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  • Memorial Day BBQ To-Go from Tilth 05.20.20

     

    Chef Maria Hines’ is making Memorial Day parties a breeze with Tilth’s Memorial Day BBQ To-Go!

     

    Choose between Applewood Smoked Brisket (gluten-free, dairy free) or St. Louis-Style Smoked Ribs (gluten-free, dairy free) for your entrée. Each entrée comes with all the fixings like sides of potato salad, pasta salad, vegetable skewers, and salted caramel budino for dessert!

     

    No backyard barbecue is complete without cocktails, so don’t forget to add an Old Fashioned Kit including a 375ml bottle of Maker’s Mark, cherries, and bitters.

     

    Each heat-at-home meal serves four. The meat entrées will be fully cooked and ready to reheat. The veggie skewers will be raw and ready to throw on the grill or in the oven.

     

    The Applewood Smoked Brisket meal is $110, and the St. Louis-Style Smoked Ribs meal is $140. Old Fashioned kit is an additional $35. View the full menu and pre-order at tilthtogo.com. Pick up at Tilth on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 from 1-7 p.m. Happy Memorial Day!!

     

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

     

    NEW YEAR’S DAY DINING

     

    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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  • Thanksgiving Dining at Seattle-area Restaurants! 10.25.18


    Take the stress out of the holiday season with dine-in feasts and dinner to-go at Seattle-area restaurants! Enjoy traditional classics with all the fixings, pristine Northwest seafood, Thanksgiving Day brunch, and prepared dishes to take to-go and reheat in the comfort of your own home. Read on for more details about delicious Thanksgiving Day offerings and holiday private dining at local restaurants and reserve your table today!

    Signature seafood buffet at Ray’s Cafe
    A local favorite, Ray’s Café’s offers gorgeous water and mountain views along with its signature buffet for $65 per person (includes coffee, tea, juice and sodas – excludes tax and gratuity). Children 5 to 11 years old are $32.50 each (excludes tax and gratuity).

    Menu highlights include:
    Chilled Shellfish Bar including oysters, crab, prawns and more
    • Oven Roasted Turkey with all the fixings
    • Alaska True Cod
    • Roast Prime Rib of Beef
    • Smoked Wild Northwest Salmon
    • House-Made Dessert Table

    View the full menu online. The Café bar will be open and will accept advanced reservations if the entire party is over the age of 21; only buffet menu available. Café reservations are available from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Waterfront views and a three-course Thanksgiving menu at Ray’s Boathouse
    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious seasonal fall three-course menu including soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $60 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included). Children 5 to 11 years old are $30 each (excluding tax and gratuity). The Boathouse bar will be open with the three-course menu available, no reservations taken.

    Menu highlights include:
    • Cream of Parsnip Soup, sunchoke chips, herbs, truffle
    • Roasted Beet and Blood Orange Salad,
    watercress, sherry vinaigrette, pistachio
    • Oven Roasted Turkey,
    herbed stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry, glazed carrots
    • Prime Rib of Beef,
    spice rubbed prime rib, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, fried onion, demi-glace
    • Wild Mushroom Risotto,
    Arborio rice simmered in mushroom consume, wild Northwest mushrooms, parmesan cheese, parmesan espuma
    • Alaskan Halibut, whipped Washington potatoes, blistered green beans, cavallo nero, beurre blanc
    • Traditional Pumpkin Pie, spiced pumpkin, vanilla bean whipped cream, pumpkin seed brittle

    View the full menu online. Ray’s Boathouse reservations are available from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Traditional Thanksgiving plate and brunch at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Diners can start their Thanksgiving off right at Local 360 Café & Bar. Locals are invited to start festivities early with a special Thanksgiving Day brunch from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or jump right into Thanksgiving for a locally-sourced Thanksgiving plate available at 9 a.m.!

    Brunch menu highlights include:
    Corned Beef Hash, poached eggs, buttermilk biscuit – $14
    • Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble, buttermilk biscuit – $12
    • Fried Chicken and Waffles, fried farm egg, pepper jelly – $19
    • House-Made Waffle, with seasonal fruit – $12

    For Thanksgiving dinner, guests can enjoy a traditional ‘Thanksgiving Plate’ with a local twist. Plate includes:

    Roast Turkey Breast with gravy confit turkey leg
    Classic Cranberry Sauce
    Celery Root Puree with toasted local hazelnuts
    Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon buttermilk biscuits
    Fennel Sausage Stuffing
    Traditional Pumpkin Pie

    Brunch is available on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Thanksgiving plate is $49 per person with the option to add additional sides for $7 each. Thanksgiving plate is available 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve call 206.441.9360 or visit Local360.org. Local 360 Café & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Ave in Belltown.

    Three-course French-inspired feast at RN74
    RN74 brings a French-inspired Thanksgiving feast to holiday diners this season. Guests can revel in a decadent three-course menu with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Optional wine pairings from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar are available to complement each course.

    Menu highlights include:
    Roasted Sunchoke Soup, diver scallop, golden raisin, hibiscus
    Maple Leaf Farms Duck Pate En Croute, stone-ground mustard, pickled shallots, cornichon
    Roasted Heritage Turkey, sage crepinette, cranberry compote, pommes purée, honey cardamom jus
    Meyer Ranch Prime Rib Roast, salt-roasted celeriac, winter squash, rosemary au jus
    Roasted Foie Gras Stuffing, mortadella, Italian sausage, sage
    Sugar Pie Pumpkin Cheesecake, pepita brittle, crème chantilly

    Three-course Thanksgiving meal is $75 per person (excluding tax and service charge) and includes choice of one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Option to add wine pairings for $40. Reservations available 2:30-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 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.

    Organic holiday offerings at Tilth
    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio offer Thanksgiving classics with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients this holiday season.

    First and Second course includes:
    Root Vegetable Salad with parsnip, beet, carrot, sherry vinaigrette, deviled egg
    Celeriac-Apple Soup, truffle cream, tonnemaker apple, smoked salmon crostini, Sea Wolf rye, fromage blanc, cranberry relish

    Entrée choice of:
    Roasted Turkey Breast, pommes purée, chestnut-brioche dressing, cranberry
    Grass Run Ribeye, pommes purée, brussels sprouts, chimichurri
    Roasted King Oyster Mushroom, pommes purée, brussels sprouts, cranberry

    Dessert choice of:
    Theo Chocolate Cake, bourbon Chantilly cream
    Pumpkin Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake, pepita, pomegranate

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $85 per person with option to add wine pairings for an additional $40 per person. Reservations are available 2:30-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St. in Wallingford.

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go at Tilth
    Diners who prefer to feast at home have the opportunity to order Tilth’s delicious dinner to-go, ready to reheat and complete with roast turkey and all the fixings.

    Menu includes:
    Roasted Turkey Breast
    Chestnut-Brioche Dressing
    Maple Glazed Yams
    Roasted Root Salad

    Tilth to-go dinners are $45 per person. Order deadline is Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Guests must pick up Nov. 20 – Nov. 21 2-6 p.m. Order by emailing Mark at mark@tilthrestaurant.com. Package will include re-heating instructions. For more information visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St. in Wallingford.

    Four-course Italian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner at Agrodolce
    Chef Maria Hines’ warm and welcoming trattoria, Agrodolce, is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for a delicious Thanksgiving feast with an Italian twist. All dishes are made with locally-sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Menu highlights include:
    Nash’s Kale Salad, herb ricotta, pickled red grapes, toasted hazelnuts
    Roasted Fennel Apple Soup, pickled coriander
    Marina di Chioggia Cavatelli, marsala chanterelles, sage butter, crispy coppa
    Turkey Involtini, roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, cranberry glaze
    Charred Green Beans, tobacco onions, anchovy vinaigrette
    Poached Pear, chocolate gelato, warm spice red wine reduction

    Four-course Thanksgiving dinner is $75 per person and $30 for children 12 and under. Option to add wine pairings for an additional $35. Reservations available at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information and to reserve call 206.547.9707 or visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th St. in Fremont.

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go at Agrodolce
    Agrodolce is encouraging guests to take the stress out of the holiday season with a delicious Thanksgiving meal to heat and enjoy at home.

    Menu includes:
    Nash’s Kale Salad
    Roasted Fennel Apple Soup
    Turkey Involtini
    Charred Green Beans

    Thanksgiving dinner to-go is $45 per person. Order deadline is Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. Guests must pick up Nov. 20 – Nov. 21 2-6 p.m. Order by emailing Alex at Alex@agrodolcerestaurant.net. Package will include re-heating instructions. For more information and to reserve call 206.547.9707 or visit mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th St. in Fremont.

    Private Dining at District One Saigon
    District One Saigon in Redmond offers diners a little something different this holiday season. Guests will enjoy the approachable private dining space, available for parties of up to 30 people. Warm exotic woods, splashes of color, and spacious, comfortable seating makes this space the perfect spot to host holiday dinners, corporate parties, or family celebrations with no room fee or minimums!

    The menu brings Vietnamese flavors to holiday dining, featuring a collection of Vietnamese street food, traditional dishes and entrees re-imagined to reflect cultures that have historically influenced Vietnam’s cuisine. Diners can also select inventive house cocktails, perfectly paired wines, and imported and domestic beers.

    Menu highlights include:
    • Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings
    • Pho and Noodle Soups
    • Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry
    • Five Spice Braised Lamb Shanks
    • Caramelized Spare Ribs

    District One Saigon is now taking reservations in their private dining space for parties up to 30 people for this holiday season. For more information and to reserve call 425.202.7150 or visit districtonesaigon.com. District One Saigon is located at 2720 152nd Ave NE #150 in Redmond.

    Upcoming this Holiday Season

    Holiday Champagne Fete at RN74 Dec. 1-31
    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 a flight. On Saturday, Dec. 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 Dec. 1 with champagnes available by the glass and as a 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 Fete on Dec. 8 is $95 per person. Reservations for Dec. 8 are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve for dinner or for Dec. 8 call 206.456.7474 or visit michaelmina.net. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave in downtown Seattle.

    Christmas Day three-course menu at Ray’s Boathouse
    Ray’s Boathouse is offering a delicious 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). 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, Dec. 25. Guests can also enjoy the Boathouse’s regular menu offerings on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

    Christmas Day favorites at Ray’s Café
    On Christmas Day Ray’s Café will be serving the greatest hits from the Café menu along with seasonally inspired a la carte specials.

    Café reservations are available from 12-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Guests can also enjoy the regular Café menu on Christmas Eve from 2-8 p.m. For more information or to reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. 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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  • Late Summer Wine Deals at Local Restaurants! 08.28.18

     

    Fall is just around the corner and local Seattle restaurants are embracing the last days of summer by celebrating with wine! Read on to learn more about late-summer al fresco wine specials and new ongoing wine events beginning September 1.

     

    Agrodolce

    The Seattle Times points the way to James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines’ bit of Sicily at  Agrodolce, a vibrant Fremont treasure where exceptional Southern Italian favorites pair with delicious wines. The expertly created hand-made pasta is not to be missed!

     

    To celebrate the end of summer, Agrodolce is now offering  $2 glasses of rose wine in the bar and on the sidewalk patio from 5-6:30 p.m. seven days a week (with the purchase of food). Peruse the rest of their wine list to pair with the restaurant’s organic, sustainable fare.

     

    Agrodolce is open daily for dinner with happy hour every day from 5-6:30 p.m., as well as weekend brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Find Agrodolce in Fremont at  709 N 35th St., Seattle, online at  mariahinesrestaurants.com  or call 206-547-9747.

     

    RN74

    RN74 features global interpretations of American and French cuisine with a wine list that highlights boutique wines from Washington and Oregon (in addition to its premium selections from Burgundy). Beginning September 1, RN74 is giving diners a better opportunity to sample all that its extensive, award-winning wine list has to offer through weekly and monthly wine events.

     

    At the start of every work week RN74 will host Big Bottle Mondays. The RN74 team will select a magnum or larger bottle from the RN74 cellar to share with guests! Tour the globe and sample everything from a delicious sparkling, white, rosé, or red, never more $20 a glass. These are true treasures you can taste for a fraction of the price of the full bottle!

     

    Every Tuesday brings Flight Night Tuesdays at RN74. The sommelier team will curate a flight of three wines from the extensive cellar and test diners’ knowledge in blind tasting format. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy and taste the wines while exploring the nuance of variety and place. Diners who guess all three wines correctly will be entered into a quarterly drawing to win dinner for two with wine pairings at RN74 – not a bad prize for drinking some of the best wines offered in the city!

     

    Winemaker Wednesday, held the first Wednesday of each month in the lounge from 5-6:30 p.m., offers guests the chance to meet and taste with winemakers from around the world! The featured winemaker will pour selections and chat with guests about the industry. RN74 will also feature wines by the glass from the guest winemaker all month long! Wednesday tastings are $10 and includes three to four wines poured by the guest winemaker.

     

    Winemaker Schedule:
    September 5 – Chris Peterson of Avennia avennia.com
    October 3 – Morgan Lee of Two Vintners twovintners.com
    November 7 – Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars gramercycellars.com

     

    RN74  is located downtown at 1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info, visit their website at www.michaelmina.net/RN74, or call 206.456.7474.

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