Thursday, October 10, 2013

Northwest Culinary Influencer launches Chinoise Café on Seattle’s Eastside


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
425-241-9023
 
ESTABLISHMENT CONTACT:
Chef Thoa Nguyen- Restaurateur
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Chinoise-Sushi Bar & Asian Grill  
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Queen Anne
• 12 Boston Street • Seattle, WA 98109 •
Issaquah Highlands
 • 936 Park Drive • Issaquah, WA 98029 •
 
 

Northwest Culinary Influencer launches Chinoise Café on Seattle’s Eastside 

Chef Thoa Nguyen opens first restaurant east of Seattle in Issaquah Highlands

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Issaquah Highlands, WA October 11, 2013
 
         By mid-November, Eastside residents and visitors to The Grand Ridge Plaza - Issaquah Highlands will have a noteworthy contemporary dining option for affordable, healthy, authentic Pan Asian food and specialty cocktails, when Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill Issaquah Highlands opens.    

Chef Thoa Nguyen, a pioneer in West Coast Pan Asian cuisine, opened her first area restaurant Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in 1996, going on to open and operate additional restaurants since then. (The Islander,

Thoa’ s, multiple Chinoise locations and Wabi-Sabi Sushi Bar & Restaurant.) This new Chinoise location joins the ever popular Chinoise Café –Queen Anne and the four year old Wabi-Sabi Sushi Bar & Restaurant located in the Columbia City Neighborhood south of downtown Seattle. 

“At Grand Ridge Plaza we join 17 newly opened retail stores and restaurants (with more to come), that didn’t exist last year at this time. The Issaquah Highlands Urban Village is a pedestrian and bike friendly place that is family friendly and invites interaction. Our Chinoise location here, is next to the Regal Stadium 12 RPX® & IMAX® Theater, explains Chef Thoa, we are very much looking forward to serving the diverse residents of this exploding community.”

About Chinoise Restaurants:

Founded in Seattle by chef, restaurateur Thoa Nguyen, Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grills are contemporary Pan Asian restaurants defined by their fresh, beautiful food from sushi to pho, from wok dishes to summer salad rolls. Approachable, affordable, fun, friendly and authentic, since 1996.                                                                   

ADDRESS:
Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill - Issaquah Highlands
• 936 Park Drive • Issaquah, WA 98029 • 425-394-4177
Owner- Chef Thoa Nguyen
Light, contemporary décor 81 seats, sushi bar, full bar with Asian inspired specialty drinks.
Seasonal patio facing Grand Ridge Plaza.
HOURS:              
Lunch Monday – Friday 11:30-2:30, Sat & Sun 12-3
Dinner  Monday – Thursday & Sunday
4-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 4-11
Happy Hour:
4:30 to 6PM Daily
 

Parking: There are ample surface parking lots and street all around the Issaquah Highlands restaurant.             

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Craft-cocktail impresario Evan Martin shakes up downtown Bellevue at Bar Code


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
425-241-9023
 
ESTABLISHMENT CONTACT:
Evan Martin-General Manager
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Barcode-A Craft Cocktail Lounge
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1020 108th Street NE SUITE 100
Bellevue, WA  98004
PHONE: 435-455-4278
Website: barcodebellevue.com
 
 


Photos: Katherine W. Kehrli


Craft-cocktail impresario Evan Martin shakes up downtown Bellevue at Bar Code
“Top 100 Mixologist Internationally” according to Grand Marnier
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Bellevue, WA September 25, 2013
 By mid-October, Bellevue area residents and visitors will have another option for scratch-made cocktails and affordable snacks in a snug, welcoming setting in downtown. Soon to open Bar Code, is coming to the Ashton District, at street level in the Ten20 Tower Luxury Apartment building. Evan Martin, who is well known in the local and national hospitality community as a leader in the craft cocktail movement, most recently worked at Needle and Thread/Tavern Law in Seattle and Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee Bellevue, will be managing Bar Code. Evan has received accolades too numerous to mention, since he started bartending in 2009. One career high point is his original cocktail creation “Death in the South Pacific” that was named official drink of the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail Event in New Orleans, LA, which is the Tour de France of the cocktail world.
         Evan has put together a contemporary cocktail list utilizing his knowledge of classic drinks and from scratch ingredients. Evan’s creations are balanced, thoughtfully-made beverages using the finest spirits, freshly pressed juices, house-made bitters and served in beautiful glassware and handsomely garnished. Bar Code will also feature local wines, tap beer and a food menu of flat breads, sandwiches, Panini, bar appetizers and salads. Northwest distilleries and wineries are high-lighted, every month Evan will feature a signature cocktail using a rotating local spirit and a flight of wines from a nearby winery.     
        Bar Code aims to be a friendly neighborhood establishment, where guests drop in a couple of times a week to try a new cocktail preparation, or order a favorite beverage and a medley of moderately priced dishes as a light meal.      
 Bar Code-A Craft Cocktail Lounge                           HOURS:                                                         
1020 108th Street NE Suite 100
Bellevue, WA  98004
Phone: 435-455-4278
Tuesday to Saturday         4 to close
Saturday & Sunday   Brunch coming soon
Happy Hour-Special All Night Drink & Food Menu
Live Music on Weekends    starting later this fall
Available for Private Events and buyouts
Closed Monday

Parking:  Street Parking and underground accessed from NE 11th Avenue on the north end of Ten20 Building   

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Friday, August 23, 2013

2012 National Auto Dealers Sales Information

2012 National Auto Dealers Association 
Doing some advertising segment allocation for a client opening a couple of dealerships overseas...this is a comprehensive report for the US market in 2012. Very interesting stuff.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18 Guest Chef Night Menu-Join us!

Les Dames d'Escoffier

July 18, 2013
Chef Bridget Charters (Art Institute of Seattle and Les Dames member)


Les Dames d'Escoffier, Seattle is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on raising funds that benefit scholarships for women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industry, community-outreach programs and sustainable agriculture projects in Washington State. To learn more, visit www.lesdamesseattle.com.


First Course
L’antipasto Delle Dames: Assorted Italian Appetizer Specialties with Salumi Cured Meats and Divina Olives and Antipasti; Orecchiette Trevisane: Grilled Treviso Radicchio in a Light Summery Sauce
Entrée
Pesce alla Puttanesca: Local Fish with Divina Olives, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic and Herbs;
Insalata di Erbe e Fiori: Local Northwest Greens with an Assortment of Foraged, Summer Herbs and Flowers
VegetarianRoasted Eggplant alla Puttanesca with Divina Olives, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic and Herbs; Insalata di Erbe e Fiori: Local Northwest Greens with an Assortment of Foraged, Summer Herbs and Flowers
Dessert
Dolce Estate: Summer Gelato Flavors in a Cake, Served with a Fresh Fruit Coulis

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kana Winery announces new Winemaker and Yakima Tasting Room expansion

Photo: Katherine W. Kehrli
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
425-241-9023
deba@yourrecipeforsuccess.com
yourrecipeforsuccess.com





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Yakima May 1, 2013




Kana Winery said this week, that enologist Tony Lombardo has been hired to make wines for Kana at their Yakima winery. Before joining Kana in 2012, Tony worked in Walla Walla with vintner Serge LaVille at Spring Valley Vineyard and served as interim winemaker at Walla Walla’s, Ash Hollow Estate Vineyards & Winery. Tony also interned at Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla while studying enology. “Kana Winery has developed a loyal following because our wines are made with some of the best fruit Washington State has to offer, the wines are also food friendly and moderately priced, said winery owner, Dr. Palmer Wright. With Tony’s winemaking ability and direction Kana Winery will strive to continue a tradition of small production, award winning wines.”
Dr. Wright is investing further in the future of Kana Winery by expanding retail presence in downtown Yakima. The Kana tasting room, located in the 82 year old art-deco Larson Building in downtown, was one of the first valley wineries to call town-center home. This coincided with the beginning of the currently on-going revitalization of downtown Yakima. Today, the Upper Yakima Valley is home to over 10+ wineries and a popular wine touring destination in its own right. By summer 2013, Kana will have added to their current retail foot print: expanding the tasting bar, adding additional bistro seating, event space and an a la carte food menu.

About Kana Winery: Crafting award winning, Rhone varietal wines in Yakima, WA since 2004.  1600 cases made yearly.  
400 cases of Katie Mae, a popular, off-dry Riesling also produced.
Tasting Room & Hospitality Center Historic Larson Building 10 S.2nd Street Yakima, WA 98901
Visit our Tasting Room & Hospitality Center in downtown Yakima. Taste current releases, find your favorite and purchase a glass or a bottle to enjoy with friends in our bistro seating area. A $5 tasting fee is refunded when tasters buy one bottle per visitor.
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri- 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00-6:30 pm
Sun 12:00-5:00 pm
Happy Hour 5:00-6:30 pm Monday-Saturday
Live Music Fridays @ Kana 5:30-8pm
Yakima First Fridays, 6-10 pm monthly live music at downtown wineries & restaurants

Friday, April 5, 2013

100 PERFECT PAIRINGS AUTHOR & FORGERON CELLARS : June 8th @ 1 or 3 pm A FUN AFTERNOON OF FOOD AND WINE



Event Location:

Forgeron Cellars
14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road
Redmond, WA 98052
(ample on-site parking)


Tickets/Reservations:

Call: 509-522-9463 or

jillhough.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
425-241-9023
deba@yourrecipeforsuccess.com

Included in the ticket price:

$23 without book
$35 with book
·       100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates Cookbook (A food and wine pairing resource organized by grape type: even those with many cookbooks will find these recipes fresh and new)
A $16.95 Value

·       Artisan Cheese Pairings

·       3 Forgeron Wines being Paired
2011 Forgeron Chardonnay
2010 Forgeron Merlot
2010 Forgeron Zinfandel

   -   $10 Anvil Bucks towards  purchase  

FORGERON CELLARS & 100 PERFECT PAIRINGS AUTHOR: June 8th @ 1 or 3 pm
A FUN AFTERNOON OF FOOD AND WINE
The age-old mystery of food and wine pairing revealed: featuring Forgeron Chardonnay, Merlot & Zinfandel  
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Woodinville, WA April,10, 2013
Join Napa Valley media personality and nationally known cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough as she brings her 100 Perfect Pairings cookbook series to the Forgeron Cellars Tasting Room in the Woodinville Wine Country.
In a fun, informal dialog, Chef Hough teaches basic food and wine pairing principles, leading guests through an interactive tasting showing how different foods and flavors affect how we perceive how wine tastes. Artisan cheese will be paired with three Forgeron current releases, selected by Forgeron Cellars co-owner and winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla. Marie-Eve will be on hand to talk about her delightful food friendly wines.  
No matter how much you already know — or don’t — about pairing food and wine, this event is sure to be chock full of fresh and immediately-useful information. Use these straight forward, common sense concepts, also outlined in your take home cookbook (100 Perfect Pairings-Small Plates (Wiley), for the rest of your wine drinking days. Let’s drink to that!
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100 PERFECT PAIRINGS AUTHOR & Cast Iron Studios: June 9th @ noon A FUN AFTERNOON of FOOD AND WINE Pairing



Restaurant Contact:
David Yusen
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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HEAVY RESTAURANT GROUP
Barrio | Purple | Lot No. 3 | Cast Iron Studios
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Cast Iron Studios (Private Events)
10650 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, WA  98004
206-838-3853
BUY TICKETS:
castiron-studios.com
Included in the ticket price:
(click links below to buy via pal pay)

$55 with book        
·        100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates Cookbook Valued @ $16.95
(A food and wine pairing resource organized by grape type: even those with many cookbooks will find these recipes fresh and new)
  • 3 appetizers from 100 Perfect Pairings
  • 3 x 3 oz. Wine pours**
**Additional wine available no host
Includes Gratuity & Tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
425-241-9023
deba@yourrecipeforsuccess.com

jillhough.com
  

Cast Iron Studios: 100 PERFECT PAIRINGS AUTHOR: June 9th @ noon
A FUN AFTERNOON of FOOD AND WINE
 The age-old mystery of food and wine pairing revealed: featuring Kana Winery, Forgeron Cellars & Chinook Wines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Bellevue, WA April, 10, 2013
              Join Napa Valley media personality and nationally known cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough as she brings her 100 Perfect Pairings cookbook series to event venue Cast Iron Studios downtown Bellevue. In a fun, informal dialog Chef Hough teaches basic food and wine pairing principles, leading guests through an interactive tasting showing how different foods and flavors affect how wine tastes.  Three fun, stress-free recipes selected from 100 Perfect Pairings-Small Plates (Wiley) will be prepared by the Cast Iron Studios kitchen and perfectly paired with current releases from these featured local wineries: Forgeron Cellars represented by Co-Owner & Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla (Walla Walla), Kana Winery represented by Managing Partner Katherine Goodson (Yakima) and  Chinook Wines represented by Co-Founder and Winemaker Kay Simon (Prosser). No matter how much you already know—or don’t —about food and wine pairing, this event is sure to be chock full of fresh and immediately-useful information. Use these straight forward, common sense concepts, also outlined in your take home cookbook, (100 Perfect Pairings-Small Plates (Wiley), for the rest of your wine drinking days. Let’s Drink to that!

2010 Forgeron Chardonnay
2008 Kana Scarlet Fire, Reserve Red
2011 Chinook Wines Rosé 







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