If you live in Seattle and still haven’t ventured over to the Eastside to check out Trellis, you are way overdue. Located in Kirkland adjacent to the Heathman Hotel, Trellis is definitely worth the trip across Lake Washington for their menu focused on fresh on local ingredients, a great happy hour, and a welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere.
The perfect chance to visit will be when Hopworks Urban Brewery makes the trip up I-5 from Portland for a Brewmaster Dinner on February 24. The complete menu can be found below, but the dinner will feature five courses, each paired with one of Hopworks’ beers. Hopworks makes some of the best beer in the Northwest, and this event is sure to be gratifying. Christian Ettinger, Thomas Bleigh and Jaime Rodriguez of Hopworks will be joining Trellis chef Brian Scheehser for the event.
A reception with passed hors d’oeuvres kicks off at 5:30pm, and dinner commences at 6:30pm. The cost is $75 + tax and gratuity. Seating is limited; please call (425) 284-5900 for reservations to the Hopworks Urban Brewery Second Annual Beer Pairing Dinner. Those who reserve seats at the dinner are eligible for a discounted stay ($119) at the Heathman Hotel on the night of the dinner. The event is presented to you by Washington Beer Blog, and Kendall Jones will act as emcee for the evening.
Menu (so far):
Trellis Restaurant & Hop Works Urban Brewery
February 24, 2012
Butler passed during the reception
Hop Works Lager and Pale Ale
Wild Prawns and Bone Marrow Bruschetta
Galactic Imperial Red
Farm Foraged Bean Ragout
Deluxe Organic DOA
Boneless short Rib
Rich Vegetable Broth
Sessions Cascadian Dark Ale
Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cake
Dark Helmet Schwarz Bier
Housed in the luxurious Heathman Hotel (www.heathmankirkland.com) on Seattle’s eastside in Kirkland, Wash., Trellis is a 90-seat restaurant and bar that features wine country-style cuisine under the direction of executive chef Brian Scheehser, who was featured at the famed James Beard House in New York City as part of its Best Hotel Chefs in America series in 2008. Trellis features a richly appointed environment that is comfortable and warm with food and drink that celebrates small scale, artisan products at the height of their seasonal quality. Trellis’ rustic, farm-fresh, robust menu characterizes wine country restaurants and evolves with the seasons, always using the best of the current harvest as a foundation for its farm-to-table philosophy. Much of the produce on the menu is grown in Scheehser’s local five-acre garden at the South 47 farm in Woodinville, Wash. A wine list with more than 200 selections features the best that California, Washington and Oregon vintners have to offer as well as an extensive international collection. Heated outdoor seating is available. For additional information, visit www.trellisrestaurant.net.
About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs offering handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients. The brewpubs are sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Hopworks is 100 percent renewably powered, “cradle to gate” carbon neutral and features sustainable components including composting, rain barrels, a pervious paver parking lot and hand dryers. The company makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.
The 20-barrel brewery produces 8,500 barrels a year and provides its restaurants with ten different HUB organic beers on tap and two cask ales at all times. Hopworks beer is available on draught and in bottles in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information, please visit HopworksBeer.com or follow on Twitter @HopworksBeer.