June 7, 2016

Strawberry season has arrived at Heartwood Provisions and everyone is in their happy place. Behind the bar, the team is shaking up batches of a brandy and beer cocktail with savory strawberries invented by Bridget Maloney called “Oh Darryl.”  And in the kitchen Chef Varin is dreaming of shortcakes and salads. “There’s something different and special…

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May 31, 2016

Beverage Director Amanda Reed may be the force behind the incredible, unique pairing program at the core of Heartwood Provisions, but it’s the bar team that makes her ideas shine. To get to know the men and women who are shaking things up we sat down for a Q&A with bartenders Elias Shyne, Matt Collette, Bridget Maloney, Joe…

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May 24, 2016

Salmon may be loved all over the world, but no fresh-fish season is so anticipated as Copper River salmon season in the Pacific Northwest. Every year, beginning around May, school upon school of salmon begin turning from the Pacific Ocean toward Alaska’s Copper River. Over a five month span some 2 million king, sockeye, and…

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May 17, 2016

Behind every great chef stands a great kitchen team. While Chef Varin Keokitvon may be Heartwood’s inventive culinary force, no lamb Carpaccio or roasted cauliflower pasta would be possible without his sous chefs. We wanted to get to know the people who have Chef’s back, so we sat them down for a Q&A. Meet Sous…

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May 10, 2016

Beverage Director Amanda Reed explains how she fell in love with brandy and the important role the spirit can play in Heartwood’s menus. Amanda Reed: Brandy is so interesting to me because it merges wine and spirit production. It’s a very layered process. After winning a Hennessy cocktail competition, I was fortunate enough to win a trip…

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May 3, 2016

With Derby Day just around the corner, Beverage Director Amanda Reed has been busy replacing cold-weather cocktails with spring libations. New additions include, Aubry Robinson’s Gold Soundz, which includes, White Port, Lemongrass infused Oleo-Saccharum, Black Pepper, Lemon and Fig Bitters, as well as Courtney Randell’s Le Rêve, a spring inspired martini play with Hayman’s Old…

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