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You pack your holiday season to the gills with must-do things; why not just grab some friends and head out for a wonderful evening or afternoon of great food and talk, or a relaxed event? Now that's a celebration!

Waterways Cruises and Events

We live in the Northwest around all sorts of water. Our celebrations should take that into consideration! Book a memorable Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise: your Waterways yacht takes its place among the decorated boats. You enjoy a buffet of holiday favorites as you cruise Lakes Union and Washington. For the younger set, there are two Santa Lunch Cruises. Kids meet Santa, take pictures, hear stories, and dig into a menu they'll love! Added bonus: Waterways will host a drive for Roots Young Adult Shelter during Santa Cruises. Donate an item and receive a $20 gift card toward your next cruise. Celebrate and share!

Santa Lunch Cruises take place December 7 and 15 and will depart from Waterways' HomePort at 2441 N Northlake Way in Seattle. Click here for prices and times. Seattle DINING! readers will receive 15% off their cruise. Use promo code: SantaSD when booking. Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruises take place multiple dates and times during December. Parade of Lights cruises depart out of either Seattle's HomePort, Shilshole Marina, or the Kirkland City Dock, depending on date. Click here for prices and times. Seattle DINING! readers will receive 15% off their cruise. Use promo code: ParadeSD when booking. 206-223-2060. www.waterwayscruises.com


Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport

Join the fun of a Christmas Essentials Cooking Class and fine tune those holiday dinner skills! In-house chefs will give you all their tips on making holiday traditions shine. And their pie-making class will have everyone demanding weekly pies! Kids will love Santa Sundays when they visit Santa from noon-2 p.m. in the main lobby and get a photo taken with their favorite guy. Not to be outdone, Water's Table will offer a special treat to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas (December 13-24), along with Christmas Eve dinner featuring chefs' favorite holiday entrees, and Christmas breakfast buffet and brunch.

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is located at 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N in Renton, 425-203-1234. Christmas Essentials Class is December 16 at 6 p.m. Click on Christmasatthelake.eventbrite.com to book your spot. Pie-making class is on December 9 at 6 p.m. Click on piemaking.eventbrite.com to book your space. Both classes are held in the Renton Club Kitchen and each costs $35 plus tax. Christmas Eve dinner is a pre-fixe meal from 5-9 p.m. Christmas breakfast buffet will be offered 6:30-9:30 a.m. and brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you missed Christmas Eve Dinner, you get a second chance on Christmas night, 4-7 p.m. Book your reservation through Open Table today!


Olympic Peninsula Wineries' Harvest Wine & Cider Tour

A collaboration of nine award-winning wineries and cideries, the group invites you to sip and savor the flavors of fall, enjoy seasonal activities and marvel at nature's vibrant palette during the Harvest Wine and Cider Tour. Locally-crafted wines and flavorful ciders will be expertly paired with harvest-inspired appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Get your passport stamped at all nine venues for entry into a drawing for a seasonal gift basket. Wind your way along the wine trail on a self-guided tour through Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Nordland and Chimacum. The Harvest Wine and Cider Tour should be your annual fall getaway!

The Tour takes place November 9-10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance online tickets are $40, or $45 at the door. Price includes wine and cider tasting, food pairings at all nine locations, and a commemorative wine glass. www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org


Petra Mediterranean Bistro

When you think about it, celebrating the Christmas holidays at Petra just makes sense. Didn't all this start in the Middle East? You should get the taste of foods used in celebrations for centuries and dwell in the atmosphere of those times, modernized at Petra. Sit with family and those you consider family around the table and share a meal, old-style, talking, recalling, planning. Delight in the time spent together; don't race off to your next event. Savor each bite of Mediterranean edibles, from their mezze tray to Jordan's ouzi to lamb kabobs and chicken shawarma. Authenticate your holiday!

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. Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. petrabistro.com


Revolve Food ꓽ Wine

The point of getting everyone together for a holiday celebration is to make everyone happy, right? Tough to do when you have friends/family members/co-workers with diet restrictions. And that is why your celebrations should take place at Revolve! It's delicious food that is also gluten-free, grain-free, non-GMO, organic, and local whenever possible. No one has to compromise; everyone will find menu items they can add to their favorites list. Holidays, good people, exceptional food, great wine, full bar, lovely atmosphere. You're there!

Revolve is located at 10024 Main Street in Bothell. They offer weekend brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner Monday-Saturday 4-10 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m. Happy hour takes place Monday all evening, Tuesday-Sunday 4-6 p.m. and 8 p.m.-close. 425-287-6420. Revolvefoodwine.com


B & E Meats and Seafood


Celebrating 61 years of bringing families together for Thanksgiving traditions, B&E Meats and Seafood has just what you need. Who knew how many turkey options they offer: Premium Specialty free-range fresh turkeys or fully-cooked smoked whole turkeys and boneless turkey breasts. Their honey-cured hams, are alder- and apple-wood smoked, as is the smoked candied salmon. Choice and Prime grade rib roasts are always a family favorite, along with crown pork rib roasts. Let them help you make this the best Thanksgiving ever. Order today!

B&E Meats and Seafood has four locations: Queen Anne, Des Moines, Burien, and Newcastle. No matter what you pre-order for pick-up, items will be set aside for you until Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, giving you maximum fridge space before the big day. https://www.bandemeats.com/location


Kingfish at West Sound

Scenic byways, sparkling waters, hiking trails, quaint shops. You're already feeling the pull of Kingfish at West Sound on Orcas Island. The building was constructed in 1902 with old growth cedar fir beams and thick cedar siding. Four suites, all with stunning views of West Sound, offer gracious, unpretentious comfort. And the restaurant? Now helmed by Chef Raymond Southern. He and wife/partner Holly are the new Kingfish operators. Raymond's genius in the kitchen, the abundance of Orcas Island, and their partnership with OrcaSong Farm will ensure you have a meal to remember. Book your visit now!

Kingfish at West Sound is located at 4362 Crow Valley Road in Eastsound on Orcas Island. Suites are designed for single or double occupancy, no children under 10, no pets. Make a room reservation online or call. The restaurant is open Wednesday-Saturday, 5-9 p.m. www.kingfishinn.com/restaurant 360-376-4440. www.kingfishinn.com


A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Co.

Certain holiday dinners stand out as truly special. Each year, you want that extra spin to take your dinner to the next level. Infused olive oils and flavored vinegars are a sure fire way to go. Think traditional with Cranberry Pear or Cinnamon Pear balsamics for holiday meals. Boost a salad dressing or marinade with White Oregano, Alfoos Mango, Key Lime Pie, Pineapple balsamics, and oils like Wild Dill or Madagascar Black Pepper. Perfect hostess and holiday gifts include oil and vinegar gift sets, Mustard Co. mustards, Salt Blade Salami (made in Fremont!). Visit today to get your creative juices flowing!

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

November 2019


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