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  • Ray’s Cafe Limited Summer Menu Aug. 1-15! 08.01.19

     

    Ray’s Cafe in Ballard is spicing up their menu with some limited summer specials available from August 1-15! Grab a spot on their Cafe patio to enjoy the best views in Seattle while you sip on the “The Deadliest Cocktail” featuring Ray’s Bloody Mary with house-infused spicy vodka, a giant Bering Sea King Crab Leg garnish and a spicy rim! Guests can also indulge in a Dungeness Crab Roll with fennel and green apple slaw on New England style hot dog roll, House Smoked Salmon Salad with local snap peas, frisee, green goddess dressing, and for dessert a Washington Blueberry-Passion Fruit Parfait with decadent coconut panna cotta, passion fruit chai, and local blueberries.

     

    Add a Washington Wine pairing! Avennia ‘Oliane’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from the Yakima Valley pairs perfectly with Ray’s summer menu! Enjoy it by the glass or bottle. This delicious chilled white wine is barrel fermented with native yeast, the aromas of lemon verbena, lemon oil and herbs emerge. The flavors are tart, racy and acid driven, with a long, drawn out finish.

     

    Grab your sunglasses and relax on the patio! Cheers!

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  • Summer has Arrived at Seattle Restaurants! 06.07.19

     
     

    Seattle restaurants are ushering in summer with local seafood dishes, sangria on the patio, wine specials, and more! Grab a seat outside to soak in the Seattle sunshine while enjoying gorgeous Northwest views. Make reservations for your summer dining today!

    That’s not all, Washington blueberries will be back in season soon so get ready to add fresh Washington blueberries to your summer picnics and recipes, and look for them on restaurant menus!

     

    Summer sangria and Italian cannoli at Agrodolce

    Agrodolce is gearing up for summer with ice cold sips of Sicilian Sangria and a celebration of Cannoli Day!

    Agrodolce’s Red Sangria offers flavors of blood orange, white peach and lime, complete with sangiovese, orange liquor and a prosecco float! Those looking for a less citrus taste can opt for White Sangria with fresh cucumber, limoncello, green grapes, lemon and basil with Sicilian white wine and a prosecco float!

     

    Priced at just $5 during happy hour, lunch and weekend brunch through summer. The special sangrias will also be available during the Fremont Summer Solstice parade Saturday, June 22 for weekend brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and an extended happy hour from 2-6:30 p.m.

     

    On Sunday, June 16 Agrodolce will celebrate National Cannoli Day with a variety of house-made Italian cannoli available that day and on the dessert menu throughout June. Guests can indulge in these sweet Italian treats in several flavors, including Theo’s Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Candied Orange, Toasted Pistachio, Candied Lemon and more. Price for each cannoli will be $6.

     

    Reservations can be made at agrodolcefremont.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St., Seattle.

     

    Chilled rosé specials at Ray’s Boathouse

    Sip on chilled rosé this summer at Ray’s Boathouse! Choose from a variety of featured rosés hand-selected by Ray’s Wine Director, Chip Croteau. Options include Tranche ‘Pink Pape’ Rosé from Black Rock Estate Vineyard, Delille Cellars Rosé from Columbia Valley & more by the glass or bottle. Pair it with fresh Northwest Oysters or a delicious Chef’s Selection of Local Cheeses as you take in the gorgeous Northwest summer sunset from the Boathouse dining room or patio. Cheers to summer!

     

    Ray’s Boathouse summer hours are Sunday-Thursday 4:30-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4:30-10 p.m.  Reserve your table today at Rays.com/Boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6029 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Summer seafood dishes at Ray’s Café

    With summer comes new dishes! Grab a seat on the patio this summer at Ray’s Café and enjoy sweeping views of the Puget Sound as you indulge in local seafood dishes from Ray’s new summer menu! Dishes include Dungeness Crab Cakes with Uli’s chorizo, parsley-fennel salad and saffron-herb yogurt, Grilled Wild Alaskan Coho Salmon with heirloom tomatoes, Washington asparagus, zucchini noodles, and a fresh herb salad, Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with squid ink spaghetti, Dungeness crab, white wine, garlic chili and herbed bread crumbs, Dungeness Crab Toast with pickled shallot, garlic aioli, fresh herbs on a baguette, and much more!

     

    Ray’s Café The Café is open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Reserve your spot today at Rays.com/café. Ray’s Café is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Rosé flights on Tilth’s lush patio

    Tilth is ushering in summer with special wine offers including chilled rosé flights and 50% off bottled wines (less than $100) every Tuesday in June and July!

     

    Sip rosé on the patio all summer long with a rotation of three 3oz. pours of rosé (one bubbly) for $12! The first flight includes rosés such as Graham Beck Brut Rosé, NV, Robertson, ZA, Domaine de Rimauresq, ‘R,’ Rosé, Rhone Blend, 2017 Provence, FR, and La Spinetta, Rosé, Sangiovese Blend, 2017, Toscana, IT.

     

    For June’s Pride Month, Tilth will donate $1 from each rosé flight during the month of June to Camp Ten Trees to help support local LGBTQ+ youth.

     

    Wine drinkers can also rejoice every Tuesday in June and July with 50% off bottled wines (less than $100). View the full wine list here.

     

    Reservations can be made by visiting Tilthrestaurant.com or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle.

     

    Fresh Washington Blueberries abound this summer

    Summer brings a bounty of fresh Washington blueberries each year! By the third week of June, Eastern Washington blueberry farmers anticipate harvesting, followed by Western Washington’s blueberry harvest the first week of July.

     

    Blueberries are one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen! Washington blueberries can be used to make delicious homemade lemonade, smoothies, and baked goods or can be added to oatmeal, pancakes, fresh summer salads, cocktails, and more!

    Get your hands on these delicious berries this summer! For recipes, ideas, and inspiration visit pinterest.com/wablueberries or wablueberries.com.

     

    To find Washington fresh blueberries, check for identifying tags or signage in the produce sections and at farmers markets, or visit a local u-pick farm beginning in mid-July.

     

     

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  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Local Restaurants this Sunday! 05.08.19

     

    Local restaurants are gearing up to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12 with brunch buffets, mimosas, waterfront dinners, organic dishes and more! Or if mom prefers to relax at home this Sunday treat her to a home-cooked meal with fresh Washington asparagus recipes. Read below for all the details and make your reservations today!

     

    Mother’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

    Ray’s Boathouse will be offering a beautiful spring-inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu along with some of their best-selling appetizers, salads and Boathouse entrées from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. For dinner, the Boathouse will be open at 3 p.m. with their regular menu served until 9 p.m. The Boathouse Bar will have the same menu offerings and hours for brunch and dinner but is on a first come basis with no reservations taken. Reservations are highly encouraged and are available for groups of up to eight people (including children and highchairs). Guests can reserve at Rays.com/boathouse.

     

    Or celebrate mom with a fresh seafood dinner at Ray’s Café! Enjoy dishes like Mediterranean mussels, oysters on the half shell, and Dungeness Crab Cakes while you sip on wine and take in gorgeous water and mountain views. Don’t forget dessert! Treat mom to one of Ray’s decadent housemade desserts to finish the evening right. Ray’s Cafe will be open for dinner from 4-9 p.m. Reserve at Rays.com/café.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Mother’s Day Italian-Style Brunch at Agrodolce

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. that will feature fresh pasta and brunch classics with an Italian twist.

     

    Chef-Owner Thomas Litrenta has pulled out all the stops to create beautiful dishes with options including Spring Onion Benedict with grilled spring onions, poached egg, arugula hollandaise, and crispy prosciutto; Black Pepper Bucatini with pecorino; Sweet Waffle with house-made gianduja, cherry compote, sweet whipped cream, and more. For dessert, guests can indulge in Pavlova with seasonal berries, and marsala whip cream, or Hazelnut Cake with house made gianduja, powdered sugar, and more.

     

    Three-course brunch is $38 per person. Reservations can be made at agrodolcefremont.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St., Seattle

     

    Three-Course Spring Brunch with Organic Ingredients at Tilth

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with fresh organic dishes at Tilth. James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines alongside executive chef Joel Panlilio will be serving up a three-course prix fixe menu for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    Guests can dig into spring dishes such as Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and greens, Spring Quiche with asparagus and cheddar cheese, Sourdough French Toast with rhubarb and trufflebert hazelnuts, Tiramisu Waffle, and more. A special Cherry-Tarragon Mimosa will also be available for additional purchase.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. 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 St, Seattle.

     

    Family-Friendly French Brunch at RN74

    RN74 is opening their doors on Sunday, May 12 for a special French Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     

    Usually only open in the evenings, Chef Shawn Applin has created a gorgeous French-inspired buffet featuring a selection of fresh hors d’oeuvres and salads such as Yogurt Parfait with mixed berries and house-made granola, Warm Beignets, and Salade D’Asperges. For the main course, guests can look forward to live stations with made-to-order French Omelets, French Toast, and more!

     

    Diners can also indulge in delicious French rotisserie showcasing Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roast Chicken. Classic brunch cocktails will also be available with highlights including Mimosas, RN74 Bloody or Caribbean Cold Brew with Ron Zapca rum, vanilla and ancho reyes whip cream.

     

    Brunch is $60 for adults and $30 for children ages 5-12. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456-7474. RN74 is located at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    Japanese Mother’s Day Specials at Junkichi

    Capitol Hill’s Japanese Robata-style Izakaya restaurant, Junkichi, brings an irresistible Mother’s Day lunch and dinner special.

     

    Junkichi offers an inviting space for small parties and group dining that the whole family will savor. The special Mother’s Day menu features Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Baked Crab Sushi Rolls and the Toban Assortment consisting of Chicken wings, the signature Junkichi Tsukune (meat ball), and Sizzling Mushrooms. Guests can top off the meal with a special Peach and Grapefruit Mimosa available for additional purchase.

     

    Mother’s Day special is $25 per person and available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.. Reservations can be made by visiting junkichiusa.com or by calling 206.712.7565. Junkichi is located at 224 Broadway East in Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

     

    Mother’s Day cooking inspiration from Washington Fresh Asparagus

    Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day with a home-cooked meal! Cooking in season is easy this spring with an abundance of Washington’s fresh grown asparagus. Use it as a starter in the Grilled Washington Asparagus with Garlic Yogurt and Charred Zhoug recipe from Chef Tori Mann at Lola, as a delicious side dish such as Halibut with Washington Asparagus, from Chef Ethan Stowell or grab a bunch of asparagus from the market for Grilled Washington Asparagus with Wok Fried Egg and Sauvignon Blanc Sabayon from Executive Chef Paul Duncan at Ray’s Boathouse. Find these recipes and more at waasparagus.com.

     

    Washington grown asparagus can be found in local grocery stores including Metropolitan Market, Safeway and New Seasons often noted with signage, tags, or a rubber band around the asparagus bunch citing Washington grown.

     

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  • Set the Mood at Seattle Restaurants this Valentine’s Day 01.29.19

     

    Eat to your hearts content at Seattle restaurants this Valentine’s Day! Celebrate your love with special multi-course menus prepared by some of the city’s most talented chefs alongside excellent wine pairings and decadent desserts. Read on for all the details and make your reservations today!

     

    Ray’s Boathouse

    Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains make the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out. This Valentine’s Day Ray’s Boathouse invites couples to take in the spectacular views as they indulge in a delicious three-course seafood menu created by Executive Chef Paul Duncan.

     

    Diners will choose from dishes such as Oyster Tempura with chorizo vinaigrette and sea bean salad, Poke Tacos with ginger-soy marinade, wonton wrapper, and avocado mousseline. For the entrée course guests have the option to choose one of these incredible dishes: Alaskan Halibut, Seared Ahi Steak, or Filet and Half Maine Lobster Tail.

     

    The night is not complete without sweets and guests can choose from a Mousse Napoleon with caramel mousse, vanilla mousse, and spiced sponge cake or Chocolate Indulgence with Chambord sabayon and fresh raspberries.

     

    View full menu here. The three-course menu is $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is available Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16, alongside their regular Boathouse menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged for the Boathouse and are available from 5-9 p.m. The bar will also be serving the three-course menu on a first come basis. For more information and to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Café

    Located upstairs from Ray’s Boathouse, the casual waterfront restaurant and bar, Ray’s Café, is offering a special a la carte menu this Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy gorgeous views on the Seattle waterfront as they feast on delicious, local seafood.

     

    The menu includes Dungeness Crab Lumpia ($15) with sweet and spicy soy sauce, wasabi, and shredded cabbage, Filet of Beef and Petite Lobster Tail ($58) with fried potatoes and garlic greens, Grilled Mahi Mahi ($36) with glazed baby carrots, Jasmine rice, and pineapple beurre blanc, and for dessert Chocolate Indulgence ($9) with fresh raspberries… and more.

     

    View full menu here. The a la carte menu will be available Valentine’s Day weekend Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16, alongside the Café’s regular menu. Guests can reserve in the Café 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The specials will also be available in the bar on a first come first serve basis. For more information and to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/café. Ray’s Cafe is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Tilth

    Chef Maria Hines’ restaurant, Tilth, offers an intimate and romantic setting for Valentine’s Day. Guests can’t help but feel the charm and nostalgia as they cozy up in the Wallingford craftsman home that has become a mainstay in the neighborhood for over 12 years.

     

    This Valentine’s Day, lovers will enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu with the option to choose exceptional dishes under each course. Guests will select from items such as Seared Scallops with Romanesco, beet, and hazelnut gremolata; Carnaroli Risotto with foraged mushrooms and Washington truffles; or Venison with baby turnips and huckleberries. Diners can also indulge in desserts such as the classic Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake, Orange Rose Cashew Cheesecake or Peanut Butter and Jelly Cannoli.

     

    The four-course dinner is $95 with the option to add wine pairings for $45. Reservations are available on Valentine’s Day 5-10 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 141 N 45th Street in Wallingford.

     

    RN74

    Locals and visitors alike are invited to partake in an evening of amour at RN74 with a decadent four-course tasting menu featuring a choice of hors d’oeuvre, second course (soup, salad, pasta), entrée and dessert. Diners also have the option to add two different wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar to complement each delicious course.

     

    Guests can choose from hors d’oeuvres such as Sea Scallop and Uni Crudo with blood orange, fennel, espelette and orange oil; Truffled Cauliflower Soup with toasted pine nuts and celery gremolata; and Maine Lobster Ravioli with caviar crème fraiche and basil oil. Guests can opt for an additional course of the signature Michael’s Ahi Tuna Tartare for Two.

     

    Entrée options include Braised Rabbit Risotto with glazed carrots, mascarpone and chocolate jus; Black Sea Bass with wild mushroom consommé, tomato confit and preserved lemon; and Tomahawk Ribeye Steak for Two with roasted shallot, fondant potato, bordelaise, and bearnaise.

     

    The dessert menu brings a choice between Chocolate Cremeux with whipped coconut ganache, passionfruit gel and coconut shortbread or White Chocolate Petit Gateau with raspberry glaze and dehydrated raspberry meringue.

     

    The four-course menu is $90 with the option to add supplemental courses. Optional wine pairings are $45 for the Premier and $65 for the Grande. Reservations are available for Valentine’s Day 5-9:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

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  • Celebrate the Holidays at Seattle area Restaurants! 12.05.18

     

    This December local restaurants are offering holiday menus and festive events! Read on to learn more about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day dining, plus seasonal events, champagne toasts and more. Enjoy the holiday season and make your reservations for these great events and festive feasts today!

     

    DECEMBER EVENTS

     

    Holiday Champagne Fete at RN74 Dec. 1-31, Tasting Dec. 8

    Holiday-goers are invited to pop the cork at RN74 all month long with a list of unique champagnes offered by the glass and as flights. On Saturday, December 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., guests will sample some of the restaurant’s best champagnes from their recently expanded cellar, as well as special bottles brought in for the holidays. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a flight of unique top champagnes, and champagne-focused discussion with RN74’s award-winning sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen and Paul Swanson.

     

    The holiday festivities kick off December 1 with eight champagnes available nightly by the glass and as flights (four glass flights and an eight-glass flight) during dinner service for the full month, including New Year’s Eve. The champagnes are hand selected by the restaurant’s sommelier team, focusing on bottles that are not often available by the glass, allowing for tasting rare bubbles.

     

    Champagne highlights include:

    – Louis Roederer Cristal 2008

    – Bruno Paillard Nec Plus Ultra 1999

    – Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1999

    – Marc Hebrart Special Club 2012

     

    Champagne Fete on December 8 is $95 per person. Reservations for December 8 are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve for dinner or for December 8 call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    Ray’s Café Gingerbread House Decorating Party and Drive Dec. 9

    Locals are invited to join Ray’s Café on Sunday, December 9 for an all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating event and drive benefitting Mary’s Place to help local families in need.

     

    The $12 price includes the gingerbread house building kit and supplies including icing and festive candy plus complimentary hot chocolate. Each guest does not need to purchase a kit to participate, they can be shared within a party.

     

    The event will take place on the Café’s heated and covered patio and participants should dress warm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

     

    Reservations are required, and two time slots are available: 11:30 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. Guests can call 206.789.3770 to reserve.

     

    Ray’s is asking participants to bring twin blankets and/or baby formula to the event. These are two high-needs items at Mary’s Place that will make a huge difference in the lives of struggling families.

     

    For more information visit the Ray’s blog. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    The Holly and the Ivy at The Herbfarm

    The Herbfarm invites guests to join in the merriment of the season with a beautiful nine-course dinner with wine pairings hand selected from their 26,000-bottle cellar. The fire will crackle, and the dining room will be dressed from head to toe in festive décor.

     

    Dinner ranges from $225-$285 per person depending on the date and will be served from November 30-December 23 with date exclusions. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve call 425.485.5300 or visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St in Woodinville.

     

    Nine-Course Holiday Dinner at Shiro’s Sushi Dec 21-24

    Diners who are looking for something outside the traditional holiday offerings are invited to partake in a special nine-course holiday sushi dinner prepared by the experienced sushi chefs at Shiro’s Sushi from December 21-24.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Filefish Sashimi, fish liver and ponzu

    – Sea Chicken Salad, sesame soy dressing

    – Hokkaido Scallop Hand Roll

    – Wild Yellowtail, boiled Japanese daikon radish with Sukiyaki Style

    – Chef’s Selection Nigiri Sushi

     

    Shiro’s Sushi is offering its nine-course holiday dinner December 21-24 for $100 per person with reservations available 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by December 20. Any reservations cancelled within 72-hours will result in a $50 fee per person. For more information and to reserve call 206.443.9844 or visit shiros.com. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 2401 2nd Ave in Belltown.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Eve Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse will be open on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. and will be serving a special holiday-inspired three-course menu including salad, entrée, and dessert for $60. The regular dinner menu will also be available and includes dishes such as Alaskan King Crab Legs, Dungeness Crab Toast, Sablefish, delicious house-made desserts and more.

     

    The Boathouse and the bar will be open from 2-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations for the dining room are strongly encouraged. Reservations available at 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Seafood Favorites at Ray’s Café

    Ray’s Café is offering its regular lunch and dinner menu on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Menu items include Dungeness Crab Cakes, Seared Sea Scallops, Clam Chowder and much more. The full children’s menu will also be available.

     

    Ray’s Café dining room and bar will be open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Reservations strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Four-Course Local, Organic Dinner at Tilth

    James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio bring a delicious four-course dinner with organic emphasis to the holiday table this Christmas Eve.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Celery Root Soup, truffle cream, apple crisp

    – Squash Cannelloni, king crab, brown butter, pine nut

    – Roasted Oregon Lamb Loin, turnip, black garlic, rosemary powder

    – Brioche Pudding, pecan, bourbon anglaise

     

    Christmas Eve hours are 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tilth’s four-course dinner is $110 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $55. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    Three-Course French Feast at RN74

    RN74 brings a French-inspired feast to Christmas Eve dinner this holiday season. Guests will enjoy a three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert with the option to add wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar to complement each decadent course.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Winter Chestnut Velouté, foie gras, Yakima apple, sage, brown sugar streusel

    – Roasted Prime Rib, pommes duchess, port wine au jus, creamed spinach

    – Pot au feu de la Mer, lobster, prawns, truffle brioche, sea beans, sunchoke, asparagus

    – Mouse au Chocolat, crème Chantilly, cocoa nib, crème de cacao

     

    Three-course Christmas Eve dinner is $80 per person (excluding tax and service charge) and includes choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Option to add wine pairings for $45 or premier wine pairings for $65. Reservations available 4:30-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For more information or to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located downtown at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Day Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious seasonally-inspired three-course menu on Christmas Day. The meal includes soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $60 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Guests will enjoy sweeping views of the Puget Sound as they feast on this festive menu. The Boathouse bar will be open with the three-course menu available, no reservations taken.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25. Reservations strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Café’s Greatest Hits

    On Christmas Day Ray’s Café will be serving the greatest hits from the Café menu along with seasonally inspired a la carte specials. Guests will enjoy local seafood, festive décor, and gorgeous waterfront views.

     

    Café reservations are available from 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING

     

    The Moon and The Stars at The Herbfarm

    The holiday season reaches a peak with ‘The Moon and The Stars’ at The Herbfarm. Luxurious foods will be showcased alongside fine wines from the 26,000-bottle cellar in a festive end-of-the-year setting! Diners will welcome in the new year with an extravagant dinner celebration at the Northwest’s original farm-to-table restaurant.

     

    Price varies $245-$395 per person depending on the date and will be available December 28-31. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve call 425.485.5300 or visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St in Woodinville.

     

    New Year’s Eve Surf and Turf at Ray’s Boathouse

    Ray’s Boathouse is serving a festive menu featuring surf and turf specials served alongside the Boathouse menu this New Year’s Eve. The Boathouse will also be offering a selection of sparkling wines by the glass or bottle to cheers to the new year.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available on New Year’s Eve 5-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    New Year’s Eve Festive Specials at Ray’s Café

    Diners are invited to bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019 with a New Year’s Eve dinner menu including surf and turf specials served at Ray’s Café, alongside the regular Café menu.

    Café reservations are available on New Year’s Eve 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Four-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Tilth

    This New Year’s Eve Tilth brings an elegant four-course pre-fixe menu full of local and organic ingredients. James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines and Executive Chef Joel Panlilio invite guests to usher in the New Year at Tilth.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Baby Root Vegetables

    – Duck Liver Mousse

    – Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet

    – Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

     

    New Year’s Eve hours are 5-10 p.m. Tilth’s four-course dinner is $110 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $55. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

    Holiday diners can ring in 2019 at RN74 with an elegant five-course French-influenced tasting menu this New Year’s Eve. Guests will delight in the festive menu with the option to enhance dinner with two different wine pairings.

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Mishima Ranch Wagyu Beef Tartare, truffled egg yolk, capers, crispy shallot, baguette crostini

    – Tian of Alaskan King Crab and Avocado, sugar pie pumpkin granola, ancient grains, pickled radish, jalapeno schug

    – Maine Lobster Agnolotti, sunchoke, black trumpet mushrooms, lemon-basil beuree fonduta

    – Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, salt-roasted celeriac, heirloom beets, sauce l’orange

    – Chocolate Charlotte Royale, passion fruit, caramel ganache, chiffon crumble, brown butter meringue

     

    RN74 is taking reservations 5-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Five-course tasting menu is $120 per person with the Grande wine pairing for $79 or sparkling wine pairing for $99. For more information and to reserve call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

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    Celebratory New Year’s Day Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

    Guests can enjoy a celebratory New Year’s dinner with a spectacular waterfront view at Ray’s Boathouse. Dishes include House-Smoked Sablefish, Pan-Seared Halibut, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Filet Mignon and more. The Boathouse also offers a selection of sparkling wines to toast to 2019.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available on New Year’s Day from 5-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Rest and Refuel at Ray’s Café

    Locals can recover from all the New Year’s Eve festivities with Ray’s Café’s famous Bloody Mary alongside a variety of house-made cocktails and local draft beers. While the comfort of Clam Chowder, Fish and Chips, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Ray’s Classic Burger and more will nurse the hangover away.

     

    Ray’s Café is open New Year’s Day from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or rays.com/cafe. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

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  • Local Restaurants Offer Family-Friendly Halloween Events 10.09.18

     

    With fall in full-swing and Halloween right around the corner, local restaurants are offering fun seasonal events for the whole family!

     

    Ray’s Café

    Ray’s Café in Ballard is hosting its fifth annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday, October 20. This event is all-ages and will take place rain or shine on Ray’s covered deck with heaters to make sure everyone stays warm and dry.

     

    Each carver will receive child-safe carving tools, a pumpkin, LED candles and delicious hot apple cider. In the spirit of Halloween, guests will enjoy the spooky decor as they create their own Jack-O-Lantern and costumes are encouraged!

     

    Tickets are $17 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Food and drinks will be available for purchase including Ray’s seasonal house made pumpkin spice bourbon (for adults).

     

    Reservations are required and includes the following three time-slots: 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. To confirm your spot, contact Ray’s at 206-782-0094 or email Darla at dmarchi@rays.com.

     

    More details online at rays.com/pumpkincarving.

     

    Ray’s Café can be found at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, in Seattle or by phone at 206-782-0094.

     

    Maxwella Café & Bar

    This Halloween, Maxwella Café and Bar is inviting kids and families to come enjoy the season with free weekend activities. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Maxwella will be turning its center space into the Children’s Activity Room! This space will be used for creating crafts and painting.

     

    This Halloween season, Maxwella is offering two weekends of ghoulish fun with one of the weekends serving as an opportunity to help other kids in need!

     

    Oct. 20-21: Halloween Handprint Painting – Using a hand dipped in paint, kids will create and paint traditional Halloween images such as witches, ghosts and skeletons!

     

    Oct. 27-28: Halloween Tote Bag Decorating – Kids will paint and color Halloween themed inspirations on their very own personal tote bag, which can be used for collecting candy on Halloween! What’s even more special about this activity is that kids will have the opportunity to spread Halloween cheer by decorating and filling tote bags for local kids in need. The decorated goodie bags will be directly donated to Camp Kindness Counts, a local organization that runs summer camps and year-long activities to teach kids about being kind through their actions.

     

    Weekend crafting is free (with the purchase of a kid’s meal) and offers the opportunity for parents to enjoy a delicious brunch and great local coffee. To view the full brunch menu visit maxwellacafebar.com/brunch. No reservations needed.

     

    Maxwella Café and Bar can be found at 2720 152nd Avenue NE, in Redmond or by phone at 425-658-7185.

     

    More information on Camp Kindness Counts can be found at campkindnesscounts.org.

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  • Ray’s Pumpkin Carving Party, Oct. 22! 10.18.16



    Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe is hosting their third annual pumpkin carving party on Saturday, October 22nd! Pumpkin Carvers of all ages are invited to partake in the fall festivities on the Cafe’s cozy covered deck equipped with blankets and space heaters so the seasonal fun can be enjoyed rain or shine!

    All carvers will receive a pumpkin, child-safe carving tools, an LED candle and delicious hot apple cider for just $15 per person! There will also be a special seasonal menu including pumpkin beers and cocktails available for purchase. Costumes welcome!

    Reservations are required and are available at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Guests can reserve their spot by emailing Darla Marchi at dmarchi@rays.com or calling 206.782.0094! Ray’s is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

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  • Enter #RaysSunset Photo Contest until July 28! 07.19.16


    Sunsets at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe overlooking Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains offer some of the most gorgeous and inspiring scenery in Seattle, and their guests are excellent at capturing it nightly!

    From now through July 28, 2016 enter your sunset photo taken from Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, private dining room or dock to be entered to win the grand prize:

    – Custom chef’s dinner for 4 at Ray’s Boathouse, designed by Executive Chef Paul Duncan, overlooking Shilshole Bay.
    – Exciting wine pairings from the Boathouse library curated by Boathouse Wine Director Chip Croteau.
    – Prize package of Ray’s gifts with blankets, sunglasses, hats and more!

    ENTER TO WIN!
    1. Take a sunset photo while at Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, Northwest Room or dock from July 14-28, 2016.
    2. Post photo to your personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #RaysSunset (make sure your post is public so they can see it!).
    3. Photo with the most “likes” or re-Tweets by 11:59 p.m. July 28, 2016 will win!

    Click here to read the contest rules and fine print in detail. Good luck, we look forward to seeing some gorgeous photos!

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  • Romantic Valentine’s Dinners, Cocktails, Gifts + More! 02.10.16

    Indulge in a weekend of decadent celebrations this Valentine’s weekend. From brunch, couples classes and multi-course dinners, to sommelier wine pairings, specialty cocktails, rich desserts, complimentary roses, and unique gift ideas, there is enough to keep you and your loved one spoiled all weekend, starting February 11.

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    February 12-15: Finding your “umami” + Valentine cocktail
    Along with it’s broad range of locally and globally sourced fish from the Japanese fish markets, diners can also experience Valentine’s Day in a glass with Shiro’s specialty cocktail of champagne, pomegranate juice and raspberries, garnished with mint leaves, gold flecks and a special heart surprise. Shiro’s specialty cocktail is available February 12-15 along with its regular menu and omakase.

    For reservations in the dining room, visit shiros.com or call 206.443.9844. Open-ended Omakase served at the sushi bar.

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    February 13: Mix it up with your Valentine
    Golden Beetle is offering a fun and interactive date option for you and your Valentine. Learn to create your favorite cocktail during the Couples Mixology Class on Saturday, February 13. The craft cocktail class will showcase whiskey, aged rum and anejo tequila while couples taste and create cocktails along the way. The class is 2-4 pm, $75 per person and includes cocktail ingredients, instruction, snacks and recipes for all three drinks so you can recreate them at home.

    Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle. For information and reservations visit online or call 206.706.2977.

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    Gift Giving Made Easy
    Having trouble picking out the perfect gift? Ethnic Seattle has the one to end your search. The site that promotes ethnic and immigrant owned businesses in Seattle has done the shopping for you by procuring three different Valentine’s packages that are easy to purchase online (or available for pick-up). 

    Columbia City Sexy & Sweet: $100
    Salted Sea dinner for two ($70) – experience one of Seattle’s newest restaurants, serving modern American seafood and raw bar.
    Wow Chocolates box – 9 piece box of locally handmade and hand painted artisan bonbons made with Venezuelan dark chocolate, exotic tropical fruits and spices.

    An Evening in Japantown: $125
    Momo shopping experience ($50) – pick something up from this highly curated boutique that blends Asian and European influences, including eclectic home accents, unique clothing and more.
    Maneki Japanese Restaurant dinner for two ($50) – traditional Japanese cuisines served at this historic, 100 year old restaurant.
    Fuji Bakery sweets – box of 9 macaroons baked with love daily.

    Chinatown-ID Pamper & Dine: $150
    Imperial Foot Massage for two – hot tea foot bath with 45 min. foot massage and 15 min. acupuncture massage.
    House of Hong dinner for two – one of Chinatown’s longstanding Chinese and dim sum restaurants.
    New Century Tea Gallery Rose Tea and Blossom Flower Tea sets – romantic Valentines flowers in a different way with a ¼ lb. bag of rose tea and 10 bulb blossom flower tea.
    Almond Butter Cookies from Huong Binh Restaurant – one of the city’s most respected and authentic Vietnamese restaurants.

    Visit EthnicSeattle.com for more information and to place orders.

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    February 14: Kick-start your Valentine’s Day
    Start Valentine’s Day off with a three-course brunch at Maria Hines’ restaurant Agrodolce. Begin your meal with Provolone Picante Gougeres with spicy pepper aioli and Poached Pears with Spiced Apple Medley and Greek Yogurt. Move onto Maria Hines’ benedict interpretation with Root Vegetable Cake Benedict and crispy speck; or Wild Mushroom Omelet with Lacinato Kale, Chili Flake and Bechamel. Indulge in the final course of a Mini Waffle with freeze dried strawberry, mini chocolate chips and Chantilly or French Toast Bites.

    As always, Agrodolce offers Bottomless Mimosas at brunch. Agrodolce’s three-course brunch prix-fixe is available only on February 14 for $25 per person. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle. For reservations visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707.

    The main event – Dinner on Valentine’s Weekend
    You don’t want to wait until the last minute to make your dinner plans. Save yourself the stress and make a reservation at one of these local favorites to guarantee a delicious and romantic Valentine’s Weekend.

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    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Treat your special someone to a beautiful three-course dinner at Ray’s Boathouse Valentine’s Day weekend. With waterfront views of Puget Sound and the majestic snow capped Olympic Mountains as your backdrop it’s the perfect setting for romance.

    Dinner will be served with a glass of San Martino Prosecco Extra Dry for $58. The three-course dinner menu will be available February 11-14.

    Begin your romantic dinner with starters including Scallop Ceviche, Dungeness Crab & Clam Chowder. Options abound with entrée choices like a Double R Ranch Filet Oscar with whipped potatoes, asparagus and sauce béarnaise, as well as King Salmon in Sake Kasu with black lentils, lobster-green papaya salad and avocado mousse. Don’t forget to save room for some of Ray’s delicious desserts, including Chocolate Decadence, Espresso-Hazelnut Tart or Olympic Mountain Ice Cream or Sorbet.

    Ray’s regular dinner menu will also be available during Valentine’s Weekend. On Sunday, February 14 each couple dining in the Boathouse will receive a red rose compliments of Ray’s. Reservations are strongly encouraged in the dining room February 11-14. The Boathouse bar will be open each night with seating on a first come basis. For full menu and hours click here.

    Aside from the three-course dinner option, Ray’s Café will also have three special menu items available from February 11-14. These special items include: Filet & Half Lobster, a six ounce filet and half Maine lobster served with beef demi & hollandaise, whipped potatoes, and broccolini; herb roasted King Salmon, with Truffle risotto, fried oysters, and wakame salad; and Chocolate Decandence, a heavenly dessert served with Chantilly cream and maraschino cherry-lavender.

    The Cafe will be open from 11:30am-9pm over Valentine’s weekend and reservations are strongly recommended. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit opentable.com/rays-boathouse. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit opentable.com/rays-cafe-reservations.

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    Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events
    Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events is celebrating Valentine’s weekend with a gorgeous, four-course menu by new Executive Chef Jenny Izaguirre. From February 12-14 guest can enjoy four courses for $45, with an optional beverage for $25.

    Start with Truffled Cannellini Bean Soup with herbed beetroot, followed by a second course of Tricolore Salad with grapes, pecorino and white balsamic. The main course offers a choice of either Herbed Porchetta with sweet potato and lobster hash or a vegetarian option of Farroto with ratatouille and leeks. End your meal with a rich Brioche Bread Pudding with white chocolate and preserved kumquat.

    For reservations call 206.538.0180.

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    Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend with a decadent three-course menu, locally-sourced within 360 miles of Seattle. Add a local wine flight of four pours for $20 or two 375ml bottles of wine including L’Ecole Chardonnay and L’Ecole Syrah for $42.

    In addition to their special three-course menu Local 360 will also offer Rack of Lamb for two as their Chefs Cut along with a few original sides from February 12-14.

    Three-course menu begins with an amuse of Sunchoke Cappuccino, Bacon & Carrot Beignet, then a Cold Smoked Black Cod with crème fraiche, beet and turnip, variations of egg and puffed grain. Main course brings Oregon Bison Loin with foie gras and black trumpet gratin, rutabaga and porcini. To finish the evening, enjoy their Pear “Tart Tatin” with buttermilk flan and single malt caramel.

    Local 360 Café & Bar is offering its special Valentine’s Day menu February 12-14, 4 p.m. to close. The three-course menu is $55 per person alongside their regular menu options. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 206.441.9360 or visiting Local360.org.

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    Eden Hill
    Chef Maximillian Petty debuts his first Valentine’s menu in Seattle by featuring indulgent ingredients such as bone marrow butter, foie gras and duck heart tartare in a five-course Valentine’s menu, offered February 12-14.

    Eden Hill treats diners with Fermented Beet Pavlova with house goat cheese mousse, black sturgeon caviar; and Parker House Rolls with bone marrow butter before the first course even begins. Then indulge in Fermented Cauliflower Soup, ras el hanout, apple, filbert, parsley root followed by a second-course of Rabbit Porchetta, sunchoke espuma, mustard caviar, sherry, saskatoon, foie gras. The third-course tempts dinners with Duck Heart Tartare, caper, tomato petal, green olive, fermented and roasted red chili, citron confit tapioca chip, marbled quail egg. Diners will continue their culinary journey with Wagyu Beef Shortrib, parsnip, goldenraisin, almond, chanterelle, chili, dark chocolate mole coloradito, black garlic. Yellow Beet Root, mandarin, roasted white chocolate, yeast sponge cake, caramelized honey completes the fifth-course.

    Eden Hill’s Valentine’s Day menu is $100 per person with optional $60 wine pairing. The full menu is available online. For reservations visit Edenhillrestaurant.com or call 206.708.6836.

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    Italians know the language of love, which is interpreted at Maria Hines’ Southern Italian and Sicilian inspired restaurant, Agrodolce. Classic southern Italian cuisine receives the touch of a James Beard Award-winning chef in a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day.

    For a starter, enjoy St. Jude’s Albacore Crudo with bronte pistachio, preserved kumquat and Sicilian olive oil. Continue with house milled pasta for a second course: Emmer Mafalde, Black Nile Barley Spaghetti or Chestnut Cavatelli. Mains feature Pan Seared Sablefish with olive oil braised sunchoke, fennel, almond gremolata; Braised Wild Boar with flageolet beans, heirloom goathorn pepper, theo cocoa nib; or Couscous Stuffed Quail with citrus confit, medjool date and wild pine nut. Dessert tempts with Lavender Limoncello Sorbetto with candied citrus and toasted hazelnut, or Fraga Farms Goat Cheese Mousse with vanilla poached fig.

    The Valentine’s Day four-course menu is $65 per person with an optional $40 wine pairing. The full menu is accessible online. For reservations visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707.

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    Golden Beetle
    The many countries that surround the Mediterranean take center stage at Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle. With a new, refreshed interior and wood-fronting exterior, Golden Beetle is ready to graciously host on Valentine’s Day.

    Diners can start with Beet Carpaccio with goat cheese, toasted hazelnut and orange supreme. Second course options tempt with a seasonal favorite of Crispy Harissa Marinated Cauliflower with preserved lemon, castelvetrano, cucumber puree or Cod Fritters with pickled blueberry pepper, romesco aioli and arugula. The main course features Butter Poached Gulf Shrimp with fennel, blood orange, rainbow chard; and Pan Seared Spic Crusted Lamb Loin with currant, wilted spinach, purple potato gratin. For the sweet tooth, end dinner with Theo’s Chocolate Mousse Parfait or Kabocha Squash Panna Cotta.

    Golden Beetle’s four-course menu is $60 per person with optional wine pairing for $30. Three options under each course, the full menu can be viewed online. For more information or reservations, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. 

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    Tilth
    Chef Maria Hines’ first restaurant, Tilth, delivers a memorable dining experience any night of the year, but this Valentine’s Day, guests will feel the romance with candlelight and a beautiful four-course prix-fixe menu on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14.

    Shugoku Oysters are dressed up with cucumber, apple, and yuzu “mignonette” or select the Skagit River Ranch Beef Tongue, treated with house pickles, apple mustard and shishito. A Slow Cooked Duck Egg with duck confit, pickled crosnes, and orange present a tempting second course, followed by Seared Weathervane Scallop with baby shiitake, smoked leek and watercress, or choose the Porcini Ash-crusted Venison with swiss chard, anson mills corn polenta and Saskatoon berry. The finale comes with Yarmuth Farms Goat Cheese Parfait or Cashew Cheesecake.

    The four-course prix-fixe menu comes with three options under each course for $80, additional $40 with wine pairing, or additional $60 with sommelier pairing. View the full menu and make reservations by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestaurant.com.

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    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora has created another swoon-worthy Valentine’s menu filled with indulgent options all while remaining seasonal, local, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free friendly.

    The first course begins with Spiced King Oyster Mushrooms with Okinawa purple potato,
    roasted turnip with bitter greens, cilantro sauce and candied kumquat. Second course offers Green Papaya & Rainbow Carrot Ribbons with tat soi, ripe papaya, spiced cashew-macadamia nut brittle, grapefruit and serrano dressing. For the main enjoy mouth-watering Meyer Lemon & Butternut Squash Risotto Cake with grilled asparagus, Belgian endive, roasted beet sauce and pistachio pistou. Top it off with choice of Citrus Cake with Passion Fruit Mousse or Pistachio Chocolate Tart with fresh raspberries. The full menu is available vegan and gluten free.

    Cafe Flora’s deliciously colorful Valentine’s Day menu is available Sunday, February 14, starting at 5 p.m. The four-course menu is $70 per person. Reservations are required for parties of all sizes. Call 206.325.9100 to make reservations.

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  • Vote for your favorite Ballard Beer at Ray’s Cafe! 01.18.16

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    Ray’s Cafe in Ballard is offering locals a chance to vote for their favorite Ballard beer in the first Ballard Beer Awards voted by the people! In 1982 Paul Shipman started Redhook Brewery in Ballard. Later that year Ray’s Founding Partner and Executive Chef at the time, Russ Wohlers, and Paul carried the first keg of Redhook into Ray’s and Ray’s has been a champion of Ballard beer ever since!

    From now through February 14 Ray’s will be featuring 5 Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and vote for! Stop in and purchase a pint of beer from one of the breweries below and that counts as your vote. Or fill out a ballot if you choose not to imbibe.

    Want to try them all? Ray’s will offer a special Ballard Beer Flight throughout the duration with a sample from each of the five breweries for $5. Then purchase a pint of your favorite to cast your vote, or fill out a ballot!
    On February 15 Ray’s will announce the winner and they’ll host a special Winning Brewery Dinner at Ray’s on Saturday, March 5 for the public to attend! Guests can reserve in advance or wait for the winner to be announced on February 15. $50 per person for a multi-course, beer paired dinner. Reserve at 206.782.0094 or rays@rays.com.

    Each brewery will stop in to Ray’s Cafe for a special tasting night during the month from 4-6pm. Join them on the following dates to meet their team and vote for your favorite. You can also vote for them any day from now through February 14!

    January 15 – Stoup Brewing
    January 19 – Lucky Envelope Brewing
    January 21 – Hilliard’s Beer
    January 26 – Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.
    January 28 – Reuben’s Brews

    Follow along with us using #BallardBeerAwards on social media!

    Ray’s Cafe is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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