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#1 little ms foodie

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 07:01 PM

I thought I would start a thread where we can announce and keep up to date on various restaurant events/promotions/etc. that are going on.

To start off Serafina has a winemakers dinner with Betz coming up on March 16th. The menu sounds great!

Antipasti

Kusshi oysters on the half shell

Gougeres with prosciutto and pickled onion

Crostoni

Vermentino Antinori 2003


Primi

Smoked duck breast with green lentils

Betz Syrah
La Serenne 2003
La Côte Rousse 2003

Braised oxtail with root vegetables

Betz Barrel Samples


Secondo

Grilled lamb loin with black olives and meridonal vegetables

Clos de Betz 2002
Père de Famille 2002


Dolce

Vin Santo cake with ginger anglaise and pear sorbetto

Castellare Vin Santo 1998

more info on their site:

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 07:21 PM

Not a restaurant but great wine....The Passport to Woodinville is coming up first weekend in April

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:56 PM

Just got an email with the Cooks and Books/ Serafin menu for the Giada dinner (we call her Big Head in our house :lol: )

"Executive Chef John Neumark will prepare a five course menu inspired by Giada's first cookbook, Everyday Italian, with wine to accompany each course. Seating for the event is at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 12th; cost is $95 per person or $170 for a couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and includes a signed copy of Giada's book. Please contact us at 206.323.0807 to reserve a space at this special event, or for more information.


Antipasti

Bruschetta with tuna and white beans, sundried tomatoes and chickpeas

Frittata with asparagus and fontina

Gougeres with prosciutto

Chateau Ste. Michelle Brut NV


Primi

Grilled tuna with peppers, arugula, and green olives

Bisson Vermentino 2002

Pumpkin ravioli with sage and brown butter

Boglietti Dolcetto 2003


Secondo

Brined roasted pork loin with fig sauce and broccoli rabe

Badia Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 1999


Dolce

Almond poundcake with marinated strawberries

Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2004"
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:19 PM

That reminds me, is anyone else here going to the Bittman Cooks and Books dinner?

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:18 AM

That's an awfully prosaic-looking menu! Or is it me being jaded?
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 03:00 PM

That's an awfully prosaic-looking menu!  Or is it me being jaded?

Well, judging from the photos of the Provence Dinner ya-all just created I think it would take something REALLY fabulous to excite you.

"Big Head"....Funny/Bad Wendy :lol: Cracked me up!

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 03:03 PM

That reminds me, is anyone else here going to the Bittman Cooks and Books dinner?

Rocky

I'm thinking about it. Maybe if we go with you we'll finally have a great Union experience.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:19 PM

Gougeres... they're the new black. Seriously, why are they on every menu now?

We'd considered going to the Bittman dinner, and we still may. I like the idea, I just have never really gotten much out of Bittman's books, and I sure don't need two copies. :lol:
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:16 PM

That's an awfully prosaic-looking menu! Or is it me being jaded?

I suppose it is, but then again the book is called "Everyday Italian" ;)
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:15 PM

If you want a laugh, go and read the reviews for Giada's book on Amazon. Apparently there are hundreds of shots of Giada and few of the actual food. ;)
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:17 PM

Gougeres... they're the new black. Seriously, why are they on every menu now?

I don't know where they all came from all of the sudden. I used to really enjoy seeing them once a year or so. They aren't hard to make. Maybe everyone is just discovering that.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:53 PM

If you want a laugh, go and read the reviews for Giada's book on Amazon. Apparently there are hundreds of shots of Giada and few of the actual food.  ;)

And even more funny is this sentence from one of the reviews:

"This cookbook will not satisfy those with training in "haute couture," but what a find for the everyday cook. "

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:03 PM

Ahhhh! ;) No more lunch at Union! Yesterday's P-I had a little blurb in it that they would be closing for much to focus on dinner, and the hours shortened a little too. Their new hours are 5-11pm.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:27 PM

Oh no! Is this effective immediately? ;) I never got to go!
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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:53 PM

Ahhhh! ;) No more lunch at Union! Yesterday's P-I had a little blurb in it that they would be closing for much to focus on dinner, and the hours shortened a little too. Their new hours are 5-11pm.

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edited for spelling

Damnit! And just when I'm about to start working within a couple blocks from them. :D Will probably save me a fortune however.

In an even stranger move, Osteria La Spiga is no longer serving lunch either. Now open 7 nights a week though.
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