Edmonds Restaurant News: Local milestones, Restaurant Week fare, plus Easter dining

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Salt & Iron game hen.

Get ready to celebrate. Wish local restaurateurs Happy Birthday, and plan that Easter outing — join the kids in fun activities like an Egg Roll or eschew traditional fare and eat egg rolls. Either way, we’ve got you covered. And that’s no April Fool’s.

Thanks to the tremendous support of our Edmonds community, Salt and Iron will be celebrating its third anniversary with several special decadent menu items now through Sunday, March 25.

Dishes are available a la carte, or you may build your own four-course meal and indulge in them all!

Here is Chef Kevin Favro’s decadent menu:

Lobster Toast — chilled lobster salad, grilled Como, micro greens, EVOO

Asparagus — grilled and chilled spring asparagus, Grana Padano, citrus oil, sliced almonds

Filet Oscar — petite filet, grilled asparagus, Dungeness crab, béarnaise, roasted baby potatoes

Dessert —  a surprise from the Chef!

Reservations: www.saltniron.com/#reservations-section

Canarino Gelato reminds us that Saturday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., they will read stories, do crafts and have books available for browsing while you enjoy your Saturday coffee and treat. It’s Storytime and Scoops, hosted by Gunilla’s Usborne Books & More and Canarino Gelato.

Easter plans?

Easter bunny at 190 Sunset

The Easter Bunny might need a few tricks up his sleeve this year to go along with the sweets, since Easter Sunday falls on April Fools’ Day for the first time in more than 60 years.

Hop on down to 190 Sunset for Easter Sunday Brunch. They’ve invited the Easter Bunny, so bring the kids down for a fun photo-op, egg hunt and coloring activities. Don’t hesitate to make a dinner reservation – 190 Sunset is serving a stellar rack of lamb and the prime rib special will also be available.

Scott’s Bar & Grill has a list of Easter Brunch specials like a classic Bloody Mary made with Tito’s handmade vodka, smoked celery salt. Special choices include: Vanilla custard French toast and a bevy of Benedict choices from traditional Canadian bacon on toasted English muffin, to Dungeness crab and avocado Benedict. All topped with creamy hollandaise and served with breakfast potatoes.

Scott’s Bar and Grill vanilla custard French toast

There is also the house-smoked salmon omelet, prime rib hash, roasted chicken breast Dijon, and their fabulous Grilled Steak Salad. And even Scott’s classic cheeseburger is available on Easter. Check out the full menu here: scottsbarandgrill.com/menu.

Chanterelle Veggie Eggs Benedict

Chanterelle in Edmonds is always a great choice for Easter Sunday. Owner Brooke Baker says: “We are open our usual Sunday hours, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will offer the full breakfast menu, which includes five variations on eggs Benedict, cinnamon raisin French toast, and amazing Bloody Marys.” Doors close at 1 p.m. “Diners can be hesitant to go out for Easter breakfast without a reservation, but have no fear!” Brooke says. “We have dozens of Sunday regulars who vary their routine on Easter, so that translates into open seats.  We usually have less of a wait time on Easter than just about any other Sunday.”

Bazille’s chicken sausage burata on pasta

Bazille – Nordstrom Alderwood Mall Bazille is located inside Nordstrom on the 2nd floor. Try their signature Crab Bisque, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Bistro Club Sandwich, or Sautéed Chicken and Angel Hair Pasta. Be sure to save room for dessert: White Chocolate Bread Pudding! Seating for large parties is available in the dining room or make new friends at a beautiful community table that accommodates up to 10 people.

Another birthday

Bistro 76 celebrates two years at their Perrinville location. Last year, they sold out early for Easter brunch, so they say: “Make your reservations now, for Easter Brunch! We are filling up quick.”  Pricing is $30 for adults, $15 kids and… $15 for Endless Mimosas. An all-you-can-eat menu that includes house favorites like Smoked Salmon Toast, Corned Beef Hash, plus more.

Corned beef hash at Bistro 76

Seating times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 425-776-3616 for reservations.

Seattle Restaurant Week Starts April 2 and runs through April 19

Local area restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $33, and many also offer two-course lunches for $18. You’ve got to taste it to believe it!

Here is a “sneak preview” from our friends at Salt and Iron… Sautéed Catfish with fried okra, Roasted Cornish Game Hen with potatoes and Brussels sprouts, or Farro Risotto with wild mushrooms, Chevre and asparagus — oh boy.

I included a wider area for participating restaurants this time — here’s the link to see individual locations’ menus.

Amaro Bistro, Italian, Bothell, Lunch & Dinner

Anthony’s HomePort Edmonds Seafood, Edmonds, Dinner

Bar Dojo, Asian, Edmonds, Dinner

Barking Frog, American, Woodinville, Lunch & Dinner

Epulo Bistro, Mediterranean, Edmonds, Dinner

Preservation Kitchen, American, Bothell, Lunch & Dinner

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, American, Woodinville, Lunch & Dinner

Revolve True Food & Wine Bar,  Pacific NW,  Bothell, Lunch & Dinner

Salt & Iron, Pacific NW, Edmonds, Lunch & Dinner

The Commons Kitchen and Bar, American, Woodinville, Lunch & Dinner

Twisted Cuban Cafe & Bar, Latin, Woodinville, Lunch & Dinner

I hear from readers….

A change of name at a Lynnwood spot. Barcelona Cuisine at 6815 196th St. S.W., Ste G, in Lynnwood will continue La Raza’s menu and prices through June 2018. New ownership, but staff from La Raza remains, notably the chef, who promises changes to the menu — new items that will match up with Barcelona-style cuisine is paella – in fact, three types of paella: meat, seafood, and vegetarian. Restaurant News looks forward to trying out new dishes and will share with readers soon.

Another reader reported that ownership at another Perrinville location has changed. Aggie’s BBQ, located at 7533 Olympic View Dr. #B is now called Fat Pig BBQ and still has ribs on the menu, so Restaurant News will visit and report back.

Bon Appetite

— By Kathy Passage

A specialty gourmet food broker for over 30 years, Kathy Passage has in-depth knowledge on food and the special qualities of ingredients used in the exquisite products she helped bring to market. Kathy brings this unique perspective from the “other side of the plate” to writing about the food and restaurant scene in Edmonds.

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