Spill It!- June 2010

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Anthony’s Restaurants

Juicy, sweet summer sips!

Strawberries from growers in the Puyallup Valley provide deliciousness to Anthony’s throughout Western Washington, and Anthony’s in Eastern Washington and Oregon have similar proximal grower-partners to give farm freshness to the menu items you enjoy. Your chance to sip the berry best arrives in mid to late June. Try a Strawberry Lemonade, whose tartness is offset with the floral-berry flavor of strawberry, the Strawberry Summer Cooler (fresh strawberries, guava, soda and Stoli vodka), and the herbaceous Strawberry Mojito (a local twist on a Caribbean favorite: fresh strawberries, lime, Bacardi rum and mint over ice). For more information and locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.

Il Fornaio

June 30 Winemaker Dinner with Giuseppe Carraturo of V.I. Wine Imports

Join Il Fornaio for a four-course winemaker dinner featuring Giuseppe Carraturo of V.I. Wine Imports as he shares a vision with Il Fornaio: bringing back the very best of Italy to share with wine and food lovers in America. On this evening, the table will be set for Italy. Chef-Partner Franz Junga’s four Italian dinner courses are thoughtfully paired with robust reds and crisp whites from producer Talamonti, in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Join us for this delicious, Italian affair! Wednesday, June 30, 6:30p.m. Four-course winemaker dinner $45 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) R.S.V.P. by June 25 For reservations, please call (206) 264-0994 600 Pine Street, Seattle. www.ilfornaio.com Follow Il Fornaio on Twitter: @IlFornaio_sea Facebook Fanpage

Kathy Casey

Sex and the City Cocktails

Kathy Casey was chosen as one of a few select mixologists to create some of the signature Sex n the City 2 Cocktails. Made with SKYY Vodka (the movie’s official vodka sponsor), these cocktails super easy, simple, and can be made from home.

Park Avenue Princess

Created by Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios Strutting her way down Fifth and Madison, a classically styled Park Avenue Princess is easy to love and impossible to ignore. Bubbly with just a hint of the dramatic, this drink is refreshing, with a dash of the bold and unexpected matched only by its lovely Sex and The City™ inspiration. 1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Grape 3 oz. 7UP or diet 7UP 0.25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 0.25 oz. Red Wine Squeeze and drop half a lemon into a cocktail shaker. Add SKYY Infusions Grape and 7Up with ice and stir. Strain into a tall Collins glass with fresh ice, and float red wine over top of drink. © 2010 by Kathy Casey Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen™

Mr. Manhattan

Created by Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios At the center of a love/hate relationship that’s impossible to resist, no man makes or breaks a woman’s SKYYline like the always-dapper Mr. Manhattan. A not-so-classic elixir that keeps our girl on her toes, this drink is big enough to handle any black tie affair. 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Cherry 0.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon 0.75 oz. Cola Combine SKYY Infusions Cherry Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon and Cola in a cocktail shaker with ice and stir. Pour into a double rocks glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry. © 2010 by Kathy Casey Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen™ Read Kathy Casey’s blog for more on the Sex and The City 2 signature cocktails: 5130 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle. 206-784-7840. www.kathycasey.com Follow Kathy Casey on Twitter: @KathyCaseyChef

Pearl Bar & Dining

Shiso Wild Drop

What’s fresh, original and leaves you wanting more? Pearl Bar and Dining’s Shiso Wild Drop, which won the Bellevue Local Table’s 2010 people’s choice for Best Cocktail. The drink mixes Finlandia Wildberry vodka, triple sec, house made lemon sour, muddled shiso leaf, and a huckleberry tea sugar rim $10. Read more about the accolades here. 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

VinTimate with Brian Carter Cellars Thursday, June 17 6:30 –8:30 p.m.

A VinTimate Event with Brian Carter, Winemaker of Brian Carter Cellars & Executive Chef Brian Scheehser of Trellis. The monthly VinTimate series pairs premium wine with specific culinary tastings, engaging art and music presented in a relaxed reception style at The Heathman Hotel. Brian Carter, renowned veteran winemaker, presents his unique collection of premium releases under Brian Carter Cellars, the first winery in Washington State to focus exclusively on an array of hand-crafted European-style blended wines, showcasing Brian’s personal passion for blending wines from Washington State’s unique terroir. Executive Chef Brian Scheehser will be serving tastes of Trellis showcasing his talent for allowing the quality of ingredients to shine, and specifically created to complement each Brian Carter Cellars wine. Classical guitarist Graham Banfield, a graduate of the Cornish College for the Arts (BM with distinction) will be performing throughout the event. A local artist will appear courtesy of the Kirkland Cultural Council.$45 per person, inclusive of taxes & gratuity. Limited space. Advance reservations recommended. Call 425.284.5865 or email aberkau@heathmankirkland.com 220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425-284-5900. www.heathmankirkland.com Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @HeathmanHotel Facebook Fanpage

Waterways Cruises and Events

Happy Hour Cruise from Southport

Time to unwind at the best Happy Hour in town! Join Waterways Cruises for a 2 hour Happy Hour Cruise with handcrafted cocktails, outstanding Chef’s Taco Bar, background music and fantastic, ever-changing views of Lake Washington all summer long! During the cruise your captain will point out some interesting sights and local landmarks along the beautiful shorelines on Lake Washington – making this an unforgettable Happy Hour experience! Wide selections of beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the cruise from our full service bar onboard. Celebrations packages for unforgettable birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions are available. Happy Hour Cruise –Friday 4 p.m. departure (2 hours); Adult, $39; Senior/Military, $35. 2501 North Northlake Way, Seattle. 206-223-2060. www.waterwayscruises.com
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