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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Bookwalter Winemaker Dinner at Pearl for the Washington Wines Festival

Pearl is hosting an intimate winemaker dinner featuring Bookwalter Winery on Thursday, July 7 at 6pm. Chef Bradley and his talented culinary team will be crafting a special menu to be paired perfectly with a selection of Bookwalter’s fine wines.

This exclusive wine dinner honors the celebration of the 20th Annual Wine Weekend presented by the Washington Wines Festival. Tickets are $200/person with proceeds benefiting Camp Korey and the Washington Wine Education Foundation. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your seat!

Visit www.washingtonwinesfestival.org to order tickets or call 206.236.6167.

Spring Winemaker Series with Chef John Sarich of Chateau Ste. Michelle, April 12

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Northwest culinary and wine tasting experience at Pearl. Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson will be pairing up with James Beard Award Winning Chef John Sarich of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery to create a sensational menu crafted to match perfectly with the innovative wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is available at the Westin Hotel.

Scroll down for a peek at the menu. For more information and reservations, please call us at 425.455.0181.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Winemaker Dinner Menu

Passed Amuse
Gerard & Dominique Smoked Salmon canapés
new potatoes with crème fraiche and caviar
Nicolas Feuillate Rose Champagne

Salad
Artisanal baby lettuce

Seasonal garnishes, champagne vinaigrette, goat cheese crostini
Riesling

Fish course
Pan-seared Alaskan Halibut

Cumin spice rub, “Paella” broth, Penn Cove shellfish
Sauvignon Blanc

Second course
Spring Lamb Carpaccio

Olive tapenade, roasted garlic hummus, grilled ramps
Syrah

Entrée
Grilled Wagyu Sirloin

Bleu cheese fritters, perfect mashed potatoes, herb glace
Col Solare
Shining Hill Cabernet Blend

Dessert
Lemon curd

Gran Marnier pound cake, candied orange peel
Ste Michelle Late harvest Chenin Blanc

Spring Winemaker Series at Pearl

We are excited to welcome DeLille Cellars on Thursday, March 31 to kick off our Spring Winemaker Series at Pearl Bar & Dining. Be sure to save the date for a special evening with guest Chef John Sarich of Chateau Ste. Michelle on April 12!

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!

Fall Winemakers Series: A look back with Sinclair Estate Vineyards

Our most recent installment of the Fall Winemaker Series with Sinclair Estate Vineyards was a success! We had a fantastic time and great food. With the cooperation of Sinclair Estate Vineyards, Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson put together a feast for our patrons with beautiful wine pairings. Below was our menu, including the paired wines from the event: 

Passed Amuse

Late summer melon, Salumi Culatello. Dungeness Crab Cakes, sweet corn sauce

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First Course

Local Baby Bibb, organic peaches, gorgonzola crostini, champagne vinaigrette

Chardonnay 

Fish Course

Columbia River King Salmon, cedar-planked, black cherry-fig jus, tempura kabocha

2007 Merlot 

Pasta Course

Wild Mushroom Bolognese, housemade gnocchi, parmesan Reggiano

Sangiovese 

Meat Course

Herb-roasted rack of lamb, favas, minty pesto, crispy potatoes

2007 Cabernet 

Dessert

Pearl Butterscotch Sundae, housemade sauce, pecan brittle

 

Our next visiting winery in the Fall Winemaker Series is Long Shadows Winery on December 3rd at Pearl.  This event is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reception begins at 5:15 p.m. dinner at 6:30 p.m.; limited seating is available. Enjoy complimentary valet parking at The Westin Hotel directly across the breezeway.