It's time for "Dine Around Seattle" where you can support local restaurants with gourmet prix-fixe menus. $30 for three course dinner and $15 for three course lunches, how could you possibly go wrong? Over 35 restaurants are participating from Sun 3/2- Thur 3/27 (excluding dinner Fri/Sat and lunch Sat/Sun. You don't have to travel far, in Kirkland the following are participating: BeachHouse Bar & Grill, Le Grand Bistro Americain, Ristorante Paradiso, Volterra.
Other eating temptations you should know about:
The Cascade Dinner Series at The Heathman. Kirkland and Portland are pairing up for " A Taste of Two Cities" on Fri 3/21 at 6:30pm. For $109 you get a five course meal, reception and wine. Chefs Brian Scheehser of Trellis and Michael Stanton of The Heathman Restaurant Bar have joined culinary forces to bring you some amazing dishes. Call 425-284-5858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Anthony's Oyster Festival in March! This month features fresh oysters from cold clean Pacific waters that may be on the half shell, seared well, baked, fried, or of course, wine-paired. Oyster wines, oyster tacos, oyster salsas, oyster burgers--oyster lovers, look no further. There's lunch ($8.95-15.95) or dinner ($17.95-28.95) or happy hour ($6 oyster specials) which all offer delicious choices. Or if you think you are a pro 'slurper' you should show up during the Friday Night Oyster Slurp at 6pm where you can win prizes for some hands-free oyster slurping. This is sort of tempting to go watch just so I can put photos up on the blog for everyone to see. ;-)
Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen is opening soon in downtown Kirkland (old Thin Pan location on Lake St.). I was a bit confused by the 'soul' food reference with Thai food until I read this on their Facebook page, "The reasoning behind 'Thai Soul Kitchen' in our name is simply said because we know every type of culture has their own soul food. So for Thai people their comfort foods would be Isarn food. It's food that satisfies every palate and fuels the soul." It looks like it's shaping up nicely in there. LMK if you beat me to it for trying out a meal there.