Celebrate NYE at Pearl & Koral

After celebrating our 5th Anniversary at Pearl Bar & Dining in November, now it’s time to reflect upon 2013. It’s been a great year for us and we’re looking forward to celebrating Koral’s 2nd Anniversary early 2014.

Whether you’re looking for LIVE MUSIC or a great DJ, we’ve got it all on New Years Eve. Ring in 2014 in style with amazing food, fun music and complimentary party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Reservations will be taken until 10pm and are strongly recommended:

Koral Reservations – click here or call 425-623-1125

Pearl Reservations – click here or call 425-455-0181

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5 YEARS and counting!

5 years ago, Pearl Bar & Dining opened its doors to the community of Bellevue.

What a difference 5 years can make:

Bellevue’s population has grown from 118,000 residents to nearly 140,000

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Facebook has increased it’s users from 100 million to 1.19 billion

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and…Miley Cyrus was ONLY famous for being Hannah Montana

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But one thing remains the same – Pearl has consistently delivered the best of what we have to offer. We work with the freshest product in fun and innovative ways. The servers welcome guests with a genuine smile and remember your name and favorite drink. The chefs work hard to execute each dish perfectly.

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We have fun sharing recipes, coordinating exciting events and working hard with our spectacular vendors. The one thing that isn’t highlighted as much as it should be, is the biggest thank you of them all – so thank you to Bradley Dickinson and Mikel Rogers. They took a chance on their own restaurant 5 years ago. Today, Pearl has an incredible reputation and they have a sister restaurant, Koral Bar & Kitchen to be proud of, as well. It’s easy to see Bradley working on the line and say, “Wow, that was an incredible sablefish dish!” or watch Mikel greet every guest and even help bus tables in the restaurant when needed. However, they do so much more than what can be seen everyday. This job for them doesn’t end at the end of the day. There are always creative ideas, special products and new vintages of wine to be discovered. As a team, we cannot thank you enough for all your diligent hard work. Looking forward to many more years!

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Upcoming Winemaker Dinners

If you like wine, and we know you do, we invite you to join us at our upcoming winemaker dinners. Our chef, Bradley Dickinson, invites local winemakers into Koral Bar & Kitchen and Pearl Bar & Dining to pair their beautiful wines with our fabulous food.

First up: DeLille Cellars

Koral Bar & Kitchen will be hosting DeLille Cellars and winemaker Jason Gorski on November 13th for a memorable evening of food and wine. Below is the menu. Reservations are required – email Kristi at kristi@koralbellevue.com or call 425.623.1125

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And because these are events are such a blast for us, we’ll be hosting a second event the very next day.

Next up: Long Shadows Winery 

Pearl Bar & Dining will be hosting Long Shadows Winery and winemaker Gilles Nicault on November 14th. Below is the menu. Reservations are required – email Kristi at kristi@pearlbellevue.com or call 425.455.0181

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Cheers to Summer!

It’s fun to play bartender at home, so why not try some more of our favorite summer drinks. 

Classic Bellinibelini

2 ounces fresh peaches, pureed

4 ounces champagne or prosecco

Slowly add the sparkling to the peach puree in a champagne flute!

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1.5 ounces Vodka

¾ ounces Peach Schnapps

¾ ounces Cranberry Juice

Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice, add all ingredients and shake

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge

White Peach Julepjulet

½ white peach – peeled, pitted, diced

2 ½ ounces bourbon.

1 ounce peach liqueur

2 dashes peach bitters

8 mint leaves

Muddle peaches and 7 mint sprigs in a cocktail shaker

Add bourbon, peach liqueur and bitters – shake

Strain over ice into a highball and garnish with 1 mint leaf

Peach and Mango Sangria

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2 cups chopped peaches and mangos

1 cup Peach Schnapps

12 ounces Mango Nectar

1 bottle white wine

Mix all ingredients, serve over ice with a splash of soda to finish

Relax -Have a Drink – Ahh Summertime!

Summer is here! …well almost anyway. In the Pacific Northwest sometimes it is just too soon to tell! We get teased with a little bit of sunshine only to have to dig out our rain jackets the following day. Regardless of the weather, it’s been a long 6 months since the beginning of the year. We think it’s about time you treat yourself to some tasty adult beverages as the kids are out of school and the sun peaks out.  Enjoy!!

TRY SOME OF OUR FAVORITES FROM THE BAR at PEARL & KORAL!

SANGRIA | PEARL COLLINS | SHISO DROP | BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

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Sangria

Serves 4 to 6

1 – 750ml bottle of red wine (I like a Rioja or a Tempranillo)

1/3 cup of brandy

1 each cinnamon stick

Seasonal fruit ¼ inch cubed or sliced, needs to fit in your serving glass with ice

– oranges, star fruit, watermelon, peaches, apples, whatever!

Ice

Splash of club soda

Mix everything into a large party or punch bowl with ice except the soda, add the soda right before serving! Drink carefully…this stuff will catch up with you quickly!

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Pearl Collins

Serves 1

1 ¼ ounce of your favorite Gin or Vodka – (again, I like Dry Fly, Crater Lake and Glass!)

1 ounce St. Germaine

Seasonal Fresh Berries (try blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, kumquats!)

Squeeze of lime

Soda Water

Ice

In tall glass, pour all ingredients in, finishing with the soda water – stir and serve!

 

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Shiso Drop

Serves one

I large shiso leaf

1 sugar cube

1 ½ ounces vodka (we use Veev Acai )

½ ounce triple sec

Squeeze of lemon

In a martini shaker muddle (crush) the shiso leaf and sugar with ice.  Add vodka and triple sec, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass, enjoy!

 

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Blood Orange Margarita

Serves one

1 ounce Veev Acai 

1 ½ ounce tequila (we use El Jimador)

1 ounce lime sour

Squeeze of blood orange and tangerine puree (try out these great products at The Perfect Puree)

Salt

Sprig of rosemary

Combine the ingredients above into a martini shaker with ice. Salt the rim of a chilled pint glass. Shake and strain the margarita into the rim-salted pint glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary – arrriba!

Put your mouth where your mouse is and vote for Pearl!

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 Bar & Dining presents the VIP Eastside Launch of Pearl Vodka’s Newest Flavors!

Join us on Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m. for a Pearl Party x2! Sip on creative concoctions mixed with Cucumber, Caramel, and Coconut infused vodkas paired with bites by Bradley Dickinson, Pearl Bar & Dining executive chef.  Be sure to RSVP to this VIP event by Friday, March 11!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Pearl

From all of us at Pearl Bar & Dining, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

For those of you joining us this evening for dinner on Christmas Eve, we look forward to seeing you tonight! As a reminder, we will be closed Christmas Day.

Ring in 2011 with us at Pearl! On New Year’s Eve, a special dinner menu in addition to the regular menu will be served from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the lounge will remain open until 2 a.m. The New Year’s Eve menu will include a delicious filet mignon and butter-poached lobster dinner. Call (425) 455-0181 or visit pearlbellevue.com to make a reservation.

Celebrate December at Pearl

Right in the thick of Bellevue’s retail district, Pearl is the prime destination for post-shop “dropping” anytime and the perfect place for celebration with friends, family and colleagues. Mark your calendar for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for these two extra special occasions at Pearl. As a reminder, Pearl will be closed Christmas Day. See you soon!

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve at Pearl

  • Dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. (lounge is open until 10 p.m.)
  • Pearl will feature its full dinner menu and special prime rib dinner.

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve at Pearl

  • Dinner will be served from 4 to 11 p.m. (lounge is open until 2 a.m.)
  • Pearl will feature its full dinner menu + special filet mignon and butter-poached lobster dinner.