Pearl makes the cover of National Culinary Review!

This month’s edition of National Culinary Review features our very own Salmon Canapés on the cover!  The accompanying article entitled “Stepping Out with Catering”, features Pearl Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson giving readers a peek inside the wild, wild world of catering.   One of Bradley’s more memorable catering experiences took place in an airplane hangar at Boeing Field.  Check out the cover shot and more details from the article below. Shout out to Rina Jordan for the beautiful food photography!

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Don’t forget to vote for Pearl in your favorite categories for Bellevue Downtown Association’s ‘Haute Picks 2011’ and 425 Magazine’s ‘Best of 2011’. Voring ends on April 1 for BDA Haute Picks and May 5 for 425 Magazine!

Pearl Shines with Awards

It’s already proving to be an award-winning year for the restaurant, and we’re far from the end of 2010! And the awards are:

The 2010 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award – “Award of Excellence”

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. This award gives a nod to lists with more than 100 selections that demonstrate a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style, and Pearl made the cut.

The 2010 Washington Restaurant Association Award and Washington Wine “Award of Distinction” from The Washington State Wine Commission

Recognizing the great lengths we go to in hosting some of the most compelling, well-rounded winemaker dinners around, the training we give our servers, our dedication to maintaining an excellent list and its Washington-centric weight, these two awards made the team very proud to be an ambassador of Washington wine.

2010 Washington Restaurant Association – Finalist for National Philanthropy Award

Recently named a 2010 Washington Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner (small business category) for giving back to Eastside Domestic Violence Program and Overlake Service League, the WRA named Pearl Bellevue as one of three state finalists for consideration in its National Philanthropy Award. We’re excited at the possibility of giving even more to our community leagues if we win nationally!   Three award committees, local and national, deemed Pearl Bellevue worthy of commendation, yet none of it would be possible without you, our guests, supporting us in the work we do.  Thank you, again!

Cheers,

Bradley and Mikel

Pearl wins the 2010 Haute Picks “Best cocktail” for the Shiso Wild Drop

The Bellevue Downtown Association has released the 2010 Haute Picks!

Pearl was honored to bring home the 2010 people’s choice for “Best cocktail, the Shiso Wild Drop” and placing in the final three for “Best romantic dinner” and “Best Happy Hour”. Congratulations to all the neighboring winners!

(Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Downtown Association)

To see more results visit Bellevue Local Table.

Pearl Bar & Dining honored twice at the 2010 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards

We are honored to be twice recognized this year by the Washington Wine Commission in its pursuit to recognize restaurants that exhibit strong support of Washington wines and high professional standards in wine service.

This year, the Washington Restaurant Association Award, recognizing an outstanding member of the association, was presented to us.

Also, the Commission presented our restaurant, along with 18 others, with the Washington Wine Award of Distinction, awarded to restaurants that have shown dedication and commitment to the Washington wine industry.

It’s a privilege to be held in the Commission’s highest esteem and we couldn’t have done this without a dedicated team and amazing vendor partners. We will uphold these accolades every day through our commitment and passion for Washington wine. Cheers to that.