news+events

GO
  • Celebrate Bastille Day at RN74! 07.06.18

     

    Celebrate Bastille Day with RN74 at their South of France Monte Carlo Casino Night on Saturday, July 14 12-5pm! This sleek and sophisticated restaurant, designed to look and feel like a bustling urban train station, will put you in a European frame of mind. Sip Ciroc cocktails and French wine all the while trying your luck at craps tables, blackjack and roulette.  Graze on $2 oysters and small French bites, prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Griese, ranging in price from $5-$15.

     

    Participate in the 50/50 raffle with chances to win experiences all over the city and a grand prize personal chef experience! Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle benefit Farestart.

     

    RN74 is the creation of award-winning chef Michael Mina. RN74 uses a combination of American and French cuisines to highlight seasonal, local, Northwest ingredients, like Puget Sound seafood! Spend the evening with RN74 to enjoy their extensive wine list and indulge in signature dishes like smoked bone marrow, foie gras torchon, dryaged duck breast with rainier cherries, and hand-cut beignets for dessert.

    Comments Off on Celebrate Bastille Day at RN74!

  • Casco Antiguo Invokes Spirited Day of the Dead 10.24.16

    CA_Pollo Asadero Tacos_2


    The best of Mexican traditions come together on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Pioneer Square’s restaurant and cantina, Casco Antiguo, for a memorable Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! Plan on a celebration filled with feasts for the eyes and appetite.

    A special menu of food and drink is planned, ranging from $7-12, including:

    Braised Pork Cheeks with Corn Mash, Sweet Tamale w/ pineapple & raisin, & Elote with spicy butter, cotija queso & chili powder. Drink options range from seasonal tap margaritas, made fresh daily ($6), signature scratch margaritas, & Mexican Knife Fight featuring Tecate tall boy & shot of blanco tequila, $6. Returning with great fanfare is the $1 Jell-O skull shooter, a coconut & tequila Jell-O shot, molded in a candy skull.

    Since candy skulls represent departed souls on this traditional holiday, Casco Antiguo has planned a benefit showcase that features twelve candy skulls customized by local artist, which will be on display starting Oct 28 (below candy skull from Baso). On November 1st, a silent auction will be held all day with 50% of the proceeds donated to Urban Artworks; the remainder goes to each artist’s discretion. Skulls will remain on display through Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Unknown-1


    Those visiting the Cantina for Day of the Dead will also be treated to a special mural unveiling by artist, Victor Melendez. Casco Antiguo’s regularly refreshed back patio mural is a perennial favorite for regulars.

    About Day of the Dead

    The Day of the Dead is a unique holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1 and 2. Tradition goes that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.

    Comments Off on Casco Antiguo Invokes Spirited Day of the Dead

  • Ticket’s on Sale Now for Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary Bash! 05.30.12

    Twenty years ago when the quaint Madison Valley neighborhood made a home for Cafe Flora, health-food fanatics, vegetarians, and local producers rejoiced. Cafe Flora not only provided an upscale atmosphere that guests raved about, but their unique recipes exceeded expectations offering a new twist on hearty, flavorful vegetarian dishes.

    As mentioned by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Weekly, and KING5’s New Day Northwest, this Saturday, June 2nd from 5-10 p.m. marks Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary, a celebration you will not want to miss!

    Here’s the scoop: Cafe Flora is throwing a farmers market style event, inviting their beloved growers and vendors to set up throughout the restaurant, atrium and tented courtyard. Cafe Flora chefs will be cooking bites from local vendor produce, in addition to serving wine, beer, and cocktails with the accompaniment of live music. CSA sign ups will also be available.

    Event Information:
    VIP admission: 5-6 p.m. $50 – guests receive special anniversary cocktails by Oola Distillery, wine, beer, food, live music, early admission, and a Cafe Flora gift bag
    General admission: 6-10 p.m. $30 – guests receive wine, beer, food, live music, and a Cafe Flora anniversary gift
    Location: Cafe Flora – 2901 East Madison Street
    Purchase Tickets here!

    Vendors Include:
    • Airfield Estates
    • Alexandria Nicole Cellars
    • Big Al Brewery
    • Bluebird Grain Farm
    • Columbia City Bakery
    • Dry Soda
    • Foraged and Found
    • Growing Washington
    • Local Roots
    • Oola Distillery
    • Oxbow Farm
    • Remedy Teas
    • Rockridge Orchard Cider
    • Seattle Mushroom Farm
    • Stumptown Coffee
    • Theo Chocolate

    Proceeds from the event will benefit Bailey-Boushay House, also celebrating a 20-year milestone of providing nurturing care for those in need.

    Tickets are required for admission so purchase yours today! You won’t want to miss this memorable night with Cafe Flora.

    Comments Off on Ticket’s on Sale Now for Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary Bash!

  • Cafe Flora’s spring menu is in full bloom! 04.24.12



    With the sun shining and spring in bloom, there’s no better time to dine at Seattle’s vegetarian hotspot, Cafe Flora. Known for their creative vegetarian and vegan dishes, charming atmosphere, and fresh local produce, Cafe Flora has a new spring menu, offering a tempting lineup of must-try dishes!

    You won’t find meat at this vegetarian gem, but what you will find is unbelievably hearty and healthy seasonal dishes served straight from local farms to your table. Take it from Seattleite Magazine Meatless Monday writer Catherine Giudici who took the words right out of our mouth: “This spot’s spring menu has me sprung!”

    Spring Menu
    Spring Wontons – bock choy filled wontons, fried and served with goat cheese crema, rhubarb chutney and a black bean garlic sauce. (available vegan)
    Strawberry Butter Lettuce Salad – strawberries, peas and grilled spring onions cradled in butter lettuce in a basil black pepper dressing. (vegan)
    Nettle Ravioli – citrus cashew sauce, petite radishes and Jerusalem artichoke salad. (vegan)
    Tuscan Asparagus & Fava Bean Polenta – chive blossom polenta, grilled asparagus, fava bean mousse in an artichoke heart with sweet onion and nicoise olive tapenade, toasted almond gremolata. (vegan and gluten free)
    Spring Morel Risotto – hare covert and snap peas in an herbed pistou topped with Parmesano Reggiano and roasted cherry tomatoes.
    Potato-Crusted Quiche with Grilled Asparagus & Wild Morel Ragout – spring onions, fresh herbs, and goat cheese in classic custard with a thin potato crust. (gluten-free)
    Chocolate Brownie Coup – salted peanut butter balsamic ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate crumble. (vegan, gluten free, soy free)
    Strawberry Rhubarb Galette – hibiscus crème chantilly, honey caramel. (vegan, gluten free, soy free)

    If you’re still thinking a vegetarian restaurant is “only for vegetarians” you’re certainly not alone. Check out Seattle Weekly’s interview with Cafe Flora chef Janine Doran who’s admits she was intimidated at first, but now nearly 19 years later she continues to break the stereotype of typical vegetarian dishes with items such as Cafe Flora’s killer Spring Nettle Ravioli… that will leave you begging for more. Finish the evening with one of their amazing desserts, often vegan and gluten free, and you’ll leave full and happy with half the guilt!

    Comments Off on Cafe Flora’s spring menu is in full bloom!

  • Q13 Fox News gets a taste of Cafe Flora’s edible nettles 04.17.12



    What happens when you combine nettles, pasta, cashew cream sauce, and an organic tulip garnish? Cafe Flora’s Spring Nettle Ravioli of course. Hold the butter, cream, and eggs?! Yes and it’s incredibly delicious!

    Take a peak at this short video of Cafe Flora owner, Nat Stratton-Clarke on Q13 Fox News demonstrating how to prepare this deliciously exotic, vegan-friendly dish. Cafe Flora is gearing up to celebrate their 20th Anniversary on June 2nd and they want to show all of us meat-lovers how vegetarian dishes are healthy, satisfying, and full of new flavors we often miss out on.

    If you have yet to taste what Cafe Flora is all about, take our advice and pay a visit to this cozy Madison Valley restaurant where fresh produce and a rainbow of flavors marry into every dish. Stay tuned to see what’s in store for their 20th Anniversary celebration soon!

    This recipe can easily be made at home by following the directions listed on the Q13 Fox News link.

    Comments Off on Q13 Fox News gets a taste of Cafe Flora’s edible nettles

  • Foodie-lovers, Seattle Restaurant Week is back! 04.04.12



    March brought us the anticipated arrival of top chart movie the Hunger Games and captured the attention of many here in the Pacific Northwest. Now April has arrived and is ready to give last month a run for its money in rolling out a more exciting and satisfying way to enchant diners’ hunger and get those taste buds dancing. That’s right, it’s time for food and wine fanatics to kick off the start of spring with Seattle Restaurant Week here in the Puget Sound.

    From April 8-12 and 15-19 (excluding each Friday and Saturday), over 150 of Seattle’s most talked about restaurants will offer a specially prepared three-course dinner for $28 per person, with specific restaurants offering an additional three-course lunch for $15. Each prix-fixe menu will feature an appetizer, entrée and dessert, with at least three options under each course. And yes, to all of you dessert ditchers out there, this leaves you no excuse to pass up the delectable desserts that you’ve secretly been waiting to dive into post dinner!

    With over 150 restaurants participating this season, odds are you won’t have to get lucky to discover a new favorite place to dine in Seattle’s sea of culinary expertise. We highly recommend trying a few of our favorites including Cafe Flora (pictured above), Tilth, Golden Beetle, and Crush. Seattle Restaurant Cooperative and the media partner, The Seattle Times, have given this season’s one-of-a-kind celebration a special touch by adding 25 NEW restaurants to partake in the list. Restaurants will now cover more of King County, making it easier to find a restaurant near you.

    Invite all your foodie-loving friends, call and make a reservation (not required but highly encouraged) and learn to become your own food critic from an array of delectable dishes in store for you. We’d love to read comments from our readers about the hottest spots you’re finding this year and the best dishes that are making this week a memorable dining celebration!

    Be sure to keep up with the action through Facebook and Twitter for upcoming news and some seriously unbeatable giveaways.

    Comments Off on Foodie-lovers, Seattle Restaurant Week is back!