• Eat, Cook + Relax this Father’s Day 06.10.13

    There’s still time to finalize your plans with dad for this Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day! Pick his favorite restaurants for all day eating indulgence at brunch, lunch and dinner, pamper him for being the best dad ever, or take him to school with cooking classes to bring out his own culinary chops! We’ve got a few ideas for dads everywhere!

    Cafe Flora
    Treat dad to an unforgettable, locally sourced Father’s Day brunch! Start the morning right with Cafe Flora’s fresh baked cinnamon roll or seasonal beignets then order him their Father’s Day Morel Mushroom Eggs Benedict with grilled asparagus ($16) and a special Bloody Mary ($9). View full menus online. Brunch runs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.


    Get dad up and ready to start his morning with Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly Hash or Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy, both available on the special Father’s Day prix-fixe menu at Tilth! You don’t have to tell dad that it’s not only delicious, but good for him given the restaurant’s organic certification. Start the day with bloody marys, mimosas and more on the patio or in the dining room at Tilth. Three-course for $25; reservations recommended.

    First Course

    Mixed Baby Greenspickled spring onion, pistachio, goat cheese vinaigrette

    Cherry Scone – cherry, hazelnut, cherry curd

    Yogurtmint, compressed apricot, lemon zest

    Second Course

    Soft Scrambled Eggsenglish pea, seasonal mushroom, raddish

    Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravywashington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon

    Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly Hashpotato, red cabbage, fried egg

    Third Course

    French Toast – rhubarb, mint, pecan

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake – chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, sea salt

    House Made Sourdough Waffle espresso, theo chocolate, hazelnut butter

    Blue Ribbon
    Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center is offering two delicious cooking classes perfect for Father’s Day gifts or to attend with friends and learn how to cook a Father’s Day meal dad will love. Classes are held held at their 5,200 square foot facility located on Lake Union where guests can enjoy beautiful lake views.

    Classes include appetizers and Northwest wine and microbrews upon arrival, a hands-on cooking lesson with a professional chef, a feast of everything prepared in class and printed recipes. Reservations are required and can be made at 206.328.2442 or online. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. East, Seattle.

    Grilling & Barbequing Essential Techniques
    Friday, June 14th, 6:30 p.m.
    $95, three hours
    Buffalo Chicken Wings with Cognac Mustard
    Selection of Barbecued Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
    Classic Barbecued Chicken
    Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Lime Cocktail Sauce
    Grilled Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
    Roasted Potato Salad with Watercress, Green Onions, and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
    Grilled Local Farm Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
    Summer Fruit Cobbler with French Vanilla Ice Cream

    Backyard Cocktail Party
    Tuesday, June 25th, 6 p.m.
    $95, three hours
    Herb-Poached Shrimp and Gazpacho Shooters
    Cucumber Watermelon Salad with Cilantro and Lime
    Salmon with Chili Mango Salsa
    Pepper-Crusted Steaks with Worcestershire-Glazed Portobellos
    Roasted Baby Red Potatoes bursting with Feta-Garlic Sour Cream
    Lemon Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Kalamata Olives
    Skewered Strawberry and Marshmallow Smores

    Classic Mint Julep
    Lavendar Lemon Drops
    Strawberry Basil Mojitos
    Citrus Sangria Blanco

    Yuan Spa
    Yuan Spa in downtown Bellevue has created four packages to treat dad to a day of relaxation and pampering with spa services designed just for men. Including their gentleman’s facial, sports pedicure, man-icure and deep tissue massage. All services include access to Yuan Spa’s world class hydrotherapy facility with amenities like: Cool Salt Water Pool, Hot Pool, Eucalyptus Steam Room, Herbal Sauna Room, Salt Bar, Relaxation area with tea and snacks.

    Father’s Day Packages
    Dad’s Day Off
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    45 minute Pure Hydrafacial
    30 minute Man-icure
    45 minute Sports Pedicure

    Papa Pampering
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    60 minute Gentleman’s Facial
    45 minute Sports Pedicure

    Relax Dad
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 minute Deep Tissue Massage
    60 minute Reflexology

    Dad on the Go
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
    30 minute Express Facial

    Appointments and gift certificates available at 425.449.8788 or online. Complimentary parking is available in building garage. Yuan Spa is located at 1032 106th Ave NE, Ste 125, Bellevue.

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  • Treat Mom to Brunch + Pampering! 05.02.13

    May is here, the weather couldn’t be more promising, and spring is in full bloom! To top it off, we have plenty of ideas to treat mom to the perfect Mother’s Day. From three-course brunches to spa pampering and a little fitness to keep her young at heart, check out our Mother’s Day offerings and start booking today!

    Cafe Flora
    Visit Cafe Flora for their annual Mother’s Day brunch and find out why Seattle Magazine just named them one of Seattle’s “Best Brunch Spots” in their May issue! They are offering a delicious three-course seasonal vegetarian and vegan menu for $30 per person, and a kids menu for $15 per child, with gluten, nut and soy free options available. Grab your reservation now as they are almost sold out! View full menus here.

    1st Course
    Citrus Napoleon
    coconut whip, mint and blood orange coulis and pastry basket

    2nd Course
    Duck Egg & Root Vegetable Latke Benedict
    grilled portabella, stiebrs farm poached duck egg, hollandaise. shaved asparagus, fire roasted pepper, snow pea, tarragon, preserved lemon (gluten free)

    Strawberry Lavender Baked French Toast
    st. germaine macerated strawberries, coconut lavender cream, whipped honey chevre (available vegan)

    Wild Mushroom Spring Sopes
    masa cakes, chanterelles, sherry caramelized onions, cilantro lime cashew cheese, ranchero sauce

    3rd Course
    Theo Trio
    bittersweet chocolate semifreddo, milk chocolate glaze, nibby anglaise (gluten free, nut free)

    Wonderwoman Trifle
    ginger rhubarb, wonderwoman tea infused pastry cream, russian tea cake, sweet strawberry wine reduction (vegan, gluten free, available nut free)

    Mango Sorbet (vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free)

    Reservations are required for parties of all sizes at 206.325.9100. Brunch runs 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.

    Kids can impress mom with a delicious brunch at award-winning Tilth restaurant this Mother’s Day. Featuring clean, bright flavors from certified organic ingredients, the beautifully prepared prix-fixe menu offers three courses for just $25. Give the best for mom this Mother’s Day!

    1st Course
    Asparagus Salad
    edible flowers, soft cooked egg, truffle

    Apricot Scone
    honey, almond, maple sugar

    mint, brandied cherry, lemon

    2nd Course
    Quiche Lorraine
    arugula, sweet onion, jalapeño

    Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy
    washington chicken, fried egg, preserved lemon

    Soft Scrambled Eggs
    english pea, wild mushroom, cauliflower

    3rd course
    French Toast
    rhubarb, lovage, walnut

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake
    chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, sea salt

    House Made Sourdough Waffle
    espresso, candied meyer lemon, hazelnut

    Prix Fixe Menu $25; Cava or Mimosa with Coffee $10.

    You can also view the full menu here. Reservations are recommended by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th St., Seattle.

    Yuan Spa
    Indulge mom with a variety of relaxing and healing spa services and treat yourself while you’re at it! All Mother’s Day packages include access to Yuan Spa’s hydrotherapy pools for a pre-service soak to soften and hydrate skin and increase circulation.

    Mommy Dearest
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 min. Yuan Signature Massage or Facial
    60 min. Yuan Signature Manicure
    60 min. Deluxe Revitalizing Pedicure
    $199 – 4 hours ($38 savings)

    Queen for the Day
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    50 min. Chinese Body Scrub
    60 min. Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
    30 min. Classic Manicure
    $209 – 3 hours 20 min ($38 savings)

    Like Mother, Like Daughter
    Yuan Hydrotherapy
    60 min. Couples Swedish, Deep Tissue or Signature Massage
    60 min. Couples Signature Facial
    $389 – 3 hours ($67 savings)

    Appointments and gift certificates available at 425.449.8788 or online. Complimentary parking is available in the underground garage. Yuan Spa is located at 1032 106th Ave NE, Suite 125, Bellevue.

    Pure Barre
    Treat mom to her favorite workout or introduce her to barre classes with Pure Barre gift cards! Perfect for new moms working to get their body back in shape. Grab a pair of their “grippe” socks and she’ll be set to lift, tuck and burn her way to a long and lean physique. And her first class is free!

    Purchase gift cards online or at their Queen Anne, University District and Bellevue locations. Classes are offered daily from 6 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Check schedules for times, as they vary by location.

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  • Whole Health Wellness Program at Yuan Spa 03.29.13

    Yuan Spa has built a loyal following for its therapeutic, whole health spa services ranging from hydrotherapy pools to ancient Chinese healing, including cupping, acupuncture and reflexology, to more traditional facials, manicures, pedicures, massages and couples services. Yuan Spa’s goal of not only offering spa services but also becoming a full-service destination for fitness, nutrition and wellbeing has been realized with the launch of Yuan Spa’s Optimal Wellness Programs.

    Since opening in 2011, the downtown Bellevue spa has focused on whole health and wellness in tandem with spa services, to keep guests energized in both mind and body. With their new wellness offerings of yoga, dietician services and life coaching, they are now unlike any spa in the area and can offer guests full-service health amenities along with their traditional and ancient Chinese spa services.

    Yuan Optimal Wellness Program
    A six week plan tailored to meet each guest’s specific needs for relaxation, nutrition and work/life balance. Working closely with each guest, Yuan Spa’s expert staff will help to rediscover their source and get their body and life back in balance. The wellness services rival those offered at expensive out of town health retreats but with the convenience of incorporating them in to guests daily lives to achieve balance at home and at work.

    Services include:
    -Dietitian sessions
    -Life Coaching sessions
    -Reflexology, Cupping and Gua-Sha
    -Body scrubs and wraps
    -Unlimited use of hydrotherapy area
    -Yoga classes
    -Flywheel classes (located next door)

    Visit Yuan Spa’s website or call 425-449-8788 to learn more about the Wellness Program, couples wellness packages and sign up to get started!

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