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Best of the Season “Salmon-Safe” WinesIn celebration of fresh wild Northwest salmon, Anthony’s is highlighting the independent non profit “Salmon-Safe” wine project and three Walla Walla wineries that are actively promoting environmental, economic and social sustainability practices. All are committed to protecting water quality and wild salmon resources in their local watersheds. Here, vineyard management practices have been certified in their efforts to “protect and restore run-off salmon habitat by planting trees on streams, growing cover crops to reduce run-off and applying natural methods to control weeds and pests.” Anthony’s featured wines not only are salmon safe, they’ve also received rave reviews from national wine publications, with scores exceeding 90 points. • Sauvignon Blanc – Woodward Canyon Estate – Walla Wall Valley 2007 • Merlot – Pepper Bridge – Walla Walla Valley 2006 • Perigee – L’Ecole No 41 – Seven Hills Vineyard – Walla Walla Valley 2006 For more information and locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.
$10 Monthly Wine Tasting with St. SupéryMay 20 brings the third Thursday monthly wine tasting with St. Supery out of Napa. St. Supéry is a family-owned estate winery in the heart of Napa Valley, recognized for outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Élu & Virtú blends. Its estate vineyards surround the winery in Rutherford – a famous appellation for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy special selections alongside delicious Il Fornaio antipasti from Chef-Partner Franz Junga. $10. 6 p.m. at the Café in the Pacific Place Atrium
May 26 Winemaker Dinner with Bunnell Family CellarsDiscover Bunnell Family Cellar’s wines, culled from exceptional vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Bunnell produces vineyard-designated Syrah, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah and Viognier, and perfect Rhône style blends, including the new Grenache based blend, “Lia.” Your chance to savor a few selections, paired thoughtfully with four authentic Italian dinner courses from Il Fornaio Chef-Partner Franz Junga, has arrived. Buon appetito! $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
Rosé Selection #3The wine is zestful and rendered with heady aromas and crisp flavors of mixed red berries, citrus fruit, and fresh cut flowers and herbs. Exquisitely dry, enjoy this wine with salmon, grilled meats or poultry and salads. Drinking beautifully now, the fresh abounding flavors and aromas are simply delicious. Limited availability, only at Metropolitan market. For Metropolitan Market locations, please visit: www.metropolitan-market.com Follow Metropolitan Market on Twitter: @MetMarket
Best Happy Hour in Bellevue!Congratulations to Palomino Bellevue for winning the honor of Best Happy Hour in Bellevue as named by the Downtown Bellevue Association. With all day and night happy hour in the lounge and arguably the best value of anywhere on the Eastside, is it any wonder? Enjoy specialty cocktails and select wines for just $4 and amazing $5 pizzas, and a host of appetizers and salads for $6-7.50. Enjoy the vibrant scene from the ground floor overlooking the Bellevue Way retail and entertainment corridor. 610 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-455-7600. www.palomino.com Palomino’s Blog: http://thehighhorse.com/
Champagne MagnoliaWhat’s punchy, bubbly and gets sweet on you? Palisade’s refreshing treat, the Champagne Magnolia. Take crisp Champagne, splash in fresh squeezed orange juice and give it a float of Grand Marnier, and you’re sipping in style. You can sip this anytime, but the drink pairs perfectly with Palisade’s Pacific Northwest’s Sunday brunch, served from 9:30 a.m. –2 p.m. Cheers! 2601 West Marina Place, Seattle. 206- 285-1000. www.palisaderestaurant.com.
Pearl Bar & Dining
Spring Wine Maker Dinners• Thursday, May 6, Pearl – Dunham Cellars • Thursday, May 20, Pearl- Lachini Vineyards On May 6 enjoy a winemaker dinner with Mike Dunham, the father in the father-son team of Dunham Cellars. This Walla Walla-based winery produces highly esteemed Cabernet Sauvignon. In the second half of the month, on May 20, we’ll host Ron Lachini of Lachini Family Cellars, a Bellevue native who took up winemaking and is taking the Eastside by storm. Both of these are also multi-course paired dinners you won’t want to miss. For both events, the reception begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity; limited seating available. For more information and reservations call 425-455-0181. Complimentary valet parking at the Westin directly across the breezeway. On another note: Let’s hear it for Pearl Bar & Dining winning the Best Cocktail Award from the Downtown Bellevue Association! 700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 50 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.pearlbellevue.com Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue Facebook Fanpage
Trellis at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland
A VinTimate Evening May 20 with Allen Shoup of Longshadows WineriesThe monthly VinTimate series pairs premium wine with specific culinary tastings, engaging art and music presented in a relaxed reception style. Each of the wines, paired with hors d’oeuvres and small plates will be introduced by the featured Winemaker and Executive Chef of Trellis. Interspersed with the food and wine, the local artist will display his work, sharing thoughts and inspirations for the creations. VinTimate allows for guests to interact, socialize and move about the Heathman lobby taking in the art, meeting the winemaker and conversing with the chef. May’s VinTimate features highly regarded Executive Winemaker Allen Shoup of Long Shadows, pouring Feather, Pirouette, Sequel, Chesterkidder, and Poet’s Leap. Long Shadows is a collection of ultra-premium wines created by internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is a part owner in this unique winery dedicated to producing individual wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State’s Columbia Valley. A local art feature presented by the Kirkland Cultural Commission and live music are all part of the event. $40 per person. Limited space, advance reservations are recommended by calling 425.284.5914 or email. 220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425-284-5900. www.heathmankirkland.com Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @HeathmanHotel Facebook Fanpage
Infused Vodka CocktailsWhy should the kitchen have all the fun with herbs, spices and fruits? Terra Vista has taken some great flavors over to its luxe lounge, namely in its vodkas, for some unforgettable adventures in cocktailing. One sip and you’ll never be happy with anything except house-infused vodka again! Sip on these: • Vanilla bean infused vodka • Mandarin-basil infused vodka • Seasonal blackberry infused vodka, topped with champagne • Caprioska (Kaffir lime infused vodka) • Earl Grey tea-infused vodka (for an adult ice tea) 37500 Southeast North Bend Way Snoqualmie. 425-888-1234 www.snocasino.com
Bloody Mary BarThere’s nothing like refreshing scent of salt air, whether it’s during a decadent brunch cruise aboard a yacht on Waterways Cruises, or it’s the salt breeze coming from the bloody Mary you’re sipping on deck! Waterways takes a “build your own” approach to brunch cocktailing. With the bloody Mary’s the crew allows each guest to choose vodka or tequila (which technically makes it a bloody Maria). From there, it’s a dizzying choice of adding in Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, pepper, lime or lemon. The bartender shakes up the drink and gives it to the guest who can then take a wood skewer and chose garnishes. We offer pepperoncini, cocktail onions, grilled asparagus, bacon, green beans, celery and onions! Cheers. 2501 North Northlake Way, Seattle. 206-223-2060. www.waterwayscruises.com
The After School SpecialPeanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not just for grade school kids! The After School Special combines peanut butter cream, grape vodka, a couple drops of half and half, garnished with sour grapes. It tastes just like you are biting into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk to wash it down! This new delicious cocktail with be served up starting in May. Enjoy this extra curricular cocktail! 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
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