July 16, 2019

Heartwood Provisions’ seasonally inspired menu is in full bloom! It is bursting with summer delicacies perfectly paired with beverages designed to complete and enhance their flavors. Beverage Director Reed and Chef Cosway share their thought process on their Tomato Nectarine Salad and beverage pairing.  “When questioned what my favorite thing to eat is, salad usually…

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July 8, 2019

“Whisk(e)y has long been one of my favorite spirits to experiment with,” said Reed. “Whether it’s American bourbons or the single malts of Scotland, whisky delivers such distinctive flavors based on how and where it is distilled.” In recent years, there has been a huge surge in popularity for whisky produced in Japan, explained Reed….

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June 17, 2019

As beverage director, one of the best perks of my job is the opportunity to travel to regions around the world to learn more about my favorite libations. There is nothing like meeting the producers, touring the facilities and observing the environment to understand what it’s all about. On a recent trip to Spain, I…

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May 14, 2019

The weather may change, but the need for a great vinaigrette does not. In fact, what is so incredibly cool about vinaigrettes is just how nimble they can be, says Chef. In summer, you might use citrus on raw fish; come winter that could switch to spices instead. There’s always a vinaigrette—or three—in play at…

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March 5, 2019

If you’re a regular at Heartwood Provisions, you might remember smoked sugar from our s’mores back in the day. There, Chef Varin Keokitvon used smoked sugar in the near taffy-like marshmallow puff. Today, Chef Varin is more likely to use his homemade smoked sugar for baking or for pastry presentations. DIY: How to Smoke Sugar…

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February 5, 2019

In recent years, Seattle’s bar scene has evolved and gained the reputation of being one of the most dynamic in the country. According to Beverage Director Amanda Reed, “the key to a great bar is bartenders who create good vibes with high level hospitality. In a craft cocktail bar, creative drinks made with fresh ingredients…

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