking class for your office, or sign up with friends for one of their seasonal cooking classes and find out what sets them apart from the rest! Call 206.328.2442 or visit online!

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