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At Special Occasion Spot Canlis in Seattle, Don’t Forget Dessert

Canlis is often mentioned as the classiest restaurant in Seattle. It’s the place that forces me to find a sport jacket to wear, act on my best behavior, and consider the condition of my car (embarrassing!) ahead of valet service. The restaurant consistently gets all…
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The Seattle Area’s Slew of James Beard Award Nominees, Plus a Top Newbie

This week, the James Beard Foundation whittled down its list of nominees, announcing finalists for culinary distinction. For cookbook awards, locals made the list in three categories. In “Baking and Dessert,” Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance are finalists for The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in…
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Cochon 555 in Seattle: The (Pork-Filled) View from the Judging Tables

Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my report on Cochon 555 in Seattle. An excerpt: This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. Judges sometimes…
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Celebrity Chef Tour Offers Reasons to Be Thankful

Every year or two, the Celebrity Chef Tour rolls through Seattle. The event typically pairs a well-known chef from outside the area with a local one; for example, in 2010, Trellis‘ Brian Scheehser worked with Top Chef contestant Richard Blais. The Celebrity Chef Tour benefits…
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Sexy Feast: 5 Restaurants Ideal for a Sexual Encounter

Week after week, Sexy Feast explores the connections between sex and food. After all, they’re both hedonistic pleasures. Much to my surprise, I just learned that September is Pleasure Your Mate Month. My sex educating colleague Yvonne Fulbright offers some ideas to celebrate the month,…
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Chef’s Tasting Menu Proof That This Is Not Your Father’s Canlis

So many in Seattle are atwitter with Canlis’ menu contest. And rightly so. In hiding 50 menus in 50 days (Sundays off, generally), Canlis is providing 50 lucky Seattleites the chance to dine (with a guest) at 1950s prices. It’s all part of Canlis’ 60th…
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Sexy Feast: Canlis Teaches That Time and Technique Are Key in the Kitchen and the Bedroom

Behold the beauty of “Of Earth & Ocean,” one course from the new Autumn Tasting Menu at Canlis. The colors and forms of the dish are dazzling, so much so that I hesitated to take my first bite. But not for long. As expected, the…
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Canlis serves up a sweet Seattle evening

It was a special someone’s birthday recently, so to mark the occasion, what better place than Canlis? We didn’t do the whole meal there, though we’ve enjoyed that experience immensely in previous visits. As sushi was the birthday request, we first went to our favorite…
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Canlis Cooks Up a Golden Valentine’s Day Celebration

My mailbox is overflowing with restaurants revving up their Valentine’s Day promotions. But one in particular caught my eyes, celebrating the spirit of the day. Canlis would like to honor one “golden couple” whose marriage has survived and thrived for fifty years. Couples can nominate…
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Canlis’ Classy Chef Introduction

Canlis just held a champagne-enhanced press conference, finally ending overnight speculation in announcing the hiring of Jason Franey as their new executive chef. According to brothers Brian and Mark Canlis, there’s “no more qualified chef to be part of what we’re doing here” than 31-year-old…
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