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  • Treat Dad on Father’s Day 06.12.15

    With Father’s Day fast approaching, Seattle restaurants are gearing up to offer specialty menus to make the day a memorable one with dad! Whether he’s craving a savory breakfast, a hearty dish, or a meat-driven dinner, take him to one of these Seattle restaurants to help make Father’s Day a hit!

    Agrodolce Exterior Day


    Italian-inspired Three-Course Brunch at Agrodolce
    In the heart of Fremont, Agrodolce offers you and the family the perfect chance to indulge in the delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine. This June 21, Agrodolce is offering a special three-course menu specially designed for Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Stone Fruit and Yogurt with seasonal stone fruit, Greek yogurt, and cocoa nib granola
    Savory Scone with provolone picante, spicy salami, and oregano

    Second Course options include:
    Smoked Controne Bean Hash with Skagit River Ranch bacon lardon, summer squash, and a sunny side-up egg
    Grilled Steak and Eggs with beer battered onion rings, asparagus, and over easy eggs

    Third Course options include:
    Housemade Mini Waffle with cherry compote, orange syrup, Chantilly
    Focaccia French Toast Bites topped with espresso syrup and seasonal fruit coulis
    Limoncello Sorbetto with candied fennel, toasted hazelnut

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Agrodolce’s Father’s Day Brunch hours will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at http://mariahinesrestaurants.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.

    Golden Beetle


    Golden Beetle’s Chef Hines designs a memorable Brunch
    Rooted in the culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle uses the best organic and seasonal ingredients from local farms and foragers. This Father’s Day enjoy the three-course brunch created by Chef Maria Hines in a unique setting.

    First Course options include:
    Blini with roasted peach, ricotta, and almond
    Yogurt with Fruit with rose water, mint, and walnut

    Second Course options include:
    Braised Beef Cheek Hash with potato, Mama Lil’s pepper, and béchamel
    Eggs Morney with Gruyere, smoked ham, and poached egg

    Dessert options include:
    Baklava Ice Cream with kataifi, walnut, and honey syrup
    Bread Pudding with cocoa nibs, pecan, and espresso caramel.

    The delicious three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Brunch hours extend from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Father’s Day. For more information, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.

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    Perfectly balanced Three-Course Brunch at Tilth
    Spend Father’s Day enjoying the award-wining cuisine of Tilth. You and your party are warmly welcomed and treated as family while you experience the restaurant’s delicious New American cuisine in the beautiful craftsman home. With a special three-course brunch, Tilth offers you and the family a delicious way to celebrate Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Willie’s Baby Lettuces with cucumber, feta, and pine nut
    Buttermilk Scone with currant, brown butter, and Holmquist hazelnut

    Second Course options include:
    Soft Scrambled Eggs with Foraged & Found mushroom, chimichurri, and pickled shimegi
    Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin with Bluebird grains, einka berries, dandelion greens, and poached egg

    Final Course options include:
    French Toast with blueberry compote, chantilly, homquist hazelnut
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, and sea salt

    Enjoy a Mimosa or Bloody Mary with Coffee for just $12!

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $30 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Tilth’s Father’s Day brunch runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestuarant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle.

    Sushi Kappo Tamura- Sustainable Platter


    Sushi Kappo Tamura Father’s Day Sushi To Go Platter
    Sushi Kappo Tamura has a commitment to using the best local and sustainable seafood paired with seasonal ingredients and their own rooftop grown herbs and vegetables. Chef Taichi Kitamura offers a fun and memorable alternative to the traditional Father’s Day BBQ. Indulge in handcrafted sushi and other Japanese specialties for brunch, dinner, or start off your in-home celebration with a Sushi To Go Platter.

    The four party platter options feature a mix of rolls and nigiri such as Sockeye Salmon nigiri, Tuna nigiri, Ebi Tempura roll, Seattle roll, Spicy Albacore roll and more. Available platters are:
    Sustainable Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Sushi Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Roll Platter 12 rolls $65
    Chisai Platter 5 rolls, 10 piece nigiri $65
    Custom platters are also available.

    Sushi To Go Platter must be ordered in advanced by calling 206.547.0937. Brunch and dinner reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.

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    Celebrate Dad with a stunning view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    Enjoy Father’s Day with one of the best views in Seattle at Ray’s Boathouse and Café. Located in Ballard, Ray’s overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains ensuring that you’ll get the most out of the beautiful June weather while celebrating dad.

    From thoughtfully selected wine and beer, salmon, halibut and crab, to house-smoked ribs and perfectly grilled steak, Ray’s Boathouse and Café offers a vast selection that will satisfy dad’s cravings. The Boathouse’s new patio gives you and the family the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a meal right over the water. For dinner in The Boathouse, treat your taste buds to Sablefish in Sake Kasu, Braised Kurobata Pork Shank, or Alaskan King Crab Legs. Or opt for lunch or dinner in the Café and enjoy Pineapple Salmon Salad, True Cod Fish & Chips, or St. Louis Style Pork Ribs.

    Ray’s Boathouse is open daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Café is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com/rays-café-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

    Local 360 brunch


    Locally sourced brunch specials at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar is known for their sustainable practices, local sourcing, and delicious meals and beverages that satisfy both locals and out-of-towners. This Father’s Day, they will be offering brunch specials to help you and your family celebrate dad!

    Indulge in Steak and Egg Hash with pickled peppers and caramelized onions or Dungeness Crab and Morel Strata with shaved asparagus, each for $16. Wash it down with a locally sourced Bloody Mary, steaming mug of Stumptown coffee or an organic juice and your day is set.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

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    Pig Roast and Beer Special at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Notorious for their Norman-inspired dishes and mixing of old-world and new, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is the perfect place to take dads that love a vast and quality beer selection, alongside meat-driven dishes.

    This Father’s Day, Bell + Whete is offering a special combination of their Sunday Pig Roast with a complimentary 16oz German beer for just $24 per person! Throughout the day, Chef Stew Navarre will be slow roasting a whole Heritage Meats young pig in a Caja China metal roasting box on Bell + Whete’s patio. The tender pulled meat and crispy skin will be served with salt roasted potatoes, spring asparagus, citrus chili garlic drippings and housemade Bannock bread. Beer options include Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Hacker Pshcorr Dunkelweiss, Hofbrau Original, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, and Spaten Optimator.

    The Pig Roast is served either family style or in individual portions. Not to mention, Bell + Whete’s regular dinner menu is also available.

    Bell + Whete opens for dinner at 4 p.m. on Sundays, the pig roast begins at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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  • Treat Dad to Something Special on Father’s Day! 06.09.14

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    Father’s Day is less then a week away! We think dads should enjoy their day in the sun just as much as moms on Mother’s Day, so we’ve assembled a list of bourbon-heavy, male-loving, and dad-approved menus designed especially for him! Instead of making dad sweat in front of the grill cooking his own dinner, take him out and show him just how special he is.

    Fonte Café Pours Bourbon for Dads

    Fonté Café is known for their delicious coffee roasts, but this Father’s Day they are bringing out the bourbon for their special food and cocktail menus. On a day when dads are often asked to grill their own dinner, Fonté Café invites them in for Belgium Buttermilk Waffles with bourbon, bacon and butter; Roasted Duck with Maple-Bourbon gravy, breakfast potatoes and a sunny up egg; and Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns. Dads can enhance their bourbon filled day with two drink specials created just for them: Seelbach with bourbon, bitters, Cointreau and topped with champagne; and Fonté Manhattan with 2 Bar Bourbon, byrrh and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters.

    Fonté Café is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Reservations at cafefonte.com or 206.777.6193.

    Memorable Father’s Day at Crush

    As a father himself, Chef Jason Wilson appreciates dads that go the extra mile for their kids, that’s why he’s inviting all dads for a special Father’s Day menu of appreciation at Crush. The six-course menu starts with Scotch Oyster, wagyu steak tartar, maiitake, and dashi broth; Chile Mole, chickpeas, charred onions, octopus, and blood sausage; Corn Smut, pork belly, mustard greens, and grapes; Applewood Mushrooms, wild salmon, apple, fennel, peas, and crab; Tellicherry Thyme, potatoes, horseradish, short rib, broccoli, and beets; and Caramel Bone Marrow, chocolate, cherries, and salt.

    The six-course menu is $75 per person. Reservations can be made for Sunday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. online at chefjasonwilson.com or by calling 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

    Three-Course Father’s Day at Tilth

    Maria Hines’ first restaurant is no stranger to special occasion dining and this Father’s Day is no exception. Dads and families are invited to a three-course brunch on the Tilth garden patio or in the craftsman-style dining room. Three selections under each course offers ample options for diners, including an Apricot Scone with pecans, apricot jam, and honey comb; Grits and Eggs with Anson Mills Grits, braised greens and tomato; and Stuffed French Toast with cherry, tarragon and mascarpone. Full menu online.

    The three-course prix-fixe menu is $30; mimosa or bloody mary with coffee for an additional $10. Reservations are recommended by calling 206.633.0801 or online at tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

    Golden Beetle Tempts Dads with Three-Course Menu

    Dads can celebrate their special day with bacon, eggs, and craft cocktails at Ballard’s Golden Beetle. The specially designed three-course menu features such dishes as Spicy Skagit River Ranch Bacon Hash with potatoes, Mama Lil’s Pepper, and Béchamel; Eggs Morney with swiss cheese, ham and poached eggs; and Shortbread Cookie Napolean with cinnamon, sour cherry and ricotta. Full menu online.

    The three-course menu is $25 per person. Reservations can be made online at golden-beetle.com or 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle. Complimentary parking in lot behind the restaurant.

    Sun-Drenched Cuisine at Agrodolce

    Seattle’s weather can be a bit dicey, but dads are sure to feel the Mediterranean while dining on sun-drenched Southern Italian and Sicilian fare at Agrodolce. The three-course menu offers an array of options including Savory Gougeres with provolone picante, green garlic aioli and chive; Steak and Eggs with asparagus and over easy eggs; Old Fashioned Waffle with bitters Chantilly, bourbon syrup and cherry; and Bomboloni with pastry cream, rhubarb and caramel. The full menu can be viewed online.

    Price is $25 for the three-course menu. Call 206.547.9707 for reservations or make online at agrodolcerestaurant.net. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N 35th Street, Seattle.

    Maria Hines Restaurants Celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Just in time for Father’s Day comes National Bourbon Day (June 14)! All of Maria Hines Restaurants will be offering a bourbon special and extending it through the weekend just for dads.

     Agrodolce: Bourbon Smash with Campari and soda offered June 13-15.

    Golden Beetle: Rainier Cherry and Bourbon Punch as well as a Bourbon Flight featuring bourbons from Woodinville. Both offered June 13-15.

    Tilth: Bourbon Fizz offered June 11-15.

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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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