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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COME CELEBRATE WITH US TONIGHT!

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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

With Spring comes Spring Cocktails

Sip on two of Pearl’s refreshing and vibrant specialty cocktails this season: the Dragon-Berry Mojito and the Pomegranate Tequila Sour.

Pomegranate Tequila Sour

Pama liqueur, Triple Sec, house made sour, El Jimador tequila

Dragon-Berry Mojito

Bacardi dragon berry rum, fresh mint & raspberries, Triple Sec, simple syrup, soda water

Be our guest at Pearl Bar & Dining and taste our newest, delectable cocktails for yourself! Happy Hour is from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.- close. Receive half-price off signature cocktails, small plates, glass wine pours and draft beer. As always, valet park for free at The Westin Hotel.

Twitter and Facebook Appreciation Party

Tuesday evening was a successful showing for the O Wines and Pearl Appreciation Happy Hour and tasting. Guests enjoyed extended Happy Hour, samplings of Pearl’s delectable crab cakes, pan-seared prawns and goat cheese crostinis while enjoying complimentary tastes and half-off glasses of O Wines. Thank you to all of our Twitter followers and Facebook friends & fans who joined in the sipping, meeting, greeting, tweeting, re-tweeting and posting all evening long.

Pearl’s Co-owner and Executive Chef Bradley Dickinson with Kathy Johanson and Stacy Lill, owners of O Wines, and Cheryl Cardwell, Social Media Director and O Wines Ambassador 

Seattle Wine Gal and Contributing Editor for Woodinville Wine Update, Shona Milne

For more information on O Wines visit: http://www.owines.com/