Golden Triangle of India Sparkles More With Oberoi Hotels Luxury!!!

Golden Triangle of India Sparkles More With Oberoi Hotels Luxury!!!

Golden Triangle of India Sparkles More With Oberoi Hotels Luxury!!! Golden Triangle of India Sparkles More With Oberoi Hotels Luxury!!! 22:24:00 Travel Luxury must be a state of mind for many but for me, luxury is lavish rooms, illustrious dining, and bountiful hospitality. My freedom to choose and having my own time is also Luxury to me. Luxury during traveling is the comfort, in the sumptuous room, safe and well-equipped conveyance and someone to cater my every whim… I have been to India umpteen times and Oberoi golden triangle tour is my favorite holiday trip as it covers the most treasured destination like Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi. The trip is also the most flexible one because of easy connectivity and varied destination in between the cities that can be easily molded according to mood and weather. Make it one day trip or 7 days holiday, anything is possible on this route. When we were here last year, during our Oberoi golden triangle tour we were about to leave Agra and were heading towards the west to Jaipur, our whimsical demand was to indulge in Tiger safari. We then headed directly to Ranthambore national park which was nearly on the route and voila we were there!! This is just one instance.! All our abrupt demands have been served several times by this Jeannie trip of ours. 1. Agra: The Romantic City. The Oberoi golden triangle tour is famous among solo travelers looking for an adventurous yet safe trip or holiday plans for small group or big group for families or business gathering. I have also seen many honeymoon couples planning their romantic getaway on the golden triangle to make some life adhering vows in r omantic city Agra in the presence of the symbol of love “Taj Mahal.” 2. Jaipur: The Pink City. This is the heritage city, that attracts lots of tourist around the globe. The city is marvelous in the way it is structured, developed and maintain. The old heritage properties are well maintained and are now running as hotels. The palaces and forts are tall monuments singing the glorious old song. Popular among families and globe trotters this destination is the perfect holiday spot in winters. 3. Delhi: The Capital City of India. Delhi is closely connected to Agra and Jaipur. The shopping paradise has interesting architectural monuments to be explored during the visit. The street food is something you cannot miss during your visit to this city. The cosmopolitan city is the heart of the country and is connected with some lavishly decorated trains, airports, and road transport. Wait, it is not finished yet. If you are not able to dust out the dreamy glitters of Oberoi golden triangle tour holidays from your eyes then wait till you enjoy the entire trip with luxurious Oberoi stay. It will sparkle even more!! Oberoi Hotels for Your Luxury Tour:- Oberoi hotels are not the regular 5 stars hotels where you already have been. It is just not elaborated hotel it is understanding one has, for the longingness of luxury. Oberoi hotels are focused and determined to provide the best to their guest as they firmly believe the guest is everything for them. All their hotels on the Golden Triangle route are gargantuan properties which are impressively furnished with modern and contemporary artifacts. The Italian marbles bathroom fittings, the teak wood rampage, the oak wood furniture, the Intercontinental dining, the rambling corridors, the massive outdoor pool, the gregarious and bountiful staff, and endless list of luxury and comfort to assist you throughout holidays 1. Oberoi In Delhi. The beautiful architecture building between Humayun Tomb and Delhi golf course looks posh even from exteriors. The luxury room or the premium Kohinoor suite every detail of the rooms just accentuates the luxurious stay in style. They have 7 exclusive dining area that serves from classic cuisine to modern authentic cuisine to their guest. From Indian Japanese, Mughal, Thai, finest wine, interesting cocktails everything is served with generosity. You can also assist the chef and tantalize your sense and discover the secret recipe of Indian curry. They have a world-class spa, swimming pools, fitness center to relax, replenish and rejuvenate your mind body and spirit. What I loved during my stay was their interior that combines depth state of art cleaning technology that ensured we get fresh and clean air at every corner of the premises. It was really a thoughtful gesture on how keenly they think about their guest. 2. Oberoi in Agra. This is nothing less than palace adorns in Mughal designs and carving. It is closely located near Taj Mahal, making every view from the balcony of hotel rooms spectacular. Especially on full lifted moonlight, the view is just phantasmagorically beautiful! The silk, wood, the wall in every room is so beautifully crafted that every piece is a masterpiece in itself. They have 4 dining places that serve Mughal and intercontinental cuisine in the grand buffet for your palate.There main dining room Bellevue is closed for refurbishment till October 2019. Let’s wait to see some more magic coming! You can rejuvenate yourself after a tiring day in there holistic spa, swimming pool or at their modern fitness center. 3. Oberoi in Jaipur. Spread over 36 acres of a beautiful garden is Raj Villas , your other princely dream that will become reality. The luxury tents inspired by royal living style is what I cherish the most. The stay here was as if you were in the palace and I didn’t hesitate to acquit myself like a queen. The rooms were decorated in natural, pastel colors.The canopied bed, marble bathtub, the exotic decoration is a splendid view to experience and cherish it for a lifetime. They have 3 main dining area that serves rich and traditional Laal Maans, Dal Bati Churma along with some relishing cuisine of your choice. Indulge in shopping, sightseeing for the entire day and then relax your body and mind with rejuvenating Spa or just floating inside the pool. 4. Oberoi in Ranthambore. Vanyavilas has been my favorite for its amazing and opulent tents inspired by caravans of royal families. In the old times, when kings used to stay in the jungle for hunting, they used such tents, that were earthy yet luxurious. Vanya Vilas helps us to era again. Perfect space to unwind after a thrilling and adventurous day spent in spotting a tiger in National park. Modern Technology is well equipped in these canopies. They have a bar and restaurant that serves authentic Rajasthani cuisine and Indian and intercontinental cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. You can spend the evenings of winter near the fireplace or splash yourself in the pool to escape from hot summers. The spa is also the best way to rejuvenate your tired body and soul. So next time if you are planning a holiday at Oberoi Golden Triangle tour than choose Oberoi hotels for your comfortable stay and add more glitters to your sparkling holidays. Golden Triangle of India Sparkles More With Oberoi Hotels Luxury!!! 22:24:

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Food caterer downgraded after 18 fall ill at Xmas party, Singapore

Another caterer has had its food hygiene rating downgraded after a food poisoning incident last December, according to a notice on the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) website.
Delizio Catering had its grade cut to “C” from its previous “A” grade with effect from Monday, after 18 people were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food it provided to a Christmas party on Dec 12.
Gastroenteritis symptoms include diarrhoea and vomiting.
Ms Florence Sjah, Delizio’s marketing communications manager, said yesterday that the caterer had sponsored a buffet for 135 people, and also done a musical programme for the event.
As it was a Christmas party, the food prepared was mostly Western, she added.
The customers were not compensated after the food poisoning incident because the buffet was sponsored as part of Delizio’s corporate social responsibility programme, she said.
In response to queries, an SFA spokesman said food-borne pathogens were detected in the stool samples of those affected.
“Delizio Catering has since rectified the lapses and stepped up on the upkeep and maintenance of their premises and equipment,” said the spokesman.
Related Story When can food poisoning kill and what to do to prevent it Related Story Dos and don’ts when recovering from food poisoning Related Story Food poisoning cases: Could bug have been culprit? Ms Sjah said that the caterer had reviewed its processes, from receiving raw ingredients to the delivery of food to customers, and taken steps to improve them.
Delizio Catering’s premises at 5 Burn Road, Tee Yih Jia Food Building, near MacPherson, will be kept under surveillance until the food hygiene grade is reviewed in 12 months, said the SFA in its notice.
According to Delizio Catering’s website, it is a halal-certified catering company that provides Western, Chinese, Indian, Turkish and international-style cuisines.
The SFA spokesman reminded food operators to follow good food hygiene and preparation practices.
Temperature control helps keep food safe by preventing harmful bacteria from multiplying to unsafe levels.
As bacteria grow most rapidly between 5 deg C and 60 deg C, it is important to always keep hot food above 60 deg C and cold food below 5 deg C, the spokesman said.
The December incident involving Delizio is among a spate of food poisoning cases in recent months.
Two weeks ago, food caterer Elsie’s Kitchen had its food hygiene grade cut to “C” after 52 people fell ill after eating its food in February.
Last month, 59 people fell ill from eating food at two homes at Pelangi Village, a social welfare complex in Buangkok.
In March, a gastroenteritis outbreak affected 13 PCF Sparkletots Pre-schools and the P.L.A.N Student Care Centre. There were 259 cases in total.
The source of food poisoning was traced to the consumption of food prepared at Kate’s Catering, and its operating licence was suspended for a total of 52 days before being lifted on May 17.
In February, The Straits Times reported that catering company Team Catering’s food hygiene grade had been downgraded to “C” after 179 Raffles Institution students fell ill after consuming its food at a graduation event last October.

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet: 5 Low-Carb Food Grains That Are Great For Dieters

Low-Carbohydrate Diet: 5 Low-Carb Food Grains That Are Great For Dieters NDTV Food Desk | Updated: June 06, 2019 16:23 IST Low-Carb diet: Include these healthy whole grains in your low-carb diet Highlights It’s important to understand the difference between good and bad carbs Low-carb diets may help in weight management Quinoa, couscous, oats and more low-carb food grains you may consume
Low-carb diets have become quite the rage nowadays. Carbohydrates are important macronutrients in our diets, which supply the body with energy. Carbs are broken down into sugar glucose, which is then absorbed in the bloodstream and is used for various body functions. But there are different types of carbohydrates and understanding the difference between these carbs is crucial to following a healthy diet. Processed carbs are low in fibre and contain empty calories, which may increase your risks of developing a number of diseases including diabetes, obesity, hypertension and even mood disorders. However, healthier carbs are those that are high in fibre and nutrition, and which fuel the body and protect it from various ailments.
Low-carb diets may be beneficial for the body, given that they are followed under strict supervision of an expert and include a healthy balance of all the macro and micro nutrients that are required by the body. Fad diets that promote extreme restrictions of certain food groups and nutrients are not recommended. However, if you have been advised to lose weight quickly to better manage certain specific ailments, then you may choose to switch to a low-carb diet. Even in low-carbohydrate diets you must include some portions of healthy whole grains . Here are five of the best grains to include in your low-carb diet: 1. Oats
Oats are one of the best diet-friendly grains out there. Even generally, incorporating oatmeal in your diet can help you better manage weight and stave off hunger pangs. They are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A 100 gm portion of oatmeal contains 12 grams of carbs (as per data from the United Stated Department of Agriculture). Additionally, oats are rich in protein, which is an added advantage for those on a low-carb diet. Low-carb diet: Oats are rich in dietary fibre and protein 2. Quinoa
This grain has seen a rise in popularity over the last few years and for all the good reasons. Quinoa is one of many gluten-free grains that is rich in fibre and especially high in proteins, which is ideal for the so-called health nuts. A 100 gram of cooked quinoa contains 21 grams of carbs and 2.8 grams of dietary fibre, as well as 14 grams of protein (as per USDA data). It also contains good amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Low-Carb Diet: Quinoa is one of many gluten-free grains that is rich in fibre and especially high in proteins 3. Wild Rice
Also known as Canada rice and Indian rice, wild rice are not very popular, but are nonetheless incredibly nutritious and as an added bonus, are low in carbs as well. Cooked wild rice contains just 21.34 grams of carbs per 100 grams, as well as almost 4 grams of protein in the same portion (as per USDA data). They are also low in fats and rich in the amino acid lysine. Low-Carb Diet: Wild rice are extremely nutritious 4. Couscous
Another popular grain among the health freaks, couscous is often added to salads. It is a staple in North African cuisines of Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco. As per USDA data, cooked wheat couscous contains 36 grams of carbohydrates per cup (173 grams) and a whopping 6 grams of protein in the same portion size. Low-carb diet: Couscous is a staple in North African cuisines of Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco 5. Bulgur
Popularly known as daliya in Hindi and burghul in Arabic, this whole grain is great for those on a low-carb diet. They are made from cracked parboiled groats of several wheat species, most often from durum wheat. Cooked bulgur contains just 18.58 grams of carbs, 4.5 grams of dietary fibre and 3.08 grams of protein (as per USDA data). It can used to make porridges, breads and can even be added to grain salads. Low-carb diet: Bulgur is also known as daliya in Hindi
As a general rule of thumb, people on a low-carb diet must go for whole grain options and completely ditch refined or processed grains. Consult your nutritionist to help you decide which food grain works best for you, according to your daily carbohydrate limits.

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Culinary Czar Jiggs Kalra Passes Away at 72

Travel Culinary Czar Jiggs Kalra Passes Away at 72 While the culinary industry mourns his demise, Jiggs remains immortal in many hearts. The first Asian to be inducted in the International Food and Beverage Gourmet Hall of Fame, Jiggs had many firsts to his credit.
JASPAL INDER SINGH KALRA, popularly known as Jiggs Kalra passes away on the morning of June 4th 2019 at the age of 72. The “Czar of Indian Cuisine”, took his last breath due to a prolonged illness which he was battling from the past 15 years.
The cremation will be held on Thursday, 10:30 A.M. at Lodhi crematorium, Delhi. The ‘Taste Maker to the Nation’ leaves behind his heritage and legacy to his son Zorawar Kalra and his daughter-in-law Dilip Kalra who are now following his footsteps.
While the culinary industry mourns his demise, Jiggs remains immortal in many hearts. The first Asian to be inducted in the International Food and Beverage Gourmet Hall of Fame, Jiggs had many firsts to his credit. Here are some of the interesting facts: He was the first to conceptualise and host an Indian food based television series. He was known for reviving the lost regional cuisine and introducing age-old delicacies like Galouti Kebabs, the septuagenarian was instrumental in introducing and representing Indian food on international platforms. He also represented India at various international food festivals and summits, apart from having served the likes of British royals Prince Charles, the late Princess Diana; and former US President Bill Clinton. In a career spanning five decades, Jiggs also authored 11 books, among which Prashad is considered one of his great works and the Bible for chefs in India. The philosophy adopted the menu of Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra revolves around progressive Indian cuisine, reflected through the diversity of traditional Indian fare, combined with a progressive presentation, vibrant and captivating blend of flavours, with an emphasis on using the freshest of ingredients, carefully balanced spices and modern culinary techniques. Share this article: Tags assigned to this article: Advertisement

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The Best Festivals in Seattle: Summer 2019

Tweet Below, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best festivals you need to know about this season, whether you plan on hanging out at neighborhood block parties, ambling around night markets, waving rainbow flags, eating ice cream, seeing cultural performances, taking in films and live music in the great outdoors, or cooling off with local libations. You can also find a complete list of festivals in Seattle this summer on our Things To Do calendar , or check out the rest of our critics’ picks from Seattle Art and Performance . Found something you like and don’t want to forget about it later? Click “Save Event” on any of the linked events below to add it to your own private list . Seasonal
June 8–16
Marysville Strawberry Festival Enjoy all Marysville has to offer: Parades, a carnival, markets, a car show, the Berry Run, and a strawberry shortcake-eating contest. ( Marysville, free)
June 22–23
Fremont Fair This two-day outdoor urban festival is arguably Fremont’s biggest event of the year. From its gigantic parade composed of costumed participants to a craft market and live music events, the tradition has something for hippies, families, foodies, and artists alike. ( Fremont, free)
Sat June 29
Parke Diem 2019 The beautiful Capitol Hill park will fill with music, art installations, food trucks, and family-friendly games. ( Volunteer Park Amphitheater, 11 am—8 pm, free)
Thurs July 4
Seafair Summer Fourth See fireworks choreographed to Seafair’s custom musical score at this Fourth of July favorite. While you wait for the sparks to go off, you can sip brews in a beer garden, graze from food trucks, enter a pie-eating contest, and enjoy live entertainment. ( Gas Works Park, free—$60)
Sat July 13
Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby This annual “quirky celebration of creativity, science, and boatmanship” invites community members to build their own milk carton boat to race on Green Lake to win prizes. ( Green Lake Park, $25—$250)
July 19–21
Sequim Lavender Festival After a long winter hibernation, the lavender fields of Sequim come abloom to soothe the souls and nasal passages of passersby. Take in the sights, shop for lavender goods, and more. ( Sequim, free)
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival In addition to sweet red fruits, the 109-year-old community event also features a car show, live music, local artists, a carnival, beer garden, pancake breakfasts, and more for the whole family. ( Vashon Island, free)
July 23–27
Sandsations Youth, novice, intermediate, and master beach grain sculptors will have four to six hours to craft a pile of sand into an architectural masterpiece at this annual sandcastle-building competition. ( Long Beach, free)
July 26–28
Kirkland Summerfest Kirkland’s three-day music and arts festival highlights local talents, and also offers a beer garden and food trucks. ( Heritage Park, free/$40)
Sat July 27
Capital One Torchlight Run With the Alaskan Way Viaduct finally ready to go, runners can look forward to a brand-new course at this annual Seafair race. ( Downtown Seattle, $25—$50)
Summer Saturday in the Park Need a reason to go to the park other than the prospect of lying in the grass? This family fun day will have giant Jenga and other lawn games, live music, and inflatable bowling. ( Lake Union Park, 12—4 pm, free)
Aug 2–4
Seafair Weekend Festival The summer-long Seafair Festival culminates in a three-day extravaganza of signature outdoor activities like the Blue Angels’ air shows, hydroplane racing, the Graham Trucking Seafair Cup, and a wakeboarding championship. ( Genesee Park, free)
Fri Aug 9
South Lake Union Block Party Every year, SLU has a party featuring diverse musical pleasures from local bands (Built to Spill showed up last year). There will also be food trucks, a beer garden, a free print-your-own-poster station, a “letterpress steamroller smackdown,” and a “Community Village” featuring booths from local businesses. The event is co-sponsored by Amazon and will benefit FareStart, a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit that aims to empower people experiencing homelessness through job training and employment in the food service industry. ( South Lake Union, free)
Aug 19–25
Washington State International Kite Festival Sometimes the best part of living in the city is leaving it, and there’s no better time to explore the Pacific Northwest than summer. One excellent excuse to get out of town is the annual International Kite Festival in Long Beach. Called “the greatest, grandest kite festival on the North American continent” by KiteLife.com, you’ll see kites here you’ve never imagined. There are competitions for speed, beauty, and for the best photos. Over 10,000 kite lovers come from all over the world to commune together, kite, and look toward the skies. KH ( Long Beach, free)
Aug 30–Sept 22
Washington State Fair The hottest days of the summer coincide with this annual fair in Puyallup, which brings family-friendly activities like rides and games, carnival food, free music and performances, baby animals, cultural events, produce contests, a rodeo, live concerts, and much more. ( Washington State Fair Events Center, $14)
Aug 31–Sept 2
30th Annual Blackberry Festival Stroll along the boardwalk sampling doughnuts, scones, pie, and other treats and drinks made just in time for peak blackberry season. ( Bremerton Boardwalk, free)
Sept 6–8
Wooden Boat Festival Geek out over the history, craft, and culture of wooden boats of all shapes and sizes at this annual festival. You’ll get to climb aboard classic and modern vessels, tour Lake Union on a historic fleet, shop from maritime vendors, sip beer in a garden, and more. They promise that “everything is fun, and most things are free.” ( Port Townsend, $20—$40) Community
June 14–19
We Out Here Seattle’s African American community—artists, elders, organizers, and others—are celebrated at this resource-sharing fest dedicated to raising visibility, making connections, and offering help. ( Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute)
July 12–13
Derby Days What began in 1940 as a bike derby and parade to raise money for holiday decorations and athletic equipment is now a celebration of Redmond’s diverse community. Enjoy parades, races, game booths, carnival rides, live music, arts, and more. ( Redmond City Hall, free)
July 12–14
Queen Anne Days Queen Anne Helpline presents this family-oriented community celebration with a wine, beer, and cider garden, fun run, art walk, live music, car show, doggie parade, food trucks, carnival games, crafts, and more. ( Queen Anne, free)
Sat July 13
Wallingford Parade The Wallingford Family Parade will celebrate 70 years this year. In honor of the grand reopening of Lincoln High School, this year you’re invited to show your school spirit. ( Meridian Park, 11 am, free)
July 18–21
King County Fair Billing itself as the longest-running fair west of the Mississippi, the King County Fair includes carnival rides and games, 4-H exhibits, vendors, and more classic family fun. ( Enumclaw Expo Center, $28)
July 17–21
White Center Jubilee Days The long-running Seafair event features a street fair with local vendors and food purveyors, a main stage with live acts, a beer garden, a car show, a parade, and a carnival. ( Various locations, free)
Sat July 20
Olde Burien Block Party Burien will close its main downtown street to make way for live music, beer gardens, and kids’ activities. ( Olde Burien, 12—11 pm, free)
Wed July 24
Greenwood Seafair Parade The 70th annual parade will feature a kids’ procession, followed by a grand parade with appearances from the swashbuckling Seafair pirates. ( Greenwood Ave N, free)
Sat Aug 3
Lake City Summer Festival Give Lake City some love by spending the day taking in car shows and feasting at a salmon bake before marching in the grand parade. ( Lake City, 10:30 am— 7 pm, free)
Aug 2–4
Magnolia Summerfest Parades, live music, food, Urban Craft Uprising vendors, outdoor movies, bouncy houses, and much more will all be within reach at the Magnolia Summerfest throughout Seafair Weekend. ( Magnolia Summerfest, free)
Sat Aug 10
1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival Write a message or draw on an LED lantern, then watch it drift across the lake with others at sunset. Show up early for food, music, and family-friendly entertainment. ( Juanita Beach Park, 6—10:30 pm, $25/$35)
AuburnFest Auburn’s summer festival features two stages of live music, a beer garden, food and craft vendors, a car show, a small press book fair, and more outdoor activities. ( Les Gove Park, 11 am—7 pm, $10)
Aug 17–18
Snoqualmie Railroad Days Initiated by firefighters in 1939, Snoqualmie Railroad Days celebrates the “trains, timber, and tradition” of the logging town with lots of family activities. ( Northwest Railway Museum, 10 am— 4:15 pm, $10—$20)
Aug 30–Sept 2
Ellensburg Rodeo Ellensburg’s annual rodeo combines “the fun of the Kittitas County Fair” with the “old-west hospitality of the City of Ellensburg” for a Labor Day weekend full of slack and barrel racing, hoedowns, carnival rides, and more. ( Ellensburg Rodeo, $17—$38)
Sept 6–8
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Mukilteo’s annual community festival features a Battle of the Bands competition, a Princess and Prince Tea Party by the Sea, a marketplace, fireworks, and a parade. ( Lighthouse Park, free) Music
June 9–Sept 8
Columbia City Beatwalk A music festival for locals by locals, every second Sunday through September spread out at various neighborhood venues. ( Various locations, 7 pm, free)
June 14–15
Paradiso Festival The PNW’s premier festival of WUB-WUB-WUB, colloquially known as brostep, also called EDM, which is short for “electronic dance music” (you’re welcome, grandpa). Headliners include Benny Benassi, Alison Wonderland, Kaskade, Elephante, and Skrillex. ( Gorge Amphitheatre, $179—$499)
Fri June 21
Make Music Day Seattle What began in France as the Fête de la Musique in 1982 is now a worldwide Summer Solstice tradition that spans 120 countries and 800 cities. In Seattle, participating local venues will host music lessons, drum circles, jam sessions, and more music-related activities for all ages and experience levels (not to mention tons of live performances). ( Various locations, free)
June 25–July 1
Mechanismus Festival The four-day Mechanismus Festival is the first festival of its type in the city, set to occupy the Highline, where Mechanismus produces most of its gloomy synthesizer-and-laptop onslaughts. While the genre hasn’t had a commercial peak in some time, or had the kind of indie-publication-sanctioned revival that many of its adjacent genres have, industrial is thriving thanks to the proliferation of production software and the general drop in equipment costs, meaning the city’s digital musical resistance has more surprises in store than the Metropolis Records sampler you got in Hot Topic a decade ago. JOSEPH SCHAFER ( Highline, 7 pm, $45—$185)
June 28–30
Any Patch of Grass Festival APOG was started by a group of friends who decided to recreate a pleasant fest experience they once shared by revamping it with two days of community-focused live music and art out in a PNW forest. ( Secret Location, $165)
Sat July 6
The Vera Project Presents Search Party Show your support for excellent all-ages music venue Vera Project by dancing to live sets from local and touring rockers the Darkness, Murder City Devils, Black Pistol Fire, and Pink Parts (as well as KEXP DJs) while drinking Elysian brews. ( Seattle Center, 2—10 pm, $35/$40)
July 11–13
Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 2019 Timber! is back for its seventh year with a very full weekend of crowd-friendly folk, rock, and pop performances, and all-ages activities like camping, kayaking, and stargazing. This year’s lineup includes San Francisco punks Oh Sees and grunge legend Mark Lanegan, and local stars like Chong the Nomad, Hibou, and Haley Heynderickx. ( Tolt-McDonald Park, $45—$110+)
Fri July 12
PBJam Fest 2019 Equally billing all their artists and prioritizing loud and proud jam bands, the PBJam Fest will feature a ton of PNW groups who will bring the funk this summer (as well as the jazz and bluegrass). Participating groups will include Crack Sabbath, Fresh Track, Skerik Band, World’s Finest, High Pulp, Living Daylights, Swindler, Unsinkable Heavies, Spare Rib & the Bluegrass Sauce, and more. ( Nectar, 5 pm, $16—$31)
July 12–14
West Seattle Summer Fest Spend some time shopping, dancing to live music from great local bands (last year’s show saw acts like Versing, Fruit Juice, and Shannon and the Clams), dining, drinking in beer gardens, and enjoying other summery activities at this annual family-friendly festival. ( West Seattle Junction, free)
July 18–20
BrodieNation Music Festival 2019 For the 13th year in a row, BrodieNation will return for a Game of Thrones -themed fest featuring two days of music on split stages with 28 PNW music acts, and a special edition of Nectar’s Mo’ Jam Monday. ( Club Tolt, Carnation, 5 pm—12 am, $10—$150)
July 18–21
Northwest String Summit Americana, bluegrass, indie rock, and jam bands like Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, the Infamous Stringdusters, Fruition, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and many others will perform among the old-growth trees and alleged wild peacocks of Horning’s Hideout. ( Horning’s Hideout, $140—$3700)
July 19–21
Capitol Hill Block Party 2019 The large-scale weekend music festival originally started as a charming neighborhood get-together and has since morphed into a massive spectacle of Top-40 headliners and Seattle heavy hitters converging during the dog days of summer in the Pike/Pine corridor. The complete lineup for CHBP 2019 features more than 60 touring and local talents—including headliners like future-bass producer RL Grime, beat-heavy alt-poppers Phantogram, and twerking-flautist phenom Lizzo; mid-range artists like indie heartbreak queen Mitski, bedroom pop savant Cuco, and ambient house project Shallou; and Seattle stunners like soul-rockers the Black Tones, hooky punks Tres Leches, and up-and-coming dance pop crafter PSA. ( Capitol Hill Block Party, $70—$425)
Darrington Bluegrass Festival In its 43rd year, the lineup includes live bluegrass jams, food, booze, and vendor booths, all set against the natural backdrop of beautiful Darrington. This year’s headliners include Becky Buller, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Country Current, Special Consensus, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. ( Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, $30—$75)
Sat July 20
Federal Way Rhythm & Brews Festival Because beer and blues go together like hard luck and bad company, spend a day with folksters Lost and Found, Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek, and Kristi Lynn while sipping brews, ciders, and wines from 20 regional craft breweries. ( Town Square Park, 12—5 pm, $25)
Night Nation Run Seattle At the “world’s first running music festival,” runners will wait for nightfall to make their way along a 5k course punctuated by party zones full of live EDM music and interactive light shows. Prepare to get glowy and sweaty. ( CenturyLink Field, 8:30—11 pm, $25—$80)
Tues July 23
Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival Thrash around this summer to punk and rock groups like the Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, the Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, and more at this Rockstar-sponsored touring arena festival. ( White River Amphitheatre, 1:30 pm, $20—$170)
July 25–28
Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival At this hippie-friendly, nature-centric festival, camp out for three days in one of five “villages,” each filled with a different set of music shows, art events, workshops, performances, and artisan vendors. Your choices are the sustainability-focused Ecotopia; the Cascadian shenanigan land Nü Iceland (where “free buckets of fish will be had by all”); the enchanted Mythica; the bare-bones Genesis; and the leadership-focused Corpus Crux. ( Masonic Family Campground, $180—$205)
July 30 & Aug 2–3
Pain in the Grass 2019 KISW’s Pain in the Grass will take over Auburn for three split days of rock and punk warfare thanks to massive headliners like Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, and more. ( White River Amphitheatre, $30—$130+)
Aug 1–4
Summer Meltdown 2019 Nestled in the mountains of central Washington, Summer Meltdown aims to provide a weekend of high-energy live music performances in a lush woodland setting. Headliners will include Tipper, Umphrey’s McGee, Gramatik, and Nahko and Medicine for the People, and there will also be “adventures” like rafting, helicopter rides, and kayaking. ( Darrington Bluegrass Music Park, 2 pm, $260+)
Aug 2–4
Watershed Festival 2019 A wild weekend of twangin’ goodness. Put on your “Shedder gear” (trucker hats?) and get ready for three whole days of down-home studs. This year’s lineup includes Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, the Pistol Annies, Kane Brown, Midland, Brothers Osborne, and many more. ( Gorge Amphitheatre, $215+ (sold out))
Aug 2–23
KEXP & Seattle Center Present: Concerts at the Mural In true KEXP summertime fashion, the station will be partnering with Seattle Center to provide another enjoyable round of free family-friendly concerts this year at the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater. Local and touring artists are included in each year’s lineup, with Seattle favorites like Tacocat and the Thermals usually kicking off the showcase. ( Mural Amphitheatre, free)
Aug 7–12
Doe Bay Fest 12 Doe Bay Fest’s grassroots festival weekend of camping, local music, food, and dancing in a little Orcas Island cove will return for its 12th year. Annie Ford, Beverly Crusher, Great Grandpa, NAVVI, Versing, and TuneYards are just a few acts to look forward to on the 2019 lineup. ( Doe Bay Resort, $195)
Aug 23–24
Fifth Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Freaks Weekend After spending Friday watching a Trash-O-Rama screening at Grand Illusion and partying at Cafe Racer, spend all Saturday rocking out to live bands the Fireballs of Freedom, Machine Animal, the Mants, the Vicious Cycles MC, and the Hauer Things at Darrell’s Tavern. ( Various locations, $10)
Sat Aug 24
Nudestock Go au naturel and feel the breeze on your bare skin as you listen to live sets from Champagne Sunday, the New Rhythmatics, Jeff Herzog & the Jet City Flyers, and Auditorious. Before the music starts, enjoy a five-dollar breakfast and shop from vendors. ( Tiger Mountain Nudist Park, 11 am—6 pm, $17)
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Because beer and blues are perfect bedfellows, spend a day alongside folksy musicians like the Eric Rice Band, the CD Woodbury Trio, the Rae Gordon Band, and others while you sip offerings from local breweries like Spire Mountain, Deschutes, Georgetown Brewing, and Pike Brewing Company. ( Des Moines Beach Park, $35/$40)
Aug 24–25
THING With Sasquatch! cancelled after a 17-year run, fest founder and STG chief programming officer Adam Zacks is attempting to fill that void with a new arts festival called THING, which will include music, comedy, film, visual arts, dance, podcasts, food, and a “mentalist.” The full lineup includes pop, rock, and folk artists Jeff Tweedy, Calexico/Iron & Wine, Kurt Vile, Khruangbin, Phosphorescent, and Japanese Breakfast, plus celebrities like Todd Barry and Lindy West. THING will host three main stages, including a decommissioned zeppelin hangar (McCurdy Pavilion), the art-deco Wheeler Theatre, and the Parade Grounds near Puget Sound. DS ( Fort Worden State Park, $210—$525 (kids 13 & under free))
Aug 30–Sept 1
Bumbershoot 2019 Bumbershoot, Seattle’s biggest music, comedy, and arts festival, will take over Seattle Center for Labor Day Weekend 2019 for its 49th year. Expect major touring artists mixed with local talents across the music, art, and comedy spectrums, with a special food selection known as B-Eats. ( Seattle Center)
Oak Harbor Music Festival Labor Day weekend brings three days of live music to Whidbey Island’s Oak Harbor, featuring over 30 bands across genres, beer gardens, and food vendors. ( Oak Harbor Library, free)
Sun Sept 1
100.7 The Wolf Presents Throwdown 2019 Seattle country music station 100.7 The Wolf will present a full day of live performances by Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Adam Hambrick, and a mystery singer. ( Enumclaw Expo Center, 1—11 pm, $50/$180)
Sept 6–8
Chinook Fest 2019 Featuring plenty of camping, artisanal food, craft booze, and some of the finest roots rock, blues, Americana, country, and folk artists out there. Friday and Saturday are for the grown-ups, but Sunday’s festivities are generally all ages. ( Jim Sprick Community Park) Food & Drink
June 14–16
14th Annual Washington Brewers Festival Maximizers who thrive when presented with a dizzying array of choices should enjoy this festival from the Washington Beer Commission, which will offer 500 beers from more than 100 Washington brewers. Besides beer, there’s also a specialty root-beer garden for designated drivers and the under-21 crowd to enjoy, plus food vendors, a kids’ playground, and music and entertainment all weekend. ( King County’s Marymoor Park, $5—$75)
Sat June 22
3rd Annual Pour Kick off summer by sipping offerings from over 20 Seattle wineries and filling up on street food at Seattle Urban Wineries’ second annual event. ( Block 41, 1—4 pm, $40—$75)
June 22–23
Bacon Eggs & Kegs This festival revolving around the combination of savory, gut-busting breakfast foods and heady booze promises concoctions like fried chicken waffle nuggets, cornbread bacon Benedict, biscuits with bacon-fat gravy, and beer-battered pancakes. Day drinking is encouraged with more than 80 brews from 40 breweries and cideries, plus mimosas, boozy root-beer floats, Irish coffee, and a 30-foot Bloody Mary bar with dozens upon dozens of toppings (tater tots, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, veggies, herbs, pickles, puffed Cheetos, bacon, and pork rinds). You’re probably going to want to clear your schedule for that requisite post-brunch nap. ( CenturyLink Field, 11 am—3 pm, $35—$45)
Sat June 29
2019 Seattle Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival Sample spirits and mingle with other whiskey enthusiasts at this festival. ( Unlisted Location, 4—6 pm, $28+)
July 6–7
Seattle Street Food Festival 2019 Mobile Food Rodeo gathers food trucks, trailers, street food vendors, and handmade shops on the streets of South Lake Union for a night of gluttony. Past events have featured over 150 vendors. ( 139 9th Ave, 12—6 pm, free)
July 8–13
The Stranger’s Burger Week 2019 The Stranger is excited to announce its first-ever Burger Week! For one week only, try one-of-a-kind burgers crafted by local restaurants exclusively for Burger Week for a mere $5 each. ( Various locations)
July 12–14
Ballard SeafoodFest It began in 1974, and has evolved from a neighborhood fishing industry-themed celebration to a larger festival with live music and all the trappings of a fun street fair. This year’s lineup includes the Joy Formidable, Kyle Craft, the Moondoggies, Nite Wave, Pickwick, Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme, and more. ( Various locations, free)
Kirkland Uncorked This summer wine festival, which benefits no-kill shelter Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, encompasses a 21+ wine tasting garden, a “burger brawl,” and music, as well as a street fair with a boat show, a food truck feast, and other activities. ( Marina Park, $15—$25)
Seattle International Beerfest This three-day specialty beer fest boasts “200 world-class beers…from everywhere,” promising everything from classic beers like pilsners and pales to “exotic new-world hybrids” like barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours. There’s plenty of lawn seating, so bring a picnic blanket. ( Fisher Pavilion, $5—$50)
Sat July 13
14th Annual Summer Beer Taste: Beerstock To mark a half-century since Woodstock, the Phinney Neighborhood Festival will throw a festival of their own with tastes from over 30 local microbreweries and cideries. ( Phinney Neighborhood Association, 4—7 pm, $25—$30)
PROOF Over 40 Washington distillers will gather under one roof to bring you samples of gin, whiskey, vodka, bourbon, and other spirits. To keep things balanced, local food purveyors will be on site with sweet and savory bites. ( Fremont Studios, $60/$85)
July 19–21
Bite of Seattle Year-round, Seattle is filled with festivals devoted to niche food and drink offerings, but if there’s one event that everyone knows about, it’s the Bite of Seattle, a free event at Seattle Center that’s been going strong since 1982 and claims to attract more than 400,000 guests annually. Seattle’s “original & largest food and beverage showcase” rounds up food from more than 60 restaurants and pop-up vendors. There’s also craft beer and cider tastings, a restaurant showcase benefiting Food Lifeline, live cooking demonstrations, and cook-off battles on the “Bite Cooks” stage. And when you can’t eat anymore, head to the free outdoor movie night on Friday or one of three music stages for live performances from bands. ( Seattle Center, free)
Sun July 21
Food Truck Fest 2019 Head to Tacoma to feast on cuisines of all kinds, from It’s Greek to Me to Kama’aina Grill. ( Wright Park, 12—8 pm, free)
Fri July 26
Tasting Flight Presented by Alaska Airlines Make wandering through the zoo’s exhibits extra fun by sipping wine from over 60 different wineries while you stroll. ( Woodland Park Zoo, 6—9 pm, $38—$68)
Sat July 27
3rd Annual Anderson School Summer Brewfest School’s out for summer, but you can seek out some extracurricular edification at this beer festival with handcrafted ales and ciders from McMenamins as well as local guest breweries and cideries. Multiple bands will provide live music. ( McMenamins Anderson School, free admission)
Ice Cream Social Pop-Up You scream, I scream, we all scream for this curbside festival showcasing frozen treats from a variety of vendors. ( South Lake Union Saturday Market, 11 am—4 pm)
Aug 9–11
A Taste of Edmonds Edmonds offers up its best for this weekend festival of food, drink, and music. There will be a beer garden, a wine garden, and food vendors as far as the eye can see. ( Civic Playfield, $4)
Sat Aug 10
Brew Five Three This Tacoma block party will have beer from more than 35 Washington State breweries, tasty food trucks, and live music from local blues, Americana, and rock acts. ( Tacoma Arts Live, 1—8 pm, $25)
Kitsap Wine Festival Bremerton’s annual Kitsap Wine Festival promises live music, bites from regional food purveyors, outdoor games like cornhole and ladder golf, and a wide variety of vino. ( Harborside Fountain Park, 2—5 pm, $55)
Fri Aug 16
Sunset Supper One hundred of the region’s favorite restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries come together for this signature Pike Place Market Foundation summer evening event. ( Pike Place Market, $175/$275)
Sat Aug 17
CHOMP! Settle in for a day of live cooking demos, a farmers market, educational classes about sustainability and the environment, a market of upcycled goods from local makers, and more at this free “local food and sustainable living” festival. ( Marymoor Park, 10 am—6 pm, free)
June 22, July 20 & Aug 17
South Lake Union Night Markets Hungry night owls can return to the SLU Saturday Market throughout the summer for tastes of Asian (June 22), European (July 20), and Polynesian (Aug 17) cuisines from local food trucks. ( South Lake Union Saturday Market, free)
Aug 23–25
Garlic Fest Revel in a classic umami flavor, ward off vampires, and scoop up new recipes and facts to store in your brain at Washington’s Garlic Fest, whose myriad offerings range from garlic fries to garlic ice cream. ( Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, $10)
Sun Sept 1
30th Anniversary Night Bazaar This free, family-friendly outdoor public market in its 30th year professes to embody the spirit of “de libertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) with live music, a beer garden, and over 150 booths. ( Fremont Sunday Market, 2—9 pm, free)
Sept 6–7
Cider Summit Seattle At the 10th edition of this annual festival, guests can try more than 150 fermented-fruit beverages, including both regional and international varieties. ( South Lake Union Discovery Center, $25/$35)
Sat Sept 14
Chinatown-ID Night Market Traditionally, night markets are a place to stroll, shop, and nosh on tasty street-food snacks. This annual festival, which draws upwards of 25,000 people each year, takes place beneath the historic Chinatown gate in the International District, and features a slew of Asian street food alongside handmade local goods, fresh cut flowers, and more, plus entertainment that includes live bands and breakdancing groups. ( Chinatown-International District, 4 pm—12 am, free)
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2019 I don’t care if you’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or lactose-intolerant: Put down your diet, grab your Lactaid, and get thyself to the Grilled Cheese Grand Prix, which may be the only event this year worth the trip to South Lake Union. There you can try the Bourbon Street Bob Melt, an andouille sausage and Granny Smith combo melted between slabs of sourdough and smothered with Beecher’s and Darigold queso. Or perhaps you’re looking for something a little more Canadian. In that case, go for the Poutine Grilled Cheese, which is layered with garlic butter, slow-cooked roast beef, melted cheddar, manchego, and cheese curds, and—the coup de grace—stuffed with french fries and served with a cup of house gravy. Don’t think about tomorrow; just eat. KH ( South Lake Union, 11 am—5 pm, free)
Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival Head to Kent for live music and craft brews to support the farm’s regionally focused environmental education programs. ( Mary Olson Farm, $15/$20) Arts & Performance
June 14–16
Edmonds Arts Festival Enjoy three days of arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining, with a wide selection of more than 400 artist booths, three juried galleries, and over 1,000 pieces of K-12 student art, plus food vendors and other attractions. ( Various locations (around Edmonds), free)
June 22–23
Urban Craft Uprising 2019 Summer Show Urban Craft Uprising bills itself as “Seattle’s largest indie craft show,” and it ain’t lying. Now in its 15th year, the two-day event boasts a wide variety of handcrafted goods from local vendors, from jewelry to clothing to housewares to food. ( Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 11 am—5 pm, free)
Sat June 29
Shoreline Arts Festival Browse an art market with more than 70 vendors, see dance and live music performances, peruse art and photography by adults and youth, and check out the “cultural rooms” offering knowledge, samples, and activities. ( Shoreline Community College, 10 am—6 pm, free)
June 29–30
Arts in Nature Festival The Arts in Nature Festival presents a series of acoustic, unplugged performances by musicians, dancers, actors, and other performers across several stages, plus participatory art happenings set against the most beautiful backdrop: Mother Nature. Also come for artsy hikes, food, and a beer garden. ( Camp Long, 12 pm, free)
Sat July 6
Frida Fest 2019 Browse works by artists and crafters who’ve been inspired by Frida Kahlo, one of the most famous women artists who ever lived, and enjoy performances, visual art, a “Living Gallery,” food, crafts, and kids’ activities. Organized by Colectiva Noroeste. ( Burien Community Center, 12—6 pm, Free)
July 12–14
Redmond Arts Festival Shop for jewelry, food, garments, and more as you listen to nine live bands and sip mimosas, beer, or wine in the garden. ( Redmond Town Center, free)
Sun July 14
Art on the Ave Travel to “Tacoma’s most eclectic district” for art and music, as well as gifts to buy and food to nosh. ( Tacoma, free)
July 20–21
Renegade Craft Fair Every summer, hundreds of crafters from around the region gather in Seattle for this pop-up event with a mission to “unite a widespread community of creatives with an engaged fanbase by producing inclusive, vibrant events that illuminate and reflect the contemporary craft movement in support of the creative economy.” It’s also a great place to find gifts for others (or, more importantly, yourself). KH ( Magnuson Park Hangar 30, 11 am—6 pm, free)
July 26–28
BAM ARTSfair Peruse goods from more than 300 creators and take advantage of free museum admission at this annual festival, which they claim is the largest arts and crafts fair in the Northwest. The event includes the KIDSFair, the BAMboozle children’s stage, a Sound & Movement stage with international acts, and a chalkfest. ( Bellevue Arts Museum, free)
July 27–28
Alki Art Fair There will be juried art, three stages of music, kids’ activities, and lots of food at this large community fair on scenic Alki Beach. ( Alki Beach, free)
Aug 2–3
festival:festival This multidisciplinary festival, selected by David Rue and Diana Settlemyer, offers the chance for photographers, multimedia artists, dancers, and others to create artwork about intersectional identities. ( Capitol Hill)
Aug 2–4
Anacortes Arts Festival Fine artists and artisans will sell their wares at this beloved festival, which will also have three stages—one for mainstream rock/pop, one for jazz, and one for diverse genres of performance—and lots of food booths to nourish the 80,000-some visitors. ( Various locations around Anacortes, free)
Aug 16–18
Seattle Tattoo Expo Hidden Hand Tattoo hosts this three-day expo of permanently decorated flesh, where you can see displays, attend seminars, and even get yourself inked up by the right artist for you. Last year’s featured artists included Jeff Cornell (of Hidden Hand), Shawn Barber (of LA’s Memoir Tattoo), VyVyn Lazonga (of Seattle’s Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo), and many others. ( Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, $20—$50)
Aug 16–25
Seattle Design Festival 2019 Now in its ninth year, Design in Public’s Seattle Design Festival explores how urbanism, architecture, and design can further justice, ecology, and community. ( Various locations)
Aug 17–18
Fresh Paint Stroll along Everett’s waterfront and purchase art straight off the easels of sidewalk vendors. ( Port of Everett Marina, 10 am—5 pm, free)
Aug 17–19
Pacific NW Chalk Fest 2018 Are you serious about chalk art? So are the 14 artists featured at this annual pastel-hued showcase, which also includes a sidewalk sale, sips, and bites. ( Redmond Town Center, free)
Aug 22–25
Nordic Sól Seattle loves a good opportunity to bliss out over Nordic culture, and this summer extravaganza (billed as a re-imagining of Viking Days) is no exception. For four days, stay cool with festivities geared toward Nordic regions with arctic climates, including short talks, dinners, a fashion show, and more. ( Nordic Museum, free)
Through Sun Aug 25
Seattle’s Summer of Space Get excited about all things astronomical this summer, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, with events like a musical performance by Stephen Edwards as Buzz Aldrin (July 13-21), a photo presentation by Time magazine’s David Burnett (Tues July 16), and the music- and activity-filled Lunar Block Party (July 19-21), all at the Museum of Flight, where you can see the ongoing Lunar Focus: A 21st Century Photography exhibit. There will also be talks, parties, and activities all over Seattle (and Tukwila, Tacoma, and elsewhere). ( Various locations)
Sat Sept 14
8th Annual Leschi Art Walk and Festival Wander around Leschi and browse art, leather goods, glass, jewelry, and more during the seventh annual Art Walk in this neighborhood. There will also be a kids’ dance and a movie in the park. ( Leschi, 11 am— 4 pm, free) Film
June 14–20
Best of SIFF Missed Seattle International Film Festival audience favorites? They’ll be screened again, along with the award winners. ( SIFF Cinema Uptown)
Tues June 18
Wild & Scenic Film Festival See environmental and adventure films at this festival that will benefit the Washington Water Trust. ( SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 5:30—9 pm, $35)
Sat June 22
Seattle Outdoor Cinema First Tech Federal Credit Union’s outdoor movie series will also feature a night market, yard games, and beer. Proceeds go to charity. You have to be over 21 to partake. ( South Lake Union Discovery Center, 4—11 pm, $5)
July 10–Aug 28
Movies at Marymoor Park Once again, BECU will present evenings of outdoor movies plus food trucks and entertainment, kicking off on this July evening with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and continuing with Bohemian Rhapsody, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Top Gun , and other favorites. ( Marymoor Park, 6:30 pm—1 am, $5/$6)
July 12–14
Lumberjacks & Logrollers The forum will screen a series of Scandinavian films devoted to the humble yet heroic lumberjack, including 1923 silent The Lumberjack’s Bride (with live music), the midcentury musical Ferryboat Romance , and the Russo-Finnish epic The Day the Earth Froze . ( Northwest Film Forum, $12)
July 27–Aug 24
Movies at the Mural 2019 Stretch out on the lawn and enjoy classics like The Princess Bride and newer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Bohemian Rhapsody , preceded by film shorts by Cornish students. ( Mural Amphitheatre, 9 pm, free)
Aug 3–24
Seattle Asian American Film Festival CID Summer Cinema Watch Asian, Asian American, and Asian-starring films—namely Crazy Rich Asians , Iron Monkey , Mirai , and Up —on Saturdays at sundown. Before the films start, enjoy live performances and fun activities for kids. ( Hing Hay Park, free)
Aug 15–18
North Bend Film Festival The hometown of many Twin Peaks shoots hosts a film festival of strange, Northwest-themed movies. ( Downtown North Bend, 11 am—11 pm, $10—$95)
Through Thurs Aug 29
Summer Outdoor Movie Series You can bring your dogs and kids (though there are some R-ratings in the lineup) to the brewery’s cheery outdoor movie series, which will include The Goonies, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Point Break, Pitch Perfect , and others. ( Peddler Brewing Company, 8:30 pm, free) Culture
June 15–16
Black Arts Fest Festival Sundiata presents a two-day celebration of African American culture, including African dance and drumming workshops, fashion demonstrations, a market, food, and more. ( Seattle Center, free)
Sat June 22
Iranian Festival Learn about Iranian culture through performances and poetry, and enjoy face painting and traditional cuisine. ( Seattle Center, free)
Sat June 29
Dragonfest Seattle’s Chinatown-International District plays host to the annual Dragonfest, a day filled with cultural performances, dragon and lion dances, Korean drumming, martial arts demonstrations, and chances to taste local bites at the $3 food walk. ( Chinatown-International District, 11 am—7 pm, free)
Spirit of Africa Festival 2019 Founded and produced by a local Senegalese griot musician, the Spirit of Africa festival showcases the talents of African musicians, dancers, and artists in the region and from around the country. ( Seattle Center Armory, 12—9 pm, free)
June 29–30
Japan Fair Hear music, take workshops, learn about culture, and buy goods from Japan at this arts and culture fest. ( Meydenbauer Center, 10 am, free)
Sat July 13
Polish Festival Seattle Experience the myriad traditions of Poland through food, music, arts activities, and more. ( Seattle Center, free)
July 19–21
2019 Seafair Indian Days Powwow This 32nd annual Seafair tradition hosted by United Tribes of All Indians brings together Native American tribes from all over the Pacific Northwest for three days of Indian cooking, jewelry-making, live music, and traditional dancing. ( Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, free)
July 20–21
2019 Seattle Bon Odori This celebration of traditional Japanese culture will bring dance performances, live music, food, and more to Seattle for the 87th year. ( Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 4—8 pm, free)
Sun July 21
Chinatown Parade See lion and dragon dances, a performance from the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team, and other local community groups at Chinatown’s annual parade. ( Chinatown-International District, 7 pm, free)
July 26–28
Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering Celebrate Scottish culture and heritage by taking in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, and athletic competitions at the 73rd annual event. Last year’s highlights included musical performances by balladeer Carl Peterson, the spirited Men of Worth, the Fire, and Blackthorn ensemble, and a Medieval-style jousting competition from the Seattle Knights. There will also be samples of Scottish fare and ales to try, so you can finally cross haggis off your bucket list. ( Enumclaw Expo Center, $10—$25)
Sun July 28
Caribbean Sea Fest This family festival celebrates both Caribbean culture in the Northwest and the environment with dancers, Moko jumbies (ghostly stilt walkers), and music. ( Jimi Hendrix Park, 11 am—7 pm, $25+)
Aug 2–4
Umoja Fest Celebrate African diaspora culture in the Northwest by joining the Africatown Heritage Parade (featuring dance troops and drill teams), dancing to live music (including Soul N the Park, a roots stage, and a hiphop stage), watching the Heal the Hood Basketball Tournament, eating food truck fare, and shopping for goods at a marketplace. ( Judkins Park, free)
Aug 10–11
2019 Festival of the River and Pow Wow The Stillaguamish Tribe’s annual pow wow will celebrate its 30th anniversary with two days of live music, circus arts with the New Old Time Chautauqua, a 5K fun run, and a traditional alder salmon bake. ( River Meadows Park, free)
Seattle Arab Festival The Arab Center of Washington presents its annual celebration of Arab culture. Music, dance, and food (including an Arabic coffee shop) will all be featured, along with a traditional bazaar, children’s activities, and cultural information booths providing a larger overview of the 22 Arab countries. ( Seattle Center, free)
Sat Aug 17
13th Annual Duwamish River Festival Learn about the Duwamish River and how to protect it at this Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition-sponsored event. There will also be interactive booths, boat tours, live music, entertainment, and free food. ( Duwamish Waterway Park, 12—5 pm, free)
Sun Aug 18
BrasilFest Get a glimmer of Brazil’s African, Portuguese, and indigenous roots with classical guitar, samba, and traditional folk music performances. Plus, watch a capoeira martial arts demonstration, take in glittering costumes, and taste a variety of traditional foods. ( Seattle Center Outdoor Cinema, 11 am—7 pm, free)
Aug 24–25
Tibet Fest Enjoy a glimpse into the fascinating cultures of Tibet. Make a Sand Mandala, brush up on herbal medicine, try traditional food, hear music, and buy cool art and trinkets. ( Seattle Center, free)
Sun Sept 8
Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Enjoy a day of Hawaiian music, hula, ono food, Hawaiian crafts, lei-making workshops, and more. ( Seattle Center, 11 am—7 pm, free)
Sept 14–16
Seattle Fiestas Patrias From Mexico to Brazil, experience various traditions of Latin American countries represented in Washington State and learn how they gained independence from Spain. There will be lots of live performances, visual arts, food, and a market. ( Seattle Center, free) Geek
June 20–23
MagicFest Seattle Attention, Magic the Gathering players: don’t miss your chance to geek out over your favorite card game with a whole weekend of tournaments. ( Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 10 am— 9 pm)
June 28–30
ACE Comic Con Seattle 2019 If you missed the Emerald City Comic Con this year, here’s another chance to meet all your favorite on-screen superheroes (like Chris Evans, Lee Pace, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner, and Don Cheadle), plus over 60 comic creators and over 100 vendors and exhibitors. ( Century- Link Field Event Center, $45—$150)
Aug 3–18
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire Indulge in your love of Renaissance-era chivalry, heroes and villains, faeries and goblins, and swashbuckling pirates at this three-weekend fair. ( The Kelley Farm, 10 am—7 pm, $19—$99)
Sat Aug 24
HangarFest 2019 Aviation nerds can delight in aircrafts like the Concorde or the Boeing 787 Jumbo Jet, dance to classic rock, explore a futuristic transportation exhibit, and enjoy food and games. ( Museum of Flight, 6— 10 pm, admission)
Aug 30–Sept 2
PAX West The first thing to know about PAX West—Seattle’s annual Labor Day weekend convention devoted exclusively to gaming—is that it always sells out in minutes, but, if you can’t get tickets, there are always lots of fun affiliated parties going on around town. The convention itself features dozens of panels with special guests, an exhibit hall, new game demos, and video game-inspired musical performances. ( Washington State Convention & Trade Center)
Sat Aug 31
42nd Annual LeMay Show Oggle over 1,000 vintage vehicles, as well as dolls, antiques, and other memorabilia from the LeMay family. ( LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 9 am—5 pm, $15)
Sept 6–8
Rustycon 36 A science fiction and fantasy convention that spans writing, science, art, costuming, and gaming. Look forward to panels, classes, multiple dances, a masquerade, concerts, casinos, and special guests like writer David Weber, artist Dutch Bihary, and superfan Michael Kenmir. ( Hilton Bellevue Hotel, $50) Queer
Sat June 22
Seattle Women’s Pride 2019 Pride month in Seattle wouldn’t be complete without the Seattle Lesbian ‘s womxn-focused event, which this year includes an award ceremony honoring community members, a comedy show with Monisa Brown, Tambre Massman, Val Nigro, and more fun. ( Location to be announced, 6—10 pm, $25)
Fri June 28
Trans Pride Parade Gather with UW Q to celebrate the Seattle trans community with a neighborhood march for family, friends, and allies, followed by a fair in Cal Anderson Park. ( Seattle Central College, 5—8 pm, free)
Sat June 29
2019 Seattle Dyke March For the 25th year, this Pride event will celebrate all identities, with a special focus on queer womxn. Start by rallying in Capitol Hill with speakers and performers before being led in a march by the Seattle Dykes on Bikes. ( Seattle Central College, 5—8 pm, free)
PrideFest Capitol Hill The sixth year of PrideFest Capitol Hill and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall will collide on this merry occasion. Spend all day skipping across the rainbow crosswalks in the company of fellow LGBTQ+ Seattleites and allies, stopping along the way for drag shows, family activities, karaoke, and so much more. ( Cal Anderson Park & North Broadway, 12—10 pm, free)
PrideFest Family Pride The festivities at PrideFest Capitol Hill aren’t just for adults. Now in its sixth year, Family Pride offers wholesome activities like drag queen storytime, a doggy drag show, and live performances to the mix. ( Cal Anderson Park, 1—4 pm, free)
June 26–30
Seattle Alternative Pride Festival 2019 True to the diverse spectrum of sexuality and identity, Pride runs in several currents. NARK magazine’s event series bills itself as the “alternative” Pride, “for EVERYONE, EVERYBODY and EVERY BODY.” Some money from the parties will benefit Gay City and its health projects. Kick things off Wednesday with a market filled with possible party looks for your weekend. At Thursday’s Laser Show, dance to curated sets by DJ Gag Reflex and s O F T P E A K s, and spend Friday sampling rooftop happy hour drinks at MBar, making out with strangers at Queer/Bar, or partying at Pigs Fly Fetish Night, a “fetish-encouraged night of leather and lace for all with grimey dancefloor action, live demos and more.” Recover Saturday with a special double-boat Pride cruise, and/or the 28-hour Pride Is For Everyone dance party, and finish up on Sunday at the Backdoor last hurrah with South East, Gluttony, Matt Troy, and many more. ( Various locations, $130)
Sun June 30
Seattle Pride Parade The month of June plays host to many great PrideFest events throughout the city, all of which culminate in the gigantic procession that is the Seattle Pride Parade, which trails from Fourth Avenue to Seattle Center, where a fun party ensues. Years past have seen scantily clad Batmen, drag queens, people in assless chaps, leather daddies, and families in matching hats. ( Downtown Seattle, 11 am, free) Miscellaneous
Sat Aug 3
Adult Recess Seattle Adults can re-experience the thrill of recess by enjoying a day of schoolyard games like kickball and four-square, dancing to old-school hits by live bands and DJs, and eating childhood snacks from food trucks. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska. ( Cal Anderson Park, 12—7 pm, $15—$25)
Aug 16–18
Seattle Hempfest 2019 The “premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture,” Seattle’s massive Hempfest, will return once again for three days of talks, pot-loving celebrity guests and congresspeople, and hundreds of vendors. ( Myrtle Edwards Park, $10 suggested donation) Katie Herzog
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And here goes the problem with personal tastes
I’ve found canned (and jarred) duck confit that I’ve bought in France to be quite mediocre and I was realy quite surprised considering it’s one of France’s famous dishes and because I’ve heard rave reviews about the canned variety. There may be some truth in the difference between brands but I’ve tried several and none of them were any good.
Most French supermarkets have a large section devoted to pre-made foods and there’s a lot of variety, from roasted chicken, trays of lasagne, parmentier potatoes, dauphinoise potatoes, roasted vegetables, curries and so on. I would choose from that counter rather than a can of duck confit. I don’t recall seeing duck confit on the ready meal counter but that’s not to suggest that it’s not available somewhere.
You will find takeaways (takeouts) such as Chinese, Indian, Thai etc as you’ll find anywhere. You’ll probably not find yourself asking for a doggy bag in a restaurant as undoubtedly there won’t be anything left to bag up as portions are adequately sized.
Whenever I’ve stayed in France it’s been self catering, the majority of our restaurant meals were lunches therefore dinner was usually a light affair or something that didn’t require much effort (or even a Chinese takeaway, it’s interesting to see the differences in a cuisine between various countries) and there’s not a lot that can beat a good baguette, some cheese, charcuterie, pate and an excellently priced bottle of wine which requires pretty much zero effort to prepare.

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Celebrate Graduation Time By Dining Out in the Rivertowns

Food for Thought
by Linda Viertel – What better way to bring family and friends together in honor of your recent graduate than with a celebratory meal at one of our appealing and hospitable local restaurants? Luckily for rivertowns’ residents, there is a plethora of eateries, informal and more formal, ethnic and traditional American, intimate and family style.
Dining choices abound, so when out-of-towners visit for graduation, residents won’t disappoint those from far away or even close by. Our villages are host to sublime wood-fired pizza, Korean specialties, plentiful Greek standards, traditional Latino culinary specialties, American, Indian, English fare and more. In fact, it’s quite remarkable that four main streets are packed with such a variety of dining possibilities. Perhaps, the graduate should get to choose a favorite, but the following might be a guide that allows for cuisine variety and having a large enough table for everyone to enjoy one another’s company and toast your graduate. Sam’s Italian Restaurant in Dobbs Ferry Sam’s in Dobbs Ferry
“Sam’s,” a local dining institution since 1952, offers authentic Italian home-cooking with a plentiful menu sure to please every diners’ tastes. Chef/owner Maurice Giliberti grew up cooking at Sam’s, and after a stint in Yonkers, came home to run his signature restaurant and his busy award-winning pizza and take-out spot next door. His traditional specials include veal saltimbocca and chicken scarpariello, but he also provides a vast array of southern Italian dishes, plus seasonal offerings and alternating Friday specialties. At Sam’s, diners enjoy grilled fish, baked pastas plus pastas served with your choice of sauce, antipasti, clams oreganata, veal parmigiana and so much more. Steaks and veal chops arrive hot off the grill, fresh seafood can be grilled or fried, stuffed or sauced. Pizza combos and specialty pizzas, stuffed calzones, and sandwiches are meals in themselves for lunch or dinner. And, Giliberti’s children’s menu will delight young ones with ziti, ravioli and spaghetti offerings.
Italian cheesecake, pastries, cannoli and spumoni still provide the perfect sweet to complete a meal at Sam’s even after ample lunch and dinner entrees. Giliberti’s dining rooms, decorated with archival photos of his beloved Dobbs Ferry, create an informal ambiance for family dining at graduation time, but Giliberti also caters, so customers can experience his authentic Italian cooking in a celebration at home as well.
IF YOU GO
128 Main St, Dobbs Ferry Tel: 914-693-9724, 914-693-2008 Hours: M-Th.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F, Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su: 12-10 p.m. Luncheons and parties available: catering on and off-site for 25-70. La Chinita Poblana in Irvington La Chinita Poblana
Chef/owner, Juan Aguilar hails from Pueblo, Mexico, a city rich in culinary history where mole poblano sauce was created and which he masterfully creates at La Chinita. But, his presentations of standard, popular dishes are outstanding, unique and comforting as well. Customers are greeted with freshly fried tortilla chips and in-house salsa upon arrival. Aguilar’s “antojitos” (little snacks) aren’t so little and can be shared. Tacos, enchiladas, nachos, flautas and chimichangas can be ordered with chicken, steak, just cheese or vegetables, ceviche or pork pastor. But who can resist the huaraches, oblong sandal-shaped, crispy handmade tortillas topped with pinto beans, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeno crema and avocado plus your choice of filling?
For a nourishing homemade chicken soup, the Caldo Tlalpeno, redolent of cilantro, is brimming with chicken and avocado. A half-duck (Pato en Mole Poblano) gets the full Pueblan treatment. And, the Pollo at Tequila, a moist (!) chicken breast marinated in lemon and rosemary, and accompanied by fresh sauteed spinach, cilantro rice and an ancho chile-tequila, pineapple sauce, is a dexterously light presentation brimming with complementary tastes.
For dessert, La Chinita’s hot churros possess a delicate crunchy exterior and moist interior; they melt in your mouth, especially when dipped in chocolate sauce. So, whether your graduates wish to dive into nachos, empanadas and enchiladas, or others prefer traditional Pueblan delicacies, a table at La Chinita’s welcoming brick-walled restaurant, decorated with artisanal Mexican pottery, masks and archival photographs might just be the place to celebrate.
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2019-06-06-10-30-IST – Ready-to-eat foods export

From the desk of Ms. Ann Abraham . . . . . Dear Shri Narendra Modi ji,
India was known as “The land of spices”. People came from far and wide to buy these spices.
In today’s world, technology has produced ways and means to keep cooked spices in “ready-to-eat” food, for a long shelf life.
Hence, instead of just selling people raw spices, let us set up kitchens and factories to cook the spices the way they should be, and make Indian dishes and pack them up.
Then, there will be much job creation, as well as showcasing Indian cuisine to the world.
There will be much to export.
I hope this idea is useful for job creation, and increase of exports.
Yours sincerely,
Ms. Ann Abraham.
2019-06-06-10-30-IST
P. S. :
In fact, it is useful for the domestic market also, because now that many people work, it is useful to be able to buy ready-to-eat food at an economical price, to supplement meal times.
And with more and more people being educated, they don’t have time to cook laborious dishes which need labour to prepare the ingredients for a dish, and time to cook it.
So professional chefs can oversee the cooking of healthy, delicious foods, and lots of people with cooking skills can prepare the ingredients and cook the foods.
2019-06-06-10-53-IST

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Best New Restaurant: Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club

Best New Restaurant: Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Tweet
We are deeply honoured to receive the award for Best New Restaurant at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards 2019. Incidentally, this week marks the first anniversary of Summerhouse at the Liguanea Club. We opened in a whirlwind of activity last year, and this has been one of the most rewarding, and simultaneously challenging years that we have had.
Last year we not only published our second cookbook, Provisions , but we also completed the first leg of our US book tour, among other events, and finished up working on an ongoing consulting project. We opened Summerhouse — hiring, training the team, building out and equipping the space in just three months.
To win at this time is significant for the brand and adds to the year-end celebrations of our team. We have been lucky to find a great team that has supported us as we have challenged each other to grow and succeed — which never feels comfortable. But one thing we know after 25 years of doing this is that anything that requires you to expand always feels difficult — at least the first time around.
We recently returned from a series of events in New York City. We were invited to present at TEDx Columbus Circle: The Bold & the Brave — a theme which was totally in alignment with our recent work around heritage and the women of the Caribbean. Among the other presenters were a mathematician, a NASCAR driver and a Fortune 500 CEO. It was empowering to know that we were sharing the stage with these amazing thinkers and doers.
Our talk, “Finding Courage in the Truth of our Ancestors”, was met with great interest and positive responses. We see it as an honour and privilege to tell the stories of our ancestors to a global audience and even more gratifying when you realise that this audience is actually very interested in hearing those stories. Our talk will be live on the site soon.
We followed this with a restaurant takeover at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Fish And Game by Zak Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde in Hudson, New York. Zak came to dinner at Summerhouse a few weeks back and said he loved our vibe and our food and invited us to do the takeover. Of course, we were delighted. Fish and Game is a beautiful restaurant, the perfect space in which to recreate our signature West India Supper. It was a spectacular night — intimate, warm, cosy, fantastic food, incredible natural wines, open-hearth cooking, lots of laughter and great conversation. It was everything we could have ever dreamed of, and not only was it sold-out but we received rave reviews, to boot. It’s wonderful working with like minds — so gratifying. Zak said we opened people’s minds about West Indian cuisine that night. We sure hope so! We just know that we had a ball and made some fantastic new friends.
We have a practice that on our birthday we always make sure to take the time to check in — to look at how far we’ve come, celebrate our accomplishments, acknowledge the losses and clarify where we want to go. So naturally, we’ve done the same for Summerhouse, and we can promise that the upcoming year is going to be one of even more growth with a lot of exciting new adventures for the team and our customers along the way.
We start our first anniversary celebrations with a bang for Father’s Day — we have something extraordinary planned for the dads in our lives on June 17.
‘Summer is Coming’ — this was our opening campaign for a reason. Summer is the signature season for Summerhouse — it represents everything that we stand for — bright, colourful, joyful, vibrant Caribbean living, so naturally, we have a heck of a summer lined up at the restaurant with bigger, better and more expanded signature experiences.
The Veuve Cliquot Champagne Garden series will be back, with new summer menus. Unplugged live music is also on the calendar, and we even have a few more surprises in store as we round out the year with beautiful adventures and curated experiences for our customers to enjoy — as always, amazing music, simply delicious food and great drinks.
Provisions’ North American book tour continues as we step into fall just about September when we have another tour coming up to the southern US — with west coast to follow.
We will also be focusing on more special events and catering this year. Last year we had less time with so much going on, but our long-time loyal clients have been asking so we’re going back to where we started with Ciao Bella.
Summerhouse is a manifestation of our collective identity as West Indian women, sisters, entrepreneurs, cooks, homemakers. These aspects of ourselves are in the brand’s DNA. This year we’re really going to focus on fine-tuning and bringing those pieces of the puzzle together so that our customers can begin to really experience the ethos of the brand and what we represent.
— Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau
Co-principals, Summerhouse at The Liguanea Club
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Two New Paris Hotel Restaurants: Neni at 25Hours Gard du Nord and Hyatt Paris Madeleine

Gone are the days of stodgy hotel restaurants featuring typical tourist menus to accommodate their guests. Today, hotels are competing to make their restaurants a destination not only for their own clientele but also to attract locals, sometimes bringing in top, well-established chefs.
Here are two newly opened restaurants we highly recommend.
The expanding hotel chain especially catering to Millennials and Millennials at heart, 25hours , has now opened its first branch in Paris . Conveniently located across from the Gard du Nord rail station, where the Eurostar departs, 25Hours opened in January with 237 rooms eclectically decorated in African-, Sri Lankan- and Indian-inspired pattern fabrics and retro-style furniture.
DAILY NEWS & DEALS NEWSLETTER Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals! Featuring breaking news on the latest appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter. Subscribe Now One essential element of the 25hours formula is Neni restaurants, an inspired mélange of Persian, Arabic French and Russian cuisine. Helmed by Haya Molcho and her four sons (NENI is an amalgam of the first letters of her sons’ first names: Nuriel, Elior, Nadiv, and Ilan), they bring the Balagan style of serving family-size platters to their restaurants.
The recommended way of ordering from the menu is to choose three or four mezzes (small, appetizer plates) to share. We chose Sakuska, a blend of roasted peppers, tomato, and eggplant on sourdough bread with walnuts, baked sweet potato with salad and pumpkin seeds, crispy filo dough “cigars” stuffed with spiced beef, and pine nuts. So rich with flavor, texture, and freshness, we thoroughly cleaned our plates, craving more, but we knew better to save room for our next course. For our main course, we shared sabich, a version of the popular Tel Aviv street food, prepared with fried eggplant, hummus, tomato salad, and a mango-tinged tahini sauce; another big winner, we practically fought over the last bite. A sweet finish was knafeh, an Israeli specialty from Jerusalem , a superlight crepe, with mozzarella and ricotta, topped with chopped pistachios and homemade, yogurt ice cream.
La Chinoiserie at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine Hotel Under a large-scale glass roof constructed in the same workshops as the Eiffel Tower, La Chinoiserie is the luxurious restaurant at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine Hotel . The newly appointed chef, Sebastien Roux, has brought his refined but adventurous cuisine to his new appointment. Roux has climbed the culinary ladder at a myriad of top hotels and restaurants in Paris, including Hotel du Louvre, Hotel Scribe , and Le Pur at the five-star Park Hyatt Paris Vendome .
We enjoyed an impressive lunch tasting earlier this month. It was a chilly day and we were seated in front of the cozy fireplace in the opulently appointed, casual chic dining room. One of the nice touches was the widely spaced tables, which are hard to come by in the usually cramped Paris cafes and bistros.
For our appetizer, we had a green lentil salad with thin-sliced, air-dried beef and arugula was topped with fresh, seasonal white asparagus and cooked to perfection. The free-range chicken, accompanied with crispy corn, soft whipped potatoes, and wilted spinach was succulent and moist.
As a special surprise, Chef Roux came to our table and served us his dessert specialty, soft meringue shards with a raspberry puree and mascarpone whipped cream, a fabulous finish to a top-notch, well-executed meal.
La Chinoiserie serves breakfast and lunch daily and serves tapas and cocktails after 7PM. Jazz night is every Thursday from 7PM to 10PM.
Neni Paris at 25Hours Hotel Gard du Nord
12 Boulevard de Denain, 75010
https://www.25hours-hotels.com/en/restaurants-bars/paris/neni-paris
La Chinoiserie at Hyatt Paris Madeleine
24 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/france/hyatt-paris-madeleine/madel/dining
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