Spring Pop-Up at Artusi-Chef’s Collaborative Menu Available this Weekend

April 17, 2013

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.

Menu:
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

Make a reservation here or call: 206.678.2516. To find out more about Spinasse’s menu, head over to their website.

Fundraising Dinner and Auction for the Kenya Education Fund

March 5, 2013

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!

Menu

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