Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Dine Around Seattle - Eastside Options

On November 1st, the fall edition of the Dine Around Seattle promotion began. Showcasing many of the region's best restaurants, this promotion offers diners a three course dinner for $30 Sunday through Thursday through the end of the month. Diners get to chose an appetizer, entree and dessert and even an optional wine pairing accompanying each course for an additional cost at some restaurants.

Many establishments are also offering a three course lunch for only $15.

Most of the offerings are at restaurants in Seattle, but there are a few notable Eastside options each with their sample menu. Please note that the menu is only a sample and will likely change.

Barking Frog, Woodinville ~ Offering Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu
Brown Butter Sunchoke & Leek Soup, Goat Cheese Crème Fraiche, Washington Hazelnuts, Zoe’s Bacon
Baby Arugula Salad, Candied Pine Nuts, Tomme de Chevre, Huckleberry Vinaigrette
Duck Rillettes, Lavender Honey, Apricot & Nut Crostini

Farro Stuffed Quail, Gremolata Truffle Cream
Pancella Wrapped Monk Fish, Caramelized Onion & Potato Bread Pudding, Green Beans, Blonde Ale Beurre Blanc Braised Superior Farms American American Lamb Shank & Pappardelle Pasta, Cipollini Onions, Butter Braised Carrots, Confit Chanterelle Mushrooms, Demi Butter Sauce

Dark Chocolate Brioche Pudding, Huckleberry Sauce, Vanilla Bean Chantilly
Washington Apple Pecan Cris

Monsoon East, Bellevue ~ Offering Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu
Warm Shrimp Toasts w/Watercress and Pickled Cucumber
Hot and Sour Tamarind Soup w/Shrimp, Bac Ha, Pineapple and Tomato
Tofu Salad w/Napa Cabbage, Lotus Stem, Rau Ram and Chinese Honey Mustard

Grilled Painted Hills Flat Iron, Wokked Green Beans, Oyster Mushrooms, Saifun Noodle
Braised American Anderson Valley Lamb Leg, Yellow Curry, Coconut Milk, Honey Crisp Apple, Peanuts
Fresh Rice Noodles w/Chinese Celery, Bean Sprouts and Sweet Onions

Banana Cake w/Savory Coconut Sauce
Ginger Panna Cotta w/Grapefruit and Thai Basil
Che Ba Mau (Rainbow Drink) Coconut Milk, Tapioca Pearls, Red Beans and Logan Fruit

0/8 Seafood Grill & Twisted Cork Wine Bar ~ Offering Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu
Dungeness Crab Cake, Rosemary Aioli, Fresh Asian Slaw
Whole Leaf Caesar Salad, Garlic Brioche Toast Point, Shaved Reggianno
Brandied Lobster Bisque, Tarragon Crème Fraiche

Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna, White Bean Puree, Jalapeno Onion Salad, Balsamic Teriyaki Sauce
Grilled King Salmon, Fingerlings, Huckleberry Thyme Coulis, Asparagus
American Lamb Loin, Hazlenut-Chevre Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Blackberry Demi
Mushroom Ravioli, Sherry Cream, Pea Vine Salad

Duet of Cupcakes, Vanilla with a Brown Sugar Cream Cheese, Chocolate with Peanut Butter Cream
Stuffed Poached Pear, Sekel Pears Poached and then Served Stuffed with Gorgonzola, Mascarpone and Hazelnut Cheese Filling Drizzled with a Honey Glaze
Pumpkin Spice Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Please share your experiences at any of these restaurants in the comments!


  1. Hmm..looks delicious. Which one do you recommend?

  2. I have been underwhelmed by the 3 for $30 meals I have had in the past from 0/8 and from Barking Frog, so I would definitely recommend checking out Monsoon East. They are doing alot of great things there. If you go, please post about your experience!