Archive for October, 2011
The Dishcrawl experience is coming to Seattle’s Capitol Hill and touring down Broadway! On November 22nd starting at 7:00pm, food lovers will have a chance of going on a tasting tour of 4 Seattle restaurants, meet the chefs & owners and get to know other neighborhood food lovers! Tickets are on sale now, so make sure you buy yours today!
October 31st, 2011
From wines to beers as well as spirits, barrel-ageing is a wonderful process that adds subtle hints of flavor to an already wonderful complex notes. But barrel-ageing a cocktail? It can be done! Trend setting mixologists and bartenders, such as Portland’s Jeffery Morgenthaler, have been experimenting with aged cocktails with some faboo results!
On this week’s video of Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen™, I make a JBT Blue! This is a spirit-forward cocktail recipe that combines bourbon, silver tequila, triple sec, red vermouth and Campari. Poured into a barrel, this cocktail is aged for about three weeks. Once aged to my liking, I pour enough for one cocktail, stir with ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry!
***Curious about barrel-aging your own cocktails? Check out Woodinville Whiskey Company for their stock on small or large barrels!
October 26th, 2011
Tasty read in Seattleite Magazine about the upcoming Taste of Tulalip from November 11th – 12th! It’s going to be a fantastic time filled with delicious, premium wine tastings and d’lish foods. I’ll be hosting a private Magnum Party in the mpluse lounge. Make sure you buy your tickets soon!
To read more of the Seattleite article, click here.
October 24th, 2011
Congratulations to Vancouver, Washington’s Rebecca Spence for winning the grand prize of the 2nd Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Competition! In the spirit of contest’s focus on fresh, local ingredients, her Crispy Orange Chicken with Fennel, Avocado and Orange Salad beat out nearly 2000 recipes to help her win the grand prize of $10,000 and a year’s worth of Foster Farms fresh chicken!
Check out the Washington, Oregon and California Regional Finalists’ recipes in the Foster Farms’ Contest Recipe Box for some tasty ideas and keep your out for next year’s Cooking Competition.
October 24th, 2011
For the first time ever, the Emerald City will be hosting Seattle Cocktail Week 2011 from October 27th – 30th! Seattle’s finest bartenders and mixologists will be shaking a bevy of tasty cocktails during the entire event for all levels of cocktail enthusiasts! To commemorate the first annual event, there will be neighborhood pub crawls, a huge closing bash and other tasty tidbits.
I’ll be amongst a panel of judges for the Bartenders on Fire challenge on October 31st at Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge! (No bartenders will actually be on fire!) This cocktail team event will pair some of Seattle’s top barmen including Liberty Bar’s Keith Waldbauer, Vessel’s Jim Romdall and Sambar’s Jay Kuehner against other Washington barmen using Novo Fogo Cachaca and several secret ingredients. Make sure to RSVP to try out their libations!
October 22nd, 2011
Seattle is nothing short of a foodie haven – there are so many d’lish places to eat that you could spend all your time visiting restaurants and still not get to them all! Of course, we all have our go-to faves, and here are some of mine that were featured in the Wall Street Journal recently.
First, let’s start with Fremont’s Revel. Their urban Korean-inspired menu is uber-creative and delicious to boot. My must-have dish when I visit is their crispy Shrimp Edamame Pancake (sometimes it gets switched up seasonally – but any variety is always faboo) – I like to smear it with their bean paste hot sauce! Other faves are whatever’s on their “meat platter” of the day.
For speakeasy sipping, head to Needle & Thread (just upstairs at Tavern Law) where the bartender will craft you a custom cocktail – just name your spirit and how you like it.
Where do the locals go for fish and chips? Check out Little Chinook’s at the fisherman’s terminal – savor the flavors (and the scenery) as you wander the docks with your food in hand.
From Local 360 in Belltown, I crave the naughty but oh-so-nice molten PB&J Bon Bons served with a shot of farm-fresh milk. The perfect end to a local, sustainable and seriously delicious meal!
For a neighborhood vibe and crazy-good cocktails, stop by Capitol Hill’s Liberty Bar, featuring hand-crafted cocktails, an amazing selection of Japanese whiskies and more Washington micro-distilled spirits than you can shake a muddler at.
But for a cool downtown destination, celebrity chef Michael Mina blends French cuisine with Northwest ingredients and a dash of California flair at RN74 – stop by for a cocktail, a glass of wine or a full-on fab dinner.
If you still find yourself wondering “Where should I eat?”, Seattle’s food maven Keren Brown, the Frantic Foodie, is making it a whole lot easier to decide with her new book, Food Lover’s Guide to Seattle.
Well, those are just a few of my favorite places in this delicious city – now I want to hear some of yours! Cheers! – Kathy
October 20th, 2011
Some writers have the uncanny ability to imbue their written words with their own voice. My good friend Greg Atkinson is one such writer. His words, penned or spoken, are thoughtful – measured and weighed as carefully as if he were crafting a recipe. And as the very best writers do, Greg’s words evoke powerful sense memories. His newest book, At the Kitchen Table: The Craft of Cooking at Home, is full of deeply personal stories that invite the reader to relate and connect with him. His essay on borscht calls to mind immediately my grandmother’s kitchen; I can smell the earthy beets and the simmering broth as if I were at her kitchen table awaiting a piping bowl.
Continue reading on Amazon’s Al Dente Blog.
October 18th, 2011
Seattle Art Museum Supporters invite you for an Intimate Evening with Mario Batali on Friday, November 4th from 7:00 – 11:30PM at the Seattle Art Museum! This fundraiser invites attendees to a very special dinner hosted by Mario Batali, sharing some of his personal recipes to be paired with fantastic Italian wines hand selected by Wine World founder and sommelier David LeClaire.
I’ll be sharing a d’lish signature cocktail for the beginning of the event, while guests nibble at various bite stations serving some of Mario’s hors d’oeuvres. Later in the evening, join Mario and The Chef in the Hat™ Thierry Rautureau for a lively discussion moderated by KOMO 4 News‘ Steve Pool.
Proceeds of the event will support the Seattle Art Museum. Make sure you buy your tickets in advance as this will be one faboo night!
October 18th, 2011