September 11, 2018

With the bounty of summer slowly fading in the Pacific Northwest, Heartwood Provisions bartender Michael Cadden is preserving up a storm. With cherries on our heels, and peaches and nectarines just coming to an end, he hustles to turn stone fruit to syrups and jams that mix nicely into cocktails and mocktails and shrubs. “Preserving…

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August 15, 2018

Never mind sipping in the rain, in Seattle bourbon goes year-round. Versatile and complex, the distinctly American spirit flexes easily to adapt to its pairings. While in winter you can serve bourbon neat and sip on it for sustenance, come spring all it takes is a bit of mint and simple syrup and crushed ice…

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July 11, 2018

First comes the smoked caramel panna cotta with its butter apples and hazelnut crumbs. Then there’s the posset, a pastel passionfruit filling a glass modern glass, followed by a ruby dark briquette of chocolate, artfully positioned alongside a scoop of toasted ice cream. If the desserts streaming from the Heartwood Provisions kitchen seem a bit…

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July 3, 2018

When Heartwood Provisions launched its brunch for Seattle this spring, Beverage Director Amanda Reed had a mission: Bring to the morning the same thoughtful approach to food and beverage pairing that Heartwood is known for at night. Together, Reed and team pulled together an offering that brings a very unique approach to brunch cocktails. Mary…

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May 31, 2018

It’s the annual Negroni Week and bartenders across the United States are shaking up gin, campari, and vermouth—and giving back. The week long event, which runs June 4th to the 10th, uses cocktailing to raise money for a range of nonprofits. Since launching in 2013, Negroni Week has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars for charity….

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April 10, 2018

Chef Varin Keokitvon is patiently awaiting a change in the global vanilla supply. For years, he has used vanilla with wild abandon. Then, in March of 2017, Cyclone Enawo hit Madagascar, home to most of the world’s vanilla production, and the price of vanilla beans skyrocketed. Gone were the days of tossing a few vanilla…

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