Spill It!- January 2010

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The Calcutta Grill at The Golf Club at Newcastle

Put Your Party Hat On!

Looking for a more intimate yet still festive way to celebrate New Year’s Eve? The Calcutta Grill at the beautiful Golf Club at Newcastle is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner. Standard menu items and drinks will be served with a special complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Festive hats and other celebratory party favors will also be provided to all guests to ring in 2010 with proper party flair! 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-793-5566. www.newcastlegolf.com


Tea Time

Warm up on cold winter days with a hot cup of tea! Healeo offers such unique loose leaf flavors you’ll never look at tea the same way again. For a light caffeine-free tea that you sip anytime, try the Carmelized Pear. The flavors of honey, caramel, and fresh-baked pear create a perfect combination of tartness and warmth. For a delicious dessert alternative, try Healeo’s Chocolate Monkey. With chocolate, banana, roobios, and pink peppercorn blended with apple bits, you will be able to forgo a heavy dessert in favor of this good-for-you tea! 1520 15th Avenue, Seattle. 206-453-5066. www.healeo.com Follow Healeo on Twitter: @HEALEO Facebook Fanpage

Il Fornaio

Jan. 21 Italian wine tasting, $10 Jan. 27 Winemaker Dinner with Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards, $45

Don’t miss the $10 monthly third Thursday wine tasting Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m., featuring Barone Fini Pinot Grigio, IGT Morellino di Scansano, and Sangiovese Castello di Monastero, all paired with complimentary Il Fornaio antipasti and held in the Pacific Place atrium. Want more? The winemaking pride of the Southeastern Columbia Valley comes to Il Fornaio Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Since 1985, Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards have produced Chardonnay from its estate vines, and today the brand has grown and garnered much acclaim. Savor a four-course paired dinner that takes you on a journey through Chef Partner Franz Junga’s Italian fare to thoughtfully accompany Gordon Brothers’ Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer. Paired dinner is $45 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations, please call (206) 264-0994. 600 Pine Street, Seattle. 206-264-0994. www.ilfornaio.com Follow Il Fornaio on Twitter: @IlFornaio_sea Facebook Fanpage


Bring on the Bubbles, in cocktails and celebration

Feeling stuck in a cocktail rut? Ivar’s Acres of Clams has some specialty cocktails that will intrigue your palate. Try the “Black Bubbles” cocktail, featuring Shooting Star Black Bubbles Sparkling Wine, Absolut Citron, and a lemon wedge. Specialty cocktails are $2 off Ivar’s Acres of Clams’ daily happy hour (3 p.m. to close). Ivar’s Salmon House has prepared a special New Year’s Eve menu which includes tempting items such as Oyster Rockefeller, Live Maine Lobster, and Porter House Steak.  The best part: Champagne will be $2 per glass all night and the Salmon House will close at 1a.m. for extra celebrations. Cheers to that! For a full list of locations, please visit www.ivars.net. Follow Ivar’s on Twitter: @IvarsClam

Kathy Casey

Go Glam

Kathy Casey’s latest creative cocktail, the Bling Bling Manhattan, is perfect for the holidays. A potent combination of Maker’s Mark bourbon, St Germaine Liqueur, and red vermouth, it will be sure to get any party started! The glamorous finishing touch is a beautiful maraschino cherry kissed with Gold Luster Dust. This festive cocktail is perfect for serving at a Christmas party or on New Year’s Eve as an alternative to champagne. 5130 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle. 206-784-7840. www.kathycasey.com Follow Kathy Casey on Twitter: @KathyCaseyChef

Renovation Celebration Events

Book signing with Chef/Author Kathy Casey Sips and Apps: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers Thursday, February 4th 6-9pm, Metropolitan Market –Uptown Store

Lucky Strike/PowerPlay

A Mysterious New Year

This New Year’s Eve, slip on a mask and stealthily make your way to Lucky Strike Lanes and Power Play’s Masquerade Ball at Lincoln Square. Enjoy an evening of bowling or state-of-the-art arcade games at the Eastside’s best location for an action-packed evening. If you would rather skip the games and dance the night away, DJ’s Violate, Christyle and Bodyshot will be providing hit music at PowerPlay’s boutique nightclub. General admission is $40 per ticket and table reservations are highly recommended to skip the line and avoid the cover. Contact Noah Garoutte to book your table (206-302-9209 or Noah@velvetropevip.com). Bowling lane packages for the evening will be priced at $250 per lane (for up to eight people) and are available from 9 p.m. –midnight or 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. Lane reservations include the cover, unlimited bowling, shoe rental, party favors, and a champagne toast. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-453-5137. www.powerplaybellevue.com Facebook Fanpage

Metropolitan Market with Space City Mixer and Seattle Spin

The Bachelor Extravaganza, Feb. 4, 6:30-9 p.m.

Were you here when the Queen Anne Thriftway (now Metropolitan Market) gained national fame as one of the best places to find singles? Some things never change; others do! Just down the hill, Uptown Metropolitan Market is hosting a fresh singles soiree on Feb. 4 to help celebrate its fresh, Uptown good looks. Join Space City Mixer and Seattle Spin for an evening of mini spa treatments, sampling Kathy Casey’s “Apps”from her Sips and Apps (meet Kathy signing her book), entering to win his and her gift baskets, savoring a very engaging wine-tasting, and leaving with coveted go-bags! This event is 21 and over; fee-based entry. Book through www.spacecitymixer.com. Metropolitan Market Uptown is located at 100 Mercer St. For more information, please visit: www.metropolitan-market.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse

A Hearty New Year

This New Year’s Eve, indulge in a delicious three- course dinner ($54.50 per person) at Morton’s The Steakhouse. The dinner begins with a classic Caesar salad or Morton’s salad followed by a single cut filet mignon. Then, choose from three seafood options: scallops, shrimp, or crab cakes with a potato or vegetable side. For dessert, savor a Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake, Key lime pie, or crème brulee. For an extra indulgence, pair your dinner with a bottle of 2007 Estancia Pinot Noir, Monterey, 2008 Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc, Napa for an additional $39. 1511 6th Avenue, Seattle. 206-223-0550. www.mortons.com/seattle Follow Morton’s The Steakhouse on Twitter: @Mortons Facebook Fanpage

Pearl Bar & Dining

A Sparkling Toast

Pearl Bar & Dining knows how to do New Year’s right! All night long, enjoy festive cocktails and a hip, fun atmosphere. Special menu items will include grilled Black Angus filet and butter-poached Maine lobster. At midnight, Pearl will present a special champagne toast. Make this New Year’s Eve memorable by celebrating at Pearl with your friends and family! 700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 50 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.pearlbellevue.com Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue Facebook Fanpage

Terra Vista at The Snoqualmie Casino

Savor Slowly

Cozy up next to the fireplace at Terra Vista with a holiday dessert cocktail, the Hot Apple Pie. A toasty combination of hot apple cider, Tuaca Italian Liqueur and cinnamon, this drink is sure to warm you up. The cocktail is topped with fresh whipped vanilla cream with a green apple caramelized sugar wedge and served in a fluted clear coffee mug for the ultimate winter treat. 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie. 425-888-3278. http://snocasino.com

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza and Spirits

A Tropical Escape

It’s about that time of year when we all wish we were lying on a beach somewhere warm, sipping on a tropical beverage of our choosing.  Because a mini-vacation may be out of the question, The Rock offers the next best thing with its “Rocktails” menu. Slurp on an Island Girl, a mix of Cruzan Rums, strawberries, pineapple, and Pina Colada mix. If you really need to escape, enjoy a Miami Ice, with gin, vodka, Cruzan rum, Triple Sec & Dekuyper Peach Schnapps, pineapple juice, and Sprite. If you are in the mood to share, order up The Bucket, The Rock’s tropical blend of 5 Cruzan Rums served in– what else — a bucket! Your oasis awaits you. For a full list of locations, please visit www.therockwfp.com Follow The Rock on Twitter: @TheRock_WFP Facebook Fanpage

Trellis at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland

Treat Yourself from Head to Toe

‘Tis the season for signature cocktails at Trellis! Sip on a refreshing drink filled with your favorite holiday flavors. The Winter Wonderland cocktail from Trellis pairs cranberry jelly with orange juice for a delicious flavor combination. Mixed with Mt. Gay rum and Dubbonet with an orange peel garnish, this drink is pleasing to both the palate and the eye! Even though it’s winter, don’t forget to treat your fingers and toes, too! Penterra Spa is offering $20 off the seasonal Peppermint Mocha Manicure & Pedicure to help ensure that your nails are in top condition for holiday parties. The treatment starts off with an invigorating pepper infused soak and is followed by an organic coffee scrub exfoliation and the application of a coco cream moisturizer. This indulgent service is only available through the end of December, so make a reservation to pamper yourself before it’s gone. 220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425-284-5900. www.heathmankirkland.com Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @HeathmanHotel Facebook Fanpage

Ventana and Twist

Belltown’s Best Party

Belltown is the place to be on New Year’s Eve and Ventana is hosting the ultimate New Year’s Party! Don’t miss the elegant four-course menu ($40), which boasts dishes such as smoked octopus with potato, green tomato, and red grapes; New York strip with Lacinato kale, cheddar potato, and foie jus; and warm chocolate cake with peanut butter cream, toffee brittle, accompanied by crème fraiche ice cream. The full a la carte menu will be available as well. After dinner, the party will continue at Twist, the newly remodeled bar adjacent to Ventana. Those dining between 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Ventana will bypass the cover at Twist. Twist’s New Year’s Eve ticket prices will be $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door. Ventana: 2323 1st Avenue, Seattle. 206-441-4789. www.ventanaseattle.com Follow Ventana on Twitter: @VentanaSEA Twist: 2313 1st Avenue, Seattle. 206-448-9478. www.twistbelltown.com

Viv Agave

“Curb” Ball

Everyone vows to eat healthier in the New Year and Viv Agave makes following through with your New Year’s resolution much easier. One tablespoon of Viv Agave is packed with 10 grams of fiber and only 40 calories. Fiber keeps you fuller longer, so Viv Agave helps you steer clear of holiday leftovers and treats. Stir a tablespoon into your morning cup of or cereal and you are on your way to feeling and looking great in the New Year! Available at Whole Foods Markets Follow Viv Agave on Twitter: @VivAgave
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