Archive for March, 2010

Kinley’s Restaurant will be featuring a Hedges Wine Maker’s Dinner on Wednesday, March 24. They will be pouring some of the best wines Hedges Vineyard has to offer. You can view the terrific five-course menu and wine pairings below. Seating is limited, so please contact the restaurant to make your reservation.

Hedges Wine Dinner
6pm Wednesday, March 24, 2010   (more…)


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Don’t miss the monthly “VinTimate by Trellis” events at downtown Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel. Savor Chef Brian Scheehser’s fresh, flavorful appetizers expertly paired with DeLille Cellars handcrafted wines.

Learn about the “complete wines,” as told by Chris Upchurch, Executive Winemaker/Vineyard Manager, Owner/Partner of DeLille Cellars. Join a limited number of special guests and enjoy local art and live music in the hotel’s lovely lobby living room.   (more…)

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You can find fresh, innovative cuisine in Alaska, and this year we are definitely on the map.

Anchorage has a 2010 James Beard Foundation semi-finalist nominee for Best Chef Northwest. Congratulations to Chef Guy Conley of Ginger Restaurant!

Chef Guy Conley, Ginger Restaurant

Please visit Ginger for fantastic food and ambience.  Ginger Restaurant

For a PDF with the full list of the 2010 James Beard Foundation nominees, please click here.

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For those among us who are die-hard foodies, here’s the Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s great idea: Dining out for Fun and Prizes. This winter, sixteen downtown restaurants have partnered to bring rewards to downtown diners.

The new Downtown Dining Challenge is a game where participants can dine any day of the week at any ten of the sixteen participating restaurants and receive a stamp for their entrée purchase.   (more…)

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Heading to Seattle soon? If not, the “Dine Around Seattle” promotion may be delicious enough to have you booking a ticket the Emerald City during March.

Between March 1 and March 31 you can enjoy a 3 course dinner for $30, or a 3 course lunch for just$15, at participating restaurants. There are some of my favorites on the list this year, including  the Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel, Andaluca, the Dahlia Lounge, and (more…)

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The Anchorage Museum of History & Art is a great place to visit — and you can dine on wonderful cuisine at The Muse Restaurant.

The Muse is the hot hangout for foodies and the after-work set. Muse has longtime lunch favorites, such as a smoked salmon BLT, Van’s Caesar salad, paninis, and the seasonal halibut burger. On Saturdays and Sundays, sample brunch items,  (more…)

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This is a lovely recipe from Food & Wine magazine, one that is simply perfect for smoked Alaska salmon. Thomas Keller is a genius who can take simple, fresh ingredients and craft them into a special delight. If you’re not as agile in the kitchen – no worries. You have the option of preparing the dish the “Chef Way” or the “Easy Way.”

Chef Way:  Thomas Keller’s salmon cornets (tuiles shaped into tiny cones and topped with crème fraîche and fresh salmon) are a famous kickoff to his luxe and whimsical meals at the French Laundry (more…)

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