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May 2010 | Tamara Wilson PR

May 2010


Sex and the City 2 Preview Party
Thursday, May 27, 8 p.m. to midnight
Dress up, step out & get “Carried” away at the Palomino Bellevue Party on Thursday, May 27. A reinvigorated Palomino Bellevue menu, sexy cocktails and lively setting rev up the preview night for Sex and the City 2. Strap on those heels, strut the red carpet, and strike a pose for the cameras!

• Savor sumptuous, new appetizers and movie-themed sips at Palomino Bellevue
• Win a $5,000 in-home dinner for 20 with Chef Michael Giampa
• Walk the red carpet catwalk and strike a pose for a commemorative photo
• Be one of the first 250 people to Palomino and receive a luxury swag bag

All raffle proceeds benefit Bellevue Art Museum.
RSVP by Monday, May 24 to palominobv@tamarawilson.com.

Want to see the exclusive preview of Sex and the City 2 on May 27?
Chat with Women is throwing an exclusive soiree at Palomino Bellevue earlier that evening at 5 p.m. followed by the movie premier at Lincoln Square Cinemas. A look-alike contest, Palomino treats, movie with the works, and swag await for $53 (limited to first 250 to arrive at Palomino!). Details here

610 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-455-7600. www.palomino.com.


Southport Pier & Promenade
Waterways Cruises and Events’ new dining cruise venture, Lake Washington Dining Cruises, is set to launch May 13. Departing from Renton’s Southport Pier & Promenade, five distinct, seasonal cruises are designed to showcase the area’s most spectacular features visible and accessible only from the water. These embark on the MV Emerald Star, a 250-passenger, 105-foot, two-deck luxury entertainment yacht, and the MV Olympic Star, a 150-passenger, 90-foot, two-deck luxury entertainment yacht.

Cruises include:

Sunset Dinner Cruise – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; 7 p.m. departure (2.5 hours); Adult, $69; Senior/Military, $62.

Weekend Brunch Cruise – Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. departure (2 hours); Adult, $45; Senior/Military, $40; Children (5 – 12), $15; Children (Under 5) Free.

Homes & History Cruise – Saturday and Sunday; 2 p.m. departure (2 hours); Adult, $33; Senior/Military, $29; Children (5 – 12) $11; Children (Under 5) Free.

Happy Hour Cruise – Friday afternoon; 3:30 p.m. departure (2 hours); Adult, $39; Senior/Military, $35.

For more information and our locations, please visit www.waterwayscruises.com.


Traditional Irish Breakfasts Each Weekend!
A time tested favorite at Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub is not just about drinks; it’s also a celebration of traditional Irish food! Made with the freshest ingredients available, Paddy Coyne’s satisfies Irish (and American!) food lovers with an authentic menu. Start with a hearty breakfast, served weekends in our friendly setting. Our pick for the newbies: the Irish Breakfast – a traditional plate with Bangers, White & Black Pudding, Rashers (Irish bacon), Eggs, Baked Beans, Broiled Tomato, Red Potatoes, and Irish Soda Bread for $13.95. Add to that $2.99 Champagne Mimosas, Sailor Jerry Rum Mimosas, or Bloody Marys (9-11 a.m.) and you’ll never do a stuffy brunch again. Top ‘o the morning to ya!

Tacoma, Bellevue and Seattle. For more information and our locations, please visit


Dining that Fits to a T
Your Capitol Hill destination for Madrid-meets-Napoli dining has its cheery outdoor dining space open and ready to catch a few rays. A vibrant weekday happy hour (5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday), plus dinner items to suit you, your vegan pals and the kids make this broadly appealing restaurant great for all the eaters and drinkers in the gang Our true love? The Pappardelle al Funghi Porcini—fresh pasta in a truffle-scented sherry sauce with porcini mushrooms and shaved parmesan ($16). Love Tweeting? Join us for the Everything “T”, Tuesday Tweet Up event with special Twitter discounts. Email “I love Tidbit” with your name here and you’ll get a free Trio Di Crostini on your next restaurant visit.

For more information, please visit www.tidbitbistro.com or call: 206-323-0840.


Fresh Alaska Halibut; Gluten-Free Dining
Celebrate at Anthony’s just for the "hal-i-but" and enjoy the spring return of this fresh Northwest delicacy, delivered directly to its restaurants from its own seafood company, Anthony’s Seafood.In honor of this “First of the Season” spring feature, fresh Alaska halibut is offered char grilled with citrus butter and is finished with fresh Northwest best of the season rhubarb-strawberry coulis. And for dessert, the best of the season brings Fresh Rhubarb Slump, tart, Northwest rhubarb baked under a warm golden crust, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Anthony’s is proud to accommodate those with gluten intolerance with its gluten free menus. Each location follows strict preparation to ensure your gluten-free experience!

For more information and our locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.


Three for $20; Wine Trivia Sundays
The vibrancy of Belltown, the serenity of Elliot Bay views, and the flavors of Ventana–for less: for a limited time, Ventana is extending "3 for $20," its choice of two small plate entrees and a dessert for just $20 per person during its happy hour (4:30 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close, daily). Just think, smoked octopus, Carlton farms ribs…choices, choices. Wine lovers, don’t miss Seattle’s weekly, blind wine tasting challenge at Ventana, "So you think you know wine?" Learn a little, drink a little, have some fun and challenge your sense of taste. Savor seven different wines and learn about tasting from an expert; Dr. Morton Tavel (40+ years of experience as a wine educator). Also $20 per person, 90 minutes, 21 and over. Please arrive before 7 p.m.

2323 1st Avenue, Seattle. 206-441-4789. www.ventanaseattle.com.
Follow Ventana on Twitter: @VentanaSEA


Weekend Wellness, May 15
Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Heathman Hotel, Penterra Spa and Evergreen Hospital present “make your own sunshine,” hosted at The Heathman Hotel. Keynote speaker Patricia Klinger, ACC, will reveal how to de-stress and make your own sunshine while facing challenging health issues. Break out sessions include: yoga experience, spa experience, unveiling the mystery of skin products, preparing your feet for summer activities and an exhibitor fair. $25, lunch and refreshments included. Space is limited to 65 people. Pre-registration required. Registration closes on Monday, May 10.

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


Spring Winemaker Dinner with Lachini Family Vineyards
Thursday, May 20, be a part of Pearl’s next engaging, elaborate Winemaker Dinner with Ron Lachini, owner of Lachini Family Vineyards. Join Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson and Ron Lachini as they pair world class wines with Pearl’s fresh and seasonal dishes. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. There is limited seating available. Learn more about Lachini Family Vineyards at their website, www.lachinivineyards.com. Reserve through Pearl Bar & Dining.

700 Bellevue Way NE, Lincoln Square, Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.PearlBellevue.com.
Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue


Mom’s Golf for Free with a Paid Guest
Does your mom humble you with her stealthy five-iron skills? Get that lady out on the green! At all 11 Oki Golf properties, Mothers golf for free on Mother’s Day with a paid guest. Booking starts seven days in advance (May 2). Oki Golf is a collection of seven public (The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, The Golf Club at Newcastle, The Golf Club at Echo Falls, Harbour Pointe Golf Club, The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club, and Washington National Golf Club) and two private properties (Indian Summer Golf & Country Club and The Plateau Club) that offer a complete golf experience based on personalized service, quality products, well-maintained facilities, and unparalleled value.

For more information about Oki Golf or to book, call (425) 454-2800 or visit the website at www.OkiGolf.com.


Proud co-host of Food Writing for Food Lovers, May 22
The Greek Gods Yogurt, along with VivAgave Organic Blue Agave Inulin, both local Washington companies, are proud to co-host food writer and editor Dianne Jacob, author of “Will Write for Food,” during Food Writing for Food Lovers, a May 22 daylong workshop held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Jacobs, who deftly navigates the fine line between precision (“sauté”) and dumbing down (“cook”) shares her insights. Attendees are expected to include foodies, bloggers, writers, and cookbook authors as well as aspiring columnists, freelancers, journalists, communications professionals, caterers and chefs wanting to learn more about the food writing world 9:30 a.m – 5 p.m. Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle, $120 (Includes lunch and all fees). Register at www.Foodportunity.com.

For more information and recipe ideas for The Greek Gods Yogurt, please visit: www.greekgodsyogurt.com and Vivagave recipe ideas at www.vivagave.com.

Follow these companies on Twitter: @TheGreekGods and @Vivagave


Previewing INOA Ammonia-Free Hair Color!
As one of the leading salons in the Northwest, Marco Two Union Square is now previewing the latest in hair color technology – INOA by L’Oréal Professionnel. INOA is an ammonia free hair color line that has no odor and will restore hair to its natural state after about 5 treatments- from release: The salon has been selected to offer INOA to their clients as part of a select group of 200 preview salons before its nationwide launch happening later in May. This follows its exceptional success in Europe.

601 Union Street, Seattle. 206-628-8881. www.marcotwounionsquare.com.


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


Italia! Vino Arte, May 22, 5 p.m.
Now in its 19th year, the International Wine Auction is PONCHO’s most exciting and elegant affair for wine and food aficionados alike! Featuring auction lots of big bottles, unique and rare selections, verticals and special collections from the Northwest and around the world, every collector finds something fabulous for the cellar. Gourmet experiences, exclusive wine-related travel, and gourmet accessories will be included as exciting bidding opportunities. This is a fantastic evening, filled with 5-star food, wine and entertainment. The 18th Annual PONCHO Wine Auction raised a record-breaking $1 million dollars. All proceeds raised benefit arts organizations and arts education programs across Washington State. Learn more here.

Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle. Tickets $400 and up; get yours here.

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The Women of Wilson Public Relations celebrate their spring birthdays
at Bradley and MikelÂ’s Pearl Bar & Dining.


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