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  • Sweet Iron Waffle Bar Brings Waffles + More to Capitol Hill! 12.06.16

    Sweet Iron


    Sweet Iron Waffle Bar, a local family owned business with a downtown café, has opened its second, larger location on Capitol Hill on November 7, 2016 at 1416 10th Avenue, Seattle 98122 in the new Broadstone Infinity building.

     

    In a casual café atmosphere, Sweet Iron Waffle Bar’s new 1370 square-foot Capitol Hill café features freshly made, authentic Liège Belgian waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or grab-and-go boxes by the dozen, as well as a mimosa bar.

     

    Since 2009 Adrienne Jeffrey and her two children Danielle Jeffrey and Paul Jeffrey have been supplying locals, tourists and office workers with a fresh alternative to fried donuts and pastries in their downtown café. Sweet Iron’s specialty Liège Belgian waffle is made with a brioche style yeasted dough, made with locally milled Shepherd’s Grain Flour, then lightly candied with sweet pearls of sugar imported from Europe. The dough rises for two hours before being pressed into an authentic cast iron Belgian waffle iron and baked to rich, caramelized perfection.

     

    Waffles are topped with a choice of quality sweet and savory ingredients, many of which are house made including jams, sauces and compotes. Favorites include: Brûléed Bananas with caramel and whipped cream, or the savory Prosciutto, Crème Fraîche and Green Onions. Mini waffles are available by the dozen and come dusted with powdered sugar, or dipped in dark or white chocolate. 

     

    Sweet Iron will introduce a gluten free waffle at the Capitol Hill location and other new menu items including a “waffle bake” with their signature waffles baked in a rich custard offered exclusively as a weekend brunch item on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can also look for rotating seasonal waffle flavors and unique waffle alternatives including Ice Cream Sundaes using Full Tilt ice cream, Yoghurt Parfaits with berry compote, greek yogurt and Tall Grass Bakery coconut granola and Vegan Chia Parfaits with coconut cream chia pudding, raspberry compote, mango mousse and almonds.

     

    Beverages features fresh-pressed citrus juice available on its own or in mimosa form, alongside Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee, a selection of local and Belgian-imported beer and wine and organic loose-leaf teas.

     

    Hours are Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–midnight, Saturday 8 a.m. – midnight Sunday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

     

    Sweet Iron is also available for catering small and large events via pick up or drop-off. Orders can be placed online at shop.sweetironwaffle.com

     

    About Sweet Iron Waffle Bar

    Sweet Iron Waffle Bar is a local, family-owned business bringing deliciously authentic Liège waffles to Seattle since 2009. Waffles are made from brioche style dough, studded with sweet pearls of sugar and baked to caramelized perfection in a cast iron waffle iron. Sweet Iron uses the finest all-natural ingredients at both their downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill locations for its menu of sweet and savory, made-to-order Belgian waffles. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or book for catering at local events. Sweet Iron waffles are also available at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field during game days.

     

    Sweet Iron’s recipes were created by Adrienne Jeffrey and were inspired by the waffles she grew up eating as a child. Before opening in 2009 she and daughter Danielle made a research trip to Belgium to take waffle-making classes, sample local waffles, and perfect their recipes. www.sweetironwaffles.com

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  • Holiday Gift Packages from Shanik + Fonté Coffee! 11.25.14

    It’s time for holiday shopping and gifting! Save time and impress your loved ones with unique, local gift sets, pre-prepackaged for you. Shanik Restaurant and Fonté Coffee Roaster have the perfect gift packages for family and friends this holiday season.

    Short on time? Gift cards are also available at the following restaurants and retailers! Local 360 Cafe & Bar, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge, Cafe Flora, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, Tilth, Pure Barre Seattle & Eastside, and Diaper Stork.

    Fonté Coffee Roaster Holiday Blend + Coffee Mug



    Fonté Coffee Roaster is gearing up for the holidays with a new blend and an opportunity to give back to children in the community. This year marks the 22nd annual Fonté Holiday Blend and the micro-roaster will once again donate all profits from the sale of Holiday Blend to the Pike Market Child Care and Preschool.

    The Holiday Blend is a roasted combination of a honey process Sumatra, semi-washed El Salvador, and fully washed Sulawesi. It is heavy bodied with notes of candied fruit, bright apple and mango and long lean chocolate finish. Purchase the blend as a gift package complete with a 12oz bag and a sleek, black Fonté Kleen Kanteen for only $35. The Holiday Blend gift package is available for purchase online or at Fonté Café, located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

    All profits from the sale of Fonté’s Holiday Blend will be donated to Pike Market Child Care and Preschool’s nutrition programs. It is their mission to make quality child care and family support accessible to families of all income levels. PMCCP’s on-site nutrition program meets more than 70% of the student’s daily nutritional needs providing breakfast, lunch and two afternoon snacks. All meals are cooked on-site, from scratch, with whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies. Learn more about their program here.

    Shanik’s Indian Gift Set with Turkish Wine
    Spice it up this holiday season and gift family and friends the opportunity to cook with Shanik’s housemade spices, drink fine Turkish wine, and serve up a delicious, healthy side dish.

    Chef-owner Meeru Dhalwala of Shanik is combining three special items for Shanik’s holiday gift package this year: a Masala Dhaba spice set, Diren Karmena Red Blend wine, and a Cauliflower Potato Purée recipe.

    The Masala Dhaba spice set is a staple in every Indian household. Shanik hand-sifts, roasts, and grinds the spices in-house. The traditional spice set includes Garam Masala, ground red cayenne pepper, roasted cumin seed, roasted ground cumin seed, dried fenugreek leaves and ground coriander.

    Meeru is excited to include a special Turkish wine with her gift sets this year: a 2011 Diren Karmena Red Blend. The Karmena Red blend consists of five different grapes, indigenous to Turkey and international variety. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot make up the balanced and delicious Red Blend, giving it body, spiciness and supple character.

    Rounding out the package is an exceptional recipe from Shanik’s kitchen, Cauliflower Potato Purée. The recipe is a perfect substitute for rice, bread, or plain mashed potatoes. Shanik serves its Cauliflower Potato Purée with many of their grilled or seared meats.

    The complete gift package with Masala Dhaba spice set, Diren Karmena Red Blend wine, and Cauliflower Potato Purée recipe is $50, and is available at Shanik’s Market, next door to the restaurant. Shanik is located at 500 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109.

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  • Celebrate Fonté Café’s 5 Year Anniversary! Sept 19-21 09.17.14



    Fonté Café is celebrating five years in the making this weekend, September 19-21, with a special anniversary menu! The celebratory menu introduces a unique four-course dinner featuring Fonté’s specialties, including their handmade pasta and ingredients sourced from the nearby Pike Place Market.

    To create the anniversary menu, Fonté Café invited back James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson of Seattle’s Crush and Miller’s Guild. Chef Wilson originally mentored and consulted on the opening menu for the Café and now, five years later, Chef Wilson and Fonté’s own Chef Kristofer Kalinczok collaborated to create this weekend’s special menu comprised of beautiful ingredients masterfully combined into a memorable soup, salad, dinner, and dessert!


    Chef Jason Wilson

    The anniversary weekend kicks off this Friday, September 19, with a celebratory evening full of delicious dining. Both Chef Wilson and Chef Kalinczok will be in attendance for the event, starting at 7 p.m. with complimentary small plates, including Cassis Braised Pork Cheek with an apple gremolata, and Grilled Sea Scallop with succotash. After the reception, enjoy the duo’s deliciously prepared four-course meal, listed below.

    Anniversary Menu ($50 a person, optional wine pairing for an additional $15)
    Soup: Carrot soup with curry and basil
    Salad: Grilled peaches with duck confit, serrano ham, manchego and verjus
    Dinner: Braised beef cheek, horseradish mignonette with creamed grains and kale
    Dessert: Coffee flour espresso Tahitian vanilla bean profiteroles with coffee flour ice cream

    Reservations are required by calling (206) 777.6193 or via the website.

    Can’t make it out Friday night? You can still partake in the anniversary celebration all weekend long:
    • The special four-course menu is also offered on Saturday and Sunday evenings, beginning at 5 p.m.
    Happy Hour menu, Friday – Sunday, 3-6 p.m. featuring small plates created by Chef Wilson and Chef Kalinczok for just $5 a piece:

        Anniversary Happy Hour Small Plates $5
        Cassis Braised Pork Cheek with an apple gremolata
        Grilled Sea Scallop with Succotash
        Country Terrine
        Truffled Chèvre Stuffed Gougeres

    Award-winning F2 blend for just $5.55 (1 lb bag of beans or ground).

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  • Fonté Café Introduces Brand New Menu 08.14.14



    Whether you’re looking for a café before work, a quick bite to eat, or a relaxing evening out, Fonté Café can provide it all, especially with their newly expanded menu items. Well-known, classic breakfasts items and signature pasta dishes and everything in between have received new inspiration, courtesy of local, late summer ingredients and a chef that operates his kitchen from scratch.

    Breakfast
    Walk down First Avenue from the Pike Place Market to Fonté Café for breakfast or brunch, served 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Start the day with a healthy dose of fresh, local vegetables from the Pike Place Market and indulge in the new Garden Omelette, complete with onions, mushrooms, tomato, cheese, and fresh herbs. Or fill up on one of their benedicts on housemade English muffins, now served with a pork belly meat option. If you’re looking to get your fill of fresh summer berries, consider Fonté’s specialty Waffle, crafted with caramelized strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla, and whip cream. Pair your breakfast with one of the award-winning Fonte Coffee espresso roasts or single-origin coffees for a perfect start to your day.

    Lunch + Dinner
    Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy any item off of the Café menu, served until close. New crisp and refreshing salads have been added to the starters. Relish in the beet salad, complete with beets, chevre, candied walnuts, and honey-dijon vinaigrette. Or opt for the Chef Kristofer Kalinczok’s specialty – housemade pasta! Enjoy the Gnocchi, served with creamy broccoli sauce, rapini, and parmesan; the chef’s favorite – Duck Egg Tagliatelle with guanciale, English peas, shallot-butter sauce, and parmesan; Tortelli, filled with rainbow chard and ricotta, and puttanesca sauce; and the savory and guest-favorite Pappardelle Bolognese, with tomato, shallot, garlic, beef, pork and veal.

    For quicker bites, panini and pizza will satisfy your hunger and please your palate! Try the new Grinder, fashioned with ciabatta, finocchinona, soppressata, toscano, mozzarella, olive-carrot relish, and aioli; or the classic, perfect summer sandwich Caprese panini, with ciabatta, mozeralla, tomatoes, basil, and balsalmic.

    Dessert
    For your sweet tooth, enjoy housemade desserts that celebrate summer! The Mixed Berry Cheesecake with housemade cookie crust is sure to please. Also try the Crème Brulee Trio with chocolate-coconut, strawberry-peach and orange creamsicle; Lemon Tart with berries and cream; or the coffee inspired Espresso Profiteroles with sweet cream gelato and chocolate-orange ganache.

    The European café fare offers something for everyone and is centrally located for downtown professionals, visitors to Seattle, or families from the suburbs looking for delicious, fresh from the market ingredients in expertly prepared dishes. Enjoy!

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