SkyCity offers exclusive 6 course meal that will be part of the James Beard House dinner in NYC

If you haven’t been to the Space Needle for dinner in a while, it’s time to go back.

Via Seattle Weekly: “SkyCity Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield is offering diners a chance to taste the six course menu he’ll serve at a James Beard House dinner later this month in New York City. Available only tomorrow through October 11, the $99 meal at the top of the Space Needle includes Cedar Paper Roasted Anderson Lamb Loin and Mocha Braised Short Ribs. Call 206-905-2100 for reservations.”

I’m going to take a friend to this next week for a belated birthday gift. She’s an incredibly giving person – someone who really is there for her friends whenever she can help, so I’m excited to take her as my guest for a blog review of the dinner. I’ve never been more excited to try a corn soup (ahem, bacon and crab!) in my life. Also, salmon with absinthe? So excited. This whole menu has my stomach growling. Can’t wait to share with you what dishes stand out from the night!



Update: just spotted this photo on their Facebook page – had to share:



Quest Fantasy Exhibit opens at EMP tomorrow with cool event!

EMP Musuem’s Quest Fantasty Exhibit opens with a very cool event tomorrow night!

Among the many wonders you’ll experience:

» The Conquerors’ Scavenger Quest
» An archery competition
» A sword fighting presentation by Knights of Veritas
» Photo ops: Snap a picture of yourself atop the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones
» A special appearance by the Carter Family Marionettes
» Gameplay with Card Kingdom
» Learn-to-play demos, artist signings, and R&D spellslinging with Magic: The Gathering featuring Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Matt Cavotta, and Jeremy Jarvis
» Thirst quenchers in the form of mead or cider (21+ only) along with EMP’s particular brand of butter beer
» Spotlight talks with key figures in fantasy

Spotlight Talk Schedule:
7:30pm – Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author
8:15pm – Karen Falk, historian and head archivist for The Jim Henson Company
9:15pm – Mark Ordesky, executive producer of the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Tickets here. Hope to see you there!


More details on the Exhibition itself:

From The HobbitThe Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry Potter and Snow White and the HuntsmanFantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations.

Revel in hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking, and legendary pop culture artifacts. See iconic costumes from TV and the silver screen including The Wizard of OzXena: Warrior PrincessLabyrinth, and The Princess Bride; pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera; sit atop the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones; and view original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

I’ll be sure to come back and share a review of the exhibition after I see it.  Now, what to wear to the party tomorrow?! I wonder if there’s a fantasy character with an easy to put together costume (or one with brunette hair and some cool face paint)? Geeky Hostess, any suggestions? 🙂

Note – EMP’s exhibit “The Art of Video Games” closes May 12th – so now is the perfect time to see both exhibitions! I hear the Video Game show is pretty awesome and can’t wait to take Brandon!

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