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While we all need an entire year of love (why isn't it always that way?), February seems to be the month we think about love. So really, everything that happens this month should be about those you care for. Do something nice for them!

Russell Lowell Winemaker Dinner Series

The chef with a thousand stories is also the chef of a thousand winemaker dinners (nearly), two of which you can't miss in February. Chappellet wines come from Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley, known for producing wines with great intensity. They will pair beautifully with courses of wild mushroom sauté, quail, duck confit roulade, and peppered filet. The mother of all winemaker dinners is Dom Perignon vs. Dom Ruinart. Taste these amazing Champagnes, paired with foie gras, scallops and caviar, Guinea hen, veal with crab and prosciutto, ham and gruyere with quail egg, strawberry crepe and dark chocolate. A royal meal with pairings to match.

Russell's Restaurant & Loft is located at 3305 Monte Villa Parkway in Bothell. Both dinners take place from 6:30-10 p.m. and winemakers will be on hand. The Chappellet Winemaker Dinner takes place on February 7 and costs $150 per person. The Dom vs. Dom Winemaker Dinner takes place February 16 and costs $125 per person. Ticket price includes tax and service; gratuities welcome. Purchase tickets by calling Russell's at 206-264-0400. russellowell.com


Celebrity Cruises: The Best Sea Views in Alaska

A Celebrity Cruise is crafted to be an inspiring space at sea. Immerse yourself in luxury as you experience breathtaking coastal scenery and glaciers. Dining onboard Celebrity Cruises is an experience for all senses. Our stunning main restaurant, included in the price of the cruise, is the centerpiece of the ship and masterpiece in design, cuisine, and service. With specialty restaurants and an array of lounges, there is something to indulge every craving, like traditional Italian cuisine at our Tuscan Grille, where fresh in-house pasta and dry-aged steaks are paired with a discerning wine list that highlights Italian vintages and growing regions.

Exhilarating days of exploring and luxurious accommodations where you can unwind after a thrilling day in the Last Frontier. Exquisite bedding, stylish design, breathtaking views, Destination Concierges on hand with in-depth knowledge of ports of call. Celebrity's Solstice sails from Seattle to Alaska from May-September 2017. Get savings and extra perks during our Sail Beyond Event. Click here , call 1-800-CELEBRITY, or contact your Travel Agent. See us at the Seattle Food & Wine Experience on February 26 and enter for your chance to win a Celebrity Europe cruise for two!


Copperleaf Restaurant

Every Valentine's Day is special, but sometimes you need to do just the right thing for each other. How better to show your appreciation than reconnecting over an incredible meal, savored slowly. Copperleaf's five-course tasting menu, beginning with lobster bisque and white truffle lasagna, is what the heart desires. Decide between delectable scallops, mouthwatering beef tenderloin, or bacon-wrapped Poulet Bleu. As always, save room for dessert. Each course/dish has a perfectly-paired wine to take your Valentine's celebration to a new level. This is your year; celebrate by rekindling the romance.

Seatings for Copperleaf's Valentine's dinner are from 5-10 p.m. on February 14 only. Seating is limited; reservations preferred. On-site parking at Cedarbrook Lodge is included. $95 per person, $40 for wine pairings. Call 206-214-4282 to make your reservations today. www.cedarbrooklodge.com/valentine-s-day.htm


Petra Mediterranean Bistro

Petra is the rose city of Jordan: roses, Valentine's Day, years of tradition. You can see it all coming together, can't you? Share authentic cuisines, flavors, and spices from Jordan and Lebanon, to Greece, to the Northern shores of Africa with those important to you. Relish vegetarian dishes, entrees from prawns to chicken to salmon, to lamb, and beverages from the full bar. Petra's new, larger dining room offers more room with space between tables for intimate dining. For Valentine's Day, the regular dinner menu will be available, and belly dancing will be performed at 7:30. Reserve your table now!

Petra is located at 2501 4th Avenue in Belltown between Wall Street and 4th. Dinner hours are Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:15 p.m., Friday 4:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday 2:30-9:30 p.m. Lunch daily. Closed Sunday. 206-728-5389. petrabistro.com


The Barking Dog Alehouse

Just as love can take different forms, The Barking Dog Alehouse is going to transform for Valentine's Day. Dimmed lights, candles on tables, jazz at dinner. Changing from a neighborhood alehouse to a romantic café. One where loved ones may include small children and even a dog. They need to celebrate, too, right? For that special night, a couple can share a 14-ounce ribeye, two huge tiger prawns, parsnip-potato au gratin, two side salads and dessert. And this is how you know that The Barking Dog Alehouse loves you: $21.95 for that satisfying celebratory dinner. Make your plans now.

The Barking Dog Alehouse is located at 705 NW 70th Street I Ballard. The special Valentine's dinner will be served February 14 only from TIME TO TIME. RESERVATIONS? 206-782-2974. thebarkingdogalehouse.com


Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

Food has always brought people together, to exist, yes, but also to savor and share. Enhancing the flavor of a dish with special ingredients is what turns a meal into an experience. The staff at Queen Anne Olive Oil will help you find just the flavors you need, whether it's a unique olive oil or a flavored balsamic. Combine the two and create an unforgettable taste memory; a meal to be talked about forever. Find truffle oil and salts and other delectables, making every meal a special occasion. New oils from Spain, Portugal and Europe have arrived!

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company is located at 1629 Queen Anne Ave N on top of Queen Anne hill. Open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 206-420-2989. Ask for recipes (blood orange brownies!). www.queenanneoliveoil.com


Neighborhood Grills

Looking for just the right combination of great food and casual atmosphere for Valentine's this year? You'll find it at Neighborhood Grills. Relax in comfortable booths or at the bar, and chat over Manila Clams Casino with bacon, shallots, and lemon, then dig into some great menu choices: Surf & Turf (6-oz chuck steak and prosciutto-wrapped prawns with a tomato Béarnaise sauce); Pan-Seared Scallops with farro and sweet potato, or Seafood Red Wine Risotto with prosciutto-wrapped prawns, clams, salmon, and crab. Finish the evening with a Chocolate Mousse Cake with blood orange port sauce. Live music on February 14!

Neighborhood Grills can be found in Bremerton, Eastlake, Green Lake, Lake Forest Park, and Maple Valley. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-close, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-close. Check website for addresses and directions. Special menu items will be available starting at 5 p.m. daily from February 10-19 at all locations. neighborhoodgrills.com  


B & E Meats and Seafood

Your neighborhood butcher is taking care of your romantic dinner needs this month! When you want the best for the one you love, B & E has great meats and the freshest seafood. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff makes each visit a fun experience and will help ensure you know just the right way to prepare the special meal you're planning (there's even a video on their website on how to cook crab legs). Through February 14th, they are offering two USDA Choice 12-ounce New York steaks and one pound of King crab legs for just $44.99. A meal to remember!

Order by phone or visit any of the B & E four locations: Queen Anne 2401 Queen Anne Ave N on top of the hill, 206-284-3885; Des Moines 22501 Marine View Dr S, 206-878-3700; Burien 15003 Ambaum Blvd SW, 206-243-1900; and Newcastle 13024 Newcastle Way, 425-653-0700. Check website for hours and directions. www.bnemeats.com

February 2017


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