tidbit bistro Closing Aug 27 08.23.11
It’s with a bittersweetness that we say farewell to tidbit bistro. Owners John van Deinse and Nicola Longo have decided to close up shop and start the next chapters in their lives. This whole week they are celebrating the last four years and welcoming all guests to join them for their favorite dishes and wine and grappa specials for dinner-only service through Saturday, August 27.
If you’ve never been in we highly recommend dining before it’s too late! Here are a few of our favorite dishes including: Crostino con Funghi, Paella, La Torre (30 layer lasagna), Zuppa di Cozze & Vongole (steamed clams and mussels), Grilled Caesar and Tiramisu to finish!
Check out some of the press they’ve received from the media bidding the restaurant farewell. Seattle Met and Eater Seattle.
We can’t wait to celebrate with them and enjoy one last dinner! Located at 1401 Broadway, Seattle at Broadway and Union. Call for reservations at (206) 323-0840.
Theo Chocolate, heart-shaped lobster ravioli, black truffles and raspberry cocktails… it must be Valentine’s Day! No plans yet? We’ve got you covered with dinners, cocktails, cooking and even a pre-date workout with your cutie!
Tilth’s Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake
Spend San Valentino in tidbit bistro’s cozy and rustic setting with a special Spanish and Italian influenced menu featuring five courses for $60 (plus tax and gratuity). Start with the traditional and savory Empanadillas, ground lamb turnovers topped with romesco sauce and shaved parmesan; Lobster Ravioli Alla Panna, heart-shaped lobster ravioli with creamy sauce; Prime Rib With Budino, tender rare prime rib with Yorkshire mini-pudding and porcini mushroom reduction. A special wine and cocktail pairing featuring tidbit’s signature cocktail Cuoro Matte (crazy heart), Chartreuse, vodka, cream, Gianduia is available for $35. Please find full menu attached.
Call 206.323.0840 for reservations. tidbit bistro is located at 1401 Broadway, Seattle. Complimentary parking at Harvard Market while dining at tidbit! www.tidbitbistro.com
Set the stage for romance with an enticing four course dinner at CRUSH throughout Valentine’s weekend. Lovingly prepared by Chef Jason Wilson, the menu features options such as Potato Gnocchi with Perigord Black Truffle and gruyere cream, Main Lobster Salad with Blood Orange and Slow Roasted Wild Salmon and Dungeness Crab-Fennel Salad. Optional menu supplements include Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras ‘Steak’ with wild huckleberries, buttermilk Belgian waffle and endive as well as a Gift of Sweets. The menu will be offered Feb 11-14 in addition to the regular CRUSH menu. The four course menu is $77 per person with an optional wine pairing for $54. Tax and gratuity not included. Please find full menu attached.
Please call Crush for a reservation at 206.302.7874. Crush is located at 2319 E. Madison Street, Seattle. www.chefjasonwilson.com
Chef Maria Hines’ Tilth offers a beautiful four course dinner on Valentine’s Day, leaving room for you and your Valentine to have something different with three options under each course. Enjoy such options as Porcini Crème Brulee, Grilled Dakota Beef Top Sirloin with truffle potato purée and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake. The menu is offered only on Valentine’s Day for $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50. Excluding tax and gratuity. Please find attached the full menu with three options under each course.
Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N. 45th Street, Seattle. www.tilthrestaurant.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s bar provides the perfect start to any evening with their dark wood finishes and expert bartenders who can shake up a mean one. This Valentine’s weekend they are mixing up a vibrant new cocktail to toast with your special someone! Stay for the best steak in town or head out to your next destination! Available February 11 – 14; $14.
The Red Velvet
2 oz Lindemans Raspberry Lambic
4 oz Prosecco
.5 oz Chambord
1 each Raspberry
In a mixing glass, stir in ingredients with two ounces of ice for five seconds. Strain into Champagne flute. Squeeze lemon peel over glass and discard peel. Garnish with fresh raspberry on a pick.
Call for reservations. Morton’s Seattle is located at 1511 6th Avenue, Seattle; 206.223.0550. Morton’s Portland is located at 213 S.W. Clay Street, Portland; 503.248.2100. Valet parking available. www.mortons.com/valentines/
Impress your date this Valentine’s weekend and cook a romantic Argentinean inspired meal with Estancia Lucia’s delicious specialty foods. Their chimichurri sauce works as the perfect marinade on meat or fish and a great accompaniment to vegetables or as a dip for bread. Start your meal with their Arauco green olives, unique to Argentina, or garnish your martini or bloody mary. Finish off your pasta or meat dish with a drizzle of their San Juan Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a flavor boost and a swirl of fresh aromatics.
Estancia Lucia products can be purchased at DiLaurenti’s, The Spanish Table, Bert’s Red Apple, Pasta & Co., and more! Check out their website for more retail locations and preparation ideas. www.magicroadinternational.com
Get sweaty before your date with Pure Barre! On February 14th show your significant other what you’ve been obsessing over for months now and treat them to a FREE Pure Barre class on Valentine’s Day. Reserve your place in class by signing up online or calling the studio. Offer applies to all regularly scheduled classes held on Monday, February 14th: 6, 8:30, 9:40 a.m. and 12, 5:30 and 6:40 p.m. Don’t forget about Pure Barre Seattle’s drop-in childcare at the IPA learning center all day for $5/child. Contact Ali at IPA.
Pure Barre is located in Bellevue across from The Bravern and in Seattle across from U Village. www.purebarre.com
We are so excited to once again be representing tidbit bistro! We’ve known them for years and are big fans of their restaurant. After a quick spring fling and a big move for them from one side of Capitol Hill to the other, we are reunited… and it feels so good. If you aren’t familiar with tidbit bistro from their former space on North Broadway they are a friendly and vibrant neighborhood restaurant serving Italian and Spanish inspired dishes from tapas and small plates to entrees and house made desserts. They were also the first restaurant in Seattle to serve flights of the Italian digestivos grappa and cello, as well as boasting an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. Not to mention a special vegan menu and tons of vegetarian options.
They are now located in the original La Spiga space at Broadway and Union in the Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill. With their move came fun new dishes and menu items that we can’t wait to share with you! We’re thrilled to once again be working together and be sure to check back here for more tidbit updates. Definitely pay them a visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour!
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TIDBIT BISTRO HOSTS TUSCAN CHEF/AUTHOR JUDY WITTS FRANCINI FOR SPECIAL THREE-COURSE LUNCH APRIL 27
$15 three-course lunch for Italian food lovers and food bloggers during
Seattle Restaurant Week
SEATTLE – On Tuesday, April 27, Italian and Spanish inspired restaurant, tidbit bistro is hosting a special $15 three-course lunch with Tuscan chef, and nationally recognized cookbook author and food blogger Judy Witts Francini, at 11 a.m. at their restaurant in north Capitol Hill. Stopping in Seattle and the Eastside during her upcoming U.S. cooking class/cookbook tour, Francini is leaving the “boot” and gracing us with her authentic Tuscan cooking, Italian food knowledge and 25 years of food writing/blogging experience. Francini is the author of Secrets from My Tuscan Kitchen, a collection of 93 of her favorite recipes celebrating traditional and new Tuscan culinary specialties.
Tidbit, a dinner-only restaurant, is opening their doors early on April 27 to accommodate their fellow Italian for a special lunch. Tidbit is a participant in Seattle Restaurant Week and in keeping with the price point that week they are offering a $15 three-course lunch. Each course will have three options available, two from tidbit including one from Napoli and one from Spain, and a third Tuscan option from Francini. Tuscan menu options include: Ravioli Gnudi – spinach and ricotta dumplings formed from traditional ravioli filling – name means ‘naked ravioli’; Arista con Verdure Arrosto – Tuscan style pork roast with rosemary and fennel pollen served with roasted vegetables; and Panna Cotta al Caffè – cooked cream flavored with espresso coffee.
The casual event invites guests to interact with Francini, ask her questions about Tuscan food and living, her cookbooks, how to be a successful blogger and author and enjoy a wonderful lunch prepared by tidbit and herself. Francini will have copies of her book for sale. Lunch reservations are strongly encouraged. Call (206) 323-0840 or online at tidbit bistro to book.
Francini is a member of the Italian Personal Chef Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a member of Slow Food International, and a student of cooking for over 30 years. She’s married to a native Florentine, Andrea Francini, whose knowledge of Florence provides Francini with valuable insights. Her blog, Over A Tuscan Stove, features weekly articles for those who want to keep current on Tuscan food and living. Francini shares the food she loves as a staff writer for FoodConnect.com, and has written her own cookbook, Secrets from My Tuscan Kitchen. She has been recognized in national publications including Bon Appetit, GQ, Food & Wine, Town & Country Travel and more, as well as featured on the BBC with Gary Rhodes.
Tidbit is a casual, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant located in Seattle’s north Capitol Hill. Enjoy a relaxed dining experience in their vibrant dining room featuring creative Italian and Spanish comfort foods. Tidbit uses only the most natural and freshest ingredients in their cooking. They believe each dish should be as simple and as fresh as possible, which lets the taste of each ingredient shine through. Tidbit features a wide selection of entrees prepared and cooked in individual portions as well as an assortment of tapas and small plates to share with a group of friends. Additionally, tidbit offers an extensive selection of wines, grappa and unique cocktails. Located at 2359 10th Avenue E, Seattle 98102 www.tidbitbistro.com.
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