Vignalta Winemaker Dinner-Tuesday, July 14
This is a rare opportunity to meet and dine with Italian winemaker, Lucio Gomiero of Vignalta, one of our favorite producers from the Veneto region of Colli Euganei. Vignalta was founded in 1980 by Lucio who concluded after years of tasting great Bordeaux wines, that anything Pomerol could do, he could do just as well. Colli Euganei shares the same lines of latitude with Bordeaux, therefore it is not surprising that varietals from this region flourish.
Please join us for a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Stuart Lane paired with the wines of Lucio Gomiero who will be accompanied by Seattle Master Sommelier, Chris Tanghe.
Beef Carpaccio with Maionese and Arugula
Risotto Nero with Braised Octopus
Roasted Quail with Creamy Polenta
Frittelle with Apricots
Tuesday, July 14- 7 pm
Four courses with wine pairings – $100 per person(+ tax and gratuity).
Please call for a reservation (206) 678-2516
Patio at Artusi.
The patio is open, come and enjoy some of Connor’s tequila sherry punch (tequila, sherry, pineapple, lemon, lime and cinnamon). We also have a house cured salmon special tonight with Willowood new potatoes and baby lettuces in hazelnut vinaigrette.
4-Year Celebration for Artusi
Artusi turns 4 this month and we’ve got a number of great options to commemorate. Here’s a preview of what’s ahead:
** 4-course Tasting Menu- June 12-14
$40 pp ++
Chef Stuart Lane has a terrific, 4-course menu planned for a mere $40. It’s a delicious deal. Reservations are encouraged.
Cremini mushroom and avocado salad with salsa apicius
Risotto with manila clams and burrata
Braised pork cheeks with celery root puree and black truffle
Gianduja semifreddo with grappa strawberries
** Cocktail Gift Card(s) Giveaways- June 12-14
During our ARTUSI anniversary weekend celebration, guests who purchase a cocktail will receive a coaster with their drink and nine lucky guests will find a special “golden coaster” to win a gift card for use at ARTUSI or Spinasse (one coaster per person, per visit). Four, $50 gift cards will be handed out on both Friday and Saturday nights (June 12 and 13) and on Sunday night (June 14), someone will win a $200 gift card.
**Eat (Red) Drink (Red)- June 1- 30
This June, (RED) will unite the culinary world to raise awareness and funds in the fight against AIDS for their annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. Under the leadership of famed chef Mario Batali, they unite the most reputable food franchises, brands, Michelin-starred restaurants and food trucks to create (RED)-inspired products and menu items that, when purchased, 86 AIDS. Artusi will be supporting this great effort in the month of June. $1 from every pasta dish purchased will benefit and be donated to Eat Drink Red.
Click for a reservation or call (206) 678-2516
New Year’s Eve Dining at Artusi
This New Year’s Eve, we hope that you’ll consider dining with us at Artusi. We’ve created a beautiful dinner of five courses that will include scallops, house made ravioli, and a caramel semifreddo to finish.
For fans of Italian wines, there will also be a paired wine option for $30 per person.
Reservations are available from 5-11 pm, so you can start or end your night with us, and toast to a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2015.
Artusi | 5-11pm
5-courses- $65 per person + tax & gratuity (a la carte menu not available)
Optional Wine Pairing: $30
New Year’s Eve Menu:
Nantucket bay scallops with shaved buddha’s hand, sunchokes pickled in coriander vinegar
Warm buckwheat crespelle with cured foie gras, crumbled egg, local black truffles and black garlic puree
Lentil ravioli with cotecchino, mostarda di cremona, cotecchino broth
Duck leg braised with parsnips, cinnamon and almonds
Caramel semifreddo with chocolate wafer and candied pineapple
Reservations available here or call (206) 678-2516
Happy Hour at Artusi- Fall 2014
It’s fall and the time to come indoors. With the cooler weather and darker evenings upon us, there are many delicious reasons why it makes sense to make your way to Artusi with Happy Hour chiefly among them. From 5-7 pm and 10pm to closing, everyday of the week, you’ll find our award-winning selection of cocktails offered at $6. New favorites include the Bartender’s Choice of Amaro & Soda or the ever-popular, classic Gin & Tonic.
For the perfect nibbles, try our Roasted hazelnuts with controne chile & muscovado sugar for $3. And as a bigger bite, we love the Chilled calamari salad with lovage, fennel and orange vinaigrette for $5 and the Chilled sweet and sour zucchini with cocoa nibs and parsley for $7.
3-Year Celebration This Weekend
The corner of 14th Avenue and Pine Street will be lively this weekend as Artusi celebrates its third-year anniversary. From Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 fans of Chef Jason Stratton’s casual Italian aperitivo bar will celebrate with an array of revelry options including a 6-course menu that includes favorite dishes from all three years and gift card giveaways.
Artusi’s 6-course dinner will be $65 per person (+ tax and gratuity) with an optional $35 wine pairing. (*Menu subject to change depending on ingredient availability) Reservation available online or at (206) 678-2516
Shaved porcini & egg salad with salsa Apicius (The first dish of Artusi- 2011)
2012 Gavi di Gavi Brut – Broglia, Piedmont
Pappa alla fragole: Tuscan style chilled tomato, strawberry and bread soup
2013 Il Rose’ di Casnova- La Spinetta, Tuscany
Tonnarelli with local crawfish, pistachio and lemon (2013)
2012 Etna Bianco- Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Sicily
Braised duck with figs and hazelnuts (2012)
2009 Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, Piedmont
Quadrello di bufala with wild greens
2012 Moscato d’ Asti, G. Pellisero, Piedmont
Marsala pannacotta with mascarpone, chocolate and espresso
NV Marsala, Curatolo Arini, Sicily
WIN A GIFT CARD
During the anniversary weekend celebration, guests who purchase a cocktail will receive a coaster with their drink and three lucky guests will find a special “golden coaster” to win a gift card for use at Artusi or Spinasse (one coaster per person, per visit). A $100 gift card will be handed out on both Friday and Saturday nights (June 6 and 7) and on Sunday night (June 8), someone will win a $250 gift card.
See you there!
The Barkeepers- A Chat with Adam Fortuna
Want to know what makes Adam Fortuna, our Beverage Director and the main man behind the bar at Artusi and Spinasse, tick? Eater Seattle recently profiled him in The Barkeepers, “ a monthly column dedicated to the men and women who work behind some of Seattle’s hottest bars” . Learn more about Adam’s favorite cocktails, his passion for bartending, and a word or two about karaoke outings with Chef Jason Stratton.
This is a guy who knows as much about wine, as he does a good cocktail. His favorite? “I love a daiquiri, just a standard, classic, hard-shaken, simple drink, done beautifully.”
Read the interview with Adam here.
Adventure Awaits: Artusi’s Tasting Menus
This month, Artusi sous chef Nico Borze and fellow cooks will be at the Dining Counter ready to create a special tasting menu just for you. No need to make a reservation; just pull up a seat, watch the cooking and prepare for a fantastic dining adventure.
Depending on how hungry you are, you’ll find a selection of three menu options: $35, $45 or $55, all of which will deliver delicious dishes from on and off the menu. Need a great cocktail or wine to accompany your dinner? Cocktail and beverage guru, Adam Fortuna, or any of our talented bar masters will be available to make the perfect pairing.
Artusi’s reserved seating does not include the dining counter or bar.
Here are sample menus to whet your appetite. Please note that all items are subject to change based on season or chef’s whim.
Chicory salad with roasted pecans, parmigiano reggiano and meyer lemon vinaigrette
Glazed veal sweetbreads with saffron, pancetta, and nettle pesto
Tonnarelli alla gricia: tonnarelli with guanciale, pecorino stagionata and black pepper
Poached shigoku oyster with blood orange essence, radish and buckwheat cracker
Glazed beets with horseradish cream and coffee crisp
Roasted hazelnuts with controne chile and muscovado sugar
Tagliatelle with braised crimini mushrooms and spicy pickled pearl onions
Braised quail stuffed with speck, foie gras and rye on caramelized cabbage
Poached shigoku oyster with blood orange essence, radish and buckwheat cracker
Soft poached egg with prosciutto cream, broccoli and balsamic
Roasted Veal tortellini in ginger allspice brodo
Roasted lamb chop with green garlic pan jus and grilled spring onions
Opera cake: almond sponge cake, chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream, chocolate glaze and espresso gelato
Spring Forward with Artusi’s Happy Hour
It’s official. Spring is really happening; it’s now staying lighter longer and there’s signs of warmer days to come. At Artusi, we’re equally excited about our spring Happy Hour menu, which is offered daily between 5-7 pm and from 10pm-close. During those hours, the crew behind the bar are pouring a really nice Italian white and red wine by the glass for $7 and $5 off a full bottle, Fernet Branca shots for $5, and $1 off all house cocktails.
If you’re hungry, Artusi sous chef, Nico Borzee, will be cooking up snacks to include: Butter fried potato chips with cilantro, Roasted hazelnuts with Controne chile & muscovado sugar, along with some terrific salumi and cheese options that are a perfect match with a beer.
You can see the new Happy Hour menu here. Cheers!
America’s Top 25 Bartenders
Congratulations go out to Spinasse and Artusi’s wine and spirits guru, Adam Fortuna, who recently received the nod from The Daily Meal as one of America’s 25 Best Bartenders. With over 500,000 bartenders working in the United States, this accolade is quite a testament to Adam’s skills.
Not only does Adam produce some really delicious cocktails at Artusi, he also has a passion for wine and focuses his attention on the Italian varietals featured at both Spinasse and Artusi. Well done, Adam!