Adult Slushies and Punch Available at Artusi
Not long ago, Artusi’s outdoor patio and slushy machine officially opened for guests to enjoy drinks and morsels in the warm summer weather. Artusi’s bar manager, Adam Fortuna, has crafted the first adult slushy and punch cocktails of the season. The Pink Hook slushy consists of rye whiskey, Punt e Mes, maraschino, and fresh grapefruit juice and costs $10. It’s icy delicious!
On the punch front is Bambi’s Red-Eye Punch, consisting of Breckenridge bourbon, Smith & Cross Jamaican rum, Rooibos red tea, citrus-sage syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, luxardo maraschino, and fresh sage. This tasty punch recently prevailed over six other bartenders’ cocktails to win the Punch Kings Competition at the Cochon 555 event in Seattle in March and will be a contender in the final round of the national competition in Denver on June 1st and 2nd. Adam will be competing against the winners of the other U.S. cities at the Cochon 555 Punch Kings finals in Denver on June 1st and 2nd. Stop by Artusi and try Adam’s winning punch on the current cocktail menu for $9.
Artusi is open seven days of the of the week starting at 5pm. Reservations can be made online or by calling 206.678.2516.
Artusi Prepares for Outdoor Dining and Adult Slushy Cocktails Beginning May 1
Just in time for the appearance of summer and warm weather, Artusi is excited to announce the beginning of outdoor seating on Pine Street! The opening of the enclosed outdoor seating section will be on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, weather permitting. We will be able to seat up to 20 guests in the outdoor area, where Artusi’s tasty Italian dishes and cocktails can be enjoyed outside. In addition to the new cocktail and spring dining menu that will be revealed that week, Artusi will fire up their slushy machine that became a huge hit following its inaugural launch last year. Offering a daily, blended and crushed iced beverage ideal for enjoying outside, Artusi’s season opener will be the Pink Hook: rye whiskey, Punt e Mes, maraschino, and fresh grapefruit juice available for $10.
Swing by Artusi any day of the week starting at 5pm to enjoy cocktails and tasty treats! Reservations can be made online or by calling 206.678.2516.
Spring Pop-Up at Artusi-Chef’s Collaborative Menu Available this Weekend
What better way to celebrate spring than a yummy meal that satisfies your tastebuds AND benefits the earth! From April 17-26, Earth Dinner, an annual series of events sponsored by Chefs Collaborative and Organic Valley, will be happening in promotion of sustainable and organic foods and restaurants. Over 95 restaurants from across the country will be participating by offering a special selection of menus, tastes and dishes to their guests that will collect donations for Chefs Collaborative. On our parts, Spinasse and Artusi will be highlighting local farms and farmers and contributing proceeds from dishes and special menus with two very special dinner events:
Artusi- Ode to Spring- Italian Wine Dinner
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013
$60 per person (+ tax and gratuity) $ 32 per person wine pairings
Artusi will create a special, weekend menu with paired wines with proceeds benefiting Chef’s Collaborative.
Roasted carrot, frico, & wood sorrel
Spumante – Cantine Ceci NV “Tre de Terre Verdiane”
Nettle passato with hard cooked egg & soft herbs
Vernaccia di San Gimignano – La Rote ’09
Spaghetti with rhubarb marinara & castelvetrano olives
Chianti Colli Senasi – Pacina ’07
Halibut “in umido” with asparagus, spring onions & leeks
Vermentino – Cantina Santa Maria ’11
Wood sorrel gelato, rhubarb & aperol gel & cocoa wafer crumbs
Vin Santo – San Felice ’05
Join Artusi for Tuesday Night Dinners
Chef Jason Stratton is pleased to announce that both Spinasse and Artusi have opened for Tuesday night dinners, giving you the opportunity to dine with with them seven days a week. The inclusion of Tuesday dinners took effect on April 2nd. Adding an extra night of service in the week allows both restaurants to accommodate more guests, more often. More information on both restaurants, including reservation details, can be found below!
With its contemporary design, ARTUSI is located at 1535 14th Avenue in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. With seating for 50, the bar is open from 5 pm to midnight, Sunday -Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. www.artusibar.com (206) 678-2516. Follow them on Twitter @artusibar and on Facebook at Artusi.
Where Are Seattle’s Best Bars?
“Boozestro”? “Liquafe”? “Distillaurant”? If those words sound like a merger of all things beverage & food, you’d be right, according to the April issue of Best Bars Right Now from Seattle Met magazine. Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion identify the establishments in the city that blend artisan bistro and craft liquor bar: “the English language lacks just the right word for places that bill themselves primarily as cocktail bars but have real ambition in their food.” Artusi gets a call out as part of “The Euro Zone- Viva Italia”. ”Artusi is Jason Stratton’s corner aperitif bar next to his Cascina Spinasse. Deeply reflective of the way Italians drink- lots of gin, simple Campari numbers, amari aplenty, a long list of substantive food- Artusi mixes complex and flawless cocktails.”
From “Geek Chic” at Liberty to “A Masters in Rum” at Rumba, pick up a copy on a newsstand near you to identify Seattle’s best bars where “The drinks are great. The food is even better.”
Fundraising Dinner and Auction for the Kenya Education Fund
Join Cascina Spinasse on Tuesday, March 19 for a night of dinner and charity. For $165 per person, enjoy a 5-course dinner with wine pairings, plus a silent auction and cocktail hour, all in support of the Kenya Education Fund. Dedicated to providing disadvantaged Kenyan students with access to education, this fund aims to help improve communities in Kenya and break the cycle of poverty. This fund is near and dear to the heart of Spinasse’s General Manager, Jamie Irene, who has traveled to Kenya twice to volunteer with the program. Kenya Education Fund Executive Director and Founder Bradley Broder will also be present at the dinner. Scroll down to view the details of the dinner, including the menu!
Tuesday March 19th
$165 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
6:30-7:30 pm- Silent auction and cocktail hour (cash bar)
7:30 pm- 5-course dinner with wine pairings
Please call for reservations at 206-251-7673. (A credit card will be requested and charged upon confirmation. A fee of $50 per ticket will be held for cancellations made within 72 hours of the event.)
Don’t forget that starting on Tuesday, April 2nd, both Spinasse and Artusi will be open on Tuesdays for dinner. Now patrons have the chance to dine with us 7 nights a week!
Beets with salsa tonnata
Cipollini stuffed with salt cod, with braised celery and toasted pinenuts
Roasted spring onions with nettle bagnet vert and hard cooked egg
Bagna caoda flan with sunchoke puree
Cavatelli with game ragu
Capunet: swiss chard stuffed with pork and foie gras with verjus sauce
Torrone gelato terrine with honey caramel
Artusi featured in Société Perrier
Did you know Artusi offers vinegar-based cocktails? Our tasty selection of unique yet palatable cocktails was recently featured in Société Perrier, and we hope you stop by to try them soon! When we talk about vinegar for cocktails, we’re not referring to traditional apple cider or red wine vinegars. Rather, we use Northern Italian Acetoria Artisan Vinegars that come in flavors such as fig, tomato, black currant, and mango, to name a few. Using these vinegars, we come up with non-alcoholic concoctions, such as Elroy’s Boy (blackberry vinegar, sugar, lemon, and soda), or drinks with a kick like The Miller’s Crossing (blackberry vinegar, gin, amaro montenegro, cassis and lavender bitters). See our complete list of cocktails here.
Read more about our tasty cocktails in Société Perrier, and check out photos!
Valentine’s Day Menu Unveiled!
Chefs Jason Stratton, Sasha Rosenfeld, and the Artusi team, have composed a terrific Valentine’s Day dinner with a limited, a la carte menu available only at the bar. Bar manager, Adam Fortuna is at the ready to match your meal with the perfect cocktail or a splurge-worthy, Italian bottle of wine.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2013
$65 per person + tax and gratuity
Classic Russian salad wrapped in swiss chard with caviar and caper shoots
Lamb carpaccio with cuore di tonno, pinenut and black olive oil *supplement $13
Turnip soup with cured foie gras and verjus
Lasagna aperta with squid ink, controne beans and Dungeness crab
Poached veal tenderloin with fontina, rye, local white truffles and prosciutto broth
“Tiramisu” in glass
New Year’s Eve Dining at Artusi? Great idea!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Chefs Jason Stratton, Sasha Rosenfeld, and the Artusi team, will create a delicious dinner with multiple course options. A limited, a la carte menu will be available only at the bar. If cocktails are on your celebratory agenda, we’ll have specialty drinks that pay homage to this year and a spirited cocktail to anticipate the next. Without doubt, bubble options will be available.
Menu Semplice: 4 courses for $45 (choice of first and third course)/ $25 wine pairing
Menu Pellegrino: 5 courses for $60 (includes everything but tortellini) /$35 wine pairing
Menu Festival: Everything $70 / wine pairing $45
Oyster with salsa Apicius
Buckwheat grissini with anchovy butter
La Quercia speck
Nantucket scallop crude with capezzano olio Nuevo and Buddha’s hand citron
Shaved hearts of palm with Belgian endive and caviar
Jerusalem artichoke soup with poached spot prawn
Tortellini filled with capon and prosciutto with local truffle butter (Menu Festival only)
Braised quail stuffed with rye bread, chestnuts and foie gras
House made duck cotecchino with lentils for luck
Caramelized squash tartlet with chocolate-pumpkinseed sauce & persimmon pudding with poached mandarin
Click for a reservation or call (206) 678.2516