• 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!

    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 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.

    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 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 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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  • Celebrate Your Valentine with Weekend-Long Special Menus, Cocktails and Events 02.06.15

    There is no shortage of decadent choices this Valentine’s Day. Options range from four-course menus, sommelier wine pairings, Theo Chocolate desserts, complimentary cookies, a couple’s cooking class, and more! With so many options, don’t limit your swooning to just Valentine’s Day, instead, impress and spoil your loved one (and yourself) all weekend long.

    Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    One of the most romantic dining locations in Seattle is preparing two special menus this Valentine’s Day. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are picturesque destinations for Valentine’s dinners and their menus offer the freshest seafood selections. Ray’s Boathouse is offering an a la carte Valentine’s menu February 12-15 featuring:

    Lobster Salad, $15
    Ahi and Foi Gras, $14
    Tempura Fried Oysters, $11

    Main Course:
    Filet Mignon and Dungeness Crab Cake, $49
    Wild Alaskan King, $45
    Barley Risotto, $28

    Dark Chocolate Champagne Cake, $8
    Passion Fruit Cake, $8

    Don’t have a date? Head to Ray’s Café with family, friends, and other singles where they’ll be serving special menu items and festive cocktails. Enjoy the classic Grilled King Salmon and Prawns for $38 or the mouth-watering Grilled Filet of Beef with Smoked Salmon Skewer and Dungeness Crab Cake for $46. Sip on seductive cocktails such as Between the Sheets crafted with Courvoisier, orange liqueur, Bacardi rum and lemon juice, or Big Love with Big Gin, fresh lemon and cranberry juices, and rosemary. Regular menu available.

    Reserve now for views of Shilshole Bay. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or click. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern take on Old-World, Norman-inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day celebrate with a decadent four-course menu.

    Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna
    Lacto Preserved Vegetable Salad

    Second Course:
    Kuri Squash Vichyssoise with Oregon Black Truffles

    Main Course:
    Wagyu Beef Zabuton with charred onion, potato pave and lemon thyme jus

    Chocolate Mousse with brown butter, nougat and banana

    The special four-course menu is available February 13-14 and is $55 per person. For reservations call 206.538.0180, or visit Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend with a three-course menu comprised of farm fresh, local ingredients.

    South Sound Oyster and Sunchoke Chowder
    Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad (gluten free, vegan)
    Chicken Mousseline

    Main Course:
    Oregon Rabbit Confit (gluten free)
    RR Ranch Beef Short Ribs (gluten free)
    Butternut Squash and Salsify Terrine (gluten free, vegan)

    Baked Apple Napoleon (vegan)
    Hazelnut Torte (gluten free, vegan)
    Chocolate Soufflé Brownie (vegan)

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is offering its special Valentine’s Day menu February 13-15, 4 p.m. to close. The three-course menu is $40 per person. Regular menu available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 206.441.9360 or visiting; mention tasting menu in reservation. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

    This Valentine’s Day treat your special someone to fine Indian food from Shanik restaurant in South Lake Union. Meeru Dhawala is cooking some of her favorite dishes from the world-renown Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Her four-course menu is full of savory spices and authentic flavor, with many vegetarian and meat options to choose from as well as optional wine pairings to enhance the Indian flavors and spices.

    First Course:
    Amuse Bouche featuring Beet Bites with creamy chutney and fennel-candied walnuts
    Wine Pairing: Rive Della Chiesa, Prosecco Brut NV

    Second Course:
    Jackfruit in Black Cardamom and Cumin Curry
    Samosas with Lamb and Beef
    Marinated and Grilled Kale
    Wine Pairing: Domain Les Cantates Jacquere 2013 or Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel 2011

    Main Course:
    Beef Short Ribs
    Grilled Lamb Popsicles
    Grilled Winter Squash and Eggplant
    Saag Paneer with Punjabi Daal
    Wine Pairing: La Caña Albarina 2013 or Balboa Estate Syrah 2011

    Gulab Jamun
    Indian Custard

    Meeru’s four-course menu is $50 and optional wine flight is $30 (three glass pairing). Call 206.486.6884 or click here to make reservations. Shanik is located in South Lake Union at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle.

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian-coastal cuisine and enjoy a four-course meal from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines at her Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, in Fremont.

    Oysters on the Half Shell
    Pork Rillette
    Burrata Pugliese

    Second Course:
    Semolina Mafalde
    Red Wheat Spaghetti
    Ricotta Cavatelli

    Third Course:
    Poached Spot Prawn
    Grilled Top Sirloin
    Seared King Oyster Mushroom

    Theo Chocolate Budino
    Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato
    Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini

    The Valentine’s Day four-course menu is $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing. For reservations call 206.547.9707 or visit Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.

    Golden Beetle
    Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle recently received a refreshed look just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The new, Mediterranean-inspired details create the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner for two.

    First Course:
    Celeriac Soup
    Spiced Roasted Cauliflower
    Optional Wine Pairing: Lampo Borgoluce Brut Prosecco, Italy 2013

    Second Course:
    Rabbit Samosas
    Kataffi Wrapped Prawns
    Crispy Halloumi

    Third Course:
    Beef Cheek Tagine
    Fennel Crusted St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna
    Chickpea and Lemon Stew

    Kabocha Squash Panna Cotta
    Chocolate Truffle Torte

    Golden Beetle’s four-course menu is $55 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25 per person. Many of Golden Beetle’s dishes contain nuts, gluten and dairy; when making reservations please inform them of any serious allergies. For reservations call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.

    Cozy up in Wallingford’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Tilth, this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a beautiful prixe fixe menu at the restaurant that earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award.

    Pacific Oysters
    Sunchoke Soup
    Rabbit Rillette

    Second Course:
    Taylor Shellfish Clams
    Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad
    Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Quail

    Main Course:
    Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet (vegetarian)
    Seared Alaskan Black Cod
    Juniper Ash Crusted Venison

    Olive Oil Cake and Beet Textures
    Sticky Toffee Pudding
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

    The prix fixe menu is $80 per person with an optional wine pairing of $50 or an optional sommelier pairing of $70. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

    Volterra’s special Valentine’s Day offerings speak to both romantic couples and singles, from a special four-course menu to Love Me and Love Me Not beverages. The Tuscan-inspired cuisine features the best local and imported ingredients from Italy, house-made pasta and charcuterie, and many gluten-free options for all to enjoy. The restaurant’s owners, Chef Don Curtiss and Michelle Quisenberry, were married in Volterra, Italy, just prior to opening Volterra restaurant, so they know how to pour on meaningful romance this Valentine’s Day.

    First Course:
    Bra Tenero Cheese
    Apricot Chutney

    Second Course:
    Beef Carpaccio
    Wild Mushroom Tart
    Seared Ahi Tuna

    Third Course:
    Wild Boar Ragu
    Roasted Beet and Potato Gnocchi

    Main Course:
    Dungeness Crab Cakes
    Beef Tenderloin
    Wild Boar Tenderloin
    Eggplant Lasagna

    Ruby Slippers

    Volterra is making Valentine’s fun for both couples and singles alike with their creative cocktails for the evening. Sip on the sweet Love Me cocktail crafted with fresh clementine, Glass Gridiron vodka, pomegranate, lemon, Prosecco, mint and garnished with an Italian Baci “kiss,” or throw back the Love Me Not: one shot of whiskey served with a skull and cross bones trinket ring! The Love Me and Love Me Not are $14 each.

    The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu will be offered February 14, $70 per person. Cocktail specials available all weekend. To make reservations call 206.789.5100 or click here. View the Valentine’s Day menu online. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle.

    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora keeps your romantic date night healthy yet hearty and filling, with a four-course menu of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    First Course:
    Breaded Fried Artichoke with lemon-herbed marrow bean pate, romesco sauce, micro greens (gluten free, vegan)

    Second Course:
    Pommelo and Cara Cara Orange Salad with seared fennel, watercress, pomegranate, fresh beets, spiced orange blossom vinaigrette (gluten free, vegan)

    Main Course:
    Wild Mushroom Ravioli with truffle scented cauliflower, toasted pine nuts, roasted leek sauce, asparagus (gluten free, vegan options available)

    Valentine’s Pavlova with mango curd, passion fruit, whipped cream, raspberry coulis, fresh tropical fruit compote, vanilla bean meringue (gluten free)
    Theo Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake (gluten free and vegan options available)

    Cafe Flora’s deliciously colorful Valentine’s Day menu is available February 14, 5-10 p.m. The four-course menu is $65 per person. Reservations are required for parties of all sizes. Call 206.325.9100 or visit to make reservations. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.

    Fonté Café
    Fonté Café is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend, February 14-15. Start your morning with a cup of freshly roasted Fonté coffee and brunch. Indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Parfait with fresh raspberries or the Housemade White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle. Both desserts are $7 and only offered Valentine’s Day weekend.

    In addition to these delicious goodies, Fonté is sharing the love with customers – everyone that comes in and orders two coffee beverages will receive a complimentary heart-shaped cookie (while they last). Call 206.777.6193 or click to make reservations. Fonté Café is located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle.

    Blue Ribbon Cooking
    Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering a romantic, couple’s cooking class with wine! Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one while brushing up on your cooking skills and preparing an extravagant five-course meal.

    Fresh Puget Sound Oysters
    Cambazola Tarts with caramelized Walla Walla onions and spiced apple chutney

    First Course:
    Cognac Poached Fig Salad with marinated goat cheese and hazelnut lace

    Second Course:
    Dungeness Crab Ravioli

    Mid-Course Palate Cleanser:
    Lavender Sorbet with Rose Champagne

    Main Course:
    Flaming Filet Mignon with truffles Yukon gold potato puree and Brussel sprouts

    Vanilla Bean Poached Pears with Cabernet chocolate sauce and caramel ice cream

    Blue Ribbon Rudesheimer Koffees brandied coffee with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

    Blue Ribbon’s Valentine’s Day class 6:30 p.m., February 14. Click here to register. Class is $155 per person; must register for 2 guests. Call 206.328.2442 or visit for more information. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E., Seattle.

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