June 28, 2016

At Heartwood beer has a special place. Choosing what’s on tap takes almost as much discipline and consideration as choosing what makes the wine list. Beverage Director Amanda Reed explains:   Reed: I approach the beer selection similarly to how I approach the wine, spirits, and cocktail selections. I am seeking a well-rounded selection that…

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June 21, 2016

Let’s all go for broke and throw away our paprika. After all, it’s probably so old that the only thing you taste is the color red. That’s a shame, given how incredibly good good paprika can be, especially if it’s pimenton. What’s the difference? Well, paprika typically comes from Hungary, California, South America, or Spain….

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June 14, 2016

Copper River salmon have arrived, Opening Day has come and gone, and across the Sound recreational fisherman are reading pots and buoys. Some might say these are the signs of summer, but the truth is, they’re heralding the arrival of rosé season in Seattle. For years drinking pink was practically taboo among wine enthusiasts thanks to…

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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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