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  • Seattle’s Favorite Patios & Summer Menus! 05.21.15

    As the summer months approach, Seattle restaurants are dusting off their patio seats, creating refreshing cocktails, and preparing menus with the best seasonal ingredients that summer has to offer. The multitude of outdoor dining options ensures that you won’t run out of places to enjoy the summer sun, from weekend brunch to late night dinners.


    Agrodolce
    Transport to a warm Italian coast while you bask in the sun right here in Seattle. In the heart of Fremont,
    Agrodolce offers a delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine and expertly created handmade pasta featuring house-milled flour. This welcoming trattoria offers a quiet and cozy patio just off the main hustle and bustle in Fremont.

    The summer menu includes a collection of summer spritzers with colors and presentations that perfectly sum up the feel of summer, available in alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The summer spritzers include 3 intoxicating flavors: Plum Soda, Parsley Soda, and Raspberry Puree with Rhubarb Beet Soda. Agrodolce will also offer a $5 Rosé Special of the Day throughout the warm summer months.

    Agrodolce has a special happy hour this summer with $3 items to celebrate their third year anniversary. Items include Polenta Fries, Seasonal Bruschetta, and the Mini Lamb Burger.

    Summer brunch wouldn’t be complete without bottomless mimosas on the sun-soaked patio every weekend. Pair with brunch options that include Focaccia French Toast Bits, Chicken and Waffles, and Handmade Emmer Rigatoni.

    For reservations visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.


    Golden Beetle
    This summer the menu at Golden Beetle features a long list of house made bitters, tinctures, sodas, and infusions that reflect the attention to detail in the craft cocktail program. Their dedication to organic and seasonal ingredients creates cocktails that are unrivaled in flavor. Diners can enjoy a Paradiso Cooler, Spiced Harissa Daiquiri, or an Adult Lemonade while soaking up the sun on Golden Beetle’s front patio. The patio allows diners to enjoy the summer sun or shade without getting overheated.

    With cuisine rooted in the cultures and culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle’s happy hour offers fun street-inspired foods that are perfect for outdoor dining. Snack on Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, Spiced Donuts, or Spiced French Fries.

    For more information or to make a reservation, visit golden-beetle.com/reservations or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.


    Tilth
    Summertime means enjoying award-winning cuisine on the charming, garden patio at Tilth. Situated among a trellis of greenery fronting a craftsman house, diners are welcomed and treated as if they’re family. The patio also offers dinners the perfect chance to enjoy dinner outside during those warm summer evenings.

    The current menu, which changes monthly, includes Green Garlic Soup, Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, and English Pea Flan, amongst numerous other certified organic and locally sourced options. Those interested in brunch can experience Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad, House made Sourdough Waffle, and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake among other delicious items.

    Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestaurant.com/reservations. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N. 45th St., Seattle.


    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    The most sought after seats at Sushi Kappo Tamura are at the sushi bar, but come this summer the outdoor patio will also be in high demand. With seating for 12, Sushi Kappo Tamura’s patio creates an engaging and vibrant space that allows diners to enjoy the sun in high spirits.

    Sushi Kappo Tamura is known for their fierce commitment to using only the best and most sustainable seasonal ingredients. The menu is already featuring a variety of vegetables and herbs grown and taken directly from their rooftop garden. Diners should keep an eye out for menu items that feature radish, turnip, scallions, butterhead lettuce, shiso, mint, kale, and mustard greens all harvested straight from the garden. The summer will also bring new seafood options to the menu, including Live Spot Prawns, Fresh Salmon, and Albacore Tuna. These delicious ingredients will be integrated into sashimi, nigiri, and other menu items.

    Reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com or by calling 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located at 2968 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle.


    Volterra
    Bringing the warmth and charm of Tuscany to Seattle’s historic neighborhood of Ballard,
    Volterra is the perfect place to enjoy the soon-to-be summer weather. With a patio hugged by hanging vines and shrubbery, diners feels as if they’ve been transported to a summer day in the heart of Tuscany.

    As Volterra celebrates its anniversary, Chef Don Curtiss has complied a Favorites Tasting Menu featuring the most loved dishes from the last 10 years. Options include Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Mustard Sauce, and Roasted Eggplant Pouches. Diners can also start off the day right with weekend brunch on the patio. Menu items include Chestnut Pancakes, Wilde Mushroom Scramble, and Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash.

    Volterra is located at 5411 Ballard Ave. NW., Seattle. Reservations can be made at volterraballard.com or by calling 206.789.5100.


    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    With its unique position on the shores of Ballard overlooking the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse & Café offers stunning views, especially during the summer from its large Café patio.

    Happy Hour can now be enjoyed on the Café-patio with the menu offering delectable bites such as Grilled Prawn Satay, Tuna Poke, Pacific Manila Clams and the Crispy Calamari. Ray’s Café is also featuring Frozen Tiki Cocktails this summer, featuring rum, vodka, and fruity flavors served in a glass tiki goblet. Available at Ray’s Café bar, dining room and deck through the end of summer.

    Ray’s Boathouse now invites guests to join them on their new patio where guests can dine right over the water. The Boathouse’ extensive drink menu also offers numerous options for those who wish to have a drink by the water with their view. Cocktails include White Peach Cosmo, Spiced Apple Fizz, and Seaview Sunset (non-alcoholic).

    For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com/rays-cafe-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle.


    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora’s outdoor patio situates diners in a quant and welcoming garden. Diners can start their day off right by enjoying weekend brunch in the summer sun with menu items like Beignets, Hoppin’ John Fritters, or Beet Breakfast Sandwich. The outdoor lights also make Cafe Flora’s patio a perfect place to enjoy dinner while the sunsets. Diners can chose from King Oyster Scallops, Roasted Pineapple Pizza, and Quinoa Asparagus Cakes among other delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Summer days can be enjoyed with their house made non-alcoholic fizzes or Cafe Flora’s extensive array of local wine, beer, cider, and craft cocktails.

    Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more information.


    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge’s large patio, located at the front of the restaurant, allows diners to be immersed in the bustling Belltown neighborhood while enjoying the sun and delicious food. The large roll-up doors surrounding the bar ensure that the patio is well integrated into the rest of the dining areas and the patio’s overhang allows for seats in the shade.

    Dinner and happy hour can be enjoyed on the patio, and brunch is a local favorite with the menu including Ham & Compté Crepe, Wild Mushroom & Smoked Cheddar Quiche, and Croque-Monsieur. Diners can also sample their way through the vast drink menu that Bell + Whete has to offer. Their craft bar program focuses on gin, whiskey, and international and local lagers and ales that provide the perfect pairing for any meal. Chose from a variety of cocktails, including a Rozencrantz, King’s Bench, or Old Spot. Bell + Whete’s house made gin and tonic features Marley’s Tonic, handcrafted in West Seattle.

    Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180.


    Local 360 Café & Bar
    During the summer months, Local 360 Café & Bar diners can enjoy locally sourced summer menus and cocktails seated on the warm and inviting front patio. Located in the midst of downtown Seattle and within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Local 360 prides itself on being a sustainable café and food producer with an emphasis on local sourcing. Diners can enjoy the most extensive locally sourced spirits collection in Washington State, making it the perfect place to imbibe all summer long.

    Bask in the sun while sipping craft cocktails that give a nod to Seattle culture, including Monorail, Raincoat, and 206 Smash. Weekend brunch at Local 360 offers diners the perfect opportunity to soak up the morning sun while dining on Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs, Fried Chicken and Waffles with Maple Pepper Jelly, and Pork Belly Chop Salad with Rogue Blue and Soft Boiled Egg.

    Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Ave., Seattle. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460.

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  • Spoil Mom with Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner! 04.30.15

    There are plenty of options to make every mom feel special this Mother’s Day as local restaurants prepare specialty menus for the May 10 holiday. From savory, hearty dishes to sweet treats and vegetarian-friendly meals, mom can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at some of Seattle’s finest restaurants.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern interpretation of old-world, Norman-inspired dishes, from traditional favorites to new and surprising options that will intrigue and satisfy mom.

    Special brunch items include Warm Asparagus + Dungeness Crab Salad with slow poached egg, hollandaise, grapefruit; Lemon Ricotta Crepes with blueberries and brown sugar walnut crumble; and a Mimosa Flight-three for $12 featuring sparkling wine with seasonal mixers.

    Dinner offers their regular menu plus Bell + Whete’s Sunday Pig Roast. $26 per person includes: whole young Heritage Meats roasted pig, salt roasted potatoes, spring asparagus, citrus chili garlic drippings and housemade Bannock bread, served on a wooden board for family style or individual servings.

    Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. and the pig roast is served from 5 p.m. until they run out. The full menu can be found here. Reservations can be made here or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.
     



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Only the freshest, local ingredients can be found at Local 360 Cafe & Bar, ensuring a Mother’s Day brunch that’s sure to please locals and out-of-town guests alike.

    Mother’s Day brunch specials include Strawberry Rhubarb Waffles with Pok Pok apple curd, Baked Duck Eggs with asparagus, morels and Fincchiona salami; and a Rose flight for $12.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full brunch menu can be found here. For reservations click here or call 206.441.9360. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Celebrate mom with one of the best views in Seattle at Ray’s Boathouse & Café. Enjoy their Mother’s Day buffet brunch in the Café or choose to dine in the Boathouse for a special à la carte brunch menu. Both the Cafè and Boathouse will serve regular dinner menus. Fresh, local seafood and rich, flavorful dishes cover the extensive menus.

    Boathouse brunch menu includes: Ray’s Benedict with Dungeness crab meat, baby arugula, poached eggs, hollandaise and roasted red potatoes; Sirloin + Eggs with Apple wood grilled sirloin, over easy eggs, roasted potatoes and arugula salad; and Frittata with eggs, asparagus, bell pepper, zucchini, aged cheddar, arugula salad, roasted red potatoes. The Boathouse will also be serving assorted appetizers, fresh local seafood and chef specialties.

    Ray’s Café buffet menu features Brioche French ToastScrambled EggsFennel-Mushroom Hash with new potatoes and herbs, House Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon with ginger-peach chutney, Fennel Dusted Ling Cod, Bay Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese, Penn Cove Manila Clams with white wine, garlic and butter, Sautéed Prawns, and assorted house made desserts and pastries.

    The Boathouse will be open for an à la carte brunch including a full children’s menu from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will serve dinner from 3-9 p.m. The Café will serve its brunch buffet from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the last seating at 2 p.m.; $45 for adults and $20 for children five to 11 years of age (children under age five eat free). The Café will serve its regular dinner menu from 3-9 p.m.

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both locations. For Boathouse reservations call 206.789.3770 or click here. For Café reservations call 206.782.0094 or click here. Ray’s Boathouse & Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle. Mother’s Day menus can be found here. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora has a beautiful three-course vegetarian and vegan brunch menu that is perfect for those looking for a healthy and hearty Mother’s Day meal; and kids will enjoy their own three-course menu.

    Start with Tropical Berry Salad and Bergamot Cardamom Beignets with bergamot meyer lemon curd, and lavender sugar (available vegan and gluten free); choose a main course including Spanish Tortilla with new potato and sweet onion omelet, nasturtium chimichurri, lime crème fraiche, carrot reduction and tom thumb lettuce salad (gluten free); and end with dessert including Rhubarb Pistachio Entremet with lemon almond sponge, rhubarb gelee, white chocolate hazelnut crunch, vanilla mousse and pistachio macaron.

    A special kids menu includes starter of Tropical Berry Salad with fresh berries, papaya, mango and passion fruit; Chocolate Strawberry Banana French Toast or Egg or Tofu Scramble with cheddar cheese, crispy potatoes and fresh fruit (both available vegan and gluten free, nut free); and Heart Shaped Strawberry Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate heart, strawberries and hot fudge (vegan, gluten free and nut free).

    Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main brunch menu is $35 and kids menu is $15. The full menu can be found here. Reservations are required for all parties and can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.


    Volterra
    Volterra is offering a Tuscan-inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu with deliciously fragrant flavors from Italy imported by Chef Don Curtiss and combined with ingredients that make the Pacific Northwest so unique.

    Treat mom to a brunch including Chestnut Pancakes with buckwheat and chestnut flour pancakes, sautéed apples, chestnut flavored mascarpone and powdered sugar; Wild Mushroom Scramble with locally harvested wild mushrooms, eggs, Fontina, arugula and white truffle oil served with Volterra hash browns; and Milano! Milano! with savory herb bread pudding, eggs, asparagus tips and smoked Gouda cream. The full menu can be found here.

    Volterra is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mother’s Day. For reservations click here or call 206.789.5100. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW. Kirkland location will also be offering Mother’s Day brunch.

    Golden Beetle Dips

    Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from Chef Maria Hines features a special three-course brunch menu perfect for Mother’s Day. Local ingredients and bold flavors and spices from the Eastern Mediterranean are combined to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

    Three-course menu options include Arabic Egg with potato latka, asparagus and merguez; Spring Onion & Wild Mushroom Scramble with herbed feta, harissa aioli, and beef fat potato; and Warm Brioche Bread Pudding with crème anglaise, espresso caramel, and cocoa nibs.

    Brunch is $25 per person for the three-course menu. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    Partake in fresh, sustainable sushi, seafood, and other Japanese dishes for a special Mother’s Day lunch at Sushi Kappo Tamura. Chef Taichi knows how to pick his fish, so treat mom to some of the best seafood in the northwest with authentic Japanese preparation.

    Lunch items include Skagit River Ranch Wagyu beef konabe; Chef’s Choice Sashimi; Takiawase with satoimo, kabocha, prawn, hirouse and snow pea; Shiraae with asparagus, red crab and shimeji; Daikon lemonzukeChawanmushi with jidori eggs, Neah Bay black cod and Alaskan red crab; Fraser River Sockeye topped with Puget Sound Ikura.

    Mom’s will also get a special treat for dessert with the debut of house made Matcha ice cream parfait.

    Drinks specially designed for mom include Pear Mimosa; Hendrick’s Gin and Freshly Muddled Cucumber with a dash of St. Germain; and non-alcoholic choices such as Yuzu Honey Iced Black Tea and Strawberry Calpico Soda.

    Lunch is $50 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.



    Agrodolce
    James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has prepared a Sicilian Mother’s Day brunch for Agrodolce. Featuring several options under each of the three courses, this menu has something for every palate.

    First choice options include Citrus Fruit Plate with grapefruit brulee, greek yogurt, cocoa nib granola; Spicy Greens Salad with toasted almond, creamy pecorino and oregano vinaigrette; Savory Scone provolone picante, spicy salami, oregano. Second choice options include Spring Hash featuring lamb sausage, spring vegetables, sunny side up egg; Asparagus Omelet with morels, mama lil’s coulis, crème fraiche; Cured Salmon Benedict featuring root vegetable cake, arugula hollandaise, salmon roe. Finish brunch with a choice of Mini Waffle topped with rhubarb compote, orange syrup, chantilly; Focaccia French Toast Bites with espresso syrup, seasonal fruit coulis or Limoncello Sorbetto with candied fennel, toasted hazelnut.

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order menu items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Chef Maria Hines has created a special three-course prix fixe for Mother’s Day at Tilth. Enjoy brunch in the intimate craftsman house or on their garden patio. Organic and locally sourced ingredients along with friendly staff that treat guests like family creates a welcoming Mother’s Day setting.

    The menu includes Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad with baby lettuces, Holmquist hazelnuts and maple vinaigrette; brunch favorite Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Chicken Gravy with Washington chicken, fried egg and preserved lemon; and House Made Sourdough Waffle with maple butter, apple compote and candied pecan. The full menu can be found here.

    Extended brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $30 per person for the three-course prix-fixe. Children may order menu items a la carte. Reservations can be made here or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

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  • Volterra Restaurant Celebrates the First Decade of its Enduring Italian Love Affair 04.07.15

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    What started as a romantic travel destination in 2002, a home in 2004 and the site of their wedding, the Old World town of Volterra, Italy became a love affair that Michelle Quisenberry and chef Don Curtiss brought home as their namesake inspiration for the Italian restaurant they opened in April 2005 in Ballard. Ten years later, the popular Volterra restaurant is hosting an anniversary celebration on April 15 (sold out) and April 16 (tickets still available) and offering ways to celebrate all year long.

    Oil Soup

    Oil Soup

    2015 Volterra Favorites Menu

    In addition to the April events, from April 24 through the rest of 2015, the restaurant will offer a Volterra Favorites Tasting Menu, a four-course menu full of popular options for $45 featuring the seasonal favorites of the last 10 years. Many of these dishes have great stories behind them – all of which are shared on the menu. Items include:

    First Course: Choice of Oil Soup (Cannellini bean and smoked pork jowl soup with a generous drizzling of Tuscan olive oil), Polenta with Wild mushrooms, or Mussels and Sausage.

    Second Course: Choice of Caesar salad or Pork Jowls and Wild Mushrooms (created for Quisenberry and Curtiss’ rehearsal dinner).

    Third Course: Choice of Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Mustard Sauce (Curtiss’ signature dish), Beef Tenderloin draped in Lardo with Chianti Demiglaze, Crispy Herb Chicken, Roasted Eggplant Pouches (a favorite of vegetarian and non-vegetarians), or Seafood Baked in Parchment.

    Dessert: Choice of Tuscan Chestnut Honey Panna Cotta, Tiramisu (Don’s adaptation of the Italian classic), or Molten Dark Chocolate Cake with D’Ambrosio vanilla gelato.

     

    Owners Don + Michelle

    Owners Don + Michelle

     

    Volterra Memories

    Quisenberry and Curtiss’ shared enthusiasm for Volterra, Italy has also prompted many of their Seattle guests to travel to this enchanted city over the years. As such, guests are sharing their favorite memories of not just Volterra restaurant but their guests’ own travels to Volterra, Italy. Guest’s and the restaurant’s best Volterra memories are currently being posted on Facebook. Share your own #Volterra10 hashtag memory anytime throughout the year!

     

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  • Celebrate Easter with Special Brunch + Dinner Menus! 03.20.15

    There are plenty of options for friends and family to enjoy Easter Sunday together as local restaurants prepare specialty menus for the April 5 holiday. From savory, hearty dishes to sweet treats and vegetarian-friendly meals, guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner together at many of Seattle’s finest restaurants. Read on and make your reservations today!



    Agrodolce
    James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has prepared a Sicilian Easter brunch menu for Agrodolce that has something for every palate. The three-course prix-fixe menu showcases light spring ingredients alongside robust, hearty fare and sweet, decadent choices.

    Start with such items as Spicy Greens Salad with castelvetrano olives, toasted almonds, creamy pecorino and oregano vinaigrette. Then move onto Spring Hash with lamb sausage, spring onion and a sunny side up egg, or Asparagus Omelette with wild mushrooms and mama lil’s coulis. Finish your meal with Chocolate Cannoli made with sheep’s milk ricotta, candied orange and powdered sugar. The full menu can be found here.

    Three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete’s modern take on Norman-inspired dishes are the perfect complement to your Easter Sunday brunch or dinner. From traditional favorites to new and surprising options, Bell + Whete captures Old-World cuisine perfectly.

    Menu items include Beet and Warm Kale Salad with pomegranate, yogurt and grains, Fig and Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe, or for dinner, Rotisserie Chicken with fingerling potatoes and melting onions. Full menus can be found here.

    Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to late. For reservations, click here or call 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora has an extensive vegetarian and vegan brunch menu that is perfect for those looking for a healthy and hearty Easter meal. Whether you are craving a protein-packed dish to get you going for the day or looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Cafe Flora is sure to please.

    Options include; Spiced Apple Waffle, cornmeal waffle, spiced apple compote, ginger infused mascarpone and pecan oat crumble, Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast made with brioche dipped in a rich egg batter, rhubarb compote, strawberry syrup, vanilla creme anglaise, and Rancho Colorado Scramble made with eggs or seasoned tofu, slow cooked rancho bean with tomatillos, fresh chilies, sweet corn, queso fresco and blue corn tortilla chips. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations for six or more can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.



    Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from Chef Maria Hines features a special three-course brunch menu perfect for Easter Sunday. Local ingredients and bold flavors and spices from the Eastern Mediterranean are combined to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

    Options include; Arabic Egg with asparagus, potato latka and cumin, Braised Pork Shank Hash with mama lils, hollandaise and poached eggs, and Chocolate Torte with car acara marmalade, crème anglaise and Chantilly. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Brunch is $25 per person for the three-course menu. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Only the freshest, local ingredients can be found at Local 360, ensuring an Easter brunch that’s sure to please local and out-of-town guests alike.

    Brunch items include; Goat’s Milk Yogurt with fruit, honey and granola, Rabbit Sausage Biscuit Sandwich with egg, cheddar, bourbon gastrique and grits, and Palouse Chickpea Cake with refrigerator pickles and goat’s yogurt. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations click here or call 206.441.9360. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Miller’s Guild
    Miller’s Guild features wood-fired New American cuisine from James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson, including 75-day dry-aged beef. Featuring a new brunch menu, with items not seen elsewhere, Miller’s Guild will make Easter brunch memorable for parties large and small.

    Most items are cooked in the roaring inferno grill while others are crafted by hand, including Rib Cap Steak & Eggs as You Like ‘Em with mustard greens, crispy potatoes and toast; Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Biscuits with cheddar cheese gravy and a fried egg; Bacon White Chocolate Bread Pudding with spiced candied bacon and banana caramel, and Housemade Maple Glazed Donut with praline walnuts and vanilla pastry cream. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Sunday brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, click here or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located downtown at 620 Stewart Street, Seattle.



    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Don’t miss out on the Ray’s Boathouse & Café brunch, lunch and dinner buffets, only available on select holidays! Indulge in fresh, local seafood and delicious brunch favorites from the Boathouse brunch menu or Café buffet while taking in one of Seattle’s best views. Special children’s menus are available in the Boathouse, and in the Café children five to 11 years of age are $20 and children under 5 years of age dine free.

    Boathouse
    Boathouse brunch items include Ray’s Benedict with Dungeness crab meat, baby arugula, poached eggs, hollandaise and roasted red potatoes, French Toast with cinnamon-vanilla custard, Challah bread, Vermont maple syrup and Uli’s breakfast sausage, and Fried Oysters and Hollandaise with wakame salad and tobiko.

    Café
    The Café buffet menus feature large selections for brunch, lunch and dinner including Eggs Benedict, Fennel Dusted Ling Cod, Bay Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese, Herb Roasted Loin of Berkshire Pork, Roasted Beets with goat’s milk cheese, hazelnuts and arugula, Snow Crab Legs, Spring Lamb and an assortment of Housemade Desserts and Pastries. Full menus for both can be found here.

    Brunch and dinner will be available in the Boathouse, while buffets for brunch, lunch and dinner will be available in the Café. The Café will open at 9 a.m. and the Boathouse will open at 9:30 a.m. Last seating will be at 7 p.m. for both venues. No happy hour will be served on Easter Sunday. For Boathouse reservations call 206.789.3770 or click here. For Café reservations call 206.782.0094 or click here. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    Replace your traditional Easter brunch and partake in fresh, sustainable sushi, seafood, and other Japanese dishes. Local, seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest are used to create delicious Japanese cuisine and Easter is no exception.

    Enjoy Chef Taichi Kitamura’s Brunch Gozen with three options including Hiru Gozen with maitake mushrooms, braised Snake River Ranch wagyu beef skirt steak konabe and Chef’s sashimi. Guests can also dine on Nigiri Gozen with seven pieces of nigiri sushi and gozen sides. Bara Chirashi includes sushi rice layered with nori, tamago, ginger and topped with a mix of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, albacore and masago. Nabeyaki Udon is offered with wild gulf prawn tempura, duck breast, local Manila clams, kamaboko, yuchoy, green onions, house made millet mochi, poached organic egg, and udon noodles in housemade umami dashi with a side of and inari sushi.

    Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations click here or call 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Tilth is a favorite brunch spot for locals and out-of-towners alike and Chef Maria Hines has created a special three-course prix fixe for Easter. Enjoy brunch in the intimate craftsman house or on their garden patio. Organic and locally sourced ingredients along with friendly staff that treat their customers like family creates a welcoming Easter Sunday setting.

    The menu includes Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad with baby lettuces, holmquist hazelnuts and maple vinaigrette, Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Chicken Gravy with Washington chicken, fried egg and preserved lemon, and Housemade Sourdough Waffle with maple butter, apple compote and candied pecan. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Extended brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $30 per person for the three-course menu. Children can order menu items a la carte. For reservations click here or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N 45th Street, Seattle.



    Volterra
    Volterra is offering an extensive Tuscan-inspired Easter brunch menu at its Ballard and Kirkland locations with an addition of a special dinner menu at its Ballard location. The deliciously fragrant flavors of Italy are imported by Chef Don Curtiss and combined with ingredients that make the Pacific Northwest so unique, making Volterra an excellent choice for any occasion.

    Brunch items include; Chestnut Pancakes with buckwheat and chestnut flour pancakes, sautéed apples, chestnut flavored mascarpone and powdered sugar, Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash with duck leg confit, rosemary crispy potatoes, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach and fried eggs, and Milano! Milano! with savory herb bread pudding, eggs, asparagus tips and smoked Gouda cream. The dinner special features Hunter’s Style Rabbit with naturally raised American rabbit braised with Chianti wine, bell peppers, plum tomatoes, oregano, creamy polenta and seasonal market vegetables. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Volterra is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter Sunday. For reservations click here or call 206.789.5100. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW.

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  • Announcing Our Two Newest Clients! Ray’s Boathouse, Café and Catering + Volterra 02.13.15

    We are thrilled to announce two well-known and longtime Seattle restaurants as our new clients. Both feature the finest local ingredients and culinary craftsmanship in each menu item, and we are honored to be welcomed into their businesses.



    Life in the Pacific Northwest would be incomplete without fresh, delicious seafood, which is why we are thrilled to welcome Ray’s Boathouse, Café and Catering.

    Located in Ballard on Shilshole Bay, Ray’s has been delivering artfully composed cuisine for 42 years, elevating the freshest local seafood available with precision. Locals and visitors can indulge in Ray’s signature clam chowder, in-house smoked salmon or braised lamb shank while capturing views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Sip craft cocktails, local wine, or one of 20 microbrews on tap at the 30-foot Boathouse bar, or enjoy Ray’s Café patio for exceptional outdoor dining spring through fall.

    Recently Ray’s chef de cuisine, Paul Duncan, was promoted to executive chef. Duncan is the sixth chef to hold this title in Ray’s history. He came to Ray’s in 2013 as executive sous chef after four years at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua on Maui.

    Follow Ray’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news, events and fresh daily specials. Ray’s is located at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click here. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or click here.

    Ray’s Boathouse is open daily from 5-9 p.m. Boathouse bar open: M-Th 4:30-9 p.m.; Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat 4-10 p.m.; Sun 4-9 p.m. Ray’s Café is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Café bar open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.



    Volterra is the product of a love story for the ages, which is why we are enchanted and excited to announce it as our new client. Owners Don Curtiss and Michelle Quisenberry were introduced by a mutual friend and quickly their combined culinary style and business prowess graced the Ballard restaurant scene. Named for the Tuscan hilltop where the couple were married in 2004, Volterra features the bold, delightful flavors of Tuscany.

    Celebrating 10 years later this year, Volterra opened on Ballard Avenue when there were only a few longtime restaurants as residents. Today, the dining scene is bursting at the seams, but Volterra remains a culinary hotspot. Having recently added weekday lunch and all day happy hour to dinner and weekend brunch service, Volterra continues to grow to fulfill the needs of Ballard neighbors, businesses and visitors.

    Chef Curtiss showcases his innovative style through only the best local and imported ingredients. He believes it is imperative to know the source of every ingredient, so he travels to Italy, works closely with local farmers and uses only the freshest local products available. The menu highlights seasonal Tuscan ingredients, housemade pasta and charcuterie, wild boar tenderloin and extensive gluten-free options.

    Since its successful opening in April 2005, Chef Don’s culinary skills and Michelle’s business savvy have brought the warmth and charm of Tuscany to the Puget Sound. Volterra has been praised as “the city’s toughest reservation” by Bon Appetit magazine and has received international acclaim and numerous awards including the “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” each year since its opening, Zagat’s “America’s Top restaurants,” “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Italian Restaurant” Seattle Magazine, “Best Chef Inspired Restaurant” Seattle Met Magazine, and “Best Italian Restaurant” Seattle Citysearch. In addition, Rachael Ray named Volterra one of her “favorite restaurants on the planet.”

    Follow Volterra on Facebook and Twitter. Volterra is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue Northwest. Call 206.789.5100 or click here for reservations.

    Volterra opens at 11:30 a.m. Mon-Sat and 9 a.m. on Sundays, closes at 9:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 10:30 Fri-Sat and 9 on Sundays. Happy hour runs from noon-6 p.m. Mon-Fri and 3-6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Dessert happy hour runs from 9 p.m. til close Fri-Sat.

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  • Seahawks Themed Menus for Super Bowl Week + Viewing Party! 01.30.15



    Calling all 12’s! Cheer on your Seahawks in style this Sunday, February 1 with Volterra’s Seahawks-inspired menu. Watch the game on their new TV while you indulge in a customized, all-day happy hour created specially for the Super Bowl by Chef Don Curtiss. 12’s of all ages are welcome in the Front Room, while those 21 and up can sit in the bar – all with perfect views of the big game!

    Volterra’s ‘Unger Games’ menu will include:
    Pigskin in a Blanket
    Beast Cakes
    Super Smoked Wings
    Beast Runnin’ Wild Boar Sliders
    Truffle Wilson Popcorn


    Drinks:
    The Onside Kick (Cocktail of vodka, fresh lime sour, blue curacao and orange flower water)
    Deflate Brady’s Fireball (House made Fireball)


    All items are $7 or 2 for TWELVE!

    Ballard location only. Both Volterra in Kirkland and Ballard will be offering The Unger Games cocktails all this week. Bring the family or join friends this Sunday for Super Bowl at Volterra! 5411 Ballard Ave NW, 206.789.5100.



    Ray’s Boathouse is also featuring a Super Bowl signature cocktail. Inspired by recent events, Properly Inflated Balls features Fireball whiskey, Absolut Citron, lemonade and blueberry-pomegranate purée. Ray’s Boathouse is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, 206.789.3770. Note: Ray’s Boathouse will close at 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.



    If you’re looking to celebrate your Blue Pride first thing in the morning on Saturday or Sunday, head to Fonte Café on 1st Avenue. Brunch is offered through the afternoon and fans are welcome to watch the game at Fonte, too.
    Open at 7 am, Hawks fans can get a boost to their day with an injection of Fonte coffee. Enjoy the everyday breakfast menu or go for the Super Bowl insert (offered Saturday and Sunday) that features:
    -House made pretzel wrapped kielbasa sausage with a honey mustard sauce
    -Local all beef sliders on a brioche bun, with bacon-onion jam, Swiss cheese and French fries
    -Seahawk benedict made with Fresh Dungeness crab, house made english muffin, poached egg, hollandaise


    Pair your coffee and brunch with liquid libations of $4 mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary specials! 1321 1st Ave, 206.777.6193.

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