Every Day’s a Catch at ART Restaurant
ART Restaurant takes you on another Pacific Northwest culinary journey this summer with Every Day’s a Catch – seven days of seafood served seven different ways:
- Shuck It To Me Oyster Monday
- Totally Tuna Tuesday
- Wham, Bam, Thank You Clam Wednesday
- Just for the Halibut Thursday
- Thank Cod It’s Friday
- Cracked Crab Saturday
- Salmon Enchanted Sunday
Chef Jelle Vandenbroucke will also continue his summer tours to Pike Place Market with an extended schedule from Tuesday to Saturday. Guests wanting to tag along and visit local vendors and shop with Chef Jelle can contact ART through Twitter or Facebook to schedule a time to visit the market.
The Spa Makes a Splash with Poolside Treatments
Experience The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle without missing a single ray of Northwest sunshine. Already a unique spot in Seattle, the outdoor infinity-edged pool deck at the hotel introduces the city’s only poolside spa menu for hotel guests featuring mini, tapas-style treatments that pamper guests, head to toe.
With the Olympic mountains, Seattle Great Wheel and the natural beauty of Elliott Bay in the background, guests can enjoy the treatments separately or combined to completely unwind.
Nourish dry, sun-damaged skin with an a la carte spa menu of services incorporating lush Shea body butters and all-natural essential oils. Or savor drinks and bites from the poolside Bar 84 while pampering tourist-toes with a sumptuous foot rub.
These outdoor poolside treatments are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Or renew and restore the mind and body any day with a visit to Seattle’s only Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa. For reservation information, visit The Spa online or call 206 749 7077. On the go? Book via Twitter using @FSSeattleSpa or on Facebook.
Extraordinary Experiences: Chihuly Up Close
World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is quoted as saying, “I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.”
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle brings Dale Chihuly’s words to life with an exclusive experience at the Chihuly Boathouse Glass Studio and Chihuly Garden & Glass. Be surrounded with Chihuly’s creative energy and vibrant works of art with a private tour of the Chihuly Boathouse Glass Studio, his iconic workshop and residence not open to the public on the banks of Lake Union, and a VIP experience at Chihuly Garden & Glass, an enchanting long-term exhibition at Seattle Center filled with some of the best pieces of Chihuly’s works of glass.
A Washington native, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art, from his glass designs of Native American blankets and the undulating shapes of sea creatures to the orbs of Japanese glass floats. This exclusive and extraordinary discovery behind the man, his works of art and home is one not to be missed.
Local Flavors at ART Restaurant
From the new Skinny Chef Ale to Every Day’s a Catch and the Pike Place Market tours with Chef Jelle to the Market TV Tray, ART Restaurant takes pride in working with local vendors and highlighting all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
This summer, dine like a local and check out one or more of ART’s sips or dishes:
- Market TV Tray: Chef Kerry Sear’s nostalgic take on TV trays, these quick yet tasty and filling TV trays feature four courses, made with local ingredients. Sample Uli’s Sausage from Pike Place Market; Mischief Spirits from Ballard; Penn Cove mussels from Whidbey Island and Mt Townsend Creamery from Port Townsend all in one delicious meal!
- Skinny Chef Ale: ART’s custom brew created by NW Peaks Brewery, this pale ale pairs well with the fish and chips for lunch and miso cod and scallops for dinner
- 55 Locals: 55 Pacific Northwest small-batch, crafted spirits, including vodka, whiskey, gin, rum and more.
- Pike Place Market tours: Visit Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market with Chef Jelle Vandenbrouke. He’ll take you on a tour of his favorite vendors and shop for the latest ingredients and produce for meals at ART.
- Market to ART dinners: Part “Top Chef” meets “Chopped,” this interactive dinner invites a group of 10 to Pike Place Market to shop for ingredients for one of the evening’s five courses. Come back to ART, where the chefs will unveil the ingredients and have to create with dishes on the fly.
- In-Room Bistro: Don’t want to leave the comfort of your room? The In-Room Bistro menu highlights the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer and brings it directly to you. Choose dishes like Northwest clam chowder, fresh oysters, Painted Hills all-natural beef tenderloin and Beecher’s baked cheese sandwich.
New Outdoor Venue with Views
Just in time for summer, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle introduces exclusive access to the Rooftop at Marketside Flats – a unique outdoor venue for special occasions, intimate meetings or chic weddings. In addition to the hotel’s sweeping panoramas of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound from the Ballroom, the Rooftop, located across Union Street, also has 180 degree views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
A quintessential downtown Seattle venue, both Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and the Rooftop offers unsurpassed service to every member of your party. The events are catered by Four Seasons with special grill menus and the 5,000 square-foot space can accommodate up to 130 people seated.
For more information, contact the Catering Department at 206-749-7000.
Custom ice is all the rave this summer. Wet whistles with one of ART Lounge’s 55 Local spirits over ice spheres; or enjoy specialty cocktails with oversized chunks of ice handpicked from large ice blocks. Depending on the size and shape, the custom ice holds drinks at a constant temperature or helps with the dilution rate. ART Restaurant had coffee drinkers in mind while concocting a new coffee beverage infused with coffee ice cubes; and for iced tea connoisseurs, ice tea cubes make drinking without dilution effortless.
For catered events and meetings, the culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle took ART’s advice with specially designed cylinder shaped ice for tall soda glasses. An added bonus, Bar 84 on the popular poolside deck will offer shaved ice in an assortment of flavors through September.
Beep, Beep Snack Bike Coming Through
What’s emerald green and bright yellow all over? Wheeling its way around Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is the new Snack Bike, a delicious opportunity to sample a rotating assortment of food bites from ART Restaurant and beverages from ART Lounge.
Starting this summer, catch the 7-speed emerald green bike with yellow wheels and cooler box in the front (a nod to the Seattle Supersonics) by the pool, on the front drive, or during your next event or special occasion. An extension of ART Restaurant, look for seasonal food and local spirits, such as chilled oysters and grilled hot dogs to beer and bubbly.
Three Ways to Relieve Headaches On The Go
Are you frequently on the phone? Do you spend hours in front of the computer? The experts at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle know it is hard to make time to relax with a busy schedule and lots of screen-time. Whether you are on the go or at the office, these three do-it-yourself tips will help to relieve eye strain and headaches.
Pressure: Choose your dominant hand and make an “L” shape with your fingers and thumb. Take the other hand and using the index finger and thumb, pinch the skin in between the “L” shape. Continue to gently pinch and squeeze, massaging to relieve tension as desired.
Heat: Using both hands, vigorously rub palms together for fifteen seconds to generate heat. Close both eyes and place each palm over the eyelids to relax tired, heavy eyes. Perfect for those who stare at a computer screen and suffer from eye strain and headaches close to the eye area. Repeat as needed.
Scent: Using diluted peppermint oil or lotion, add one drop to your finger tips and massage into the occipital bridge. To find, simple reach behind your head and locate the hairline. Gently massage the fingertips over the area to relieve tension. Next, take your finger tips and gently massage the temples in circular motion.
Sometimes the best remedy is a break and some extra rest and relaxation. Give yourself me time at The Spa and experience one of the many Northwest-inspired body, face or nail treatments. For reservations call (206) 749-7077. Book online or on Twitter using @FSSeattleSpa.
Wine Wednesdays at ART Lounge
Celebrate hump day every week in ART Lounge for a Wine Wednesday complimentary wine tasting. Sip a new wine every Wednesday with a guest wine expert or vendor. Wine tastings pair perfectly with ART’s all-you-can-eat cheese counter, which starts at 4:30pm.
Enjoy complimentary sips from these vendors every Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm in ART Lounge. Join the conversation on Twitter using #WineWednesday and @ARTRestaurant.
June 25th – Kyra Wines, WA
July 2nd – Patterson Cellars, WA
July 9th – Ponzi Wines, OR
July 16th – Special Sake tasting
July 23rd – Rutherford Hill Winery, CA
ART Restaurant’s New Custom Microbrew
After much R&D (Raising your glass & Drinking), the team at ART Restaurant & Lounge have partnered with NW Peaks Brewery to exclusively create Never Trust a Skinny Chef. The 24-ounce northwest pale ale has a light malt backbone and bitterness with a medium body and clean finish.
Kevin Klein’s Ballard-based NW Peaks Brewery is a “nano-brewery,” making less than one barrel of beer per batch, which allows them to brew different styles of beer in small quantities with attention to traditional styles and creative experiments. Never Trust a Skinny Chef ale will be served in custom beer steins and poured from a custom beer tap with the beer’s logo and a bobblehead handle of Chef Sear.
Come to ART to try a beer-themed TV Tray for lunch or try other NW Peaks brews in seasonal dishes for happy hour or dinner. Top it all off with Skinny Chef Ale ice cream.
To keep up-to-date on beer-themed events and more, follow ART Restaurant on Facebook and Twitter.