Friday, January 22, 2010

A Valentine’s Day For Everyone

SEATTLE, Wash. — (January 20, 2010) — There’s something for everyone this Valentine’s Day: whether one’s flying solo, a cupid trying to win someone’s heart, or a couple looking for a romantic evening, these restaurants and wineries in the Northwest are saying “be mine” with enchanting Valentine’s offerings:

The Single Life
Love and live it up…

Ready to Mingle: Dare to be Dateless Weekend at STIR Martini + Raw Bar | Twitter: @STIRBellevue | Facebook
Celebrate the single life all weekend long at STIR Martini + Raw Bar. Grab all single friends and head to this Eastside hot spot with nary a canoodling couple in sight. The “Dare to be Dateless” weekend offerings include:

Friday, February 12
Speed Dating, 8 to 10 p.m. – because you just never know
DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. to close – featuring DJ Sang Do

Saturday, February 13
Passion party, 5:30 p.m. – for the ladies
DJ & dancing, 10 p.m. to close – featuring DJ Supreme La Rock

Sunday, February 14
Karaoke, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – with a “no love songs” guarantee

Sip on a sweet, icy-cold, deconstructed martini and ‘stir’ it up on the dance floor. Tickets to speed dating are $42. To RSVP for the passion party, contact STIR is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free parking and valet parking available.

Cupid’s Arrow
Win a heart or impress a date…

Win a Romantic Date For Two Courtesy of Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant | Twitter: @SIPwinebar
Win over a Valentine with an evening and afternoon to remember: Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant is offering the chance for a lucky couple to win a dreamy date in its “Sip. Valentine Extravaganza.” One lucky couple will enjoy:

Dinner for two, February 13, at Sip. Seattle
Dine at the table with the best view and savor a special “Chef’s Choice” dinner
An overnight stay at Hotel Max
Includes free parking and a complimentary bottle of wine
Check in: Feb. 13, 4 p.m.; enjoy a late Valentine’s Day checkout on Feb. 14, 1 p.m.
Two tickets to the New York production of South Pacific
At the 5th Avenue Theatre on Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m.

To enter, visit any Sip. restaurant location (Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Seattle) and complete a comment card before February 7. To qualify, the card must include name, e-mail and phone number. The Grand Prize winner will be drawn Monday, February 8.

Sparkle with Champagne Know-How from Waterfront Seafood Grill
Before ordering that bottle of bubbly on Valentine’s Day, impress a date with knowledge of Champagne or learn about it together during Waterfront Seafood Grill’s Sparkling Wine 101.

Held on Saturday, February 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., this class is part of Waterfront’s wine education series. Guests will learn about the versatility of sparkling wine, how it is made, why it sparkles, and food pairing recommendations. The class includes a blind tasting of five different sparkling wines. Cost is $35 per person plus tax. To reserve a spot, call (206) 956-9171.

The Melting Pot Gives Away Valentine’s Day Movie Prizes
In celebration of the holiday, The Melting Pot is offering the opportunity to win prizes on its website. “Valentine’s Day Red Carpet Premiere Sweepstakes” gives Club Fondue members the chance to win wine tastings, food samplings, invitations to special events and advanced holiday reservation privileges.

The Grand Prize is a three-night trip to Los Angeles, including roundtrip airfare and deluxe accommodations for the premier of the Warner Bros. release “Valentine’s Day.” Click here to play the game and register.

Spoil a Sweetheart at the Inn at El Gaucho
Celebrate amor El Gaucho style this Valentine’s Day. In honor of the most romantic day of the year, the Inn at El Gaucho is offering a special Sweethearts Valentine’s Day package. Amaze the love of your life or amor of the moment with this swanky experience that includes:

Accommodations for two-in-one of the Inn’s luxury Belltown junior suites
Rose petals adorning your suite
Bottle of bubbly
Box of delectable truffles
Complimentary valet parking

The Sweethearts Valentine’s Day package is $299, excluding tax and gratuity. To reserve this package, call (206) 728-1133.

Eat Your Heart Out
Brunch or dinner ideas for Valentines-Day…

Love is in the Air at El Gaucho Bellevue | Twitter: @ElGauchoBell
Show someone how much they’re loved with the ultimate steak dinner and a red rose at El Gaucho Bellevue. Begin the night by sipping cocktails at the expansive, wrap around bar and then be ushered to a candlelit table for an unforgettable meal.

Live music, an intimate setting and a cooked-to-perfection steak will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Plus, as an extra special surprise, a long-stemmed red rose will be delivered to each lady that evening. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. For reservations, call (425) 455-2715.

Celebrate Morning or Night with a Loved One at Twisted Cork | Twitter: @twistedcork
If all the babysitters are booked on Valentine’s Day night, surprise a loved one with a romantic brunch instead. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twisted Cork is offering a special Valentine’s Day brunch menu accompanied by live jazz music.

And for those that are looking for a special night with live jazz, Twisted Cork is offering a five-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person, (in pairs only). Reservations will be accepted from 5 to 10 p.m. with music beginning at 7 p.m.: the restaurant will be open till 11 p.m. on February 14. Champagne cocktails and bottles will be specially priced all weekend long. Free parking and valet parking available. For reservations, call (425) 637-0808.

Delectable Sweetheart Specials at Waterfront Seafood Grill
With panoramic views of Elliott Bay, Magnolia Bluff and the Space Needle, Waterfront Seafood Grill doesn’t have to do much to make the atmosphere any more romantic. However, this Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Peter Levine will create a menu of dishes inspired by lovers everywhere. The Valentine’s Day weekend specials, offered February 12-15, include:

Asparagus Salad with Seared Scallops ($18)
Bell pepper remoulade
Hearts of Palm with Maine Lobster ($21)
Citrus vinaigrette
Brie Cheese-Stuffed Filet of Beef ($48)
Wild mushroom mashed potatoes
Roasted King Salmon ($42)
Black trumpet mushrooms, lobster and asparagus
Three Chocolate Delights ($12)
Chocolate panna cotta with brandied Bing cherries
Chocolate-dipped strawberry with white chocolate drizzle
Chocolate ganache with mint syrup

Reservations will be accepted beginning at 5 p.m. For reservations, call (206) 956-9171.

Dance the Night Away at Spirited El Gaucho Seattle
Nothing sets the mood quite like a swanky night of fine dining and dancing at El Gaucho Seattle. To fuel the passion, sultry jazz vocalist Ally Mtwalo will be singing and swinging the night away, accompanied by a pianist in the Pampas Room.

Music starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. The full El Gaucho dinner menu is available in the dining room and Pampas Room. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (206) 728-1337.

Dazzle a Date with a 3-Course Dinner at Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant | Twitter: @SIPwinebar
With a warm, welcoming, Napa Valley-inspired ambiance, over 70 by-the-glass choices and more than 250 bottles from the Pacific Northwest, California and around the world, guests feel as if they’re touring the globe without leaving the state. Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant is the ideal place to wine and dine a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

All Sip. locations will be offering a special Valentine’s menu on February 14: three courses for $50 per person. The regular dinner menu of locally-sourced, refined plates will also be offered. For reservations, call: Seattle (206) 682-2779; Issaquah (425) 369-1181; Gig Harbor (253) 853-3020.

Share Chateaubriand and Lobster for Two at El Gaucho Tacoma | Twitter: @ElGauchoTac
Set in the heart of downtown Tacoma, El Gaucho Tacoma is a luxurious destination for any South Sound Valentine’s evening celebration. In honor of the day, the restaurant will be featuring Chateaubriand and lobster for two, carved tableside (16-ounce filet mignon and 8-ounce lobster tail), for $135. The regular dinner menu will also be available.

To add an extra special touch, guests can pre-order flowers which will be waiting at the table upon arrival. A dozen roses, half-dozen roses or seasonal garden bouquet are all available for purchase along with a personalized card. For reservations, call (253) 272-1570.

Melt Someone’s Heart with “Love Potion” Drinks at The Melting Pot
Looking for a dining experience that’s different? The Melting Pot is a perfect spot for dates to share conversation and create memories over four courses of indulgent fondue. From now until March 15, the restaurants will also be offering three “Love Potion” specialty cocktails. Melt a date’s heart with these passion-filled drinks:

Exotic Mojito
X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, SKYY Infusions® Citrus Vodka, Monin Mojito Mix, Monin Red Passion Fruit, fresh lime juice and mint leaves
XTC Martini
X-Rated® Fusion Liqueur®, simple syrup, lemon juice, Prosecco, strawberries and basil
Passionate Kiss
SKYY Infusions® Passion Fruit Vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, Prosecco, orange chunks and basil leaves

In addition to the “Love Potion” drinks, a special four-course dinner will be available on Valentine’s Day for $68 per person plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. The menu is:

First Course
Spinach & Artichoke Heart Swiss – or – Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Bacon Cheddar
Second Course
Strawberry Blue Kiss Salad – or – Caesar Salad
Third Course
Cupid’s Feast of filet mignon, plank salmon, spicy shrimp, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, roasted garlic-encrusted chicken, sun-dried tomato mascarpone ravioli, shitake mushroom and assorted vegetables
Fourth Course
‘Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love’ milk or dark chocolate with Chambord – or – ‘Love Me Tender’ bananas foster white chocolate

Reservations on Valentine’s Day are offered beginning at noon. For reservations, call: Seattle (206) 378-1280; Bellevue (425) 646-2744; Tacoma (253) 535-3939.

Decadently Dine for Two with Tableside Service at El Gaucho Portland
Nothing will make a date feel more special than having an opulent meal prepared tableside with expertly executed service. Personalize a Valentine’s Day dinner with a romantic meal at El Gaucho Portland.

Tableside preparations of Caesar, Chateaubriand, flaming swords and, to finish the night, Bananas Foster flambé are available along with the regular menu. Rose petals sprinkled across the tables on February 14 will further set the romantic mood. For reservations, call (503) 227-8794.

Wine and Chocolate
The perfect pair…

Otis Kenyon Wine Releases Its “Crush”: 2007 Malbec | Twitter: @otiskenyonwine | Facebook
Crushes aren’t limited to the young: on Valentine’s Day weekend head to Otis Kenyon’s tasting room in downtown Walla Walla and help celebrate the release of the 2007 Malbec.

On February 13 and 14, Otis Kenyon will release the 2007 Malbec and will also be offering visitors wine and chocolate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To read about Otis Kenyon’s 2007 releases, click here.

A Chelan Getaway with Wine and Red Roses at Tsillan Cellars | Facebook
Grab your sweetheart and head to Chelan this holiday for wine, chocolate and roses at Tsillan Cellars. The gorgeous, Italian-inspired tasting room will feature a $5 tasting fee and complimentary chocolates and red roses from noon to 5 p.m. on February 13 and 14, and February 20 and 21. Wine specials include 20 percent off Dolcezza d’Oro, two 2005 Merlot bottles for $40, as well as additional discounts on Estate whites and various reds.

After sipping wines and indulging in chocolates at the tasting room, head to Tsillan’s romantic restaurant for a delicious Italian meal. Sorrento’s Ristorante will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. serving Valentine’s Day specials. Reservations can be made by calling (509) 682-5409.

Northwest Cellars He’arts’ Wine and Chocolate | Twitter: @nwcellars | Facebook
Wine, chocolate and art: a match made in heaven. Northwest Cellars is offering all three at its tasting room this Valentine’s Day.

On February 13 and 14 from noon to 5 p.m., Northwest Cellars will be serving up its award-winning wines at their Kirkland tasting room, paired with amazing hand-made chocolates from Intrigue Chocolates. To add to the sweet temptation, several local artists will be there with gifts available to purchase for a valentine. Tastings are $5, refundable with purchase. Chocolates are available for sale as well.

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Cupid’s Got Your Back!

Media Contact: Ashley McLean
Randall PR / (206) 624-5757

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tsillan Cellars' Tuscan Village Plans Approved

Tsillan Cellars’ Tuscan Village Plans Approved
A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Chelan Will Include Mixed Housing, Retail Outlets and a Health Spa

CHELAN, Wash.—(January 8, 2010)— The Chelan County Hearing Examiner approved plans for the Tuscan Village, a new development. The Tuscan Village promises to deliver a slice of Italy to Washington state’s newest Chelan AVA, which hosts hundreds of visitors a day during busy summer months.

The 274-acre Village, which draws inspiration from Tsillan Cellars Winery’s unique Tuscan architecture, will offer 950 residential units as well as a retail center and health spa.

Clearing this initial hurdle means that the Tuscan Village is now positioned to move forward with more detailed development plans. The property, south of Highway 97A and adjacent to Tsillan Cellars Winery, offers spectacular views of the lake and mountains.

Tsillan Cellars owner Bob Jankelson, who has been a visionary in pioneering winemaking in the Chelan AVA, has partnered with four neighboring property owners to develop the Tuscan Village.

Says Jankelson, “While it’s too soon to say when construction will begin, this is a major step. Everyone who has visited Tsillan Cellars recognizes immediately how passionate I am about Italy and its culture. The Tuscan Village will be a little taste of Italy, right here in Lake Chelan. Chelan is no longer solely a destination for sun-seekers, but wine enthusiasts.”

Tsillan Cellars (pronounced “Chelan”) is located at 3875 Highway 97A, Chelan, Wash., in the Lake Chelan AVA, and is named after the native word for the lake, meaning “deep water.” Established in 2000, the 135-acre estate winery is focused on becoming Washington State’s premier estate white wine maker under the direction of Head Winemaker Shane Collins. It released its first vintage in 2004 and is the largest producing winery and vineyard estate in the Lake Chelan AVA, producing 7,000 cases. Tasting room hours are daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; call the winery for off-season hours. The winery’s Sorrento’s Ristorante is open Wednesday through Sunday. For reservations or hours, call Sorrento’s at (509) 682-5409. For more information about Tsillan Cellars, call (509) 682-9463 or visit

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Source: Dr. Robert Jankelson, Owner and Founder

Media Contact: Andrea Courtney
Randall PR / (206) 624-5757

Substance Lends Sponsorship to Shelter for Freedom Event

Substance Lends Sponsorship to
Shelter for Freedom Event

Area Organizations Join Forces January 14 to 18 to Benefit Walla Walla HelpLine Women’s Shelter
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (January 11, 2010) —Since 2007, Wines of Substance has gained national recognition and educated consumers about Washington’s thriving wine industry, but the winery remains dedicated to supporting causes close to home. Few have been more compelling than Shelter for Freedom.

Being held January 14 through 18, Shelter for Freedom is an educational event designed to heighten awareness of local and international human trafficking of all kinds and to raise funds for a permanent facility for the Walla Walla HelpLine Women’s Shelter.

Fundraising efforts include an art exhibit, to which Substance will contribute wine. Additionally, for the entire month of January, Substance will donate 25 percent of all wine purchases—local, regional and nationwide—to the shelter. Free shipping will continue to be offered on orders of six bottles or greater.

A highlight of the five-day event will be a screening of the gripping documentary Cargo: Innocence Lost, previously featured at Sundance. Through interviews and true stories, the film exposes this country’s $9 billion-a-year sex-trafficking industry, largely unrecognized by the general population. The screening will be held Saturday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Whitman College, to be followed by a panel discussion including actor, writer and director Michael Cory Davis and award-winning actress Anne Archer, founder of the organization Artists for Human Rights (AFHR). Tickets are $10.

The Reception & Art Auction, with Davis, Archer and others in attendance, will follow at 8:00 p.m. at Whitman’s Baker Faculty Center. Tickets for this event are $100.

Says Wines of Substance founder Jason Huntley, “We’re driven by our mission of education and increasing awareness of Washington’s varietals both regionally and on a national level, but we’re also firmly invested in our community right here in Walla Walla. Shelter for Freedom, aimed at education and awareness of critical human rights issues, is an important a project we’re proud to be participating in.”

Substance was launched in 2007 as a joint venture between Waters Winery (Jason Huntley & Jamie Brown) and Gramercy Cellars (Greg Harrington). The brand’s fresh concept and award-winning design offer an elemental approach to the wine experience, as evidenced through their innovative and illustrative Periodic Table of Washington Wines. Their single-varietal lineup of wines showcases the essential qualities unique to each grape grown in Washington State.

For more information on the event, go to; for further information on Substance or to place an order, visit

Waters Winery was founded in 2005 by Jason Huntley, a fifth-generation “Walla Wallan” and managing partner of the private asset management firm Huntley Thatcher Ellsworth, Ltd. of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Huntley partnered with acclaimed winemaker Jamie Brown to release their first wines in 2006, and in November 2007 Waters opened a 5,000 sq. ft. sustainable winery designed by renowned Boxwood Architects. Waters owns several estate vineyards throughout the Walla Walla Valley AVA and produces just under 3,000 cases. Current releases include small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, single vineyard Syrah, a Bordeaux-style blend “Interlude,” Viognier and Rosé.

Located at 1825 JB George Road, Walla Walla, Washington, Waters’ tasting room is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call (509) 525-1590, or visit

Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant Introduces Executive Chef Chris Brown

Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant
Introduces Executive Chef Chris Brown
Issaquah Outpost Promotes Longtime Team Member to Top Position
ISSAQUAH, Wash.—(January 11, 2010)—Sip. Issaquah is happy to announce the promotion of Chris Brown to Executive Chef.

Brown, who was born in the United Kingdom and spent time in Italy as a child, has lived in the Seattle area for 15 years and has been with Sip. Issaquah since it opened its doors in 2007. He began as sous chef under then Executive Chef Cody Reaves, who now heads up the kitchen at Sip. Seattle. Not only was Brown influenced by Reaves during their tenure together, but, like Reaves, he boasts a well-traveled background that exposed him to a range of cuisines and cultures.

After attending the Culinary Program at the Art Institute of Seattle, Brown saw his career flourish at BADA Lounge even before completing his studies. He spent two years at BADA working under Chef Kelly Gaddis and then moved to Susan’s 5100 before landing in Kirkland at the popular Beach Cafe at Carillon Point. While he was at the Beach Café, he learned of the position at Sip. Issaquah. He jumped at the opportunity to both expand his knowledge of wine and focus on a fresh, seasonally changing menu.

Reflecting the warm, comfortable and earthy ambiance of each Sip. outpost, the seasonally changing menus—like perennial favorites—are based upon natural, sustainable, organic and local ingredients. Rotating dinner selections showcase the latest creations and talents of Brown, Robert Green (Gig Harbor) and Cody Reaves (Seattle): the distinct personality of each chef shines through, but all dishes offer the lively, appealing flavors, textures and presentation that characterize Sip. cuisine.

Notes owner Lane Scelzi, “He has a true culinary passion, understands the balance of flavors and presentations, and consistently delivers dishes to our guests that are above and beyond expectation. We are thrilled to have him at the helm of our Issaquah kitchen.”

The Napa-Valley-inspired Sip. at the wine bar & restaurant offers an approachable, global wine selection featuring nearly 70 by-the-glass choices, wine flights, and more than 250 bottles from the Pacific Northwest, California and around the world. The Northwest driven food menu comforts and inspires, and is sourced locally whenever possible. Locations include 909 5th Ave., Seattle 98101 (206) 682-2779; 1084 NE Park Dr., Issaquah, 98029 (425) 369-1181; and 4793 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Suite 400, Gig Harbor, 98335 (253) 853-3020. For further information, visit

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Media Contact: Andrea Courtney
Randall PR / (206) 624-5757

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bellevue’s 0/8 Seafood Grill Becomes Twisted Cork

Bellevue’s 0/8 Seafood Grill Becomes Twisted Cork
Bistro Concept and New Menu Uncorks February 2010

BELLEVUE, Wash.—(January 8, 2010)— A new era is dawning for Solstice Restaurant Group with the expansion and evolution of its Twisted Cork restaurant concept.

Scheduled to debut early next month, Twisted Cork will take over the space currently occupied by 0/8 Seafood Grill and evolve its wine bar offerings by providing a more casual and approachable dining experience, where adults and families can enjoy a new menu of affordable Northwest cuisine.

Matt Bomberger, a Bellevue local and owner of Solstice Restaurant Group, which also manages STIR Martini + Raw Bar, decided to introduce the more relaxed dining experience in response to changes in the booming Bellevue dining scene. With a recent spate of restaurant openings, the downtown area now offers more than 150 different dining options.

“0/8 Seafood Grill was competing with an incredible number of eastside fine dining restaurants, however our wine bar, - which is decidedly more casual, has always drawn a loyal and lively crowd,” said Bomberger. “Evolving the Twisted Cork concept to offer a bistro style menu based on local ingredients allows us to fill a niche – an Eastside destination where our guests experience the best of Northwest wine, cuisine, and service; all while keeping a familiar name.”

While the interior of the restaurant will largely stay the same, the menu will change to reflect a broader variety of expertly prepared, wine-friendly dishes with seasonal Northwest ingredients. Menu pricing will change as well, with entrées priced from $15 to $24, and small plates priced from $6 to $13.

One thing that will absolutely remain the same: Twisted Cork’s popular and award-winning Washington and Northwest focused wine program. The restaurant recently received the Award of Ultimate Distinction from Wine Enthusiast, one of only 36 restaurants in North America. Recent awards have also included the 2009 Grand Award by the Washington Wine Commission and the 2009 Award of Excellence, for the third year in a row, by Wine Spectator.

Twisted Cork is a Northwest Bistro located in the Hyatt Regency Bellevue just off of N.E. Eighth and Bellevue Way. Open Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For reservations, call (425) 637-0808. For more information and menus visit

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Media Contact: Andrea Courtney
Randall PR / (206) 624-5757

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls! From Cafe Flora

From Cafe Flora

Seattle’s Favorite Veggie Restaurant Kicks Off New Weekday Breakfast
January 4, 8 a.m. to noon


SEATTLE, Wash.—(December 28, 2009)— “Roll” out of bed January 4th and head to Cafe Flora to enjoy a free signature vegan cinnamon roll in celebration of their brand new weekday breakfast service.

Beginning January 4, breakfast will be available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To see the complete menu, click here.

  • WHO: Cafe Flora, Seattle’s favorite veggie restaurant
    Awarded by Vegetarian Times magazine as “Reader Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant in the Northwest 2009” and “Best Vegetarian Restaurant” by Seattle Magazine eight years running.
  • WHAT: Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
    In celebration of Cafe Flora’s new weekday breakfast
    One roll per guest with purchase of any breakfast menu item
  • WHERE: 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle, 98112
  • WHEN: January 4
    8 a.m. to noon

Cafe Flora’s award-winning menu features modern and sophisticated vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine inspired by international culinary traditions and created with local, organic and sustainable ingredients. . Located at 2901 East Madison, dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. Breakfast and lunch and afternoon menus are served weekdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (206) 325-9100. Twitter:@CafeFloraVeg

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Media Contact: Andrea Courtney
Randall PR / (206) 624-5757

Cafe Flora Breakfast Menu

As good for the planet as it is for the body, the Cafe Flora breakfast menu represents the best seasonal, locally sourced, sustainable and organic produce available. “Flora in the Morning” offerings include:

Fall Forager Scramble – ($9)
Locally foraged golden chanterelle mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, roasted butternut and delicata squash, fresh sage and Fontina cheese. Made with free-range eggs. With organic tofu, add $1.

Winter Root Vegetable Hash & Eggs – ($10) (vegan/gluten-free)
Pan-fried seasoned purple potatoes, yams, parsnips, yellow onions and red bell peppers topped with a horseradish-sour cream sauce. Served with two eggs over-medium and multi-grain toast.

Cranberry Chai French Toast – ($9)
Hand-crafted artisan bread slices grilled in a rich cinnamon egg-batter, served in pool of chai-spiced crème anglaise, and topped with warm cranberry compote and spiced whole pecans.
The new menu will also feature lunch items, available beginning at 11:00 a.m.:
Roasted Pumpkin & Wintergreens Salad – ($10) (vegan/gluten-free)
Hearty, seasonal winter greens tossed with gently-spiced roasted pumpkin and freshly shredded granny smith apples in an allspice-sherry vinaigrette. Garnished with cornbread croutons, fresh pomegranate and spiced pumpkin seeds.

Roasted Apple Sage Focaccia Sandwich – ($12) (vegan)
Warm sliced apples with herbed-pistachio pesto on grilled La Panzenella focaccia with sharp white cheddar cheese and crispy frizzled onions.

Roasted Cauliflower & Yam Pizza – ($13) (vegan)
Seasoned cauliflower and yams on a roasted garlic-onion base; lightly drizzled with rosemary oil and finished with spiced sunflower seeds and dried cranberry chutney.