Two steamy October events turn up the heat!
SUR’s fine dining with flavors influenced by Latin cultures, its sultry nightclub appeal and fiery entertainment roster are steaming up cool Seattle nights! Oct. 1 and 2: join SUR for Tango Scent, featuring Eva Lucero and Patricio Touceda who’ve returned to Seattle after three years of working with Cirque du Soleil in Macau. They’ll perform with top musicians to total 14 artists on the roster. A la carte dinner and tapas, 7 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.; and at 10:30 p.m. dance floor opens for Tango. $35 tickets (plus $20 food/beverage minimum). Then Oct. 16, Children of the Revolution blends its Flamenco, Greek, and rock roots, creating a lush and melodic sound driven by infectious Latin and Middle-Eastern grooves. A la carte dinner and tapas, 7 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.; $25 tickets (plus $20 food/beverage minimum).

2901 1st Ave. South, Seattle, WA; Phone 206.607.4929. For more information please visit www.seattleclubsur.com.

 

   

Corporate Team Building Events & Private Cooking Parties
Having perfected the recipe for sensational corporate cooking events in cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, Parties That Cook recently launched in Seattle! With more than a decade of experience staging corporate team building events and private parties, expect unparalleled expertise and service. Customize your event in less than an hour with five-star event planners, choose a venue (a private home or a rented kitchen anywhere in the Seattle or Eastside vicinity), choose a mouthwatering menu for any palate or special diet, and finish it with a few special touches such as wine or corporate gifts. You get a seamless event planning experience and a complete team building event that is effective, rewarding and deliciously fun!

For more information please visit, www.PartiesThatCook.com.

 

   

Jet-Setting New York Fashion Week – Spring 2011
Marco Two Union Square’s Julie and Ric just returned from a whirlwind trip to New York Fashion Week – Spring 2011, where they attended the L.A.M.B. viewing (sponsored by L’Oreal Professionnel). The glamour punk-goes-tribal aesthetic of Gwen Stefani’s fashion line was complemented by models in large braids and chunky braid extensions wrapped around tousled up-do's–a look that transcends European, Asian and African influences. Hair also showcased the ammonia-free Inoa color by L'Oreal Professionnel, which Marco introduced to Seattle clients earlier this year. “This gentle color’s formulation maintains the integrity of the hair’s texture and color use after use,” Julie reports.

For more information please visit, www.marcotwounionsquare.com.

 

   

Palate in the Pink Menu to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Sullivan's Steakhouse in Seattle will be part of the global breast cancer movement by bringing awareness and donating proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each of Sullivan's 20 locations across the U.S. will feature a "Palate in the Pink" menu throughout October (national breast cancer awareness month), in which this special three-course dinner for $39.95 brings a $5 donation to the foundation. The monies raised for Susan G. Komen for the Cure contribute to the global fight against breast cancer and will help make a significant impact on the women and families affected by this disease. Sullivan’s Steakhouse donated $170,000 to this worthy cause during last year’s Palate in the Pink promotion.

621 Union Street, Seattle. 206-494-4442. www.sullivansteakhouse.com.
Follow Sullivan’s Steakhouse on Twitter @SullivansSteak and Facebook

 

   

Community Open House on Oct. 3
Hamlin Robinson School is dedicated to meeting the educational, social and emotional needs specific to students with dyslexia and related language difficulties. Now in its brand new location at 1700 E Union St in Capitol Hill, it will be accessible to even more students throughout greater Seattle and the Eastside. On Oct. 3, it welcomes the whole community to its open house, including schools, professionals, neighbors, community organizations and more. Meet the teachers and staff, and learn about its compelling program and community assets. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 1:15 p.m., followed by the open house, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

1700 E Union St., Seattle; 206-763-1167. www.hamlinrobinson.org.
Follow Hamlin Robinson School on Facebook.

 

   

New face, same great place, and a $69 good neighbor rate!
It’s time for a double-take of one of the area’s best kept secret in accommodations: The Holiday Inn Hotel Seattle – Renton. Following a recent renovation in which its common areas underwent upgrades, the hotel is meeting the needs of its ever-evolving return guests, the City of Renton, Seattle visitors, and its business neighbors. For a limited time, take advantage of a $69 per night room special with mention of the “Good Neighbor Rate;” restrictions apply. Renovations brought its 224 guestrooms and suites the added spoils of new soft coverings, pillows, tile, and fresh carpet. Near Boeing, Paccar, FAA, soccer games at Starfire Sports Complex and entertainment and shopping at Westfield Southcenter, experience the Holiday Inn Hotel Seattle-Renton for yourself while this great offer lasts!

One Grady Way, Renton; Phone 425-226-7700. For more information please click here.

 

   

Unduplicated dining: from superior Wagyu beef to a wine-centric 46° North menu
Terra Vista is the only known restaurant in the country serving superior-tasting, 100 percent full-blooded, grass-fed American Wagyu beef from Crescent Ranch in Oak Harbor, Wash. This fall and winter, taste several outstanding beef preparations including Cote de Boeuf, featuring a 48-ounce Mishima Ranch bone-in rib steak, served with Pave potatoes and sauce Poivrade; Boeuf bourguignon using Crescent Harbor beef; a Black Label Burger made with the American Kobe, foie gras and Johnny Walker Black Label scotch; American Kobe rib-eye; and New York steaks. Look for other wine-paired suggestions from the 46° North menu, honoring Washington State’s distinct viticultural areas.

37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234. www.snocasino.com.
Follow Terra Vista on Twitter : @TerraVistaSea.

 

   

Plum perfection; video contest ends Oct. 4!

The days are dwindling away for high school students to vie for soft fruit glory and $2,500 in the Soft Fruit Video Recipe Contest. Submit your video recipe entry of three minutes of less using Washington State soft fruit for your chance to win! Get in the spirit of this wonderful contest by making your own plum conserve with a recipe from food.com. You’ll look smart eating plums, but you’ll be smart preserving these delicious gems in the months to come!

Plum conserve
• 6 cups peeled, sliced plums
• 4 cups of sugar
• 1 ½ cups cut up pineapple
• 1 large lemon, finely chopped
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Combine plums and sugar, let stand until juice forms- about 1 hour.
2. Combine plum mixture, pineapple and lemon in a 6 quart or larger pot.
3. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until thick- around 40 minutes, or until the jell point.
4. Remove from heat and stir in nuts.
5. Quickly ladle into clean, hot jars leaving ¼ inch head space.
6. Process in a boiling water bath 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1,000 feet.

For more information, please visit www.wastatefruit.com and www.nwcherries.com.

 

   

The 2009 Savoureux Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir have arrived!
Oenophiles, here are some new ones to take home: Metropolitan Market proudly announces the arrival of the 2009 Savoureux Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris releases. These Oregon-cultivated wines bring exceptional value, vivid flavor and deep complexity. The Pinot Gris surges with fruit vitality, lending apple and melon flavors for a nice fullness on the palate. The Pinot Noir, hailing from the Willamette Valley, is layered and intricate, assembling notes of black cherry, raspberry, earth, smoke and spice into an elegant package. Quantities are limited, so get them while you can!

For more information, please visit www.metropolitan-market.com.
Follow Metropolitan Market on Twitter @MetMarket and Facebook.

 

   

Best of the Season: Wild Mountain Huckleberries
The call of fall is bold and delicious at Anthony’s in its seasonal huckleberry delights! For its Western Washington restaurants, these foraged, hand-picked gems hail from Mt. Adams; for Eastern Washington Anthony’s, they’re gathered near Priest Lake. Enjoy them in salads, entrees, desserts or beverages. A sweet and savory combination, enjoy fresh halibut, char-grilled with citrus butter, finished with homemade wild huckleberry and sweet onion sauce. For dessert, don’t miss the window to enjoy a wild huckleberry slump, a wild mountain huckleberry sundae, or the cheesecake with wild huckleberry sauce. Why not drink huckleberries? Sip on wild huckleberry lemonade (spiked or not!), wild huckleberry daiquiri, or the wild huckleberry “rumtini.”

For more information and our locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.
Follow Anthony’s Restaurants Twitter @AnthonysRestsNW and Facebook.

   

Executive Chef Brian Scheehser Joins the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour on Oct. 8
The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour makes a Seattle stop on its nationwide extravaganza to feature Executive Chef Brian Scheehser of Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. Scheehser will be featured as a Guest Celebrity Chef alongside Guest Celebrity Chef Richard Blais of Atlanta-based Flip Burger Boutique. Host Chef James Hassell of the Columbia Tower Club will emcee the affair. The dinner benefits the James Beard Foundation to foster the careers of aspiring chefs. During this exclusive dinner, Scheehser will use freshly grown tomatoes from his 10-acre farm, as well as fresh, Northwest salmon.

220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425-284-5800. www.heathmankirkland.com.
Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter @HeathmanHotel
and Facebook.

 

   

Beyond the perfect party come added incentives!
Plan your celebration at Il Fornaio and you’ll receive more than the perfect event. Book your Nov. or Dec. party for 20 or more people by Oct. 31 and you’ll enjoy one of the following complimentary offers: a glass of Prosecco for your guests, passed antipasti for your party’s arrival, or a primi pasta course for the entire party. For every $200 spent, the host will receive a $20 “Complimenti” gift card to use Jan. through March 2011. Delicious, authentic cuisine in the Italian tradition, wonderful holiday retail gifts and these party-perfect incentives make Il Fornaio celebration central. Saluté!

600 Pine Street, Seattle. 206-264-0994. www.ilfornaio.com.
Follow Il Fornaio on Twitter @IlFornaio_sea
and Facebook.

 

   

Celebrate Oct. 2
PONCHO’s Big Bash for the Arts will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Sheraton Seattle. Beyond fantastic works of art from our local community, discover the world of fashion, travel, and one-of-a-kind experiences including an in-home Il Fornaio gnocchi cooking class and party; an incredible Sullivan’s Steakhouse dinner party combined with a Paramount Hotel stay; Latin-themed dinner and tango lessons for 10 couples at SUR; A Heathman Hotel in Kirkland stay for four with dinner at Trellis and rejuvenating treatments at Penterra Spa. Enjoy drawings, a silent auction, dinner with a shorter “Live and Raise the Paddle” event, president’s parade, donor recognition, dessert, dancing and entertainment.

More details and tickets will be available through www.poncho.org.

 

   

All Things Beverage: Spill It!
From juicy sips to wine dinner tips, Wilson PR’s SpilI It! is your direct line to all things beverage. Find the happiest of happy hours, engaging tastings, inventive drinks, and more here
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Photo of the Month

Wilson Public Relations’ President and PONCHO board member, Tamara Wilson, attends PONCHO’s VIP party, with Leigh Canlis of Canlis Glass (left) and Colette Courtion of Calidora Skin Clinics (right), at Nordstrom on Sept. 9th.

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