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  • Cupid’s Arrow Hits Seattle and Eastside Restaurants this Valentine’s Day 01.27.18


     

    Local restaurants are making plans to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with decadent multi-course menus, elegant specials and dazzling week-long events! Swoon-worthy menus specialize in the indulgent with wine pairings, French feasts, avant-garde tasting menus and more. Don’t delay in making your reservations!

     

    Avant-Garde Indulgence at Eden Hill

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie on your own schedule with Eden Hill’s special Valentine’s Day menu, available February 7-14. Pamper your partner with five-courses of Chef Maximillian Petty’s innovative Avant-Garde cuisine crafted exclusively for a romantic evening. The enticing menu includes Tortellini of Chestnut Pecorino with almond, lavender, and white pepper flower; Roasted Duck Rossini with seared foie gras, pickled foie gras, black truffle, smoked honey and wild spinach; and for dessert Whiskey Caramel Snack Pack with dark chocolate pudding “Snack Pack,” whiskey ice cream and 24k gold.

     

    Valentine’s menu will be offered alongside regular dinner options February 7-13 with seatings from 4 – 10:30 p.m. Valentine’s menu will be the only tasting menu on February 14. Dinner is $115 per person (plus service and tax) with the option to add a $150 additional wine pairing or $75 wine pairing.

     

    View the full menu online and reserve Valentine’s Day tickets at edenhillrestaurant.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café on the most romantic night of the year. Guests can enjoy dazzling waterfront views over an enchanting candlelight dinner from February 14-18.

     

    The Boathouse entices with a beautiful three-course menu, with choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $60, as well as their regular a la carte menu from 5 – 9 p.m. Three-course menu options include: Fried Pacific Oyster starter, Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut entrée with poached prawns, and Applewood Grilled Filet Mignon & Pan Seared Sea Scallops entrée with garlic whipped potatoes and Perigeuex sauce. Full menu details can be viewed online.

     

    The Café will offer guests a range of decadent date-night specials, along with their regular menu from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

     

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

     

    A Menu for Two Hearts at The Herbfarm 

    Join The Herbfarm for a tantalizing aphrodisiac multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand-selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will feature an abundance of roses, candles, champagne and romantic music to set the mood.

     

    Dinner ranges from $225-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from February14-17 at 7 p.m. 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.

     

    Sophisticated French Fare at RN74

    Celebrate the day of l’amour with an exquisite five-course dinner from RN74. RN74’s sophisticated menu of delicious French-fare will delight couples this Valentine’s Day with irresistible dishes including Oysters & Caviar with eucalyptus crème fraiche; Maine Lobster Thermadore with cognac cream, champignon de paris and tarragon; Char-Grilled & Butter- Basted Chateaubriand for Two with crispy Brussels Sprouts, pommes gratinée and sauce choron. Guests can also add a little extra romance to their dinner, with a Bubbles or Grande wine pairing.

     

    Dinner is $250 per couple or ($125 per person) with the option of a bubbles pairing for $65 or grande wine pairing for $85. Odd numbered parties can also be accommodated. The full menu can be viewed online and will be served only on Wednesday, February 14 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Valentine’s Day Group Dining at Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar

    Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar offers delicious and decadent dining for couples, but it also offers a menu meant for sharing with single friends or family on Valentine’s Day. While the area’s two-top tables will be hard to come by on February 14, Baron’s embraces its Chinese culture of shared dishes and larger tables ideal for a girl’s night out, inviting other couples for a big date night, or enjoying the company of other single friends or family for an evening full of mouth-watering, contemporary Chinese cuisine.

     

    The seductive menu highlights chef touches and indulgent ingredients in dishes including Passion Fruit Prawns with passion fruit aioli, rose bread web and edible flowers; Black Pepper Wagyu Beef; and Baron’s signature Peking Duck roasted in the restaurant’s custom duck ovens and served with traditional condiments and Mu Shu pancakes. Bring the bubbles to the plate with guest-favorite Champagne Sea Bass, or indulge in the decadent Royal Pan-Fried Seafood Noodles filled with luxurious lobster, shrimp, scallops, and fresh egg noodles.

     

    Guests are invited to indulge on the beverage side with the Empress Royale, a beautiful lavender colored vesper; and a gorgeous rose-colored Strawberry Basil Martini. Baron’s also offers an in-house sommelier and compelling wine list that pairs perfectly with the unique flavors of Baron’s dishes.

     

    Reservations are recommended. For more information and to reserve visit baronsbellevue.com or call 425.625.2165. Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar is located at 500 Bellevue Way, Suite 210 in Bellevue’s new Lincoln Square South.

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Belltown Brewing

    A romantic evening at a Brewhouse is a fun way to mix it up this Valentine’s Day! Indulge in a three-course meal and beer pairing flight this February 14 at Belltown Brewing. Start your evening with Pancetta Fennel Salad and Vichyssoise Soup. Continue with delicious Pork Chops with kale, onions, and garlic greens, Hasselback potatoes, and a pepper cream sauce. For dessert, revel in Strawberries and Strawberry Gastrique served over vanilla ice cream with mint whip and a waffle cone.

     

    Add an optional $12 beer pairing flight including the following Belltown Brewing beers:

     

    Chain Bite Black IPA, a beautiful black IPA with a burst of piney and citrus hop aroma and flavor. Pairs with soup and salad course.

     

    Watermain Amber, a balanced American amber ale, with light and dark roasted caramel malts, as well as Munich malt to provide a well-rounded malt backbone for Simcoe and Amarillo hops that bring notes of pine and stone fruit. Pairs with the entrée course.

     

    Bell St. Wheat with Apricots, Oregon apricot purée is added to the fermenter post-fermentation. Pairs perfectly with the dessert course.

     

    Mocha Stout, a stout base with house-brewed cold brew coffee and cocoa nibs; served on Nitro for a creamy mouth feel. Perfect after dinner “coffee”.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person. Beer flight can be added for an additional $12 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206.485.7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Decadent Drink + Dessert Specials at Shiro’s Sushi

    Romance is in the air at Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown! Shiro’s is celebrating the day of love by treating guests to a complimentary rose with dinner. Couples will have the option to indulge in an abundance of a la carte menu options or choose between Shiro’s famous five-course omakase or chef’s omakase on Valentine’s Day. Dessert options include the specially created Cream Mousse with Strawberry Gelatin or Cream Mousse with Mocha Mousse, only available on Valentine’s Day.

     

    From February 14-17, Shiro’s will be serving an irresistible Champagne Cocktail with frozen berries and champagne, in addition to sake, wine and beer offerings.

     

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

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Feast on local fare this Valentine’s Day at Local 360 Café & Bar. Diners are invited to enjoy a romantic three-course menu from February 9-17. The menu includes a starter of Roasted Beet Salad with apples and fresh goat cheese from Quillisascut Farm in Eastern Washington, an entrée of Anderson Ranch Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank with rutabaga purée, and rich Theo Chocolate Cake for dessert.

     

    The Valentine’s Day menu is $49 per person and is available alongside their regular dinner menu. For more information and reservations, call 206.650.2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

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

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

    Appetizer

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

     

    Salad

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

     

    Fish

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

     

    Main

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

     

    Dessert

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

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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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