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  • Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner spotlights local chefs for a great cause, August 26 08.18.17

     

    The second annual Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner returns this month on August 26 on the beautiful Carillon Point Plaza, overlooking Lake Washington. For the second year, Chef Jason Wilson (of The Lakehouse, Miller’s Guild and Civility & Unrest) will be cooking authentic, delicious, craft-cooking, and this year he’s invited fellow chefs to cook alongside him, including chefs from The Herbfarm, Cedarbrook Lodge, DERU, and the Woodmark’s Bin on the Lake.  This year’s outdoor dinner includes a silent auction with an exciting array of experiences to bid on, from a craft cooking class to a two-hour cocktail experience at Civility & Unrest, all of the proceeds benefit Food Lifeline. The dinner and silent auction take place on Saturday, August 26 from 6-10 pm. The best part – there are still a few tickets available!

     

     

    This year’s 5-course dinner is a celebration of local culinary talent; with each course spotlighted by one of the notable chefs showcasing their distinct cooking styles, interpretation of local summer ingredients, and signature cooking techniques.

     

     

    The carefully curated menu is focused on locally sourced ingredients and includes wine pairings from Brian Carter Cellars:

     

    Appetizer

    Verbena Glazed Summer Melon with Haas Avocado, Sliced Culatello, Charred Scallions and Garden Herbs. Roy Breiman of Columbia Hospitality.

     

    Salad

    Steel Wheel Farm Heirloom Tomatoes with Steelhead Roe and White Owl Farm Hen Yolk.  Jamie Casady and Jordan Cooper of DERU and Little Brother

     

    Fish

    Smoked Salmon Granola with Pit Roasted Sweet Corn. Chris Weber of The Herbfarm

     

    Main

    Grilled Columbia Valley Beef Rib with Corn, Summer Bean Salad and Crispy Onions. Chef Jason Wilson of The Lakehouse, Civility & Unrest and Miller’s Guild

     

    Dessert

    The Last of its Season Pickled Rainier Cherries and Grilled Washington Apricots with Vanilla Sponge Cake, Champagne Gastrique and Washington Honey Ccremeux. Frank Rog of Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel

     

    This memorable evening is sponsored and hosted by The ICON Foundation, as a benefit for the non-profit organization, Food Lifeline, dedicated to ending hunger through sustainable action. To learn more about Chef Jason Wilson and the Kirkland Farm to Table Dinner, visit chefjasonwilson.com.

     

    Join some of the areas most talented chefs and dine al fresco for a great cause! Tickets here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Seattle Restaurant Week Hits Neighborhoods For Final Week 10.21.13

    Almost every neighborhood in Seattle is offering delicious meals at amazing prices during Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), going on now. Over 160 restaurants are participating and from this great lineup, almost 80 restaurants offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options – something for everyone!

    Although the first week is over, don’t fret as there is still another four days to enjoy $28 three-course dinners and $15 three-course lunches at select restaurants, through Oct. 24. More than 25 different neighborhoods are participating in SRW this year so diners are likely to find great dining spots close by.

    Salty's Smoked Steelhead


    Hit the eclectic neighborhood of Queen Anne and savor mouth-watering Asian or French dishes. Live on the Eastside? In Bellevue and Kirkland, feast on Mexican appetizers or all-American comfort food. Treat yourself to a gluten-free dessert or authentic Greek entrees in Ballard. On Capitol Hill, 17 dining spots are offering delectable dishes for lunch or dinner. In the downtown area alone, a whopping 40 restaurants have created special menus for SRW guests, including Salty’s (pictured above) and Agrodolce (pictured below).

     

    Agrodolce Spaghetti (min)


    In addition to these delicious dining deals, 425 Magazine is holding a contest to win a $50 gift card to one of the featured restaurants during SRW. The contest closes Oct. 24 and the winner will be notified via email. Also check out SRW’s Facebook and Twitter pages for guest food reviews, entrée highlights and more $50 gift card giveaways from participating SRW restaurants.

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  • The winner for Best New Restaurant – Milagro Cantina! 07.01.11

    This has been a year of many, many, MANY new restaurants gracing the greater Seattle area. From Redmond to West Seattle, Woodinville to Kent, there has been a new restaurant cropping up every week – or so it seems! The competition is tough, but we believe that competition breeds excellence . . .

    We are very pleased to announce that our client, Milagro Cantina, has been voted Best New Restaurant by the readers of 425 Magazine. Open a mere six months, the crew at Milagro started with a bang and has only been getting better and better, putting their best foot forward and creating wonderful impression upon memorable impression for the guests that walk through their steel doors.

    The July issue of 425 Magazine, out on newsstands today, also includes a four page spread on Milagro Cantina and Chef Chris Peterson. That gives you at least two reasons to pick up the magazine – and the editors give you many, many more reasons to grab your own Best Of issue or read online.

    A big thanks to all that voted for Milagro. If you haven’t been yet then the outdoor patio, a plate of tacos and a Prickly Pear Lemonade should give you reason enough to check out Milagro Cantina this summer and decide for yourself!



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  • Sizzling Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Milagro Cantina 05.04.11

    Milagro Cantina, the latest Eastside destination for Mexican cuisine, is about to reveal a more spirited side with a day-into-night Cinco de Mayo fiesta!



    Tomorrow, May 5, Milagro will make room for a liberating Cinco de Mayo by clearing out the dining room and inviting in a real fiesta! The celebration is one that marks Mexico’s day of independence as much as it gives reason to savor the restaurant’s multi-regional Mexican cuisine and usher in the (hopeful) summer weather! Incredible $5 food specials, $5-7 drink specials, and an expansive, heated outdoor patio make Milagro a Mayo must.

    Milagro has the celebration covered with eight different special menu items, each $5:

    ~ Chorizo-stuffed boneless chicken wings (one of our absolute favorites!)

    ~ Sweet corn, goat cheese and red chile fritters

    ~ Street tacos al pastor
    ~ Street tacos pescado 

    ~ Shrimp cocktail shooters

    ~ Flautas

    ~ Jalapeno poppers stuffed with chorizo crouton stuffing

    ~ Bacon wrapped hot dog with pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo & cream cheese

    All of this food will no doubt have you parched for some Mexican inspired drinks and of course Milagro delivers there too:

    ~ Cinco Margarita with Tradicional Reposado, orange cordial, lime juice, lemon juice, agave

    ~ Prickly Pear Lemonade with Absolut Wild Tea

    ~ Blanco & Mexican Coke

    ~ Draft and bottled beer including Pacifico, Victoria, Negro Modelo and Corona!

    Can you say ay yi yi?!

    While you’re planning how to fit in all 8 items plus cocktails, take a minute to vote for Milagro Cantina in 425 Magazine’s Best Of voting, ending tomorrow! The competition is steep, but we are rooting for the Best New Restaurant category. Vote here!

    Milagro Cantina is located in downtown Kirkland at 148 Lake Street South. Milagro offers parking at its private 90 stall monitored lot and street parking.

    Website: www.MilagroCantina.com

    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Milagro.Cantina.Eastside

    Twitter @MilagroKirkland

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  • Milagro Cantina earns 3 stars! 03.11.11

    Anyone that follows local restaurant critics knows that they don’t just dish out stars left and right. The compliments, the nods and the glowing five points (those stars again) are very much earned. That is why we are cracking tequila bottles and raising a Milagro Margarita to Jason, Chef Chris and the entire crew of Milagro Cantina! The critics have discovered that your Mexican food, decor and staff are stellar (something that we had the pleasure of finding out a long time ago!).

    Today, they were awarded three stars in The Seattle Times by longtime restaurant critic Providence Cicero. Check it out, let your mouth water and then pick up your phone to make a reservation for lunch or dinner – As noted in the headline “The party’s on at Kirkland’s Milagro Cantina.” Arriba! Arriba!

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  • Milagro Cantina Opens Today! 12.09.10

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MILAGRO CANTINA OPENS TODAY!
    New Kirkland restaurant features sophisticated Mexican fare, custom furnishings

    SEATTLE—(Dec. 9, 2010)—The greater Puget Sound area will finally get what it has been eagerly awaiting with today’s opening of Milagro Cantina, a new 300-plus-seat restaurant in downtown Kirkland. Milagro, taken from the Spanish word for “miracle,” is a stunning 8,000 square foot space offering sophisticated Mexican fare, one-of-a-kind art installations and comfortable, hand-selected design elements in an approachable setting.

    The menu at Milagro draws upon foods, cultures and cooking techniques from across Mexico, encompassing the molés of Oaxaca, seafood from Baja, street foods of Mexico City, barbacoa from Central Mexico and the grilled foods found across Sonora. Milagro’s authentic cuisine will incorporate sustainable ingredients from Mexico and the Pacific Northwest. Executive Chef Chris Peterson’s menu is based on his extensive travel and research throughout Mexico, further enhanced by his 15 years of culinary experience as a private chef, sous chef at Café Campagne and most recently as the executive chef at the illustrious Bis on Main.

    The menu includes such dishes as: Sopes de Milagro crisp corn masa cakes filled with tequila, bacon and chipotle black beans, queso fresco, key lime crema ($8); Tamal de Puerco con Chile Guajillo braised pork and guajillo chile sauce steamed in a banana leaf, cilantro, pickled onion salad ($8); Salpicon de Langosta y Pulpo lobster, octopus, serrano chiles, mango and avocado on a tostada ($15); Torta Ahogada braised pork and chorizo in tomato sauce on bolillo bread dipped in red chile sauce with cabbage and cilantro ($12); Mole Rojo con Pollo Oaxacan red mole with braised chicken and white rice ($17); and Lubina a la Veracruzana fresh wild striped bass, tomatoes, serrano chiles, capers and olives with green rice ($21).

    Milagro’s cocktail menu features unique, seasonal ingredients that pair well with Milagro’s Mexican cuisine. Signature cocktails, ranging from $8 to $13, include: White Peach-Serrano Margarita white peach puree, serrano tincture, Espolon Reposado tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, agave; Washington Margarita house-infused Green Apple blanco tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, agave; Malta Punch Malta, Appleton VS rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, cane syrup; and Chino Moreno tradicional 100% Agave Reposado tequila, Benedictine, Liquore Strega, lemon juice, red wine float.

    Milagro’s exceptional offerings go well past its culinary fare. The main feature of Milagro’s 60-plus-seat bar is a 24-foot wide and 7-foot tall forged steel “tequila tree” inspired by windblown Cypress trees and adorned with Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) steel skeletons and platforms for Milagro’s top shelf tequilas. The bar features an indoor fire pit with seating and the expansive dining room is embellished with a petrified wood art-piece that incorporates movement of both fire and water. Other carefully selected details include radiant heated floors, heating elements built into the awnings of the 100-plus-seat patio and many unique recycled elements that the Milagro team meticulously chose, including the black walnut bar top and the rusted steel candle backdrop. Mexican inspired lanterns provide gentle lighting throughout the restaurant and the Chef’s Table features a playful, mirrored glass piñata of a donkey made by an artist in Guadalajara.

    In addition to Peterson, Director of Operations Jason Harris leads the Milagro team. Harris’ former positions include food and beverage director at Hotel 1000 and owner-operator of PF Chang’s in Bellevue. “We’ve created a setting where every detail has been reviewed again and again. We set out to create a comfortable environment that will raise the bar for Mexican restaurants in the Northwest. From the quality of the food to the attentive service, the stylishly appointed dining rooms to the unique art features, we hope that Milagro Cantina will be a destination for Seattle and Eastside diners alike,” said Harris.

    Milagro’s 8,000 square-foot space seats 300-plus, including an opulent dining room, comfortable 60-plus-seat bar, private dining with full audio/visual capabilities for 40 to 50 people, a 10-seat private Chef’s Table and a 100-plus-seat heated patio that begs for long lunches and late night diners seven months out of the year.

    Milagro Cantina is located in downtown Kirkland at 148 Lake Street South. Soon to be considered the “crown jewel” of the Lake Street Place project, its food and drink offerings cover the northern and southern regions of Mexico with approachable sophistication. The 300-plus-seat restaurant includes original art installations and custom furnishings in a uniquely designed setting. Milagro will be open daily from Sun. through Thurs. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight. Milagro offers self-parking at its private, 90-stall monitored lot throughout the day and complimentary valet (with validation) in the evenings. Learn more at www.MilagroCantina.com, call (425) 952-6270. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Milagro.Cantina.Eastside or Twitter: @MilagroKirkland.

    Photo credit: Kathryn Barnard.

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  • Milagro Cantina coming soon! 12.02.10



    We love partnering with new businesses and bringing that news to you, especially when it involves food, drinks and posh surroundings! A new, 300-plus-seat restaurant is just about ready to fling open its doors in Kirkland later this month. Milagro Cantina, set to open December 9, beckons diners with its sophisticated Mexican fare, stylish features and one-of-a-kind art installations. Behind the restaurant’s towering blackened-steel front doors, guests are welcomed by warm earth tones flanking raised booths, handmade bar stools and gracious servers.

    The cuisine of Milagro covers the Northern to Southern regions of Mexico, creating distinction amongst its counterparts. The menu encompasses the molés of Oaxaca, seafood from Baja, street foods of Mexico City, barbacoa from Central Mexico and the grilled foods found across Sonora. The broad range of regional cuisine and cooking techniques are further authenticated with handmade tortillas and the vertical rotisserie that produces succulent and juicy pork, beef, chicken and lamb.

    The beautifully appointed bar is adorned with an impressive center piece – a 24-foot wide, 7-foot tall “tequila tree.” The forged steel art piece is embellished with Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) steel skeletons and pedestals for Milagro’s top shelf tequilas. Among other unique art pieces is the playful, mirrored glass piñata of a donkey made by an artist in Guadalajara and a petrified wood art-piece with a fire peak through the interior of the wood and water cascading down the sides.

    If we haven’t told you enough yet, then we are sure to entice you with this – Milagro also has one of the area’s largest outdoor dining areas. 100 seats offering views of Lake Washington and heating elements built into the awnings (no heat lamps here!) will keep you comfortable at least 7 months out of the year!

    Just a few days away! We’ll keep you updated on all the Milagro news. Follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Milagro.Cantina.Eastside and Twitter @MilagroKirkland and keep your eye on their website too www.MilagroCantina.com!



    Milagro lanterns



    Tequila Tree

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