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  • Seattle Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving 11.14.17


     

    Skip the holiday hassle and let professional chefs take care of the cooking! Several of Seattle’s favorite restaurants will be serving Thanksgiving offerings including seasonal cocktails such as Spicy Persimmon Manhattan and classic dinner specials such as Roasted Heritage Turkey with fall cranberry compote. Menus range from traditional American fixings to Italian-style Thanksgiving twists. With vegetarian options, comforting classics, feasts for the whole family, and indulgent desserts, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. Make your reservations today!

     

    Experience the Joie of Thanksgiving with French-Inspired Fare at RN74

    Executive Chef Thomas Griese brings French-inspired Thanksgiving fare from RN74. The festive, delicious holiday offerings include Sweet Potato Gnocchi with brown butter and sage, Roasted Heritage Turkey with fall cranberry compote, Filet Beef Wellington with truffled mushroom duxelles, and Lobster Seafood Fantasy including geoduck, bay scallops, sweet shrimp, king oyster mushroom, sea beans and lemon beurre fondue. Choose from savory sides of Potato Puree with country butter, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pink Lady Apple puree, and Roasted Foie Gras Stuffing. Desserts include classic favorites such as Pumpkin Pie with brown sugar streusel and French-inspired Mousse Au Chocolat with rosemary and orange liqueur.

     

    A new partition at RN74 brings new private dining options this holiday season to the already diverse lounge, chef’s table, bar, and dining room. The partition creates natural enclosures for festive dinners, gathers, happy hours and more this holiday season.

     

    The dinner menu is $75 per person and includes choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, along with sides for the table. Add wine pairings for an additional $40. The full menu can be viewed here. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206-456-7474. RN74 is located downtown at 1433 4th Avenue and Pike Street.

     

    Organic Offerings at Tilth

    James-Beard Award Winning Chef Maria Hines, and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio, bring Thanksgiving classics with organic emphasis to the table. Start your Thanksgiving meal with a winter Root Vegetable Salad including carrot, rutabaga, and parsnips in a delicious sherry vinaigrette. Indulge in Pacific Northwest Salmon Crostini on local Sea Wolf Bakery rye with fromage blanc and cranberry relish. For the main event, choose from traditional Roasted Turkey Breast with pommes puree with chestnut-brioche dressing, and cranberry or delight in Grass Run Ribeye with brussels sprouts and chimichurri. A vegetarian entrée includes Field Roast with pommes puree, brussels sprouts and cranberry. Finish the feast with perfect Pecan Pie with chantilly or silky Pumpkin Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake.

     

    Tilth’s 4-course meal is $85 per person and $45 for kids 12 and under. View the full menu online here. Reserve by visiting the website or by calling 206-633-0801. Holiday hours are 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    Italian with a Twist at Agrodolce

    Chef Maria Hines’ Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, provides a family-style, three-course feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with traditional Italian dishes. Start off with savory vegetables such as Spicy Green Salad with Collins Family Orchard apples, shredded beets, toasted hazelnuts and squash vinaigrette or Twice Baked Fingerling Potatoes with loki salmon roe, melted leeks and whipped ricotta. Continue with one of three Italian twists on the traditional Thanksgiving main course: Caramelized Brussels Sprout “Casserole” with creamy mushrooms and crispy fried shallots, Sweet Potato Cavatelli with sage brown butter, cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds or Turkey Breast Involtini a turkey breast that is slowly cooked in a water bath then rolled with provolone picante and speck and served with savory focaccia bread pudding and pomegranate gastrique. Finish with Sicilian Pear and Olive Oil Cakes with golden raisins, toasted almonds and rosemary gelato.

     

    View the full menu online here. Dinner is $70 per person and $30 for children 13 and under (additional options for small children). Dinner is served from 2:30 p.m. with the last seating at 7:30 p.m. by reservation only on Thanksgiving Day. To reserve, visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

     

    Harvest Table at The Herbfarm

    Rich with goodness and warmed by the fire in the hearth, The Herbfarm invites guests to feast and be thankful with a nine-course Harvest Thanksgiving menu and expertly chosen wine pairings from its 25,000 bottle cellar. Much of the fall bounty served on the menu is harvested directly from The Herbfarm’s own garden and farm.

     

    The Herbfarm’s Harvest dinner is available November 16th to December 3rd 2017 by reservation only. Price varies from $205-$295 per person, depending on the date. To reserve visit their website or call the reservation line at 425-485-5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 N.E. 145th St, Woodinville.

     

    Vegetarian for the Whole Family at Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving offers a thoughtfully crafted, four-course vegetarian meal for $75 for adults and $25 for children, with plenty of gluten free options. The adult menu includes Spiced Apple Parsnip Soup with crispy Brussels sprouts (vegan, gluten free), Roasted Fennel and Grilled Belgian Endive, arugula, pomegranate seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberry, and cornbread croutons (available vegan & gluten free). For the main course choose from Filo Spirals filled with wilted greens, pecans, gruyere and fontina, brushed with brown butter, served with braised kohlrabi and cabbage, smashed cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, green beans, with chestnut leek sauce or Roasted Acorn Squash Wedge with foraged chanterelle mushrooms, oven roasted autumn vegetables, pear tangerine sage chutney, smashed cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, and wild mushroom gravy (vegan, gluten free). End the meal with a decadent dessert of Pumpkin Mousse with pecan graham crust, and meringue candied pepitas (vegan, gluten free) or Rustic Apple Galette with horchata cinnamon ice cream and cranberry gelee.

     

    Cafe Flora also offers a full kids menu that can be made completely vegan and gluten free with dishes such as Carrots in a Blanket with house made BBQ dipping sauce, Garden Salad with romaine, pears, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds and cornbread croutons. Mini Shepherd’s Pie with peas, carrots, squash, and other winter vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. And Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream.

     

    Available by reservation only, with seatings from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017. To reserve, call 206.325.9100 ext. 3 and for more information, visit cafeflora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison St, Seattle.

     

    Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 Café & Bar knows brunch is a local favorite and this year they’re offering guests a menu of brunch favorites on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brunch offerings include Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and a biscuit, Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble with home fries and a biscuit, and fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

     

    From 12 – 9 p.m. guests can enjoy their locally sourced Brined Roast Turkey Plate for $39 with  Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon, Turkey Gravy, House Cranberries, Celery Root Puree with toasted hazelnuts, Buttermilk Biscuit, and Pumpkin Pie with spiced whip, or a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. Still hungry? You can add comforting side dishes, such as Fennel Sausage Stuffing, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, or Fingerling Potatoes for $7 each. Local 360 will also offer select regular menu favorites, including the Butcher’s Grind House Burger and 18 oz. Ribeye with red wine butter sauce, among others.

     

    Local 360 will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and their Thanksgiving menu and select regular menu items are available from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

     

    Feel Grateful at Gather Kitchen + Bar

    While Gather, the new pintxo-style restaurant, is closed for Thanksgiving Day, they will offer a large selection of festive food and drink this holiday season. Cocktail specials include Spiced Persimmon Manhattan flavored with house-made persimmon syrup with sweet maple syrup, cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, and Chai Spice Hot Buttered Rum with local chai tea. Relish in unique Thanksgiving-inspired dinner items such as Duck Legs Braised in Mulled Wine served with potato gnocchi, brussels sprouts and winter squash and Roasted Pheasant Breast with Grandma’s mashed potatoes, blanketed with pan gravy and served cranberry-apple chutney. Complement the meal with Eggnog Bread Pudding with smooth ice cream and velvety cardamom caramel.

     

    Gather Kitchen + Bar is closed Thanksgiving Day, but the above specials will be offered all season long. To view the current menu, visit gatherkitchenandbar.com. To reserve seating visit the website or call 206-420-4670. Gather Kitchen + Bar is located in Ballard at 5605 22nd Ave NW.

     

    Beer-Lovers Thanksgiving at Belltown Brewing

    Beer special: On Wednesday, November 22 Belltown Brewing is offering Seasonal Crowlers To-Go for locals to stock up for their Thanksgiving table.  Enjoy four 16oz. crowlers of seasonal beers for $15.

     

    On Thanksgiving Day Belltown Brewing offers a brewhouse twist to the traditional meal. Start with savory Butternut Squash Bisque and continue with Fire Roasted Turkey Breast, Glazed Brussels Sprouts, House-Made Seeded Pretzel Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Cider-Sage Gravy. Top off the meal with decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake.

     

    Don’t forget the festive holiday beer flight featuring: Belltown Brewing’s Harvest Lager, a malt forward beer brewed with heavy doses of Munich and Rye malts. Vermont Slice of Pie, a pale ale brewed with 10 sugar pie pumpkins and caramelized in house with maple syrup. The Belltown Coffee Brown, a robust American brown ale fermented with Blue Star cold brew coffee and served on nitro for a touch of creaminess. And Bell St. Raspberry Wheat, with 42lbs of fresh raspberry puree.

     

    Belltown Brewing will be open on Thursday, November 23 from 12-8pm for Thanksgiving dinner. $25 per person; add curated beer flight for $12. For reservations call 206-485-7233 or visit belltownbrewingseattle.com. Belltown Brewing is located in Belltown at 200 Bell St.

     

    Industry Thanksgiving at Mama’s Cantina

    Mama’s Cantina invites local industry (and anyone else) to feast on their Thanksgiving special: Turkey Mole Tamale Plate with Rice and Beans, and a Mexican Boiler Maker featuring Belltown Brewing beer and a shot of tequila. Plus two swings at Mama’s Turkey Piñata… it’s a holiday fiesta not to be missed!

     

    Menu is $19 per person and available only on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Mama’s Cantina will be open 6pm-12am on Thanksgiving Day. For reservations call 206-728-6262 or visit mamascantina.com. Mama’s Cantina is located in Belltown at 2234 2nd Ave.

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  • Give Unique this Holiday Season with Ethnic Seattle 12.17.15

    Are you looking for last minute gift ideas? Need something unique for your holiday giving? EthnicSeattle.com is just what you’re looking for! They’ve procured some of the most unique gift ideas in the city, all from local, ethnic-owned businesses. Beautiful scarves from Tuesday Scarves in the International District, Fresh baked cookies for hostess gifts (or your own indulging) from Salvadorean Bakery in White Center, Ethiopian Coffee Set from Amy’s Merkato in the Central District and more for the Trendsetter, Beauty+ Fitness , Food Lover, Coffee + Tea Drinker, Little Tikes, Home Décor and Experience.

    Watch EthnicSeattle.com’s own Taylor Hoang showcase some of these items and more on KING 5’s New Day Northwest!


     

     

    Support amazing ethnic owned businesses and give unique this holiday season.

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  • Celebrate Hanukkah at Golden Beetle! 11.30.15

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    James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines is at it again—using her culinary skills to thoughtfully craft traditional Hanukkah dishes with exceptional flair. The special menu is a great way to enjoy beautiful, local, winter ingredients, including parsnip, rutabaga, apples and persimmon! Never forgetting the importance of liquid libations to enjoy during mealtime, Golden Beetle is also bringing in kosher wines for Hanukkah.

    Visit Golden Beetle anytime during Hanukkah, December 6-14, to enjoy these special dishes starting at $5:

    Potato Latkes with house made apple sauce, crème fraiche and green onion

    Matzo Ball Soup with smoked chicken, carrot and parsley

    Roasted Root Vegetables with parsnip, rutabaga and fingerling potato

    Stuffed Donuts with persimmon filling and powdered sugar

    Kosher Wines: Barkan Cabernet Sauvignon and Barkan Chardonnay

    Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle. For more information, visit the website.

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  • Seattle’s Best Restaurants Serve Up Thanksgiving! 11.17.15

    As much as we all enjoy sitting around the table with our closest friends and family, hosting a holiday meal is stressful. Why not take a little edge off and let a professional take care of the cooking (and cleaning) duties this year? Several of our favorite Seattle restaurants will be open and serving delicious Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday, November 26.

    Menus range from traditional American holiday dishes, including turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, to delicious turkey day alternatives, such as smoked salmon, shepherd’s pie and specialty pastas. Restaurants will offer kid-friendly menus, gluten free options, hearty vegan dishes and more! Hurry and make your reservations today before they’re gone!

    Ray's Smoked Salmon

    Tradition turned up with fresh seafood at Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    Ray’s Boathouse offers an elegant four-course Thanksgiving dinner including traditional favorites and seafood specialties. Start with Butternut Squash Soup with fried sage and crème fraiche, Fall Chicory Salad or Dungeness Crab Cocktail with butter lettuce, roasted tomato and cocktail sauce. For the main course there’s Oven Roasted Turkey with chestnut-herb stuffing, cranberries, green beans and gravy; Grilled King Salmon with house made butternut squash ravioli and porcini and chanterelle mushrooms; Pan Seared Halibut with Dungeness crab crust and parsnip puree; or Beef Prime Rib. And for dessert there is Pumpkin Pie with Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream. The four-course menu is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children ages 5 to 11, children under 5 are free.

    Ray’s Café is offering its signature Thanksgiving buffet for $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 11, children under 5 are free. With plenty of items to choose from, you can create just about any type of Thanksgiving feast you desire. Noteworthy seafood options include fresh shucked Half Shell Oysters with mignonette and cocktail sauces, Peel & Eat Prawns, Alaskan Snow Crab, Penn Cove Mussels in coconut curry broth, Oregon Bay Shrimp Salad with cucumber, tomato, lemon and herbs, and House Smoked NW Salmon with apple-pear chutney. Also available will be Oven Roasted Turkey with cranberry-orange chutney; Spice Rubbed Beef Prime Rib served with horseradish cream and demi glace; Spice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with currants and marshmallow; a multitude of housemade seasonal desserts, and much more.

    You can find full menus for Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe here. Reservations are required for both restaurants and are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Café and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Boathouse. Boathouse reservations can be made at 206.789.3770 or online here. Café reservations can be made at 206.782.0094 or online by clicking here. The Boathouse Bar does not take reservations, but will be open with a limited Thanksgiving menu. The Café Bar will be closed. For more information, visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

    Cafe Flora Pumpkin Tart

    Gorgeous, seasonally inspired vegetarian dinner at Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora’s annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving offers a thoughtfully crafted, four-course vegetarian meal for $65 for adults and $25 for children with plenty of gluten free options. The adult menu includes Jerusalem Artichoke Blini with Tieton Farm sheep camembert, date and bramley apple chutney (available vegan/gf) and Roasted Grapes, Heirloom Carrots, Baby Fennel, Frisee Salad citrus buerre blanc and crispy hominy (vegan/gf) as the first two courses. Then, for the main course, you may choose between Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Bread Pudding porcini cream sauce, red onion marmalade, roasted parsnip, cabbage mashed potatoes, or Delicata Squash Medallions with Cauliflower Walnut Pate with Satsuma cranberry chutney, Brussels sprout pecan gratin, sweet potato mash and bordelaise sauce (vegan/gf). Finally, for dessert, you have a choice of Booth Canyon Pear and Ricotta Cheesecake with port gastrique, Pumpkin Pie with caramel whipped cream (vegan/gf), or Dark Chocolate Tart with candied cranberries (available vegan).

    Cafe Flora also offers a great kids menu that is completely vegan and gluten free with fun dishes such as Fried Cauliflower Bites with herbed dipping sauce; Romaine Cups filled grapes, apple and celery and topped with poppy seed dressing; Mini Shepherds Pie filled with peas, carrots and squash winter vegetables in a creamy sauce, topped with Yukon gold mashed potato, and served with green beans and crispy onions, and cranberry sauce; and Pumpkin Pie for dessert!

    Thanksgiving meals are by reservation only, with seating from 1 to 7:30 p.m. To reserve, call 206.325.9100 ext. 3 and for more information, visit CafeFlora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison Street, Seattle.

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    Celebrate Italian-style at Agrodolce
    Agrodolce provides a family-style, three-course feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with traditional Sicilian dishes. Start off with fresh from the oven House made Focaccia; Bitter Greens Salad with cranberries, blood orange and roasted walnuts; or creamy Pugliese Style Burrata with grilled pear, citrus almond crumble and pomegranate molasses. Continue with one of three Sicilian twists on the traditional Thanksgiving main course: Sous Vide Turkey Breast Involtini, a turkey breast that is slowly cooked in a water bath then rolled with provolone picante and speck; House Made Mafalde with melted leeks and wild mushrooms; or Seared Brussels Sprouts with currants, pine nuts and anchovy vinaigrette. Finish with Sweet Potato Panna Cotta, the Italian alternative to sweet potato pie, with candied pecan and toasted marshmallow. You can also make each course extra appetizing with a special wine pairing for $35. Check out the full menu online here.

    Dinner is $65 per person and is served from 3 to 8 p.m. To reserve, visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

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    Mediterranean-inspired classics at Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle cooks up several holiday favorites this year, but with a special Eastern Mediterranean twist. The four-course meal for $55 starts with a choice of comforting Roasted Butternut Squash Soup made with pomegranate seeds and greek yogurt, or Carrot and Kale Salad in a harissa ginger vinaigrette. Then get adventurous with some Sweet Potato Briouats, an extra sweet Moroccan-style treat. Third course options include Wood Fired Turkey Breast, Pan Seared Black Cod, or, for nonmeat eaters, Roasted Root Vegetable Ragout, all served with cornbread dressing, orange-cranberry sauce, and the most beloved mashed potatoes and gravy. Finish your feast with smooth Pumpkin Sorbet with spiced pepitas, cherry syrup and crispy sage, or the more traditional Pecan Pie with vanilla, orange and nutmeg flavors. A specially selected four-course wine pairing is also available for $30. View the full menu here.

    Seating is from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. For more information or reservations, call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden-Beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

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    Keep it local with Thanksgiving brunch and dinner at Local 360 Café and Bar
    Local 360 Café and Bar knows brunch is a local favorite and this year they’re offering guests a menu of brunch favorites on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brunch offerings include the Farmer’s Breakfast of eggs, your choice of meat, homefries and a biscuit; buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy; and fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

    The deliciousness doesn’t end there. Local 360 will be open at 10 a.m. serving classic holiday dishes made with local, sustainable ingredients. Their specially crafted Turkey Plate is just $29 and combines Thanksgiving favorites such as Cider Brined Free Range Turkey, Buttermilk Mashers, Gravy, House Cranberries, Pole Beans, Cornbread and Pumpkin Pie with spiced whip. Still hungry? You can add more to your meal with comforting side dishes, such as Herbed Brioche Stuffing, Bacon and Apple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, or Fries for just $5 each. Local 360 will also offer select regular menu favorites, including the Butcher’s Grind House Burger and 16 oz. Ribeye with bone marrow butter.

    Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and their Thanksgiving menu is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 206.650.2577 or visit local360.org. The full menu is available here. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

    B+W Duck Leg

    Thanksgiving favorites with Old World flare at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge specializes in making 10th century Norman cuisine for the modern palate and they’ve pulled out all the stops for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. For locals looking for something besides the classic turkey, Bell + Whete is offering a special Duck Dinner for four for $130. This specially prepared meal comes with a crispy Pomegranate Glazed Whole Rotisserie Duck with Smashed Red Rose Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Curried Cauliflower with smoked onion, Roasted Yams with brown sugar butter, and Bannock. There is a limited availability for the Duck Dinner and reservations are required in advance. Be sure to specify that you would like the duck when making a reservation.

    In addition, Bell + Whete will serve their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner for just $28 per person. This meal includes Spice Brined Slow Roasted Turkey, Smashed Red Rose Potatoes, Gravy, Haricot Verts and Curried Cauliflower with smoked onion, House Cranberry Sauce, Bannock, and Pumpkin Pie with almond whip for dessert. Additional sides are also available, including Jenny’s Sausage and Bacon Stuffing and Roasted Yams with brown sugar butter, as well as several Bell + Whete favorites such as Caramelized Pork Belly, Black Cod with black lentils and preserved tomatoes, and New York Strip with bleu cheese brûlée.

    Bell + Whete is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended and are required for the Duck Dinner. For more information or to reserve, call 206.538.0180 or visit bellandwhete.com. A full menu is available here. Bell + Whete is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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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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