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!
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.
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.
Mixed Baby Greens – pickled spring onion, pistachio, goat cheese vinaigrette
Cherry Scone – cherry, hazelnut, cherry curd
Yogurt – mint, compressed apricot, lemon zest
Soft Scrambled Eggs – english pea, seasonal mushroom, raddish
Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy – washington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon
Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly Hash – potato, red cabbage, fried egg
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 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
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
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
Classic Mint Julep
Lavendar Lemon Drops
Strawberry Basil Mojitos
Citrus Sangria Blanco
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
60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
45 minute Pure Hydrafacial
30 minute Man-icure
45 minute Sports Pedicure
60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
60 minute Gentleman’s Facial
45 minute Sports Pedicure
60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
60 minute Reflexology
Dad on the Go
30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
30 minute Express Facial
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.
Treat Mom to Brunch + Pampering! 05.02.13
May is here, the weather couldn’t be more promising, and spring is in full bloom! To top it off, we have plenty of ideas to treat mom to the perfect Mother’s Day. From three-course brunches to spa pampering and a little fitness to keep her young at heart, check out our Mother’s Day offerings and start booking today!
Visit Cafe Flora for their annual Mother’s Day brunch and find out why Seattle Magazine just named them one of Seattle’s “Best Brunch Spots” in their May issue! They are offering a delicious three-course seasonal vegetarian and vegan menu for $30 per person, and a kids menu for $15 per child, with gluten, nut and soy free options available. Grab your reservation now as they are almost sold out! View full menus here.
coconut whip, mint and blood orange coulis and pastry basket
Duck Egg & Root Vegetable Latke Benedict
grilled portabella, stiebrs farm poached duck egg, hollandaise. shaved asparagus, fire roasted pepper, snow pea, tarragon, preserved lemon (gluten free)
Strawberry Lavender Baked French Toast
st. germaine macerated strawberries, coconut lavender cream, whipped honey chevre (available vegan)
Wild Mushroom Spring Sopes
masa cakes, chanterelles, sherry caramelized onions, cilantro lime cashew cheese, ranchero sauce
bittersweet chocolate semifreddo, milk chocolate glaze, nibby anglaise (gluten free, nut free)
ginger rhubarb, wonderwoman tea infused pastry cream, russian tea cake, sweet strawberry wine reduction (vegan, gluten free, available nut free)
Mango Sorbet (vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free)
Reservations are required for parties of all sizes at 206.325.9100. Brunch runs 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.
Kids can impress mom with a delicious brunch at award-winning Tilth restaurant this Mother’s Day. Featuring clean, bright flavors from certified organic ingredients, the beautifully prepared prix-fixe menu offers three courses for just $25. Give the best for mom this Mother’s Day!
edible flowers, soft cooked egg, truffle
honey, almond, maple sugar
mint, brandied cherry, lemon
arugula, sweet onion, jalapeño
Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy
washington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon
Soft Scrambled Eggs
english pea, wild mushroom, cauliflower
rhubarb, lovage, walnut
Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake
chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, sea salt
House Made Sourdough Waffle
espresso, candied meyer lemon, hazelnut
Prix Fixe Menu $25; Cava or Mimosa with Coffee $10.
You can also view the full menu here. Reservations are recommended by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at www.Tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St., Seattle.
Indulge mom with a variety of relaxing and healing spa services and treat yourself while you’re at it! All Mother’s Day packages include access to Yuan Spa’s hydrotherapy pools for a pre-service soak to soften and hydrate skin and increase circulation.
60 min. Yuan Signature Massage or Facial
60 min. Yuan Signature Manicure
60 min. Deluxe Revitalizing Pedicure
$199 – 4 hours ($38 savings)
Queen for the Day
50 min. Chinese Body Scrub
60 min. Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
30 min. Classic Manicure
$209 – 3 hours 20 min ($38 savings)
Like Mother, Like Daughter
60 min. Couples Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
60 min. Couples Signature Facial
$389 – 3 hours ($67 savings)
Appointments and gift certificates available at 425.449.8788 or online. Complimentary parking is available in the underground garage. Yuan Spa is located at 1032 106th Ave NE, Suite 125, Bellevue.
Treat mom to her favorite workout or introduce her to barre classes with Pure Barre gift cards! Perfect for new moms working to get their body back in shape. Grab a pair of their “grippe” socks and she’ll be set to lift, tuck and burn her way to a long and lean physique. And her first class is free!
Purchase gift cards online or at their Queen Anne, University District and Bellevue locations. Classes are offered daily from 6 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Check schedules for times, as they vary by location.
Our Newest Client – Hunger 2.0! 10.16.12
We’re thrilled to welcome Hunger restaurant in Fremont as our newest client! The Mediterranean influenced restaurant, owned by husband and wife team Brian and Jaime Brooks, recently moved into a new space on Fremont Ave. With three times more space to accommodate hungry diners and bar patrons they are now offering a larger menu with a bigger selection and almost everything is made fresh in house including mozzarella, daily pasta, sausage, house ground burgers, sauces, desserts and more!
Hunger draws most of its influences from Portugal, Spain and North Africa and gives them a Northwest spin with local meats, produce and seafood. Their menu is updated monthly and filled with creative, seasonal dishes, from the signature NW Paella with Shellfish, house made Andouille & Chorizo, Chicken, Piquillo, Saffron Rice and Harissa butter, to small plates like Stuffed Dates with Chorizo, Bacon, Balsamic, Smoked Paprika Oil, Valdeon Ice Cream, to their daily fresh pasta dish, and “Head to Tail”, a whole animal prepared multiple ways.
Their twice daily happy hour offers guests an excellent sampling of small plates and entrees priced at $3, $5 and $7, and select beer, wine & cocktails for just $5. Daily 4-6 p.m., Sun-Thurs 10-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 p.m.-12 a.m.
Join Hunger for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch! Their full bar offers more than 75 varieties of bourbon and whiskey, local and European wines and endless craft cocktails made with fresh juices, syrups and select house infused liquors.
Follow Hunger on Twitter and Facebook and join them through October 28 for Seattle Restaurant Week during lunch and dinner! Check back for updates, seasonal menus and food news!
Vios Cafe & Marketplace Evolves 04.24.12
Vios Café & Marketplace, nestled on Capitol Hill’s 19th Avenue, is evolving and expanding its interior and offerings. If you walked into Vios for its inaugural brunch this past weekend you probably noticed some of the changes. As reported by The Seattle Times, the well-known kid-friendly restaurant modified its dining room to cater to various diners including large groups and couples while retaining the kids play area and family-friendly hospitality. The neighborhood favorite is also undergoing changes to its Marketplace by doubling its retail and to-go area to bring in additional local and imported products, more to-go items and wine sales. We can definitely toast to that!
Read more about Vios’ evolution and all of its new offerings in The Seattle Times and stay tuned for additional teasers on menu items, imported Greek and European favorites, and more!
In the meantime, read on for more about the new brunch menu. Weekend mornings in Seattle just got better!
Vios offers spins on traditional breakfast items such as the Vios Benedict with a potato latke or Our Big Fat Greek Breakfast with sausage, scrambled eggs, scallions, kasseri and tomato. The traditional Israeli breakfast of Shakshuka, featuring Anaheim and Serrano chilies peppers and tomato sauce basted eggs, chicken or lamb Souvlaki or a trio sampler with Vios’ famed Babaganoush, Hommus and Tzatziki. Steel Cut Oatmeal and Homemade Yogurt with Semolina Waffles fall on the lighter side of brunch offerings.
Cafe Flora Celebrates the New Year 12.15.11
Cafe Flora is celebrating the New Year in two delicious ways!
First, end 2011 with a beautiful four-course dinner in Cafe Flora’s atrium on December 31st. Cost is $45 per person, reservations required and run 5-10 p.m. Add wine pairings for each course or sip on signature cocktails and bubbly to ring in 2012!
On January 1st start the New Year with a hearty vegetarian brunch buffet including a variety of house-made Bloody Mary’s! It’s the only buffet Cafe Flora offers all year. Cost is $25 per person, $12.50 for kids under 12, reservations required for large parties only, brunch offered from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Call 206-325-9100 for reservations or visit CafeFlora.com
V – Can be made Vegan
GF – Can be made or is Gluten Free
New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu – Dec 31st
Celery Root soup with truffle oil and a petite celery & parsley leaf salad
Gougere stuffed with garlicky escarole and roasted root vegetables. Served with black trumpet mushrooms over a Jerusalem artichoke sauce
Persimmon and quinoa gyoza with quince cake, sautéed wild mushroom, rapini, and a ginger carrot sauce (v,gf)
Red wine poached pear with frisee salad, champagne vinaigrette and toasted Marcona almonds (v,gf)
Lucky Orange Cake
Citrus, almond and olive oil cake, honey balsamic roasted figs, goat milk ice cream with a cateja ribbon
New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet Menu – Jan 1st
Fresh fruit platter (v)
Candied orange espresso coffee cake (v) and Cinnamon sugar doughnuts (v)
with cranberry jam and spiced mascarpone
Caesar- crispy romaine, fried capers, parmesan, caesar dressing (v,gf)
Winter slaw- cabbage, apples, fennel, almonds tossed in a champagne cider creme fraîche (gf)
Kale- Wilted kale, roasted beets, crunchy red onion, fresh pomegranate seeds in a cayenne orange cumin vinaigrette (v,gf)
Grilled vegetable platter- assorted grilled vegetables, balsamic reduction, gorgonzola crumbles
Root vegetable latkes- Root vegetable latkes, spicy applesauce, chive sour cream (v,gf)
Forager scramble- Eggs or tofu scrambled with roasted butternut and delicata squash, crimini mushrooms, seasonal foraged winter mushrooms, and fresh sage (v,gf)
Bread pudding french toast- Cubed brioche baked in rich custard, topped with rum raisins and salted maple caramel
Spanish Fritatta- Potato, spinach and onion fritatta topped with olive tapenade, smoked tomato coulis and shaved manchego
Roasted potatoes (v,gf)
Cheesy grits (gf)
Collard greens (v,gf)
HoppinJohn stew (v,gf)