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Private Parties and Catering

We're in the season! It's time to start planning your own private parties, whether catered in your home or enjoyed at your favorite venue. And don't forget to join a fun event in the run-up to the holidays. Here are some great options.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro

Holidays are a time of reflection and enjoyment. Your catering and venue choices should be based on what appeals to you and your guests, what flavors you want to underscore your celebration. Petra brings the universally-loved flavors of the Mediterranean that have been enjoyed at celebrations over the centuries. Standard catering options outlined on their website work beautifully for business and office events. Private events are handled individually to ensure your needs are met. Authentic flavors and spices will enhance your holidays. Book your catered or group event today!

Petra is located at 2501 4th Avenue in the Belltown neighborhood, 206-728-5389. They offer lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner Monday-Friday 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday 4-9 p.m. To discuss and book your catered event, please call Khal at 206-271-6738 or Laura at 206-380-0210, or email catering@petrabistro.com. Find more information at petrabistro.com.

Willows Lodge and Barking Frog Catering

Planning a holiday party for your company or friends and family? Do you love Barking Frog, but your party is too large for the restaurant? You could cut down the party size, but no! Willows Lodge, across the drive, features lovely private event spaces to accommodate your group; all events are catered by Barking Frog! Work with their amazing team to customize the perfect event for your group. If you've already selected a venue, let Barking Frog Catering come to you-talk about chef driven! Our professional chef team and service staff will create an amazing, memorable event for you and your guests.

Willows Lodge and Barking Frog are located at 14580 NE 145th Street in Woodinville. For reservations at Barking Frog, go to www.barkingfrogrestaurant.com or call 425-424-2999. For private parties at Willows Lodge, call 425-424-3900 or email meet@willowslodge.com. For more information or to book off-site catering, email barkingfrogMK@willowslodge.com. www.willowslodge.com

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport

Enjoy a beverage while the chefs of the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington provide a live demo on whipping up some of our Thanksgiving favorites. Get your hands-on experience during the interactive portion of the class by making your own pumpkin pie, ready to take home and bake for your friends and family on Thanksgiving. Class also includes tastings throughout the chef demos and recipe cards to take home!  Join us on Monday, November 25, at 6 p.m. and make your dinner this year the most memorable ever!

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is located at 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N in Renton, 425-203-1234.  Click on thanksgivingessentialscookingclass.eventbrite.com to book your class. $35 plus tax. Thanksgiving brunch buffet 6:30-10:30 a.m. and Thanksgiving dinner buffet with all the fixings noon-8 p.m. Book your reservation through Open Table today!

B&E Meats and Seafood

Start end-of-the-year fun with your own Brat-oberfest celebration with the help of B&E! From Thursdays through Wednesdays, different varieties of their fresh and smoked brats will be featured. Brats are made and smoked in-house, your (easy) job is to grill them up and enjoy. Week 1, 9/26-10/2: Georgetown Bodhizafa Beer Brats, House-made Pepperoni, and Jalapeño Cheddar Pepperoni. Week 2, 10/3-10/9: B&E Bavarian Bratwurst and Smoked Cheddarwurst. Week 3, 10/10-10/16: Pepperoni Pizza Brats and B&E Smoked Polish Kielbasa. Week 4, 10/17-10/10/23: Apple Cider Brats and Smoked Jalapeño Cheddar. Week 5, 10/24-10/10/30: Fresh Garlic Brats and Smoked B&E "Texas Style" Hot Links.

Brat offers available at each of B&E's four locations: Queen Anne, 2401 Queen Anne Ave N, 206-284-3885; Burien, 15003 Ambaum Blvd. SW, 206-243-1900, Newcastle, 13024 Newcastle Way, 425-653-0700, and Des Moines, 22501 Marine View Drive S, 206-878-3700. www.bandemeats.com

A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

As we head into fall and holiday meals, increase your dishes' flavor quotients with infused olive oils and flavored balsamics. Think about savory flavors like rosemary or basil olive oil mixed with Sicilian Lemon white balsamic vinegar or try their new oregano white balsamic vinegar. Butter olive oil gives marinades a rich texture without the saturated fat of butter but all the flavor. Not sure about pairing? Head into the store, talk with the knowledgeable staff, and taste oils and vinegars separately or blend them together. You can even sample them with salad greens from their new Tower Garden.

A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Company is located at 1629 Queen Anne Ave North, #100, on the top of the hill. The store is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 206-420-2989. abitoftaste.com

Crater Lake Spirits

Of course you can drink any spirit any time! But don't you find that as we enter the fall season, you migrate to warmer, more comforting beverages? Crater Lake Spirits has two award-winning spirits you will love for fall. Rock and Rye is a classic 60 proof spirit with rye whiskey, dark cherry, blood orange, and bitters. It's ready to drink, so great for holiday parties, tailgating, or camping. Hazelnut Espresso Vodka's base is their Crater Lake Vodka infused with fresh-brewed espresso, hazelnuts and a touch of pure can brown sugar. Rich, but not too sweet. A wonderful way to end a meal.

On a road trip? Visit one of their two tasting rooms: downtown Bend, Oregon, at 1024 NW Bond Street, Suite 102, daily opening at noon; Tumalo Distillery, just outside of Bend, 19330 Pinehurst Road, opening daily at 11 a.m. In Washington, Crater Lake Spirits can be found at Total Wine & More, Bevmo, Metropolitan Market, Redmond Ridge Liquor, and Northwest Liquor & Wine, not to mention numerous restaurants and bars. www.craterlakespirits.com

Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway

Holidays are all about giving, right? So let Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway start the season off with 50% off event space rental plus a champagne toast or dessert for the party-ers. 50% is quite a deal and look what they have to offer: on-site catering through Jimmy's on Broadway; complimentary wireless internet; complimentary parking for your guests; audio visual equipment and Snap Bar photobooth for rental; tables, linens and chairs provided by the hotel. If your group is from 30-150, Silver Cloud Broadway has you covered for both reception-style parties and full sit-down fun. Reserve your spot soon!

Silver Cloud Hotel Broadway is located at 1100 Broadway on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Discount is subject to minimum food and beverage requirement. For more information or to book your space, please email sales@broadway.silvercloud.com or call 206-325-1400. www.silvercloud.com/seattlebroadway/meetings/

Revolve Food & Wine

An intimate, upscale rustic wine cellar venue; professional yet friendly service; healthy and delicious meal options: what more would you want for your special occasion? The Revolve Event Team would love to host your next private party in this wonderful atmosphere. Their wine cellar is perfect for seated dinners of up to 30 guests, or up to 50 guests for a reception-style event. It's an ideal setting for celebrations of any kind: baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, business meetings, networking events, and holiday parties. Their team will take your ideas and create the event you envision. Book now!

Revolve is located at 10024 Main Street in Bothell. Dinner Monday-Saturday 4-10 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.; happy hour all day Monday, 4-6 p.m. and the last hour of business Tuesday-Sunday. For more information or to book your event, contact events@revolvefoodwine.com. 425-287-6420. revolvefoodwine.com

Forgeron Cellars Classic Crab and Shrimp Boil

We all get excited when we think about tasting Forgeron wines, but the thrill has increased with their Classic Crab and Shrimp Boil, hosted at the Woodinville Wine Country Tasting Room. Forgeron will showcase the 2015 ANVIL French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay alongside their other delectable wine offerings (Blacksmith Blanc, Otherworldly Un-oaked Chardonnay, Blacksmith Rouge GSM, Imaginarium Red Blend, Merlot). Savor smoked salmon crostini, wild mushroom crostini, corn on the cob, rice and butter with the crab and shrimp. Treat yourself in Woodinville with fine wine, delicious seafood and sides to celebrate the harvest season!

Forgeron's Classic Crab and Shrimp Boil will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. at the Forgeron Cellars Woodinville Tasting Room. $65 club members, $80 general public. 14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road in Redmond. Click here for more information.

October 2019


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