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  • Summer has Arrived at Seattle Restaurants! 06.07.19

     
     

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

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

     

    Summer sangria and Italian cannoli at Agrodolce

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Chilled rosé specials at Ray’s Boathouse

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

     

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

     

    Summer seafood dishes at Ray’s Café

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

     

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

     

    Rosé flights on Tilth’s lush patio

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Fresh Washington Blueberries abound this summer

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Mother’s Day Italian-Style Brunch at Agrodolce

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Three-Course Spring Brunch with Organic Ingredients at Tilth

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

     

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

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting Tilthrestaurant.com or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle.

     

    Family-Friendly French Brunch at RN74

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Japanese Mother’s Day Specials at Junkichi

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Mother’s Day cooking inspiration from Washington Fresh Asparagus

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Ray’s Boathouse

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Ray’s Café

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Tilth

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

     

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

     

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

     

    RN74

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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  • Celebrate the Holidays at Seattle area Restaurants! 12.05.18

     

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

     

    DECEMBER EVENTS

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Champagne highlights include:

    – Louis Roederer Cristal 2008

    – Bruno Paillard Nec Plus Ultra 1999

    – Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1999

    – Marc Hebrart Special Club 2012

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    The Holly and the Ivy at The Herbfarm

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Filefish Sashimi, fish liver and ponzu

    – Sea Chicken Salad, sesame soy dressing

    – Hokkaido Scallop Hand Roll

    – Wild Yellowtail, boiled Japanese daikon radish with Sukiyaki Style

    – Chef’s Selection Nigiri Sushi

     

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

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Eve Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

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

     

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

     

    Seafood Favorites at Ray’s Café

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

     

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

     

    Four-Course Local, Organic Dinner at Tilth

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

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Celery Root Soup, truffle cream, apple crisp

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

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

    – Brioche Pudding, pecan, bourbon anglaise

     

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

     

    Three-Course French Feast at RN74

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

     

    Menu highlights include:

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

    CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Three-Course Christmas Day Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse

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

     

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

     

    Ray’s Café’s Greatest Hits

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

     

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

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING

     

    The Moon and The Stars at The Herbfarm

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

     

    Four-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Tilth

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

     

    Menu highlights include:

    – Baby Root Vegetables

    – Duck Liver Mousse

    – Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet

    – Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

     

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

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

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

     

    Menu highlights include:

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

    Rest and Refuel at Ray’s Café

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

     

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

     

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  • 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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  • Tilth Celebrates 11 Years This Weekend 08.31.17

    Tilth is Maria Hines’ first restaurant, which opened in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in September 2006. With a long standing commitment to seasonal and organic products, the bounty of the Northwest allows her to be inspired by the culinary resources available. Maria has spent over a decade immersing herself in New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic and wild ingredients, sourced from as many local farmers as they’re able to support.

     



    With nods of recognition throughout Tilth’s journey, including James Beard Award Best Northwest Chef and a coveted spot on Frank Bruni’s New York Times list of best new restaurants in the country, it’s time to celebrate their 11 year mark! 11 years of serving up beautiful, delicious, and award-winning certified organic cuisine.

     

    As a thank you to those who have made Tilth successful over the years, guests are invited to partake in a celebration of summer with a specially designed 8-course Grand Tasting menu with wine pairings, available September 1-3 2017. This special menu includes:

     

    Watermelon Salad, ricotta salata, red shiso, pepita

    Wild Sockeye Salmon, corn, summer squash, black garlic – Vegetarian features Roasted Abalone Mushroom

    Grass-fed Beef Striploin, alvarez farms potato, eggplant puree, greens

    Housemade Gnocchi, cherry tomato, squash blossom-walnut pesto, labneh

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake 

     



    The full menu with wine pairings is only $125. View the full menu and make reservations online.

    Cheers to 11 wonderful years, and many more to come!

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  • Alaska Herring Week Starts Today! 06.19.17

    We are proud to announce that two of our clients, Ray’s Boathouse and Tilth are both participating in Alaska Herring Week June 19 – 25.



    Ray’s will be serving crispy fried herring filet, potato blini, pickled radish, and tarragon cream for dinner in the Boathouse.

    Ray’s has also provided the recipe should you decide to try your hand at cooking herring at home! You can find the recipe here.



    Chef Maria Hines and her team at Tilth have created a recipe for smoked herring paté served with house pickles, frisée salad, and radishes. You can find the recipe here.

    Alaska Herring, though consumed all over the rest of the world, has yet to reach that same level of popularity in America. Alaska Herring Week is here to put that fish on the map! It boasts more omega 3s than salmon, and is packed with flavor. Despite what you may have heard, herring can be served in more ways than just briny pickled herring. Not only that, Alaska Herring is sustainably harvested in Bristol Bay in Togiak, Alaska. Join Ray’s Boathouse and Tilth for dinner June 19 – 25 and see for yourself!

    Call Ray’s Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or click here for reservations.

    Call Tilth at 206.633.0801 or click here for reservations.

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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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  • Holiday Spirit Sparkles with Local Food, Drinks, Gifts and Events 12.12.16

    The holiday season is in full swing and Seattle is alive with the hustle and bustle of locals and visitors alike celebrating over festive food and drinks. Families and friends gather round Seattle’s memorable dining tables to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s with holiday menus, handcrafted cocktails, curated wine pairings, unique gifts and special events throughout the month.

    CHRISTMAS EVE: December 24

    Feast of Seven Fishes at Agrodolce



    Maria Hines’ Italian-inspired restaurant, Agrodolce, celebrates Christmas Eve with a long-standing Sicilian Christmas tradition, the Feast of Seven Fishes. The festive seafood feast is available in two different dining experiences to be enjoyed family-style: the three-course Feast of Five Fishes, $55 per person and the four-course Feast of Seven Fishes, $75 per person.

    The thoughtful menus include Spaghetti al Nero di Sepia with green elderberry capers, golden raisins and white anchovy; Steamed Penn Cove Mussels in a rich tomato saffron broth with preserved lemon and smoked eggplant; and Vanilla Poached Sylver Fishing Spot Prawns with seared endive, caramelized pear and crispy speck. For dessert, guests can indulge in a Tasting of Cookies including buccelatti, candied kumquat cannoli, pizzelle and semolina almond thumbprints. Each menu is offered with carefully-selected wine pairings for an additional $35 per person.

    The full menus can be viewed here. Seating for both menus will be from 4 – 8 p.m. To reserve, visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

    Cheer on the Seahawks with Elevated German Fare + Beers at Altstadt



    Seahawks fans are invited to ramp up their Christmas spirit and the spirit of the 12s at Altstadt for the big Christmas Eve Seahawks game against the Arizona Cardinals! Just blocks from CenturyLink Field, ticket holders can imbibe pregame and those looking for a festive place to watch the game will feel right at home. Reinvented German fare for the game includes Sausage Plates with classically prepared sauerkraut, mustards, ketchup and pomme frites; Käsespätzle tossed in Beecher’s cheese, caramelized onions and pretzel breadcrumbs; and Brezels – traditional soft pretzels with Jacobsen salt and housemade spicy mustard!

    Guests will be shouting “Go Hawks!” with a frosty brew (or two!) in hand from Altstadt’s extensive German imports and local German-style beers.

    The full dinner menu can be viewed here and the beer menu here. Visit altstadt.com or call 206.602.6442. Altstadt is located in Pioneer Square, walkable to the sports stadiums, at 209 1st Avenue S, Seattle.

    Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Five-Course Tasting Menu at Miller’s Guild



    Chef Jason Wilson has put together a five-course tasting menu complete with luxurious add ons for a memorable Christmas Eve feast. Dinner begins with Miller’s Guild’s own housemade pickles, crudités and charcuterie. Then, a seasonal Dungeness Crab Wedge salad with bacon, apple and a creamy lemon basil dressing or a heartier Roasted Squash salad with ancient grains, pear and chicory with pomegranate vinaigrette. The main courses enjoy time on the restaurant’s signature wood-fired grill, including Roasted Black Cod with Roasted Black Trumpet Mushrooms or for the carnivore, Smoked Porchetta with chestnut, thyme and roasted garlic. Don’t forget dessert – Not So Classic Boozy Fruit Cake or Dark Chocolate Bombe. A la carte menu additions include Seared Foie Gras with Coffee Flour granola and poached cranberry.

    The five-course tasting menu is $115 per person and can be viewed here. To reserve, visit millersguild.com or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located downtown at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

    Delight in Seattle’s Best Views at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe



    This Christmas Eve, families can gather together and bask in the breathtaking backdrop of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains while enjoying fresh, flavorful seafood and more at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe. Along with an impressive regular menu, The Boathouse will offer a special three-course Christmas Eve dinner with expertly crafted options including Dungeness Crab Cocktail with butter lettuce, roasted tomato, cocktail sauce and lemon aioli; Oven Roasted Turkey with chestnut-herb stuffing, whipped potatoes, cranberries, glazed carrots, green beans and gravy; and for dessert, Pumpkin Pie with Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream.

    The Cafe will be serving the regular menu, including local favorites such as Dungeness Crab Cakes and Pacific NW Sablefish in Sake Kasu with Jasmine rice, grilled bok choy, honey-soy and scallion oil.

    The Boathouse three-course menu is $55 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended for both the Boathouse and Cafe and are available from 2 – 8 p.m. in the Boathouse and 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the Cafe. Boathouse reservations can be made by calling 206.789.3770 or visiting rays.com. Cafe reservations can be made by calling 206.782.0094 or visiting rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle.

    Christmas Eve Tasting Menu at Eden Hill



    Chef Maximillian Petty presents a nightly tasting menu that has become the reason that many people head to Eden Hill. Christmas Eve is no different with an $80-$90 tasting menu featuring dishes created for the special holiday. A hyper-local menu leaves the guest with day-of menu selections, but a festive, a la carte Whole Roasted Jidori Chicken will be available family-style.

    Reservations can be made in the dining room and at the bar on Christmas Eve. To reserve, call 206.708.6836 or reserve online at edenhillrestaurant.com. Eden Hill is located in Queen Anne at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue, Seattle.

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Christmas Eve Specials at RN74





    Alongside RN74’s classic, French-inspired a la carte menu, talented Chef Ben Godwin brings exquisite, French-infused Christmas Eve specials for holiday diners to revel in. The regular dining room menu will be served alongside Christmas Eve specials including Foie Gras and Armagnac Parfait with spiced fig, sauternes and brioche; Whole Roasted Duck with chestnut stuffing, cranberry and orange compote and Pain d’epice; and for something sweet, RN74 offers Christmas Pudding with eggnog custard and mulled winter berries.

    Dinner can be viewed here and is available from 5 – 10:30 p.m. 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.

    A Gorgeous Farm-to-Table Holiday Dinner at Tilth





    Chef Maria Hines has sourced the Northwest’s best seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create a special Christmas Eve dinner menu at Tilth. The four-course prix fixe menu offers gorgeous, yet comforting holiday classics including Red Beet Tartare with herb salad, walnut and truffle vinaigrette; Root Vegetable Soup with porcini conserva, apple puree and kale crisp; Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet topped with sourdough crumbles; and Aspen Hollow Lamb. The deliciousness continues with desserts such as Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with chocolate cookie and cocoa cream or Pumpkin Crème Brulee.

    Dinner is offered from 4 – 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve for $80 per person with an additional wine pairing for $50. The full menu can be viewed here. 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.

    Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Young American Ale House’s All-Night Happy Hour





    Young American Ale House, award-winning Chef Maria Hines’ newest venture, will be serving its all-new happy hour menu from 4 – 10:30 p.m. this Christmas Eve. Hungry guests looking to meet up with friends or take the family out can sink their teeth into Young American’s punched-up Poutine with beef fat fries, cheese curds and Gruyere gravy; Organic Chicken Wing Confit with drunken hot sauce, whipped blue cheese and giardiniera; or for some lighter fare, a Marinated Kale Salad drizzled with creamy oregano vinaigrette, then topped with almonds and cheese curds. Happy hour prices start at $4.

    Friends and family can imbibe with a round of specially-priced craft cocktails, starting at $5, shaken or stirred by Young American’s expert bartender team. Options include The Pioneer with vodka, syrup of the day, lemon and soda; Sazarac with rye, Peychaud’s Bitters and absinthe rinse; and $2.50 Rainer Draft!

    The full menu can be viewed here. Visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.706.2977 for more. Young American Ale House is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.

    CHRISTMAS DAY: December 25
    A Stress Free Christmas Day Feast at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe




    Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe, Seattle’s top seafood restaurant, invites friends and families to celebrate Christmas without the added stress of preparing a grand holiday meal. In the Boathouse, guests can enjoy a beautiful Christmas-inspired three-course menu with seasonal offerings such as Butternut Squash Soup with fried sage and crème fraiche; Spice Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef with whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, bacon and demi-glace; and Pumpkin Pie with Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream for $55 per person. The regular Boathouse menu and full children’s menu will also be available.

    In the Cafe, guests will delight in Ray’s signature Christmas Day Buffet including seasonal salads, Northwest Antipasto, Butter Whipped Washington Russet Potatoes, a fresh seafood buffet with Half Shell Oysters, Peel and Eat Prawns and Alaskan Snow Crab, Oven Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, fresh seasonal vegetables, an indulgent dessert table and more! The holiday buffet is available for $55 per person, $20 for children ages five –11 and free for children under five.

    Reservations are required for both the Boathouse and Cafe and are available from 2 – 8 p.m. in the Boathouse and 12 – 8 p.m. in the Cafe. Boathouse reservations can be made by calling 206.789.3770 or visiting rays.com. Cafe reservations can be made by calling 206.782.0094 or visiting rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle.

    NEW YEAR’S EVE: December 31
    Order a Special Osechi-Ryori from I Love Sushi for the New Year





    There are many New Years traditions in Japan, but one of the most delicious traditions is the eating of the Osechi-Ryori. A three-tiered lacquered box that holds colorful dishes featuring food preserved with vinegar, sugar or dried so the food can last a few days, in the true style of Japanese culture. Each item serves as a symbol or wish for the coming year.

    I Love Sushi is offering guests the special opportunity to order an Osechi Ryori. Beautifully prepared dishes include Roasted Wagyu Beef, Grilled King Crab, Soy Marinated Salmon Roe, Simmered Pine Mushroom with Dried Bonito and Chicken Teriyaki. Each Osechi-Ryori is offered at $350.

    Orders can be placed until December 24 for pickup on Dec 31 1 – 4p.m. Please call 425.455.9090 or visit the restaurant to reserve an Osechi-Ryori. I Love Sushi is located at 23 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue.

    Toast to the New Year with Elevated Holiday Fare and Sparkling Wine at Miller’s Guild




    This New Year’s Eve, Chef Jason Wilson’s wood-fired craft cooking restaurant, Miller’s Guild, presents a gorgeous four-course holiday menu worth celebrating such as Dry Aged Steak Tartare with truffled hollandaise; Wood Grilled Prime Rib with peppercorn sauce, horseradish yuzu kosho aioli; Parmesan Thyme Potato Gratin; and for dessert, Meyer Lemon Curd with cranberry, citrus trifle and preserved cherry and meringues.

    The four-course tasting menu is available for $125 per person including a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. To reserve, visit millersguild.com or call 206.443.3663. Millers Guild is located downtown at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

    Say Farewell to 2016 on the Waterfront at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe




    Ray’s Boathouse ends 2016 deliciously with elegant surf and turf specials alongside the regular menu overflowing with other seafood and warm winter classics. Raise a glass to the New Year on the waterfront with an elegant glass of wine or a handcrafted cocktail, such as Ray’s Classic Martini or the Professional with Old Overholt rye whiskey, aged rum, Aperol and Scrappy’s orange bitters.

    The Boathouse will be open from 4 – 9 p.m. and reservations can be made at 206.789.3770 or rays.com. The Cafe will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. serving the regular menu. 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.

    Count Down to the New Year at Eden Hill




    Ring in the New Year at Eden Hill with a special seven-course tasting menu of Restaurant Milestones. Eden Hill’s first 15 months has humbly enjoyed critic praise and accolades, and Chef-owner Maximillian Petty notes these significant events through food, including his James Beard Foundation nomination, critic reviews, the diverse summer dinner series, the first anniversary and his recent trip to Dubai. His menu will receive his thoughtful Avant Garde touch featuring special ingredients that arrive at his doorstep in the days leading up to the big night. Specially selected wine pairings will increase the tasting pleasure.

    Chef Maximillian has set his final course – A Chocolate Ball Drop inspired by the famed New Year’s Eve ball that drops in Times Square, New York City. Diners can break the hollow chocolate ball on their plate, releasing beautiful edible glitter reminiscent of a New Years Eve fireworks show.

    The tasting menu is $100 with optional wine pairing. Reservations for New Year’s Eve can be made in the dining room and at the bar until 11 p.m. To reserve, call 206.708.6836 or reserve online at edenhillrestaurant.com. Eden Hill is located in Queen Anne at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue, Seattle.

    A Festive French-Inspired Holiday Tasting Menu + Vegetarian Option at RN74




    Greet the New Year with a tasting menu that beautifully blends French and American cuisine paired with specially selected wines from RN74’s curated cellar. Holiday offerings include Charentais Melon Sorbet with almond cream and caviar; Squab with foie grass, huckleberries and smoked parsnip accompanied by W.T. Vintners Syrah ‘Destiny Ridge’ Horse Heaven Hills; and Filet Mignon en Croute drizzled in a bernaise sauce with heirloom carrots and ox tongue paired with Cadence ‘Cara Mia’ Camerata. Tarte Citron with bitter chocolate completes the meal.

    RN74 also offers a vegetarian tasting menu with sophisticated, modern dishes including Carnaroli Risotto bathed in brown butter and white alba truffles; Salt Baked Celeriac en Croute with mushroom duxelle, heirloom carrot and bernaise; Agnolotti with eggplant, preserved tomato and parmesan; and Artichoke with sunchoke, celery, hazelnut and bergamot.

    Reservations for the first seating, five-courses, are available from 5 – 6:45 p.m., $95 per person, $80 per person for the vegetarian option. Second seating, six-courses, runs from 7 – 10:30 p.m., $125 per person, $100 per person for the vegetarian option. 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.

    An Elegant, Celebratory New Year’s Eve Dinner at Tilth




    Chef Maria Hines welcomes guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a seasonally-inspired New Year’s Eve dinner menu at Tilth. The four-course prix fixe menu offers elegant, celebratory holiday offerings including White Sturgeon Caviar with deviled egg, crème fraiche and chervil; Rabbit Rillette with house pickles, saba and brioche; Seared Weathervane Scallop with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and bacon; and more! Guests can indulge in decadent desserts including Cashew Cheesecake with walnut, huckleberry and sorrel while counting down to midnight. 

    Dinner is offered from 4 – 9 p.m. for $80 per person, with an additional wine pairing for $50. The full menu can be viewed here. 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.

    Ring in the New Year with Young American Ale House’s All-Night Happy Hour




    Young American Ale House, award-winning Chef Maria Hines’ newest venture, will be serving its all-new happy hour menu from 4 – 10:30 p.m. this New Year’s Eve. Those looking to celebrate 2016 coming to an end can chomp on Young American’s Skagit River Ranch Pork Sliders with kohlrabi slaw, barbeque sauce and steam bun; Cheddar Scallion Hush Puppies with remoulade, cornmeal and preserve lemon; or for some lighter fare, Smashed Cucumber with sesame vinaigrette, peanut and cilantro. Happy hour prices start at $4.

    Friends and family can imbibe with a round of specially-priced craft cocktails, starting at $5, shaken or stirred by Young American’s expert bartender team. Options include Barely Legal with lemon, lavender and cava; Sidecar with brandy, lemon and orange liqueur; and $2.50 Rainer Draft!

    The full menu can be viewed here. Visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.706.2977 for more. Young American Ale House is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle

    NEW YEAR’S DAY: January 1
    Kick-off the New Year at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe




    Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe invites guests to refuel and recover from New Year’s Eve festivities in the Cafe from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and in the Boathouse from 5 – 9 p.m. Diners can kick off the New Year in Ray’s Cafe with the popular Ray’s Bloody Mary with house-infused garlic vodka, classic Dmitri’s spicy bloody mix, spicy salt rim and house smoked salmon or the Good Catholic with Jameson Irish whiskey, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, vanilla cream, Café Vitta coffee and a dollop of whipped cream paired with Ray’s Seafood Salad or Blackened Salmon Tacos with flour tortillas, cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro chipotle sour cream and roasted salsa.



    In the evening, guests can head to the Boathouse for succulent menu items such as, Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail with Tarragon, garlic, ginger, Brussels sprouts, house smoked bacon and Old Bay fried potatoes or start the New Year on the right foot with lighter options such as Grilled Prawns that are spice rubbed and include a fennel-radish salad and chili sauce.

    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.

    CULINARY EVENTS + TO-GO OPTION: December
    Spread Holiday Cheer with Cook-offs and Cooking for a Cause at Blue Ribbon Cooking




    Blue Ribbon Cooking on Lake Union provides friends, families, companies and other groups with two unique, exciting options for holiday party experiences, available throughout December and January.

    Beginner chefs and kitchen experts alike will enjoy Blue Ribbon’s Iron Chef cooking competition which has guests compete in teams to create the most delicious dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy the meal together. Those looking to make a difference this holiday season can book a Cooking For a Cause event and prepare a meal for a local shelter that Blue Ribbon will deliver while guests sit down to dinner.

    Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E, Seattle. Blue Ribbon operates venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Auburn, as well as provide offsite catering. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com to book an event.

    Bring Home the Holidays with One of Tilth’s Most Requested Dishes




    For those who prefer to celebrate the holidays in the comfort of home, Chef Maria Hines is offering Tilth’s Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet to go. The smoky, delicious dish is vegetarian, but has been a long-time guest favorite of carnivores and vegetarians alike. The hearty, winter favorite features locally foraged mushrooms, truffle butter, and bread crumbs. Cassoulet to-go is $29 per person.

    Pre-order two days in advance and pick up at Tilth. Instructions on how to heat and serve the dish are included. Call Tilth to order at 206.633.0801.

    SHOPPING AROUND SEATTLE: December
    Heat-up the Holidays with Homemade Hot Sauces from Casco Antiguo




    Pioneers Square’s authentic Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Casco Antiguo, offers homemade hot sauces that are a fun stocking stuffer this holiday season for the heat fanatic. Created and bottled in house with fewer than five ingredients, no preservatives and all natural, these hot sauces vary on the heat scale and come in five different flavors.

    The Classics
    Pina – pineapple and Habanero peppers, garlic, spices, vinegar and salt – Sweet & Spicy.

    Red Chili – Fresno peppers, garlic, spices, vinegar, salt – Medium Spice.

    Serrano – Serrano peppers, garlic, spices, vinegar, salt –Medium Spice.

    Habanero – Habanero peppers, garlic, spices, vinegar, salt – Spicy.

    Purchase the above sauces separately for $8 or select the holiday gift-set of three for $20.

    Seasonal Sauce
    Hawk Sauce – a beautiful blue and green sauce made with green apple, blueberry and habanero hot sauce – a delicious gift for diehard Seahawks fans. $10.



    Hot sauces can be purchased at the restaurant or by visiting cascoantiguoseattle.com. Casco Antiguo is located in Pioneer Square at 115 Occidental Avenue S Seattle.

    Shop Small with Ethnic Seattle




    Generating greater awareness of the small minority and immigrant owned businesses, Ethnic Seattle is hosting an online market of unique, local, ethnic gift packages for under $100. A small sampling of participating Ethnic Seattle businesses and packages include:

    International District Food Tour – Tickets to a guided food tour with stops at hidden restaurants and foodie hideaways featuring the best in ethnic cuisine. ($65)
    Vita Tea Leaf Sampler Basket – A special flower and herbal tea basket: lychee, coconut, rose, and mint and a tea brewing pot. ($38)
    Essential Ingredients for Pho – Huong Binh’s famed pho recipe, ingredients, and gift certificate for Vietwah Supermarket for additional groceries needed to complete the recipe. ($50)

    Packages are available for online ordering at shopsmallseattle.com 

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  • Maria Hines’ Tilth Celebrates 10th Anniversary! 08.25.16

    Tilth

    Ten years ago Maria Hines opened Tilth — the groundbreaking, New American destination restaurant that was the second certified organic restaurant in the country. It quickly became nationally known, earning Maria a James Beard Award Best Chef Northwest along the way. Celebrate this Seattle culinary treasure with a 10-course Anniversary Dinner with wine pairings, September 1st or 2nd.

    Since its opening in September 2006, Tilth has upheld its commitment to serving certified organic, brightly-flavored New American fare and supporting local business along the way. The restaurant, in its first ten years, has received an abundance of rave reviews and accolades including the James Beard Award previously mentioned, being named one of the top 10 restaurants in the nation by Frank Bruni, food critic of the New York Times and appearances by Maria on Top Chef Masters, Martha Stewart and Iron Chef (she won!).

    Tilth Fromagerie Blanc

    Seattle Met captures the journey, achievements and more, writing of Tilth, “the revolution it helped ignite has changed things forever.” As Maria’s first restaurant, it propelled the farm-to-table movement in the northwest by highlighting important, local purveyors including farms, ranches and fishing vessels.

    Noted for calling out purveyors by name on the menu since the early days, the 10th Anniversary Menu is no exception. The 10-course menu features many of the long-time purveyors including King’s Garden Summer Melon Salad, Loki Seafood Salmon a la Plancha and Skagit River Ranch Braised Pork Belly.

    Maria Hines in Tilth Kitchen

    Sip and savor while reminiscing through a 15-page scrapbook profiling some of the producers that helped build Tilth’s outstanding first decade. It also showcases the most requested recipe, dishes that were staff favorites but just didn’t take in the dining room, and more!

    The 10-course Anniversary Dinners cost $150 per person; full menu here. 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 Street, Seattle.

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