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  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with Festive Brunch, Dinner, Cocktails + Cooking Classes, May 8 04.28.16

    With Mother’s day approaching, Seattle and Bellevue’s favorite food spots are gearing up to celebrate motherhood and thank moms for all they do with holiday brunch, dinner, cocktails, and cooking classes.

     

    Eden Hill

     

    Eden Hill

    This Mother’s Day, skip morning brunch and take Mom to indulge in a three-course dinner at Eden Hill, a deliciously innovative New American restaurant in Queen Anne. Chef Maximillian Petty has crafted a special prix fixe menu only for Mother’s Day for $45 per guest with an optional wine pairing for $20 per guest.

     

    With two options under each course, Eden Hill’s Mother’s Day menu includes:

    Beef Tartare with poached egg yolk, caper, pickled onion, sourdough and mustard

    Halibut Cheek with wild garlic chimichurri, lemongrass and roasted salsify

    Dark Chocolate Sorbet with orange mint marshmallow and toasted faro graham cracker

     

    The full Mother’s Day menu can be viewed online. Reservations can be made by visiting edenhillrestaurant.com or by calling 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Ray's Cafe-Pan Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops

     

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Treat Mom to gorgeous waterfront views and fresh, flavorful fare at Ray’s Boathouse & Café. The iconic restaurant is offering plenty of options for families to choose from this year.

     

    Boathouse – Brunch and Dinner

    From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Boathouse will be serving some of their best-selling appetizers, spring salads and seasonal entrées along with special a la carte brunch items. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., treat mom to the Boathouse’s excellent dinner menu with Roasted Sablefish in Sake Kasu, Sautéed Garlic Prawn Yakisoba, Butter Poached Maine Lobster, and a glass of her favorite wine.

     

    Café – Brunch and Dinner

    The Café will be offering their grand holiday buffet with an impressive selection of seasonal appetizers, salads, entrées and decadent desserts as well as Ray’s traditional Carving and Shellfish stations with options of Roasted RR Ranch Prime Rib, Snow Crab Legs, and Oysters on the half shell. There will also be breakfast and brunch items like Eggs Benedict, Brioche French toast, and Uli’s breakfast sausage. The Café Buffet starts at 9 a.m. with the last seating at 2 p.m. The Buffet is $55 per guest, $25 for children ages five to 11. Children under age five dine free. From 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. guests can enjoy the traditional Café dinner menu with Grilled King Salmon, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Seared Scallops, and more.

     

    Boathouse reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 206.789.3770 or by visiting rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation.html. Café reservations are also strongly recommended and can be made by calling 206.782.0094 or by visiting rays.com/rays-cafe-reservation.html. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

     

     

    Whisk

     

    Whisk

    Whisk, the kitchenware, bakeware, barware and unique tabletop retailer and cooking class venue, has plenty of deliciously fun classes to choose from leading up to Mother’s Day! Whether you want to treat mom to breakfast in bed or indulge her hobby of cooking with a cooking class, Whisk has several options that are a perfect fit for every mom.

     

    The Perfect Brunch, April 30- A hands-on class where students will learn techniques for creating a tasty mix of both sweet and savory dishes perfect for “wow”-ing mom on Mother’s Day. Guests can expect to learn how to create Applewood Smoked bacon and Kale Frittatas, Thyme Asiago Potato Stacks and more. The course runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $95 per person.

     

    Make Mom Breakfast (8 years+), May 1- Learn how to make Mom a breakfast she’ll never forget this Mother’s Day. Students will practice knife skills as they learn to make a Fresh Fruit Salad, Carrot and Walnut Muffins, Home-made Granola and more. The course runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and costs $95 for one adult and one child eight years or older.

     

    Afternoon Tea- Mommy and Me (8 years+), May 8- What better way to spend Mother’s Day than learning to bake delightful old-fashioned tea party goodies? In this hands-on class, cookbook author, Gill Dey, will teach guests how to make elegant Salmon Pinwheel Sandwiches, light Fresh Cream Scones and more. The course runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $75 for one adult and one child eight years or older.

     

    The Mother’s Day Three-Course Dinner, May 8- Treat Mom to a cooking class at Whisk and learn to make a restaurant-quality three-course dinner together with the help of chef Aaron Tekulve, a recent contestant on Chopped . Students will learn how to create
    Chinook Salmon with baby fennel, asparagus, morels and lemon crème fraiche and more. This course runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $110 per person.

     

    Classes must be booked in advanced by visiting whiskcooks.com/classes or calling 425. 922.9575. Whisk is located at 10385 Main Street, Bellevue, 98004.

     

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar

    If only the freshest local and sustainable ingredients will do for Mom this Mother’s Day, take her to Local 360 for a brunch she’ll be talking about it for years to come. Along with their regular brunch menu, Local 360 will be offering two holiday brunch items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m:

     

    Pleasant View Farms Duck Confit with dandelion greens and tart cherry gastrique,$22.

    Dungeness Crab and Field Asparagus Biscuit Benedict, $18.

     

    To view their full brunch menu and make reservations, visit local360.org or call 206.441.9360. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

     

    Golden Beetle

    Rooted in the culinary styles of the Mediterranean and using the best organic and seasonal ingredients, Golden Beetle is a one-of-a-kind location for this year’s Mother’s Day festivities.

     

    Start the celebration early with a Garden Party Cocktail Class on Saturday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For $75 per person, guests can enjoy their own garden-themed cocktail class with light snacks provided by Golden Beetle. Cocktails will focus on what’s fresh from the local Farmers Market this spring, such as a berry mojito, lemon verbena martini, and a rhubarb cocktail.

     

    On May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bright and bold three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu created by award-winning chef Maria Hines will be featured for $25 per person. Options include:

     

    House-made Yogurt with Fruit with honey, mint and walnut

    Spring Onion and Asparagus Scramble with romesco puree, white cheddar and beef-fat fried potato

    Spiced Donuts with honey syrup, cardamom and cinnamon

     

    The full menu can be viewed here. Reservations for both Mother’s Day festivities are recommended and can be made by calling 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.

     

    Cafe Flora

     

    Cafe Flora

    The whole family can celebrate Mother’s Day at Cafe Flora, Seattle’s premier spot for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. a three-course, prix fixe brunch menu will be available for $40 per person along with a dedicated kids menu for $15 per child.

     

    The special menu offers hearty and healthy options including:

    -Cafe Flora’s signature House made Pastry Basket with petite croissants, strawberry ginger poppy seed scones, lemon curd and rhubarb jam.

    Spring Asparagus Benedict -Tieton Farm eggs, poached and served atop sweet potato latkes with balsamic tossed arugula, crispy smoked eggplant chips in hollandaise sauce and asparagus.

    Tres Leches Cake -vanilla sponge, toasted coconut, roasted pineapple, rum, whipped cream and strawberries.

     

    The full menu can be viewed here. Reservations are required on Mother’s Day and can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle.

     

    Agrodolce

    Nestled in the heart of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Agrodolce features Italian coastal cuisine perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch to remember. James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines has created a holiday three-course prix fixe brunch menu for $30 per person that will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     

    The Mother’s Day brunch menu includes both sweet and savory options:

    Spring Onion Zeppoli with zucchini and preserved lemon yogurt

    Aspen Hollow Lamb Sausage Hash with asparagus, morels and a sunny-side up egg

    Limoncello Sorbetto with fennel frond and toasted hazelnut

     

    Treat mom even more with Agrodolce’s bottomless mimosas. Full menu can be viewed here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting agrodolcerestaurant.net or calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.

     

    Altstadt Seattle

     

    Altstadt

    Mom can enjoy her own little slice of Germany this Mother’s Day at Altstadt. The German-inspired bierhalle and brathaus will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner until 10 p.m.

     

    Altstadt is serving up spring Sudetenland fare, featuring new items:

    Larambraten, a beer-braised lamb dish, shredded and pressed with a pretzel crumb coating before it’s flash-fried and set atop a fresh pea and bacon salad

    Spargel, featuring white asparagus, red onion buerre blanc, house smoked trout and pea tendrils

    -Special spring cocktails, including What’s Up Bock?, built with rosemary vodka, carrot juice and Seapine Maibock

     

    The full brunch and dinner menus can be viewed at altstadtseattle.com. Reservations can be made by calling 206.602.6442. Altstadt is located in Pioneer Square at 209 1st Ave South, Seattle.

     

    Tilth

    Celebrate Mom’s special day by cozying up at Tilth, an award-winning restaurant featuring New American cuisine in an intimate house-like setting. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Maria Hines will be offering a delicious three-course holiday brunch menu for $30 per person.

     

    Mother’s Day brunch options include:

    Buttermilk Scone with quince, brown butter and Holmquist hazelnut

    Anson Mills Polenta Cake with chorizo, Hollandaise and parsley pistou

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with a chocolate cookie, cocoa cream and sea salt

     

    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 Street, Seattle.

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  • Kids Summer Culinary Camps at Blue Ribbon Cooking! 06.18.15

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    Need a fun and engaging summer activity for your kids? Look no further! Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering numerous cooking camps this summer for children of all ages.

    Kids get to take a hands-on role in planning and preparing delicious gourmet family meals all while learning invaluable cooking and baking techniques. Each camp ends with a Thursday night Graduation Dinner for parents and kids that’s created and prepared by the students themselves!

    In each camp, students are provided with daily meals and cooking supplies in addition to a personalized chef’s jacket, a professional-quality chef’s knife, an electronic cookbook, and much more.

    Kids can choose from Classic Culinary Camp, Baking & Pastry Camp, or Advanced French Culinary Camp. If parents want to get in the kitchen along with their little ones, they can opt for the Mom & Me Camp; parents, grandparents, and caregivers are all welcome!

    What’s included?
    Students are provided with daily meals, cooking supplies, a personalized chef jacket and a professional-quality chef knife!

    The Classic Culinary, Baking & Pastry, and Advanced French Culinary Camp all include a Thursday night graduation sit-down dinner for parents and kids, created and cooked by the students themselves.

    Special offer!
    Register two siblings for any camps and receive a 15% discount off each camp fee. Listed below are pricing and scheduling details for each camp offered.

    For more information about the camps and pricing, visit http://www.blueribboncooking.com/kids-camps-parties/. Blue Ribbon Cooking is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle 98102 and can be reached at 206-328-2442.

    2015 Camp Dates:

    Classic Culinary Camp
    $400 Camp fee plus $250 Supply fee
    SENIORS: Ages 14-18
    – June 22-25
    JUNIORS: Ages 7-13
    – July 13-16, or July 27-30
    ALL AGES
    – June 29-July 2 or July 20-23
    Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Baking & Pastry Camp
    $400 Camp fee plus $250 Supply fee
    ALL AGES
    – June 22-25, July 6-9, or July 20-23
    Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Advanced French Culinary Camp
    $500 Camp fee plus $300 Supply fee
    ALL AGES
    – July 27-30

    Classes are Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    *Students must have completed a prior kids camp at Blue Ribbon to attend.

    Mom & Me Camp (open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers)
    $275 Camp fee per each pair of child and adult plus $50 Supply fee per person
    $125 for each additional family member
    ALL AGES
    3-Day Session
    – July 13-15
    Classes are Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (no graduation night)

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  • Express Your Love with Food this Valentine’s Day 02.05.14

    Valentines-Day-Decoration
     

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate all the love in your life. Whether you want to impress that special someone or experience an extraordinary evening with friends, we’ve got you covered! Indulge in mouth-watering three or four course dinner menus from Cafe Flora, LloydMartin, Tilth and Agrodolce or try the ten-course tasting menu at Crush. If you have a sweet tooth, immerse yourself in chocolate at Blue Ribbon’s truffle-making workshop. For those intrigued by the culinary flavors of cultures around the world, enjoy your evening with the Eastern Mediterranean dishes at Golden Beetle or modern Indian cuisine at Shanik.

     

    Where will you spend your Valentine’s Day this year? See our recommendations below and reserve now before they sell out!

     

    Sustainable Romance at Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora’s decadent Valentine’s menu provides the perfect escape for a cozy, romantic meal, with a sustainable flair. Their locally sourced vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu satisfies with delicious flavors and the freshest ingredients. Enjoy signature cocktails and local wine, beer and cider alongside your four-course dinner which includes Savory Potato Empanadas, Yellow Beet & Blood Orange Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing, Saffron Kissed Paella Cakes and Passion Fruit Roulade or Theo Dark Chocolate Mousse. View the full menu online.

     

    $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and run 5-10 p.m.

     

    Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112. Call 206.325.9100 to book your reservation.

     

    Blue Ribbon Cooking
    Valentine’s Day Cooking for Two
    Enjoy a date night out and learn to cook with your special someone. Enjoy appetizers, Northwest wine and beer, an instructional cooking class and finish off the night with a four-course sit-down dinner for two on Lake Union including fresh Puget Sound Oysters with Champagne Cream Sauce, Cognac Poached Fig Salad, Lobster Tail with Macadamia Nut Butter, Filet Mignon, Cabernet-Vanilla Bean Poached Pears and more. Includes wine with dinner and a packet of take-home recipes.

     

    $155 per person, must register for two guests; 6:30 p.m.

     

    Dessert Wine Tasting + Chocolate Truffle Workshop
    Get elbows deep in chocolate with your date as you create delicious handmade truffles! After, you’ll adventure together into a dessert wine tasting, pairing different chocolate grades with a variety of dessert wines including Late Harvest Wines, Red & White Ports, Muscats & Rieslings, Champagne & Sparkling Wines. Each couple will take home a box of one dozen handmade truffles created in class.

     

    $85 per person; 8:30-10:30 p.m.

     

    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 class at 206.328.2442 or blueribboncooking.com.

     

    Indulge at LloydMartin

    Chef Sam Crannell’s special menus have become loved by the neighborhood and destination diners. Valentine’s Day is no exception with a three-course plus shared dessert tasting menu. Chef Sam creates dishes based on what his purveyors bring to his restaurant each and every day and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Guests can expect indulgent and themed dishes with Gougeres, Squab, Lobster, Filet Mignon, Foie Gras, and Oysters.

     

    Included in the $180 per couple price is a $60 beverage credit that guests can put towards a wine flight, bottle of wine or cocktails. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will also be available.

     

    LloydMartin is located at 1525 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle 98109. Call 206.420.7603 or visit lloydmartinseattle.com for reservations for one of the two dinner seatings.

     

    Tilth Celebrates Valentine’s Weekend

    Tilth gives reason for a weekend-long romance with a special prix-fixe dinner on Friday, Feb. 14 and a special prix-fixe brunch on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 15-16). Guests can choose a four-course prix-fixe dinner including Savory Apple Soup, Ricotta Gnudi with chili butter, St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna A La Plancha, and Dark Chocolate Sorbet with shaved chocolate and holmquist hazelnut. With options under each course, the full menu can be viewed at tilthrestaurant.com/events.

     

    Dinner is $85 per person with optional wine pairings.

     

    Couples can wake up the next morning and head to Tilth for a special three-course Valentine’s weekend brunch menu for $25. Start the morning-after with a French Omelet, Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy, Whipped Yogurt with pear and honey comb or Stuffed French Toast with sultana and freeze dried grape. Guests will have options under each of the three courses. The special brunch menu will be available Feb. 15-16 only, in addition to the regular brunch menu.

     

    $25 per person, additional $10 with cava or mimosa with coffee. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle 98103. Call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com for reservations.

     

    Valentine Amore at Agrodolce

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines has put together a four-course menu that will make your Valentine swoon! Start dinner with house made focaccia and build your next four courses with options such as Celery Root Soup with vanilla, fig and red wine; Chestnut Mafaldine with pancetta, wild mushrooms and Treviso; Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with medjool date, orange confit and couscous; and Steamed Chocolate Cake with Café Coretto syrup, chantilly and mint. The full menu can be viewed at agrodolcerestaurant.net/events.

     

    Price is $70; optional wine pairing priced at $40.

     

    Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N 35th Street, Seattle 98103. Call 206.547.9707  or visit agrodolcerestaurant.net for reservations.

     

    Taste the Mediterranean this Valentine’s Day

    Enjoy the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean with a four-course menu with optional wine pairings at Golden Beetle. Guests will enjoy a romantic evening while feasting on Sunchoke Soup with spiced sunflower seed and cilantro; Sylver Fishing Co Spot Prawns with Kattafi, red onion and pear; Grilled Skirt Steak with celery root, freekeh and Aleppo; and Sour Cherry Crepe Cake with mascarpone and mint.

     

    Options for each course; $50 per person; $25 for optional wine pairing.

     

    Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle 98107. Call 206.706.2977 or visit golden-beetle.com for reservations.

     

    Shanik Tempts with Dine-in and Take-out Options

    Spice up Valentine’s Day with Shanik’s modern Indian cuisine, available in the restaurant or for take-out from the Shanik Market.

     

    Shanik invites dine-in guests to start the evening with a Mangalore cocktail ($10), a cardamom, cinnamon liqueur with a subtle hint of hot cayenne, crafted just for Valentine’s Day with orange, lemon, fresh ginger and prosecco. Guests can test their adventurous side with the Roasted, Ground Cricket Paranta with spicy tomato chutney. Other guest favorites include the Vegetable Koftes in creamy tomato curry, Grilled Venison Medallions on tamarind and date puree, and the ever-popular Spice Encrusted Lamb Popsicles.

     

    Intimate dining at home doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. The Shanik Market, next door to the restaurant, provides options for take-out that requires only simple preparation at home. Valentine cooks can create their own menu with such items as Punjabi Lamb Curry, Chicken with Kalonji Spice, Saag and Paneer, Yellow Lentil Curry, Cumin Scented Rice and even Naan, Chapatti and Tamarind-Date Chutney. Available in the freezer (20 minute boil-in-a-bag preparation) and refrigerator (5 minute reheat), complete your Valentine dinner with a bottle of wine from the Shanik Market. Full Market menu available: shanikrestaurant.com/market.

     

    Shanik and Shanik Market are located at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle 98109. Call 206.486.6884 or visit shanikrestaurant.com for reservations.

     

    Spoil Your Valentine at Crush

    Founded on the love of a husband and wife, Crush’s chef Jason Wilson presents a ten-course tasting menu that will make your Valentine’s Day memorable. Courses include “Chips and Dip” Chicharones, Harissa Crisps, Duck Tongues and Sweetbread Croutons, Creme Fraiche, Mustards, Yogurt, Bacon; Roasted Cauliflower, Monterey Squid, Black Truffle Soup, Purple Cabbage, Mint and Dill; Beet Cured Hawaiian Mero Sea Bass, Black Garlic, Coriander-Mint Churi, Ash roasted Sunchoke; Montana Wagyu Beef Eye of Rib, Parsley Vinaigrette Carrot in Chamomile Butter, Black Trumpet Bone Marrow Puree; and Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse, Basil Poached Strawberries, Pistachio Chantilly.

     

    Menu is $125 per person; $25 foie gras supplement; optional $75 wine pairing.

     

    Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle 98122. Call 206.30.CRUSH(27874) or visit chefjasonwilson.com for reservations.

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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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  • 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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  • Umbria Festa Starts Today at Il Fornaio! 02.04.13


    Celebrate Umbria! Today through February 17th Il Fornaio Seattle will offer their special Umbria menu for February’s Festa Regionale.

    Chef Franz Junga created the menu based on his trips to Italy, his research of the country, its cuisine and culture, as well as more than 17 years cooking authentic Italian dishes. This special menu is available per item or can be enjoyed as a three-course tasting menu for $32.99. Add a wine pairing for $14.99.

    For Umbria reservations call (206) 264-0994 or visit IlFornaio.com. And don’t forget about their Umbria Cooking Class this Saturday, February 9th for adults and kids!

    Umbria Menu

    ZUPPA E ANTIPASTI
    – Zuppa di Porcini con Frascarelli – Porcini mushroom soup with potatoes, celery, onion and garlic; served with housemade frascarelli and Grana Padano and drizzled with Umbrian extra-virgin olive oil (vegetarian; vegan without cheese) $5.99/6.99 (Grecante).
    – Insalata di Finocchi e Pecorino Pepato – Fennel salad with farro, Belgian endive, watercress, celery, carrots and pecorino pepato cheese, with red wine vinaigrette $9.99 (Chardonnay).
    – Crostini con Uova e Tartufo Nero – Toasted focaccia croutons topped with scrambled eggs, black truffles, and Grana Padano $11.99 (Chardonnay).

    PASTA
    – Gnocchi di Bietole e Spinaci – Spinach and beet dumplings with porcini mushroom cream sauce and crispy sage (vegetarian)
$16.79 (Grecante).
    – Cuore di Raviolo con Rancetto – Heart-shaped butternut squash ravioli filled with guinea hen, carrots, celery, and herbs, served in a crispy pancetta sauce with tomato coulis and Grana Padano $17.99 (Rosso).
    – Cannelloni alla Ternana – Fresh pasta filled with pecorino, gruyere and fresh ricotta, Swiss chard, potatoes, pine nuts and onions; baked with béchamel and sliced black truffles (vegetarian) $18.99 (Rosso).
    – Risotto Umbro – Carnaroli rice, Italian sausage, porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano, tomato, marinara, thyme and basil $18.79 (Sagrantino).

    SECONDI
    – Anatra alla Perugina – Wood-fired rotisserie duck with citrus sauce; served with sautéed spinach and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes $26.99 (Rosso).
    – Salmone Tartufato – Salmon filet sautéed with artichokes and topped with black truffles; served with sliced potato cake $27.99 (Chardonnay).
    – Agnello in Crosta di Pecorino – Roasted rack of lamb in Umbrian pecorino cheese crust; served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables $28.99 (Sagrantino).
    – Sogliola al Grecchetto – Petrale sole sautéed with Grecchetto wine served with roasted shiitake mushrooms and green olive gremolata $28.99 (Grecante).

    DOLCI
    -Semifreddo di Tozzetti – Semi-frozen Vin Santo custard with Umbrian cookies, topped with chocolate sauce and candied orange peel $6.99.

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