February 1, 2013
Valentine’s Day Specials Fill the City
SEATTLE – Love is in the air. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, there’s a special offer for all on this hallmark holiday. Seattle’s hospitality community indulges in the thought of the celebration of love, in any form. The following depicts some of the finest dining and lodging options in the Northwest, just in time for cupid’s arrow.
Love at First Bite
James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines is celebrating Valentine’s Day at her newest restaurant, Agrodolce. Open since late December, the Southern Italian trattoria located in Fremont is creating a four-course menu for $65 featuring house milled, handmade Ricotta Ravioli with black truffle butter, Albacore Tuna with Meyer lemon, artichoke and capers, and Chocolate Budino. Recommended wine pairing is an additional $30.
ALDERBROOK RESORT & SPA
Fire up the Romance this Valentine’s Day at Historic Northwest Resort
Available through February, the romance-themed packages range from couples treatments at the property’s full-service spa, overnight accommodations and items from the resort’s “Racy Room Service” menu. Less than two hours west of Seattle, the property is celebrating its centennial year in 2013 and boasts sweeping views of the nearby Olympic Mountains. Valentine’s Day packages start at $259. Call (206) 898-2200 for reservations.
THE BOOKSTORE BAR
Who needs a special someone to celebrate February 14th? The Bookstore Bar celebrates singles with an anti-Valentine’s Day menu. Where else can you sip on a ‘sisters before misters’ or chew on ‘that snake?’
Leave It To The Experts: Vegetarian Valentine’s Day
With over 20 years of vegetarian cuisine, Cafe Flora’s decadent four-course Valentine’s menu provides a perfect escape for a cozy and romantic meal, with a sustainable flair. The local vegetarian and vegan menu also offers gluten free dishes that satisfy, including Sumac Grilled Mango and Spiced Pequin Peppers. $50 per person; wine pairings additional $20 per person or enjoy signature cocktails, bubbly and local beer and cider.
COAST WENATCHEE CENTER HOTEL
Wine Tour Package at Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel’s “Wine Tour Package” starts at $199 and includes overnight accommodations, a $20 Rivertop Bar & Grill voucher and two tickets for your guided wine tour. Wine tours available through Blue Sky Outfitters Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Your Table Awaits: The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass Transforms for Valentine’s
Chef Ivan Szilak of the Collections Café will transform the Glasshouse into a romantic setting for a multiple course dining experience. Set special for the occasion, guests will dine at intimate tables for two uniquely positioned under the dramatic Glasshouse sculpture while a jazz band provides a romantic soundtrack. Additionally, each two-some includes a bottle of wine, valet for one vehicle, admission to the galleries and garden and a commemorative keepsake from The Bookstore.
ETHAN STOWELL RESTAURANTS
Valentine’s Day at Ethan Stowell Restaurants
All five Ethan Stowell restaurants have put together distinctive multi-course menus for the evening. Indulge at Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Anchovies & Olives, How to Cook a Wolf, Rione XIII or Tavolata. Every restaurant will be priced at $75 per person from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Make reservations online or call the restaurant directly.
Staple & Fancy Mercantile- 206.789.1200
Anchovies & Olives - 206.838.8080
How to Cook a Wolf - 206.838.8090
Rione XIII - 206.838.2878
Tavolata - 206.838.8008
THE FAIRMONT OLYMPIC
Do Not Disturb- Romance in Progress
The Fairmont Olympic package includes a deluxe room, two 50-minute in-room massages from Penelope & the Beauty Bar spa as well as a $100 in room dining credit.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND ART RESTAURANT
Ignite the flame this Valentine's Day at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Throughout February the Spa is celebrating love with three packages that can be purchased as a gift certificate or gift card, a perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day card. For last-minute, send your Valentine an e-gift by visiting fourseasons.com. Make great memories in ART Restaurant with two special Valentine’s menus: a three-course Bubbles Menu for $55 per person, from February 9-13; and a Valentine’s Day menu for two, starting at $60, on February 14.
Maria Hines’ Mediterranean Valentine
Discover the place for Mediterranean cuisine celebrating robust flavors and spices served with a sustainable conscience. Valentine’s Day at Golden Beetle brings unrivaled Mediterranean dishes with a four-course menu for $50 and optional wine pairing for $25. Choices include Paprika Smoked Cod, Seared Lamb Belly and Chocolate Truffle Torte. Known for its craft cocktails, diners can expect a special Valentine’s Day spirited cocktail.
Hunger Satisfies On Valentine’s Day
Hunger has put their heart into a special five-course Valentine’s menu filled with rich winter flavors and decadent treats like beef tartare, baked oysters with harissa butter and a decadent chocolate sampler. Guests will receive a sweet treat delivered with their bill and a rose for the special lady, or gent. The menu is available for $150 per couple; wine pairings available for additional $25 per person.
From The Heart of Italy
Il Fornaio is recreating the flavors of one of Italy’s most beloved regions, Umbria. Indulge in the flavorful and earthy menu filled with Umbrian specialties, including black truffles, olive oil, pecorino and handmade pastas. This special menu is available per item or as a three-course tasting menu for $32.99. Umbrian wine pairings are also available. Diners will receive a complimentary heart-shaped bottle of Il Fornaio’s signature extra-virgin olive oil.
Steam things up on Valentine’s Day at Ivar’s Seattle seafood restaurants
Take in the view of one another as well as the waterfront by heading to Ivar’s full-service restaurants in Seattle and Mukilteo for love-themed dining specials. Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House and Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing, will feature a clamtastic menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Seattle on Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 17, including romantic bites, sensual cocktails and half-priced Champagne and sparkling wines.
Indulge In an Aphrodisiac “Sexy Menu”
Chef-owner Sam Crannell is inspiring couples to indulge in their senses with his aphrodisiac-inspired “Sexy Menu.” Guests will encounter such aphrodisiacs as local honey, lobster, avocado, oysters and other sensual ingredients. The three-course menu is $75 per person, optional wine paring for additional $25.
MAYFLOWER PARK HOTEL
Heart and Soul Package
Sweet Seattle! The perfect city to enjoy a romantic escape and take in the city scene. The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is conveniently located next to Westlake Center, the Monorail and Seattle Light Rail so you are steps away from all the excitement of the city. Come back to nestle in your deluxe guestroom or enjoy dinner in Andaluca (reservations suggested). This special package is available the entire month of February and starts at $219 plus tax. Escape with your sweetie for a night of pure luxury!
Deluxe or Suite Accommodations
Bottle of Sparkling Wine or Cider and chocolates upon check-in
Full American Breakfast for Two
Valet Parking ($35 value per day)
Valentine’s Day at Monsoon and Monsoon East
Sibling chefs Eric and Sophie Banh have crafted a unique, delicious menu for the romantic holiday coming up on Thursday, February 14th. The Valentine’s Day menu is full of tantalizing options in the refined style that has come to define the Monsoon Restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to explore Banh’s award-winning wine list and a wine pairing option will be available for those interested at $25 per person. Cost of the four course dinner is $70 per person for reservations between 6:15pm and 8:30pm. Cost is $60 per person for reservations before 6pm and after 8:30pm. Price does not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 206.325.2111 for Monsoon or 425.635.1112 for Monsoon East reserve a table online.
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Valentine’s Day: I (Heart) the Pike Place Market
Express your love with something from the Pike Place Market. Market craftspeople sell unique handmade wares like jewelry or many types of art. Give sweets from Sweeties, Chukar Cherries, or bakeries like The Confectional and Cinnamon Work, where you can buy personalized frosted shortcake cookies in the shape of hearts. Flowers from Pike Place Flowers on First Avenue or tulips from Alm Hill Gardens dazzle the eye and warm any heart. On the day when we celebrate romance, come to one of the city’s most romantic places by delighting in your company and a sumptuous meal at any of the Market’s fine-dining restaurants. Visit directory of the Market restaurants to choose.
Provenance Hotels Tempt with Nontraditional Valentine Getaways
Boudoir and burlesque fantasies come to life with the sassy, sultry Risque Business package at Seattle’s Hotel Max. Priced from $439 per night, plus tax, it includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly, box of locally made OH! Chocolates, private in-room couples’ photo session with one of the city’s top professional boudoir photographers, a keepsake photo disc featuring the pin-up worthy photos, roundtrip town car service to The Triple Door Theater, two tickets for a live performance of The Atomic Bombshells: J ’Adore! A Burlesque Valentine, and late 2pm checkout the next day. The package requires seven days advance booking can be reserved online or calling 866.986.8087.
RENAISSANCE SEATTLE HOTEL
Celebrating 30 Years of Love – and Offers Chance to Win Luxury Valentine’s Day Escape
The renaissance Hotel celebrates 30 years in business in 2013, and this Valentine’s Day, they are inviting couples who have stayed with the hotel to participate in the anniversary celebration by sharing their own romantic love story. The hotel is looking for couples who spent their wedding night or honeymoon at the hotel, and asking them to share their story for a chance to win a complimentary stay. Please submit story, contact information and any photos by February 8, 2013 to:
Nancy Helms, Director of Sales & Marketing
Renaissance Hotel Seattle
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Grand Prize Winners will receive two night stay in Presidential Suite, dinner for two in R-View Restaurant, breakfast for two, parking, cupcakes and late checkout. The Runner Up couple will receive deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two, Valentine’s cocktails, cupcakes and late checkout.
Show your sweetheart your love with a palate-pleasing dinner this valentine’s day at Restaurant Bea
Restaurant Bea is offering a special pre-fixe menu, in addition to their regular menu, on Valentine’s Day. Three courses for $50, per person with a cocktail or wine pairing, for $22. Make reservations by calling 206.812.2901 or book online.
THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL
DOWNTOWN.Stay.Love Package at The Roosevelt Hotel
Visit the Emerald City with your special someone during the month of February and enjoy The Roosevelt Hotel’s “DOWNTOWN.Stay.Love Package” starting at $214. The package includes an overnight accommodation in a Deluxe King Junior Suite ($30 more for a Jacuzzi Suite), $40 gift certificate to Il Fornaio, Daily Grill, or Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, overnight parking and a bottle of champagne and chocolates.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Romance Abounds at the Seattle Art Museum this Valentine’s Day with masters of art, music and food
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with SAM downtown. Enjoy a romantic meal at TASTE, the opening of two new exhibitions; Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London and European Masters: The Treasures of Seattle followed by the romantic sounds of Dmitri Matheny Group.
Organic Indulgence on Valentine’s Day
Seattle’s first certified organic restaurant and the one that earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award presents a special four-course Valentine’s menu. Guests can indulge in the prix-fixe including Spot Prawn Consomme with Szechuan peppers, Ricotta Gnudi and Skagit River Ranch Pork Belly for $85; vegetarian options are plentiful; wine pairings are additional.
Cupid may not be paying attention, but Urbane is
Urbane, a local restaurant with the holistic philosophy that good food depends on good ingredients, will be dishing up swoon-worthy a la carte specials throughout the evening of Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Greg Lopez and the Urbane staff have cultivated close, personal relationships with a variety of farmers and purveyors throughout the Pacific Northwest to bring fresh, quality menu items – from lobster to duck – to the table this holiday.
VOLUNTEER PARK CAFÉ
Volunteer Park Café + Valentine’s Day
The café will have Stain glass Heart Cookies, Linzer Heart Cookies, small bags of heart shaped sugar cookies, Chocolate and Vanilla Sandwich Cookies and small bags of heart shaped Peanut Butter Dogs Treats available February 7 to 14.
Chef Ericka Burke will create a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner. Dinner begins at 7pm and cost is $75 per person with wine pairing for $20 per person. Reservations are required. Please call 206.328.3155 or book online.
WOODLAND PARK ZOO
Divine Valentine’s Day treats for zoo animals
Woodland Park Zoo is celebrating Valentine’s Day early by treating the animals to heart-shaped ice pops, herbal bouquets and heart shaped steaks on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special treats are part of the zookeepers’ ongoing enrichment program to help enrich the lives of the zoo’s animals, promote natural behavior, keep animals mentally stimulated and engage zoo visitors. This valentine’s event is free with zoo admission. Adult tickets are $12.75, children (3-12) $8.75 and toddlers are free. Military, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Parking is $5.25 and zoo winter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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