• Maria Hines’ Tilth Celebrates 10th Anniversary! 08.25.16


    Ten years ago Maria Hines opened Tilth — the groundbreaking, New American destination restaurant that was the second certified organic restaurant in the country. It quickly became nationally known, earning Maria a James Beard Award Best Chef Northwest along the way. Celebrate this Seattle culinary treasure with a 10-course Anniversary Dinner with wine pairings, September 1st or 2nd.

    Since its opening in September 2006, Tilth has upheld its commitment to serving certified organic, brightly-flavored New American fare and supporting local business along the way. The restaurant, in its first ten years, has received an abundance of rave reviews and accolades including the James Beard Award previously mentioned, being named one of the top 10 restaurants in the nation by Frank Bruni, food critic of the New York Times and appearances by Maria on Top Chef Masters, Martha Stewart and Iron Chef (she won!).

    Tilth Fromagerie Blanc

    Seattle Met captures the journey, achievements and more, writing of Tilth, “the revolution it helped ignite has changed things forever.” As Maria’s first restaurant, it propelled the farm-to-table movement in the northwest by highlighting important, local purveyors including farms, ranches and fishing vessels.

    Noted for calling out purveyors by name on the menu since the early days, the 10th Anniversary Menu is no exception. The 10-course menu features many of the long-time purveyors including King’s Garden Summer Melon Salad, Loki Seafood Salmon a la Plancha and Skagit River Ranch Braised Pork Belly.

    Maria Hines in Tilth Kitchen

    Sip and savor while reminiscing through a 15-page scrapbook profiling some of the producers that helped build Tilth’s outstanding first decade. It also showcases the most requested recipe, dishes that were staff favorites but just didn’t take in the dining room, and more!

    The 10-course Anniversary Dinners cost $150 per person; full menu here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

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  • Maria Hines Receives Honorary Award 11.12.13

    Maria Hines at Golden Beetle

    A force to be reckoned with, Maria Hines, chef and owner of restaurants, Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agrodolce, is an honoree of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s (PSBJ) Women of Influence award. The Women of Influence award program recognizes “pioneers who had to shatter glass ceilings, knock down doors, create their own paths and help others along the way.”

    Featured in the Huffington Post and Civil Eats, Hines takes an active role both in and outside the kitchen. Recognizing the importance of organic and sustainable food, all three of Hines’ restaurants are certified organic by Oregon Tilth, one of the toughest and best organic certifiers in the country. Joining culinary organizations such as the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and Pew Charitable Trusts, she teams up with fellow chefs in creating a safer, healthier and more sustainable food system. Seeing that everyone in the world has a right to enjoy healthy, sustainable food, the James Beard Award-winner won’t stop until that happens.

    Most recently, Hines was asked by the James Beard Foundation to prepare a special menu for the 2013 JBF Leadership Awards, a corresponding event to the annual JBF Food Conference in New York City on Oct. 21-22. The conference, strategically themed “The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change,” centered on the consequences of an uncontrolled appetite, which creates several paradoxes that generates numerous challenges for modern society. For the Leadership Awards dinner, Hines put together a three-course menu where each dish represented a different facet of food policy, including issues involving genetically engineered food and local farms.

    Interested in attending the 2013 Women of Influence award ceremony? Hines will be recognized among 15 other honorees and PSBJ will be hosting the event at Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ticket purchases can be made online.

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