Bastille Bash is tomorrow July 13th! 07.12.13
Bonjour! Madison Valley’s 2nd annual Bastille Bash is this Saturday, July 13 from 3-8 p.m.! They are decking out East Madison with French flags, banners and all things red, white and blue and getting ready to enjoy la vie en rose.
Festivities will take place up and down East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues. Guests will enjoy Bastille Day celebrations, indulge in French inspired food from Madison Valley restaurants, taste sips from Northwest wineries, breweries and distilleries, be entertained by live music, street performers and live chef and gardening demos, and kids activities.
View menus, entertainment schedules, maps and more online to plan your afternoon and ensure you don’t miss a thing, then follow their Facebook page to receive instant updates.
Highlights include: Spirits Garden in Rover’s courtyard, eight live music and dance acts, bites and sips from more than 30 food and beverage partners, a chef demo stage featuring Cormac Mahoney of Madison Park Conservatory, Jason Wilson of Crush, Jim Drohman of Le Pichet and Cafe Presse, and John Platt of St. Cloud, and the chance to win a weekend in Paris by France Homestyle!
Beneficiary: Proceeds from Bastille Bash support the Children’s Response Center.
Tickets: The event is FREE to attend and tickets for food and beverages will be sold at the event on 29th Avenue. Food is priced at $2.50, $5.00, $7.50 per bite and tickets can be purchased in $10 increments. The Wine Passport includes tastings of wine, beer and spirits from each of the purveyors for $20 per person, including your own wine glass.
With all the fun festivities in store, the local media has been buzzing. Here are some highlights of recent articles and radio interviews to get all the Bastille Bash scoop:
- The Stranger Suggests you hightail it to Bastille Bash to catch a glimpse of their Marie Antoinette impersonator!
- They love Bastille Bash’s Francophilia and retail offerings over at Seattle Met Magazine.
- Seattle Magazine says Bastille Bash is a MUST for this weekend.
- Daily Candy can’t wait to enjoy the Spirits Garden at Rover’s and how the neighborhood is reminiscent of a bucolic village in Provence.
- KIRO Radio’s “Let’s Eat” hosts had a blast chatting up Nat Stratton-Clarke, one of the event creators and planners, about the amazing chef talent for the demos and enjoying French culture in Seattle.
- Neighborhood paper the Madison Park Times is excited Bastille Bash is back for a second year!
- Chat With Women radio network host Holly Brown, of The Brown Lounge, chatted with Nat about all of the delicious French food and wine offered at Bastille Bash, eating local, and how to cook simple French food at home.
- The Seattle Times highlighted Bastille Bash in their Sunday NW Arts & Life section as a must attend event this week!
- The moms over at Red Tricycle gave Bastille Bash the thumbs up for their kid friendly activities like art classes at Thrive, and event proceeds that benefit the Children’s Response Center.
Bastille Bash Food Partners:
Harbor Point Coffee
Jae’s Asian Bistro & Sushi
The Spoon Project
Kiona Vineyards & Winery
Walla Walla Vintners
William Church Winery
Mac & Jack’s Brewery
Thrive Art School – French inspired art workshops. Ages 5-9; $45. Register in advance on their website.
Genius, A Baby Academy – Free French themed activities for parents and kids.
Food Truck Roundup May 19! 05.15.13
The University District Food Bank, serving 1100 area families each week, is currently celebrating 30 years of continued food security in Seattle. On Sunday, May 19th they will launch the public leg of their $2.75 million Fight Hunger, Build Hope capital campaign to raise funds for a new facility, with a Food Truck Roundup event from 3-7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
The capital campaign will fund a new four-story food bank facility that will include a grocery store-style food bank, low income housing, job training, a rooftop garden and more at 50th and Roosevelt. Learn more about the new facility and event in The Seattle Times
Event participants include:
Barking Frog’s Road Toad mobile kitchen
Skillet Street Food
Seattle Biscuit Company
Fremont Brewing Company
Live music by The Blackberry Bushes, Washover Fans and Ali Marcus
Tickets are $25 per person and include eight food bites and four beverage tastes. Guests who donate $100 will receive the food bank’s new Community Cookbook with recipes from Tilth, Tavolata, Agrodolce, Crush, LloydMartin, Cafe Flora and many other local favorites. Tickets available online now!
MADISON VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZES FIRST BASTILLE DAY FESTIVAL JULY 14 Live music, gourmet food, wine tasting and family activities
SEATTLE—The neighborhood of Madison Valley will host their first “Bastille Bash” on Saturday, July 14, on East Madison Street from 27th to 29th Avenue. From 3–8 p.m. guests will enjoy Bastille Day celebrations and indulge in Seattle’s self-proclaimed European village with French inspired food from some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, as well as wine tastings, live music, complimentary spa services, one-day sidewalk sales, giveaways and a variety of other special offerings hosted by Madison Valley boutiques and businesses.
Tickets for food and wine will be sold at the event along East Madison Street. Small plates will be available for purchase for $2-6. A wine passport will be available for a $10 donation and will allow guests to taste wine at participating retail shops. Entertainment will include French band Vuelta La Luna playing from 3-5 p.m., and Rouge playing from 5-8 p.m., as well as troubadours, jugglers and kids activities in front of Sugarlump.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Response Center, a local nonprofit that provides unduplicated, essential legal and counseling services to children under 18 in east and north King County, who have experienced severe abuse, trauma and child crimes. For more information please visit childrensresponsecenter.org
Bastille Bash Participating Businesses:
El Portal Coffee
Essential Baking Co
Jae’s Asian Bistro
New York Cupcake
Children’s Response Center
Madison Valley Community Council
Seattle Police Dept
Bass Fine Art
Honey Skin Spa
Birth and Beyond
Twenty years ago when the quaint Madison Valley neighborhood made a home for Cafe Flora, health-food fanatics, vegetarians, and local producers rejoiced. Cafe Flora not only provided an upscale atmosphere that guests raved about, but their unique recipes exceeded expectations offering a new twist on hearty, flavorful vegetarian dishes.
As mentioned by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Weekly, and KING5′s New Day Northwest, this Saturday, June 2nd from 5-10 p.m. marks Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary, a celebration you will not want to miss!
Here’s the scoop: Cafe Flora is throwing a farmers market style event, inviting their beloved growers and vendors to set up throughout the restaurant, atrium and tented courtyard. Cafe Flora chefs will be cooking bites from local vendor produce, in addition to serving wine, beer, and cocktails with the accompaniment of live music. CSA sign ups will also be available.
• VIP admission: 5-6 p.m. $50 – guests receive special anniversary cocktails by Oola Distillery, wine, beer, food, live music, early admission, and a Cafe Flora gift bag
• General admission: 6-10 p.m. $30 – guests receive wine, beer, food, live music, and a Cafe Flora anniversary gift
• Location: Cafe Flora – 2901 East Madison Street
• Purchase Tickets here!
• Airfield Estates
• Alexandria Nicole Cellars
• Big Al Brewery
• Bluebird Grain Farm
• Columbia City Bakery
• Dry Soda
• Foraged and Found
• Growing Washington
• Local Roots
• Oola Distillery
• Oxbow Farm
• Remedy Teas
• Rockridge Orchard Cider
• Seattle Mushroom Farm
• Stumptown Coffee
• Theo Chocolate
Proceeds from the event will benefit Bailey-Boushay House, also celebrating a 20-year milestone of providing nurturing care for those in need.
Tickets are required for admission so purchase yours today! You won’t want to miss this memorable night with Cafe Flora.
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Plan the perfect Mother’s Day! 05.03.12
Every year when Mother’s Day rolls around, restaurants and businesses offer special menus and events to help us celebrate the women we love and appreciate the most: our mothers.
Why are we beaming with excitement? Because we have ideas that will leave mom with memories she won’t forget, while undoubtedly blowing the typical knick-knack gift out of the water. Read on to learn more!
Get mom onboard the “tucking” train and treat her to a special mother-daughter class! Toning is much more fun when done in pairs, and she will appreciate the endorphin boost and a start to swim suit season.
If Sunday isn’t the best day for your schedule, a gift card for her is a perfect alternative to take a class together on a later date. Check out the Bellevue and Seattle locations for scheduling information.
Light Spring Wines
Make reservations with Washington wineries offering special tastings, or visit local restaurants and treat mom to any of these superb lighter favorites.
Treveri Sparking Wines – Syrah Brut, Blanc de Noir, and Viogner are all sparking varieties great for brunch or dinner with mom.
Gilbert Cellars – Romance her with the 2011 Mourvedre Rosé featuring delicate rose petal aromatics.
Kiona Vineyard – Crisp, dry First Crush Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc will pair magically with a variety of foods.
Two Mountain Winery – With strawberry aromas and a hint of kiwi, their 2011 Rosé is great for moms who love their wine both fruity and dry.
Tilth – Nothing sounds more enticing than Grand Marnier French Toast as a sweet delight for mom. Pair it with a mimosa on the Tilth patio during weekend brunch to let mom know she’s special.
Golden Beetle – Jazz up brunch with the powerful flavors of a Mediterranean breakfast. From the Eggplant Scramble bursting with flavors of paprika and cumin to the more traditional Herbed Falafel with fava beans, award winning chef Maria Hines will not disappoint.
Pecado Bueno – This California-style taqueria in Fremont is inviting mom to lounge by the fire or water fall on one of three outdoor patios. Treat her to a $3 Mommy Margarita made with 100 percent agave tequila and pair it with the fresh veggies and irresistible chorizo in the Chorizo Veggie Scramble. Bueno!
Vios – Give her a taste of Greece with Vios’ weekend brunch. Mom can get a sample of their pita bread trio with three different Greek dipping sauces, or go for a heartier two-skewer Lamb Souvlaki with roasted tomatoes and creamy tatziki sauce. The genuine hospitality felt at Vios will leave the whole family happy.
Cafe Flora – Celebrate their 20th annual Mother’s Day Brunch offering dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Their special set menu features an array of options from sweet to savory.
Dine in for fresh spring dishes like their Asparagus Benedict served with morel mushroom on an herbed polenta cake, or for a sweet treat, try their Banana Brule French Toast with house made mascarpone and caramel-rum sauce.
Their brunch menu is $30 per person and $12.50 for kids, listed in full on their website. Reservations available for parties of all sizes. Call 206-325-9100.
Mother’s Day is the one day we get to truly celebrate this very special lady. Take our advice and make sure to do it in style with some fabulous eats and sparkling wines around the city.
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For our “spur of the moment” planners who have yet to purchase tickets (yes, that’s you), there’s still time to plan for Spring Barrel Tasting featuring the best wines in Yakima Valley.
From April 27-29, grab your special someone or your favorite group of friends to experience an unforgettable three-day weekend event. More than forty wineries will open their tasting rooms offering wine-friendly food and dessert pairings, exclusive sneak peak wines from the barrel, and private tastings to experience the local wine culture in an entertaining new light.
Weekend photos can be entered into the Sip and Click contest for a chance to win prizes!
1. Tweet or Facebook a photo of your Yakima Valley wine tasting experience
2. Mention your location (winery, restaurant, tasting room, etc.)
3. Use the hashtag: #Yakimawine
If you have an iPhone or Android, don’t miss out on Wine Yakima Valley’s new mobile wine tour app. This stress free planning tool offers easy turn-by-turn directions, winery hours and other varietals to assist in your planning.
Now’s your chance to create memories in the largest, oldest, and most diverse wine region in Washington! Purchase a Premier Pass to waive tasting fees and get instant access to wine, food and fun.
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Wine enthusiasts can get the most out of their 2012 wine tasting with Wine Yakima Valley’s Annual Premier Pass, on sale now through January 2. This is the pass for anyone that enjoys wine tasting getaways and also enjoys doing so at a great deal!
This is how it works, purchase your pass online here, before January 2, 2012 and gain access to special wine discounts, exclusive tastings, tours, and other specially accessed wine focused events and promotions during three prime wine tasting weekends in 2012. The events kick off with Red Wine & Chocolate on Feb. 18-19, continues with Spring Barrel Tasting April 27-29 and then pass holders can learn about harvest with Catch the Crush October 13-14.
The pass is a steal at $92, which is a 20% savings over purchasing the three event passes separately. Enjoy Yakima Valley wine in 2012 and be smart while doing! You’ll also be supporting nearly 50 wineries and grape growers in the Yakima Valley, just 150 miles from Seattle, Portland and Spokane.
For more information and to purchase the Annual Premier Passes, visit Wine Yakima Valley’s website at www.wineyakimavalley.org.
Check Off Your Holiday List Here! 12.15.10
With just 10 short days until Christmas we wanted to do our part in making things a little easier on you. And so we present… our Holiday Gift Guide! Shop online or pop into one of the businesses below to check off your list in a snap with stocking stuffers, desserts, dining and more!
In search of a unique gift for that chocolate lover on your gift list? Maria Hines has teamed up with seven of her West Coast chef friends and the chocolatiers at Theo Chocolate to give you that unique gift this holiday season! The Chef Session gift box features the following chefs and each of their chocolaty morsels, which they created themselves in the kitchen at Theo Chocolate.
• Maria Hines (Tilth in Seattle, WA) Tamarind Lime Chile Caramel
• Chris Cosentino (Incanto & Boccalone Salumeria in San Francisco, CA) Agro Dolce Brittle
• Naomi Pomeroy (Beast in Portland, OR) Armagnac Prune Ganache & Green Peppercorn Caramel
• Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon in Portland, OR) Carrot caramel
• Holly Smith (Café Juanita in Seattle, WA) Candied Beet & Almond Praline
• Jonathan Sundstrom (Lark & Licorous in Seattle, WA) Pine Resin Ganache
• Jerry Traunfeld (Poppy in Seattle, WA) Huckleberry Pâte du Fruit & Cinnamon Basil White Ganache
As if this deal couldn’t get any sweeter, $15 of each box will go to Food Lifeline, dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington. Purchase Theo Chef Session online.
Crush entices you to keep a little something for yourself this gift giving season. When you purchase $500 in gift certificates at Crush (any denomination), Crush will gift you a $100 gift card! Thank yourself for giving smart by treating yourself to Chef Jason Wilson’s enticing and award-winning menu. After all, he’s not the James Beard 2010 winner for nothing, right?
If you feel so inclined to give even more, then gift that $100 gift card to another lucky person on your list. Hopefully they will take you when redeeming! See the menu that you could be giving this holiday season. Email CRUSH or call CRUSH at 206.302.7874 for additional information.
Shopping and holidays, holidays and shopping… the perfect pair no matter how you say it and Mario’s knows a thing or two about shopping. Celebrating their 50th holiday season this year, here are a few of their favorite (and must-have) holiday gifts for him and her!
• Artfully designed earrings by Dean Harris
• Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere Sweaters
• Wonderfully fragrant candles from Lafco
• Vince and Inhabit knit tops
• Perfectly Prada nylon cosmetic bag
• Ermenegildo Zegna sport shirts
• Cashmere sweaters from Loro Piana
• A Hugo Boss 2 in 1 jacket
• Vintage polos from Lacoste
• Hudson jeans in the perfect fit
Visit Mario’s for locations in Seattle, Portland and Mario’s 3.10 at Bridgeport Village.
Morton’s The Steakhouse is known for serving up big, juicy Prime steaks, fresh seafood, generous savory sides, and desserts… hungry yet? All that giving you’re doing is working up quite the appetite and to reward you Morton’s is gifting $50 for every $300 or $100 for every $500 you spend this season on gift cards. Available online or at any Morton’s location. And don’t forget Morton’s other fabulous gifts for the steak lover in your life!
• Morton’s Cookbook Vol. I – Morton’s Steak Bible
• Morton’s Cookbook Vol. II – Morton’s The Cookbook
• Morton’s Cajun seasoning salt
• Morton’s custom crafted, wood-handled steak knives
• Morton’s Titleist Pro V1® golf balls with Morton’s logo
All of this and more available for purchase online.
Pike and Western Wine Shop
Are you shopping local in the Pike Place Market? Need a hostess gift, stocking stuffer or something that will impress? Pike and Western Wine Shop, nestled on the Northeast corner of the Pike Place Market makes it easy for you to pick up that special bottle of wine while shopping downtown or picking up the latest fisherman’s catch or fresh from the farm product. Owner Michael Teer and his team have been pairing people with the perfect bottle of holiday dinner wine, celebratory bubbly, or perfect gift for over 35 years. With wines from around the world and in our own backyard and many special for this season, let them pair a bottle or two for you! See new arrivals, what has the staff intrigued and the hot buys that you can’t pass up this holiday season here. Stop by at 1934 Pike Place, Seattle or call 206.441.1307
Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution with Pure Barre, an amazing fitness technique that combines Pilates, ballet and weights into a kick-butt workout! Perfect for the fitness buff in your life or for those looking to get back in to shape and mix things up! Pure Barre has tons of ways to work out at home or at the studio. Pick up a special class package deal and some new workout duds and you’ll be the star come Christmas morning! Visit Pure Barre Bellevue or Seattle online to get started!
• pb DVD’s ($18)
• pb socks ($12)
• pb pilates ring ($18)
• pb resistance balls ($20)
• Splits 59 ribbed tanks ($35)
• Mondetta Performance leggings ($65)
• Alternative Apparel Burnout tank ($25)
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We are so excited to once again be representing tidbit bistro! We’ve known them for years and are big fans of their restaurant. After a quick spring fling and a big move for them from one side of Capitol Hill to the other, we are reunited… and it feels so good. If you aren’t familiar with tidbit bistro from their former space on North Broadway they are a friendly and vibrant neighborhood restaurant serving Italian and Spanish inspired dishes from tapas and small plates to entrees and house made desserts. They were also the first restaurant in Seattle to serve flights of the Italian digestivos grappa and cello, as well as boasting an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. Not to mention a special vegan menu and tons of vegetarian options.
They are now located in the original La Spiga space at Broadway and Union in the Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill. With their move came fun new dishes and menu items that we can’t wait to share with you! We’re thrilled to once again be working together and be sure to check back here for more tidbit updates. Definitely pay them a visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour!
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Lidia Bastianich Book Signing, Wine Tasting at Pike And Western Wine Shop Aug. 20
Free event with cookbook author, television personality, chef and restaurateur
SEATTLE—(August 13, 2010)—Pike and Western Wine Shop will expand its free Friday tasting on August 20, 4 to 6 p.m., to welcome best-selling cookbook author, award-winning television cooking show personality, chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich. Lidia will be signing copies of Lidia Cooks From The Heart of Italy while guests sip on complimentary tastes from Lidia’s own winery: Bastianich Vineyards. A limited number of cookbooks will be available for $35 and a selection of wines from Bastianich Vineyards will also be available for sale. The event is free to attend.
The book signing is in conjunction with Pike and Western’s weekly Friday tasting (usually held 3 to 6 p.m.). Wine shop owner Michael Teer will be pouring tastes from Lidia’s own award-winning winery: Bastianich Vineyards. Bastianich Vineyards, which Lidia opened with her son Joseph, is located in the Colli Orientali region of Friuli in Northwestern Italy, an area widely known for its wine production, terroir and grape varieties Tocai Friulano, Schiopettino, and Refosco. Pike and Western’s knowledgeable staff will guide guests through the unique and informal tasting.
Lidia’s latest cookbook, Lidia Cooks From The Heart of Italy, is a hardcover (Knopf 2009) cookbook profiling 175 regional recipes from 12 regions of Italy. The featured regions include many lesser known parts of Italy including Molise, Liguria, Umbria, Abruzzo, Calabria, Valle d’Aosta, Le Marche, Trentino Alto Adige, Basilicata, and Sardinia as well as the famed Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.
Lidia herself has garnered much acclaim for the past two decades for her best-selling Italian cookbooks, six restaurants, entertainment company Tavola Productions and various cooking shows, including the Emmy-nominated Lidia’s Italy series. She also founded a second winery, La Mozza, with Joseph Bastianich and Mario Batali. Other cookbooks include Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, Lidia’s Italian Table and La Cucina di Lidia.
For more information on Lidia Bastianich, please visit www.lidiasitaly.com.
Located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Pike and Western Wine Shop has been pairing customers with the perfect bottle of wine since 1975. A local wine shop with a world view, Pike and Western has supported the local wine industry since its inception and also stocks an extensive selection of wines from around the world. In-store wine tastings are offered every Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. ($5) and every Friday, 3-6 p.m. (free). Visit online at www.pikeandwestern.com, follow on Twitter @PikeWesternWine or phone (206) 441-1307.
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