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  • Restaurant Patios Open for Dining! 07.21.20

     

    Many restaurants are back open for dine-in and summer patio season has officially arrived! Read on for summer food and drink specials on the patio at favorite local spots!

     

    All of the restaurants are operating at 50% capacity, practicing social distancing with tables spaced 6-feet apart and requiring masks be worn by all guests when not eating and drinking at their table.

     

    Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines is welcoming summer with seasonal organic dishes and sun-drenched garden patio dining. Tilth’s patio is open for walk-ins and the dinner menu is brimming with warm-weather specials including Summer Beans, Summer Squash Salad, Cold Summer Corn Bisque, Carrot Risotto, Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon, Washington Blueberry Parfait and more. View the full menu here.

     

    Settle in on the patio and enjoy Andrew Rich Sauvignon Blanc, UpsideDown Rose, Tilth Manhattan, Spiked Strawberry Shrub, Leavenworth Biers Hefeweizen, House Made Iced Tea, and more.

     

    Tilth’s patio is open for dine-in daily from 5-9 p.m. for walk-ins only.

     

    Ray’s Café

    Offering panoramic views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Café’s iconic deck is open serving lunch and dinner daily (Sun-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.) and daily happy hour from 4-6 p.m.

     

    The menu features favorites like True Cod Fish & Chips, Ahi Poke Bowl, Dungeness Crab Cakes, fresh local Oysters on the Half Shell, with summer specials like Wild Alaskan King Salmon with sweet corn pureeFarm Lettuce Salad with seasonal berries, Zucchini Feta Cakesand more. Sip chilled Washington wine, ice cold beer, or Black Cherry Margaritas while you take in the gorgeous views!

     

    Daily Café happy hour from 4-6 p.m. brings drink specials like Bad Jimmy’s Brewing ‘Bad Light’ Golden Ale, Negronis, Moscow Mules, Margaritas and more. Dishes include Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari, Tuna Poke, Manila Clams, Penn Cove Mussels and more all at special happy hour pricing.

     

    Ray’s Café is now accepting reservations and walk-ins for parties of five people or less.

     

    Ba Bar U-Village

    Ba Bar’s large, dog-friendly patio at University Village is open for lunch and dinner! Enjoy your favorite Ba Bar dishes like Crispy Imperial Rolls, Saigon Chicken Wings, Vermicelli Bowls, and more with new summer cocktails including Queen of Siam $12 with Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Cointreau, lime, basil grapefruit, served up, Legend of Summer $12 with Haku Japanese Vodka, lime, Huckleberry, briottet, served up, and French Pearl Martini $10 with vodka, lemon, St. Germaine, Lillet, and prosecco. Plus froze, local microbrews, Vietnamese beer and more.

     

    The patio is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

     

    Monsoon Seattle & Bellevue

    Monsoon Seattle and Bellevue celebrate summer patio season with Monsoon Seattle’s rooftop deck and sidewalk patio, and Monsoon Bellevue’s sidewalk patio right on Old Main Street. Both locations are open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

     

    Each location has boozy slushees including a Passion Fruit Froze with Brovo pink vermouth and a Hot Charlotte with gin, lemon, cucumber, Serrano chili and champagne vinegar. Plus, delicious Vietnamese dishes with Northwest flair like Green Papaya Salad, Pork Spareribs, Vermicelli Bowls, Catfish Clay Pot, Drunken Chicken, Crab Fried Rice and more. They also have plenty of chilled rose, craft cocktails, and local beers for pairing!

     

    Reservations can be made online at monsoonrestaurants.com or walk-ins for parties of five people or less.

     

     

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  • Easter & Passover Meals To-Go from Local Restaurants 04.03.20

     

     

     

    Easter and Passover are coming up soon, and while celebrations may be a little smaller this year, the sentiment and family time are just as important. Both Tilth and Eden Hill Provisions make the holidays easier for home celebrations with holiday meals to-go. Read on for the full details and place your order for pick up today!

     

    Seder Plate and Seder Dinner To-Go from Eden Hill Provisions
    Passover begins on Wednesday, April 8 and Eden Hill Provisions is offering all the fixings for the Seder Plate plus Seder Dinner, available to-go.

     

    The newest team member of Eden Hill Provisions, Chef David Glass, has assembled a beautiful and symbolic to-go box of each item for the Passover Seder plate, including Egg, Herb Salad with Saltwater, Charoset, Horseradish, Matzah, and Lamb Bone, plus a Box of Matzah.

     

    The full Seder Dinner includes Smoked Black Cod Gefilte Fish with Pickled Carrot, Shmaltzah Ball Soup with Dill, Braised and Glazed Brisket, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Roasted Root Veggies, Mashed Potatoes and Matzah Kugel, along with a Flourless Chocolate Cake and Matzah Brittle for dessert. The meal is complete with a bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers.

     

    The Seder plate with Seder dinner to-go is $250. View the full menu here. Dinner feeds four people. Please note this meal is not Kosher. It will not contain shellfish, pork, or flour in observance of Passover. Dietary restrictions and substitutions politely declined.

     

    Boxes will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, April 8 at 4 p.m. or can be delivered for an additional $10 on Wednesday, April 8 before 4 p.m. Orders will be taken until Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. For more information and to order visit edenhillprovisions.com or call 206.946.6636.

     

    Easter Brunch To-Go from Eden Hill Provisions
    Chef Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill Provisions will take care of Easter brunch on Sunday, April 12 in the form of his Easter Brunch Box To-Go. Each Easter brunch box is designed to feed a party of four and includes Quiche Lorraine, Snap Pea Salad, Cinnamon Rolls, Breakfast Potatoes, Lavender Lamb Ham, Yogurt and Granola, a Mimosa Kit including a bottle of bubbles with assorted juices, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

     

    Each Easter brunch box to-go for four people, priced at $120 with the option to add on a Bloody Mary Kit including mix and a bottle of vodka ($50), 25 Plastic Eggs Pre-Filled with Candy ($25), and a Dozen Hard-Boiled Eggs with Dye ($15). View the full menu here.

     

    Vegetarian option available, all other substitutions and allergies politely declined.

     

    Boxes will be made available for pick-up on Sunday, April 12 at 9 a.m. or available for delivery on Sunday, April 12 by 8 a.m. Orders will be accepted until Friday, April 10 at 9 a.m. For more information and to order visit edenhillprovisions.com or call 206.946.6636.

     

    Easter Dinner To-Go from Tilth
    Easter Sunday is April 12 and Chef Maria Hines is offering family-style meals for four people, available for pickup at Tilth and ready to reheat at home. There will be a regular and vegan menu available with gluten-free options, too.

     

    The menu includes English Pea Salad, Olsen Farms Boneless Ham, Roasted Sockeye Salmon, Whole Roasted Cauliflower, a variety of sides including Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Fresh Dinner Rolls and more, plus desserts such as Orange Carrot Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and more.

     

    View the full Easter menu and place your order at tilthtogo.com. Orders must be in by Tuesday, April 7. Pick-up times on Easter Sunday are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tilth. Tilth will only be offering the prix-fixe, family-style dinner and will not be offering a-la-carte menu items on Easter Sunday.

     

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  • Taku Opens on Capitol Hill Today! 03.11.20

     

    Chef and owner Shota Nakajima brings the sights and flavors of Osaka, Japan to Capitol Hill with Taku. Inspired by the street food stalls in the Shinsekai district in Osaka, Taku serves kushikatsu – kushi meaning skewers and katsu meaning breaded and fried to the 21-and-over crowd in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

     

    The menu offers a variety of skewered and fried meats, seafood, veggies and cheese plus cocktails on tap, bottled Japanese sake, Rainier Beer, and more.

     

    Guests order at the counter on paper menus for individual kushikatsu including shishito pepper, Japanese little smokie, lotus root, large shrimp, brie cheese, beef shortrib, veggies, mochi and more. There are also multi-piece cups of kushikatsu including Chef Shota’s favorite item the Fuckit Bucket – 10-15 skewered items served up family style! Non-fried side dishes include rice, cabbage salad, kimchi tofu, macaroni salad, miso soup and more.

     

    Fun, eclectic Osaka street vibes fill the space at Taku with street signs, Japanese lanterns, manhole covers, anime posters, thousands of Japanese pop culture stickers, neon signs and a giant Godzilla head!

     

    Guests are invited to dine and drink starting today Wednesday, March 11. Taku is open Wednesday-Sunday 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

     

    Follow along on Instagram @takuseattle 

     

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  • New Lunch Menu at Ray’s Cafe! 02.23.20

     

    Ray’s Cafe has launched exciting new lunch menu! Executive Chef Paul Duncan has rebuilt the Café’s lunch menu with a top-to-bottom refresh that includes a lineup of brand new dishes and new preparations of guest favorites, with fresh, sustainably-caught seafood continuing to fill the menu. Grab lunch at Ray’s Cafe seven days a week beginning at 11:30 a.m.!

     

    Here’s the mouthwatering rundown of what’s new:

     

    Clams Casino
    stuffed with peppers, house smoked bacon, panko, fresh herbs 15

     

    Alaskan Spot Prawns
    salt roasted, lemon-mustard aïoli, tarragon 19

     

    Oregon Albacore Tuna Toast
    olive oil poached albacore tuna, truffle-white bean purée, Grand Central Bakery Como toast, herb salad, Mama Lil’s peppers 17

     

    Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese
    house smoked salmon, herbed cream cheese, house pickles, gruyere, served on Grand Central Bakery toasted Como 16

     

    Skirt Steak Sandwich
    citrus marinated and grilled, La Brea baguette, pickled peppers and radish, garlic aïoli 17

     

    NW Cioppino
    Alaskan king crab, clams, mussels, La Brea grilled baguette 28

     

    Garlic Bourbon Prawns
    sautéed garlic and onions, finished with bourbon and butter, jasmine rice, La Brea baguette, scallions  24

     

    Scallop Carbonara
    weathervane scallops, bacon, cream, egg yolk, linguini, Parmesan 16

     

    NW Sablefish in Sake Kasu
    nuoc cham, shimeji mushrooms, edamame, bok choy, fried rice noodles 40

     

    Follow along Ray’s Facebook and Instagram for all the delicious lunch photos and tag @RaysBoathouse in your Cafe lunch pics!

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  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Seattle Restaurants 02.06.20

     

     

    Seattle chefs are gearing up for romance this February with indulgent feasts and special menus! Reserve now for February 14 and throughout the Valentine’s Day weekend to treat your one-and-only to exquisite pre-fixe menus, local seafood specials, decadent desserts, wine pairings and weekend-long celebrations. Read on for the full details and make your reservations today!

     

    Adana

    Diners can treat their Valentine to Adana’s decadent seven-course menu, available only on Friday, February 14! Chef Shota Nakajima has created an incredible menu that will delight the senses with ingredients selected just for that evening including Local Oysters, Dungeness Crab, Spot Prawns, Uni, Duck, Truffles and of course chocolate. The option to add Foie Gras and Caviar will make the evening even more memorable…and beverage pairings will complement the courses perfectly.

     

    Menu

    Amuse: Oyster & Daikon

    1st Smoked Celeriac & Dungeness Crab

    2nd Chicken Liver Mousse & Kinako Cracker

    3rd Beets & Octo

    4th Spot Prawn & Uni

    Intermezzo: Strawberry Yuzu Sorbet

    5th Duck & Pomegranate

    6th Buckwheat Gnocchi & Truffle

    7th Chocolate Pot De Creme, Koji Caramel

    To go: Macarons

     

    Optional Additions: Caviar $10, foie gras $10, beverage pairings $50.

     

    Seven-course dinner is $130 per person. Reservations are required. Guests can reserve online at exploretok.com/adana. Adana is located at 1449 E Pine Street in Capitol Hill.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse

    Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains make the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out. This Valentine’s weekend Ray’s Boathouse invites couples to take in the spectacular views as they indulge in a delicious three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert.

     

    Diners will choose from dishes such as Duck Liver Pate, Applewood Grilled Filet of Beef with Porcini Dusted Scallops, Cioppino with Gnocchi, Red Wine Velvet Cake and more! Ray’s expert sommeliers will help guests select the perfect bottle of wine or champagne to accompany dinner and make it a night to remember.

     

    The three-course menu is $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is available Thursday, February 13 to Sunday, 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. View the full menu online here and reserve at rays.com/boathouse. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Ray’s Cafe

    Located upstairs from Ray’s Boathouse, the casual waterfront restaurant and bar, Ray’s Café, will offer special la carte menu items throughout the Valentine’s weekend alongside its regular menu of local seafood. Guests can begin their evening with Pan Fried Pacific Oysters and then choose from entrees like RR Filet Mignon and Half Dungeness Crab, Northwest Cioppino, and Blackened Mahi.

     

    View the full menu online here  and to reserve 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 weekend. Lovers will enjoy a four-course pre-fixe menu with the option to choose exceptional dishes under each course, available February 14-15. Guests can select from items such as Allium-Pear Soup with Rogue River Blue Cheese Mousse, Kumamoto Oysters with champagne mignonette and pink peppercorn, Steelhead Trout with tapioca “caviar” and fennel pollen cream, Cauliflower Risotto with gruyere and hazelnut, Braised Lamb Shank alongside polenta and root vegetables, and more.

     

    The night is not complete without dessert! Diners will have the choice of decadent Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with cocoa chantilly, Espresso Cashew Cheesecake with cranberry agrodolce and cocoa nibs, or Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Herbes De Provence ice cream.

     

    The four-course dinner is $100 excluding tax and gratuity, with the option to add wine pairings for $50 or opt for a bottle of Valentine’s bubbles for $75 per bottle. Reservations are available February 14-15 at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. For more information and to reserve call 206.633.0801 or visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th Street in Wallingford.

     

    Ba Bar

    All three Ba Bar locations will offer Macarons To-Go this Valentine’s Day from February 8-15. Guests can pick up these tempting desserts in a box of six. They are a perfect accompaniment to a romantic home-cooked dinner or make great gifts for family, friends and coworkers.

     

    Macarons are available in packs of six of assorted flavors. Each box of six is $11.70 plus tax. For more information visit babarseattle.com. Ba Bar is located at 550 12th Ave in Capitol Hill, 500 Terry Ave N in South Lake Union and 2685 N 45th Street in University Village.

     

    Shiro’s Sushi

    Shiro’s Sushi is celebrating the most romantic night of the year with a special seven-course menu for two featuring a variety of fresh fish and savory dishes. The indulgent Japanese menu includes:

     

    Ice Bowl: Chef’s selection sashimi

    Sushi Prelude: Salmon trio

    Sushi Hassun: Two kinds of chef’s petit plate

    Soup: Local clam soup

    Broiled: Black Cod Saikyo Yaki

    Nigiri: Chef’s selection of seven kinds of seasonal nigiri sushi

    Roll: Seafood Futomaki (thick roll)

     

    The special menu includes a glass of Rose d’Or (Crémant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé N.V.) for a memorable toast, and a special dessert for two will be served a la carte.

     

    The seven-course menu is $95 per person and is available February 14 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online at shiros.com or by calling 206.443.9844. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 2401 2nd Ave in Belltown.

     

    wa’z

    This Valentine’s Day brings a special menu to wa’z. The February kaiseki menu includes beautiful dishes such as Sesame Tofu, fresh Sashimi featuring Monkfish Liver and Flounder, Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Braised Bluefin Tuna, and many more, plus Mitarashi Skewered Mochi for dessert.

     

    Diners have the option to add wine to complement their meal with specially selected wines just for the month of February. Wines include Noria Wines, a unique Japanese wine only available at wa’z in Washington State, a Sauvignon Blanc, and a Pinot Noir from Michael Valentine Vineyard. Guests are invited to make a reservation for this limited menu on February 14 and throughout the Valentine’s weekend.

     

    The Valentine’s kaiseki menu starts at $110 per person. Reservations are available February 14-16 from 5-10 p.m. Guests can reserve at wazseattle.com. wa’z is located at 411 Cedar Street in Belltown.

     

    Bamboo Sushi

    The recently opened Bamboo Sushi invites diners for a sustainable and delicious omakase experience at their highly sought-after sushi counter, perfect for an intimate dinner for two. Guests can cozy up next to each other while knowing that their dinner is sound for the oceans and the environment, entrusting Bamboo Sushi’s expert sushi chefs to create a unique and extraordinary menu of sustainably sourced sushi on this special evening. A variety of house cocktails, regional wines, Japanese whisky and sakes are available to top off the experience.

     

    Omakase ranges in price from $59-$119. Reservations are available throughout the Valentine’s weekend from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Guests can reserve online at bamboosushi.com or by calling 206.556.3449. Bamboo Sushi is located 2675 NE University Lane in University Village.

     

    Eden Hill Restaurant

    Chef Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill Restaurant is gearing up for a weekend of romance with a seven-course tasting menu. Diners can pamper their partner with seven-courses of Chef Petty’s innovative Avant-Garde cuisine crafted exclusively for Valentine’s Day. Noted as one of the best tasting menus in Seattle, the intimate, low lit dining room has earned Eden Hill Restaurant a reputation as a “house of romance.”

     

    The Valentine’s menu will be offered February 14-16 from 5-11 p.m. Dinner is $160 per person (plus service and tax) with the option to add sommelier-selected wine pairings for $150 per person. Guests can reserve tickets at exploretok.com/edenhillrestaurant. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Eden Hill Provisions

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family at Eden Hill Provisions, where guests can dive into a modern-American menu for brunch or dinner on Valentine’s weekend. Dinner brings Eden Hill Waldorf Salad with dehydrated grapes and walnut maple verjus; Curried Pear and Parsnip Soup with grilled peanut oil, wild onion fritter; or Parisian Gnocchi with aged pecorino, kale, creme fraiche, lemon, hazelnuts, and more.

     

    For Valentine’s weekend brunch, families will enjoy French Toast Dips with sea buckthorn and lemon curd, whipped butter; Pancake with caramelized banana and peanut butter meringue; Molasses Shoulder Bacon with Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle, malted blueberry syrup, and lemon chile butter; Dungeness Crab Benedict with sauce choron and fall tomato jam; and Duck Confit Hash with duck fat potatoes, Parisian gnocchi, and a sunny side up egg, and more.

     

    For a casual Valentine’s celebration at home, couples can order Chef Petty’s signature Burgers and Fries To-Go featuring the “Big Max” Cheeseburger with dry aged chuck, cured pork fat, caramelized onions, secret sauce, smoked gouda, on a challah bun, served with Shoestring Fries and can pick up a bottle of wine in the Eden Hill Provisions market to complete the meal.

     

    Guests can reserve their table for Valentine’s Day weekend or order online at edenhillprovisions.com. Eden Hill Provisions is located at 1935 Queen Anne Ave N. in Queen Anne.

     

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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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  • Washington Fresh Asparagus Now Available at Stores & Local Restaurants! 04.23.18

     

    The local Washington asparagus season has begun!

     

    Nearly 100 asparagus farmers in Eastern Washington have begun their harvest, packing the first of fresh Washington State asparagus. Last year, 21 million pounds of Washington asparagus were harvested, making Washington State the largest grower of asparagus in the United States!

     

    During April, May and June asparagus takes over the culinary spotlight throughout the Northwest! Shoppers have access to asparagus all year long due to international imports, but with much fewer road miles and transit time from farm to market, the local product offers fresher flavor and better quality than imported asparagus. Plus you are supporting our local farmers, so make sure your asparagus is labeled Washington and if not, ask your produce department.

     

     

    Did you know? Asparagus is labor intensive, accounting for 60 percent of the cost of asparagus. An asparagus farmer must harvest his or her fields of asparagus every day of the season. Because the fragile spears rise from the earth in different places daily and are relatively fragile, each one must be individually hand-cut from the ground.

     

    Washington State’s asparagus industry also offers the USDA Grade “Washington Extra Fancy” asparagus, which is a superior product that offers the best possible quality of asparagus. Another favorite in the Washington asparagus industry is Jumbo Asparagus. Jumbo asparagus doesn’t differ in flavor but has thicker stalks and a heartier texture, excellent for grilling! Shoppers are encouraged to #stalkup on Extra Fancy and Jumbo asparagus at Metropolitan Markets throughout Western Washington! And if you’re near Spokane pick up your asparagus at My Fresh Basket.

     

     

    In addition to Washington asparagus hitting grocery stores, dozens of Seattle and Eastside restaurants have fresh Washington asparagus on their menus with unique and delicious dishes such as Asparagus Caesar at Cantina Leña, Chicken Piccata with Grilled Washington Asparagus at Agrodolce, Washington Asparagus with Lemon Brown Butter at Lark, Braised Oregon Rabbit with Washington Asparagus and Green Garlic Cavatelli at RN74 and more.

     

    Local Restaurants with Fresh Washington Asparagus dishes include:

    Agrodolce

    Bastille

    Belltown Brewing

    Brave Horse Tavern

    Brimmer & Heeltap

    Café Juanita

    Cantina Lena

    Cuoco

    Dahlia Lounge

    Joule

    Lark

    Local 360 Café & Bar

    Loulay

    Luc

    Poquitos

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Rhein Haus (Seattle & Tacoma)

    RN74

    Stoneburner

    The Carlile Room

    Tilth 

    Wandering Goose

     

    Additionally, check out Washington asparagus featured in Alaska Beyond Magazine, Seattle Kitchen Radio Show and 425 Magazine this past month!

     

     

    Asparagus packs great health benefits. It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C and is among the best vegetable sources for folate (a prenatal staple to help prevent birth defects) and glutathione (an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant). It contains no fat, no cholesterol and is very high in fiber. For home cooks, asparagus offers versatility: steamed, simmered, roasted, grilled, sautéed or wok-fried. For recipes, cooking tips and nutrition information go to waasparagus.com/recipes.

     

    Lastly, to enjoy all of the delicious and healthful benefits of asparagus head to the Tri-Cities May 12 for the Asparagus Fest & Brews in Pasco! Learn about asparagus while having some fun with live music, brews and sampling a variety of asparagus concoctions (asparagus ice cream, anyone?!). Enjoy music from Knutzen Brothers and Badlandz, sip brews at the Watering Hole, sample a variety of Asparagus delicacies–deep fried, grilled, and pickled. Meet the farmer on a hayride tour of an operational asparagus farm to learn where your food comes from, and walk away with some fresh asparagus! Plus play around on Middleton’s jumping pillow, human foosball and other great games, and asparagus eating contests. Asparagus themed dinner will be available for purchase from local restaurants.

     

    The 2018 Asparagus Fest & Brews will be held May 12th at Middleton Six Sons Farms from 5-10pm for only $10 admission. We’ll see you there!!

     

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  • Holiday Food & Drink at Local Seattle Restaurants 12.11.17

     

    Seattle’s best restaurants are celebrating the holiday season with a variety of delicious feasts, special menus, and festive events! Celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at favorite local restaurants. Menus include seafood feasts, holiday brunches, sommelier wine pairings, and more!

     

    DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

     

    Champagne Fete at RN74

    Those eager to learn which champagne to pair with holiday meals and celebrations need look no further than RN74’s annual Champagne Fete on December 16. RN74 sommeliers, Jeff Linsday-Thorsen and Paul Swanson, invite you to enjoy a fun, delicious, and educational sit-down champagne tasting event.

     

    Jeff and Paul will share all their knowledge of this festive sparkling favorite as guests taste their way through several notable bottles and snack on small bites from Chef Tomas Griese. Champagnes include: Dom Perignon 2004, Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ 2009, Marc Hebrart 2012 Special Club 2012, Krug Grande Cuvee MV, Vazart-Coquart & Fils Special Club 2008, Hervieux-Dumez Special Club 2008. These renowned champagnes can also be enjoyed as a flight through New Year’s Eve, as well as by the glass.

     

    Champagne Fete is $95 per person and will be hosted on Saturday, December 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at RN74. Reservations are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve, visit michaelmina.net or call 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Agrodolce Anniversary Winter Pasta Feast

    Agrodolce, the Southern Italy and Sicilian trattoria, celebrates its fifth anniversary on December 21 with a special five-course Winter Pasta Feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with timeless, original classics from each of the last five years.

     

    Chef-owner Maria Hines and Executive Chef Abby Canfield have thoughtfully compiled the most memorable meals from Agrodolce’s past five years, revisiting old favorites and reveling in the decadence of each comforting pasta dish, hand milled in-house. Indulge in Hand Cut Tagliarini with sweet myrtle, Sicilian pistachio and pecorino; Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti with romanesco, anchovy and pine; Melted Leek Ravioli with smoked cauliflower puree and ricotta; Charred Eggplant Triangolini with pepper and walnut pesto; and Red Wheat Mafalde in a wild mushroom cream sauce.

     

    This special anniversary dinner will be served on Thursday, December 21, 5 – 9 p.m. Price is $20 per plate, or $12 per plate for tasting size portions. In the spirit of the fifth anniversary, guests can also indulge in all five tasting portions for $50; wine pairings available for an additional $35.

     

    Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Holiday Wine + Champagne at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Now, through the holiday season Ray’s Boathouse & Café will be offering a thoughtfully curated selection of champagnes and wines by the glass and bottle. Guests in the Boathouse and Café can enjoy 2004 Dom Perignon by the glass for $35 and by the bottle for $140.

     

    The Boathouse is also offering a 23-year vertical of Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon dating from 1983-2014, and featuring five, 100-point and five, 99-point wines rated by Wine Spectator.

     

    Beverage specials are available throughout the holiday season, until the new year. For more information view the full the wine list, visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Feel Grateful at Gather Kitchen + Bar

    Throughout the holiday season Gather Kitchen + Bar will feature festive dishes that reflect the comfort of the holidays. 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 holiday-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 with cranberry-apple chutney. Complement the meal with Eggnog Bread Pudding with smooth ice cream and velvety cardamom caramel.

     

    Gather Kitchen + Bar is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but the above specials will be offered all season long. To view the current menu and to reserve seating, visit gatherkitchenandbar.com or call 206.420.4670. Gather Kitchen + Bar is located at 5605 22nd Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Holiday Beer To-Go at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing has a variety of festive beers on tap, and is offering beer to-go specials for customers to stock their holiday tables and parties. From now until December 31st, customers can buy a four-pack of 16-ounce crowlers for $15! Current seasonal beers by head brewer Adam Frantz include: Mexican Chocolate Stout, a milk stout inspired by Mexican chocolate with cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and ancho chillis to provide just the right hints of spice character. Vermont Slice of Pie Pale Ale brewed with caramelized pumpkins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and maple syrup. PBL White IPA, beautifully aromatic, with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Beer selection is subject to change and is based on availability. Crowlers come in 16-ounce cans each and can be purchased in four-packs for $15. Offer is available now until December 31st, 2017. Belltown Brewing is open daily 11:30 a.m. – late. For more information visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch at Agrodolce

    Chef Maria Hines’ casual and welcoming trattoria, Agrodolce, is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for cheerful Christmas Eve celebrations! Feast on a Three-Course Brunch while sipping hot coffee and chatting about happy holiday memories. Guests can expect to delight in comforting brunch classics with an Italian twist made with locally-sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve morning. Reservations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve, visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Sicilian ‘Feast of Fishes’ Christmas Eve Dinner at Agrodolce

    Indulge in fresh fish and seafood at Maria Hines’ Sicilian and southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, this Christmas Eve. The James Beard award-winning chef is bringing an age-old Italian tradition to Agrodolce with the Feast of Fishes, their spin on the “feast of the seven fishes”. The celebratory feast originated in Southern Italy to commemorate the Vigilia di Natale, the birth of baby Jesus, and is now a popular Italian-American tradition.

     

    Maria and Executive Chef Abby Canfield are offering two multi-course seafood menu options on Christmas Eve to delight the entire family! Savor classic Italian dishes featuring festive seafood dishes in each course with a five-course dinner option or choose to indulge in a seven-course dinner option.

     

    Dinner is $70 per person for five-courses, or $90 per person for seven-courses with seatings at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    The Holly and The Ivy at The Herbfarm

    Join The Herbfarm this December for a beautiful and festive multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will be dressed from head to toe in festive décor; the fire crackles, the tree glows, and the holiday merriment flows.

     

    Dinner ranges from $265-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from December 8-23 at various dates and times. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com or call 425.485.5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Ray’s Café will offer a variety of seasonal specials including: Filet of Beef with Half Main Lobster TailKing Crab Cioppino and Prime Rib of Beef with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus, along with a selection of popular Café dishes on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 12 – 8 p.m. The Café bar will be open both days offering food menus and holiday beverages on a first come basis. No happy hour offered on either date. View full menu specials here.

     

    On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 2 – 8 p.m. the Boathouse will offer a Three-Course Holiday inspired dinner menu for $60 per person. The festive menu will start with a choice of Dungeness Crab Cocktail Salad, Ray’s Clam Chowder or Ray’s Christmas Salad with jicama, cucumber, fennel and arugula tossed with a Champagne vinaigrette. From there guests will be offered a choice of Double R Ranch Prime Rib, Applewood Grilled Wild King Salmon or Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut. The holiday meal ends with a choice of Vanilla Crème Brulee, Chocolate-Caramel Bread Pudding or Olympic Mountain Sorbet or Ice Cream. The three-course menu will be served alongside a la carte options from the Boathouse’s regular menu. The Boathouse bar will be open with beverages and dinner menus on a first come basis. No happy hour offered in the Boathouse bar on either date.

     

    The Café and Boathouse will each offer full children’s menus.

     

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. For more information and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Christmas Eve at RN74

    Feast like the French this Christmas Eve at RN74! The French Brasserie led by Executive Chef Thomas Griese will be serving their entire a la carte menu, alongside a variety of French-inspired Christmas Eve specials for guests to delight in.

     

    Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Christmas Eve at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing is offering a festive brewery feast for Christmas Eve dinner for $25 per person. Guests can enjoy traditional Christmas Glazed Ham with stone ground mustard cream sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes, Honeyed Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts, and Cranberry-Pear Chutney. End the meal with a decadent Chocolate Pot Au Crème with vanilla mascarpone whip.

     

    Seasonal beer options include Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $25 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., on Christmas Eve with the holiday menu available all day. They will be closed on Christmas Day. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch and Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Start your Christmas Eve morning off right with a hearty bunch of locally-sourced ingredients at Local 360 Café & Bar. Indulge in classic brunch favorites such as Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble with homefries and a biscuit, Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and a biscuit, or Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

     

    Christmas Eve dinner brings a three-course tasting menu with Pork Rillette with chicory, apples, and hazelnuts, Mayocoba Bean Cassoulet with Rabbit and Duck and a festive Cranberry Pavlova for dessert.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Revel in a specially curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    The holiday tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open Christmas Eve 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 – 9 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve at Tilth

    James-Beard Award Winning Chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio, bring Christmas Eve dinner with organic emphasis to the holiday table. Start your meal with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Next, delight in Celery Root Soup with truffle cream and apple crisp. Continue with Duck Rillete with house pickles and crackers. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. For the main event choose between Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or vegetarian Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert take your pick between delicious Ganache Cake, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake, or festive Toffee Pudding.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve, visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. Christmas Eve hours are 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

     

    Ring in the New Year at Eden Hill

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a decadent five-course prix fix dinner at Eden Hill, a deliciously innovative New American restaurant in Queen Anne. In celebration of the new year, guests can expect to delight in creative menu offerings such as Venison Tartare with fermented elderberry vinaigrette and a country pate Scotch egg, Sous Vide Lobster with great northern bean and coriander sauce, and Wagyu Ribeye with smoked bone marrow and red wine caramel. Finish the night off with a Dark Chocolate Ball Drop with malted buttermilk, hazelnut chantilly and blackberry vinegar.

     

    Dinner is $105 per person with two wine pairing options for an additional price. Seatings from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. on December 31. Reservations are required and extremely limited. View the full menu at www.edenhillrestaurant.com/#menus. For more information and to reserve visit edenhill.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N in Queen Anne.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Dinner at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines’ Southern Italian and Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, invites guests to kick-off New Year’s Eve celebrations right with a four-course Mediterranean Brunch. Gather with friends on New Year’s Eve morning in the most delicious way.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Indulge in a decadent four-course dinner to ring in the New Year. Chef Maria Hines, alongside Executive Chef Abby Canfield, have thoughtfully crafted a festive and celebratory menu to set the tone for 2018. Savor expertly created, hand-milled pastas made with the finest organic ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

     

    Dinner is $90 per person with seatings at 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street.

     

    The Herbfarm New Year’s Eve Gala

    Bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new with an extravagant dinner celebration at the Northwest’s original farm-to-table restaurant, The Herbfarm. The festive evening offers live music, Auld Lang Syne, joyful décor, old-and-new-world wines from their 25,000-bottle cellar, and plenty of memories!

     

    Dinner is $395 per person and will be served on December 31, at 8 p.m. Festive attire suggested. Reservations required. For more information and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

    Say goodbye to 2017 with an elegant five-course French-influenced dinner from RN74. Executive Chef Thomas Griese’s exciting menu of festive-French fare will delight diners this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy Smoked Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Breast with apricot mostarda; Mishima Ranch Filet Mignon with Matsutake mushrooms; Le Bar Aux Chocolate with passion fruit en chemise and more. Don’t forget the wine; enhance your dinner with two different optional wine pairings!

     

    Dinner is $115 per person with the grand wine pairing for $65 or premier wine pairing for $85. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Cure Holiday Hangovers at Ray’s Café on New Year’s Day

    Ray’s Café is open on New Year’s Day and is the perfect location for a little hair of the dog. Guests can enjoy gorgeous views over Ray’s Bloody Mary’s garnished with house-smoked salmon, alongside their famous Fish & Chips all day!

     

    Ray’s Café will be open 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day with its regular Café menu available. The Boathouse will be open and offering its regular dinner menu from 5 – 9 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    New Year’s Eve Feast at Belltown Brewing

    Join Belltown Brewing for an evening full of delicious food and house-brewed holiday beers!

     

    Start with choice of specially curated appetizers such as Beet Carpaccio with pistachios and fourme de ambert, or Shaved Brussels Sprouts with escarole, cranberry and almond salad. Continue to the main course with an indulgent prime rib dinner featuring Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Huckleberry Jus, Horseradish Duchess Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables and Sherried Mushrooms. Option to substitute with a succulent Seared Coho with herb butter. End the festive feast with choice of Flourless Chocolate Torte with burnt orange caramel or irresistible Tiramisu.

     

    Holiday beer options include a Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Beer options are based on availability and subject to change. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., with the holiday menu available starting at 5 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Savor New Year’s Eve morning with a hearty, local bunch at Local 360 Café & Bar with dishes like Farmers Breakfast with eggs, choice of meat, homefries, and a biscuit, or a delicious, piping hot Waffle with seasonal fruit.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner tasting menu. Start with Smoked Salmon with leek vinaigrette. Move on to delicious Roasted Duck Breast with rutabaga puree, kale, and cherry duck jus. Finish the celebratory evening with a decadent Theo Chocolate Mousse.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Enjoy a curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    New Year’s Eve tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve at Tilth

    The certified organic restaurant, Tilth, brings a festive dinner to welcome 2018. Start with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. The main course offers three indulgent options including Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert you won’t want to miss the silky, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. New Year’s Eve hours are 5 – 10 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

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  • Swoon at Local Restaurants This Valentine’s Day 01.26.17

    From Seattle to the Eastside, local restaurants and talented chefs are giving guests reason to enjoy Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, with a full week of thoughtfully prepared menus, cocktails and classes, chocolate gift ideas and more.

     

     

    A Menu for Two Hearts at The Herbfarm

     

     

    While intoxicatingly romantic every night, Valentine’s 2017 brings it all to an amorous crescendo at The Herbfarm. Champagne, roses and the restaurants annual aphrodisiac affair is set to Cupid’s divine beat. Guests will lose also themselves to the strains of “My Funny Valentine.”

    The Herbfarm is a celebration of food and wines of the Pacific Northwest. The thematic nine-course dinner with matched wines takes the shape of A Menu for Two Hearts Feb 10-12, Feb 14, and Feb 17-19, priced from $225-$285 per person. Call the reservation line at 425.485.5300 or online at theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 N.E. 145th Street, Woodinville.

     

    Heat Up Valentine’s Weekend at Miller’s Guild

     

     

    Chef Jason Wilson has created a five-course Valentines menu of wood-grilled craft cooking at this popular downtown Seattle restaurant, Miller’s Guild. Priced at $95 per person and including a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, enjoy Feb. 10-14, all weekend long (Friday through Tuesday).

     

    The five-course menu includes an amuse of Ahi Tuna Crudo with Taylor Shellfish Oyster Chowder and Dry Aged Beef Carpaccio; a Dungeness Crab Salad with Celery Root, Black Truffle, Green Apple and Blood Orange; Grilled Wild Sea Bass, with Asparagus, Saffron and Chorizo; and Grilled Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin, with Red Wine Wild Mushroom Sauce, Kale Pesto and Ash Roasted Potato. Finish with a dessert of the Chocolate Olive Oil, Salted Caramel, Cherry Root Beer Sundae.

     

    See the special menu online. The classic Miller’s Guild menu is also available. To reserve, visit millersguild.com or call 206.443.3663. Millers Guild is located downtown at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

     

    Pair Beautiful Backdrops + Seafood at Ray’s

     

     

    Treat your loved one to a beautiful meal at Seattle’s iconic seafood restaurant for a Valentine’s celebration starting Feb. 10 going all the way through Feb. 14. With waterfront views of Puget Sound and the majestic snow-capped Olympic Mountains as your backdrop, it’s the perfect setting for romance.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse will offer a three-course menu with many decadent options for each course (all for $60; last seating at 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day). Options include starters of Grilled Romaine with Ceviche of Oregon Bay shrimp and scallops, Tempura Oysters with wakame salad; entrees such as a Petite Filet with Alaskan Spot Prawns, Confit of Duck Legs, and Herbed Risotto; and desserts such as Double Chocolate Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse with raspberry cream and brandy brittle, and more. The Boathouse’s regular menu is also available throughout.

     

    Ray’s Cafe, along with its regular lunch and dinner menu, will offer elegant surf and turf options and drink specials! The café’s last seating on Valentine’s Day is 9 p.m.

     

    Love oysters? Feb. 10-12 don’t miss a very limited, tantalizing treat: six Olympia oysters with a glass of Schramsberg sparkling wine for $29. These native bivalves, which take five years to mature, were first introduced in 1983 at Ray’s by oyster aficionado Jon Rowley. They’re back at the Boathouse for this special weekend while supplies last!

     

    Boathouse reservations can be made at 206.789.3770 or rays.com. Cafe reservations can be made at 206.782.0094 or rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

     

    Feel at Home with Four-Course Prix-Fixe at Tilth

     

     

    Situated in a craftsman house converted to restaurant, Tilth is a standard-bearing restaurant for New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients, offering a four-course Valentine’s dinner with optional wine pairings (available Feb. 10 – 11 and Tues., Feb. 14).

     

    Choose from such first course options as Shugoku Oysters with blood orange pearl and cucumber; a salad of Red Beets Tartare or Skagit River Ranch Beef Tongue. Move into Sylvia’s Spot Prawn, Parsnip Soup or Beet Risotto; and savor third-course entrees such as Seared Weathervane Scallop, Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet, or Leek Ash-Crusted Venison (additional $10). Desserts include Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake or Cashew Cheesecake with orange and cranberry to round out a fabulous meal.

     

    The prix-fixe menu is $85; optional wine pairings $50. Additional menu options are available Feb 10-11, however Tuesday Feb. 14 will exclusively serve the prix-fixe menu. Reservations can be made by visiting tilthrestaurant.com or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

     

    Italian + Vegetarian Prix-Fixe Menus at Agrodolce

     

     

    Adopt the language of love for a night with Agrodolce’s Southern Italian and Sicilian fare in a special three-course menu or four-course vegetarian menu Feb. 10-12 and Feb. 14.

     

    The sharable menu starts with Grilled Octopus Tentacle, celery root, grilled endive, spicy pine nut and currant salsa verde. The second course includes Pugliese Style Burrata; followed by Aspen Hollow Lamb with roasted grapes, oil cured olives and rosemary balsamic glaze; concluded with Chocolate Polenta Cake.

     

    Vegetarians sip on Celery Root, Carrot and Poached Beet Soup; then move onto House Milled Durum Spaghetti with mushrooms and black truffle. The third course brings Zucchini and Ricotta Lasagnetta or Grilled Chicories; followed by the ever-popular Chocolate Polenta Cake.

     

    The full menus can be viewed online and vegan and gluten-free options are available with prior notice. Priced at $75 per person; $35 optional wine pairing. To reserve, visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

     

    Tempting Menu + Cocktails Casco Antiguo

     

     

    Everything’s more seductive with a velvety Latin accent, and this Pioneer Square temptress brings a special menu and an aphrodisiacal cocktail worth a visit!

     

    Casco Antiguo a la carte specials include the Elote ($8), sweet corn on cob grilled with chili citrus butter, crema and queso fresco; Coliflor ($9), grilled cauliflower steak with spicy brown butter, chipotle crema and pepitas; the Enchilada de Camarones ($11), two enchiladas stuffed with wild Mexican prawns, tomato & kale topped w/ a creamy guajillo sauce, crema and avocado; and for dessert, Lupita’s Hot Chocolate with red velvet short bread cookies ($8).

     

    Ready to sip? The Damiana cocktail includes a liquor made from the Damiana herb which grows in the deserts of Mexico and has been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries. Or try the “drink for two” consisting of two cocktails topped with a baby bottle of cava tableside. For some quick spicy fun, don’t miss heart-shaped chili and strawberry tequila Jell-O shots.

     

    The special menu runs Feb. 10 – 11 and Feb. 14 from 4-10 p.m., alongside Casco Antiguo’s regular menu.

     

    Casco Antiguo is located at 115 Occidentail Avenue South, Seattle. Online at cascoantiguoseattle.com or call 206.538.0400.

     

    Indulgent Cuisine + Pairings at RN74

     

     

    Downtown Seattle dining at Michael Mina’s RN74 brings a gorgeous tasting menu for two, with the option of carefully paired still or sparkling wines—all imported, to round out this delicious affair on Feb. 14 only.

     

    Start with Smoked Local Oysters with apple granite and arugula; move into Maine Lobster Ravioli with the option of shaved black truffle (fee); a confit of Arctic Char with artichoke heart, cured trout roe and vanilla; Crown Roast of Duck with the option of seared foie gras (fee) and complete dinner with the Chocolate Bar Dessert with burnt honey and chai ice cream and leave feeling like the luckiest person in the world!

     

    This tasting menu is $105 per person, with bubbles pairings for an additional $55 or $75 for grande wine pairings. View the full menu online. 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, Seattle.

     

    Couples Cocktail Class + Valentine’s Dinner at Young American Ale House

     

     

    Couples eager to impress with Valentine’s cocktails can take the Couples Mixology Class on Feb 11, 1-3 pm at Young American Ale House. Taught by the craft bartenders, the class will showcase whiskey, aged rum and anejo tequila, inviting guests to taste and create cocktails along the way. Class is $75 per person and includes cocktail ingredients, instruction, snacks and recipes to recreate at home.

     

    The latest addition to Maria Hines Restaurants features certified organic American classics with a twist Feb 10-12 and Feb 14. The three-course menu features Rabbit Turnover or Butter Poached Prawns; a second course of Slow Roasted Grass Fed Beef Cheek or Pan Seared Potato Gnocchi. Conclude dinner by indulging in Chocolate Mouse Cake or Crème Brulee with Makers Mark Whiskey.

     

    The full three-course menu can be viewed online and is priced at $50; optional wine pairing $25; optional beer pairing $20. Visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.706.2977 for Valentine’s reservations or to book the Couples Mixology Class. Young American Ale House is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle

     

    Seasonal Sushi + Specialty Cocktail at Shiro’s Sushi

     

     

    Fresh, vibrant sushi and omakase-style dining in Belltown make Shiro’s the ultimate in hospitality this Valentine’s Day.

     

    Impress your date by ordering the Kan-Buri (Cold Season Yellowtail). This is the very best season for Kan-Buri and the taste is heavenly: rich. tender and satisfying. This fish earns its name simply because of its premium landing spot in the winter – Noto Peninsula. Caught midway along their journey, the wild fish’s fat has built up perfectly (before losing weight from swimming onward).

     

    From Feb 7-14, sip the Peach Obsession (Valentine’s Special Cocktail) comprised of champagne, peach puree and a garnish of fresh raspberries. It’s the perfect way to impress on date night!

     

    Shiro’s Sushi is located at 4201 2nd Avenue, Seattle. Call 206.443.9844 or visit shiros.com for more.

     

    Five-Course Innovation at Eden Hill

     

     

    Queen Anne’s stylish avante-garde, New American restaurant has a prix-fixe five-course, Valentine’s menu exclusively planned for guests on Feb. 14.

     

    The first three courses at Eden Hill include sea urchin and red shrimp toast; kumato (specialty tomato) tartare; and a sumptuous third course of veal tortellini. The fourth, main course is a wild boar rack rolled in berber, fermented pomme fondant, wild blueberry vinegar, and Stilton bleu. The decadence continues with the fifth course, an Oregon hazelnut Paris-brest, foie gras praline, lemon thyme, and dark chocolate syrup. Also enjoy the charming mignardises-candied flower bouquet.

     

    The full menu can be viewed online. $115 per person; wine parings additional. Dining room reservations and bar reservations available by calling 206.708.6836 or online at edenhillrestaurant.com. Eden Hill is located on Queen Anne at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Vegetarian Specialties at Cafe Flora

     

     

     

    Cafe Flora is offering a delicious four-course Valentine’s Day menu that’s not only masterfully vegetarian, it’s also available as vegan and gluten-free.

     

    Dinner starts with a Scallion Pancake, flavorful with ginger and sesame eggplant, peanut sauce, and rice wine vinaigrette; a salad course of Pomelo and Blood Orange Segments with bitter greens, pine nuts, ricotta cheese and a pomegranate reduction; and a third course of Chickpea Socca Fritters, asparagus and haricot vert, roasted purple carrot, spiced tomato sauce, sour cherry and green mango chutney with a citrus and maple dressing. An indulgent choice of desserts rounds out this experience: Pistachio Cake with Raspberry Mousse, with chocolate glaze and macarons, or Huckleberry Cheesecake with candied pine nuts and a Meyer lemon compote.

     

    The Valentine’s Day menu is available Tuesday, February 14, starting at 5 p.m. The four-course menu is $75 per person. Reservations are required for all parties by calling 206.325.9100. Visit cafeflora.com. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle.

     

    First Date or Long-Time Love at Altstadt

     

     

    A lively, lovely Valentine’s date happens at Pioneer Square’s favorite spot for German beer and cuisine, Altstadt. Festivities begin Feb. 10 and continue through Feb. 14, starting with a delicious collaboration with Intrigue Chocolates.

     

    Sample a German beer and chocolate flight ($12) including four chocolates and four beers. Included is Intrigue’s brandy and cherry truffle, created exclusively for Altstadt. Try the Valentine’s cocktail made with cocoa bean brandy, Kirschwasser, and nutmeg ($12). Also, because Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a chocolate gift, take home an Intrigue chocolate bar ($15) as a great gift idea, available for sale in the restaurant. Chef Megan Coombes has taken Valentine’s Day to heart with a savory Beef Heart Stew with Spätzle ($14), available only on Feb 14.

     

    Reserve online at www.altstadtseattle.com or call 206.602.6442. Altstadt Bierhalle & Brathaus is located at 209 1st Avenue South, Seattle.

     

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