Trellis Restaurant: Front Porch Opening Celebration

SUN-SEEKERS REJOICE — TRELLIS RESTAURANT’S
FRONT PORCH OPENING CELEBRATION JUNE 9-10
Enjoy Open-Air Dining & Handcrafted Cocktails at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel

Kirkland, WA — In honor of the warm weather seasonal opening of Trellis Restaurant’s Front Porch (Kirkland’s largest Front Porch), the restaurant is encouraging guests to celebrate sun, family, and friends on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. This extended celebration will feature live music from guitarist/composer Enrique Henao, farm inspired craft cocktails by well-known bartender Viktor Kustov and fresh seasonal bites from Chef Brian Scheehser’s 18-acre Woodinville farm.

Chef Brian Scheehser will debut his current farm collection at the upcoming Trellis Front Porch party. The 2016 assemblage includes assorted lettuces and greens, edible flowers, beets, carrots, brassicas, endives, beans, favas, celery root, anise hyssop, lovage, and kohlrabi. As the current growing season progresses, Chef Brian Scheehser will bring varieties of sweet corn, squash, and an unparalleled assortment of heirloom tomatoes.

“I am very excited to share the farm’s upcoming harvest with our valued guests and neighbors — this is our season,” states Chef Brian Scheehser. “This time of year is so exciting, as we are able to see the rewards from the past winter’s hard work getting the land ready for the next growing season.”

The carefully crafted earth-to-table offerings at Trellis Restaurant have become a highly sought after seasonal experience. Chef Brian Scheehser is serious about the ingredients he selects from his own 18-acre plot, and augments his offerings from local suppliers and farmers. And just hours before taking the helm at the kitchen, Chef Brian Scheehser can often be found at the farm harvesting items from his Woodinville property for each day’s dishes.

During the Porch opening, Chef Brian Scheehser will be launching several new summer dishes along with several Trellis favorites, such as his signature 2 Hour Salad, along with the Farro Heirloom Salad with farro, farm beans, parsley, grapes, apples, tomatoes, mint, basil, radish, peas with a lemon citronette dressing; and the Spring Salad with tomatoes, green beans, olives, onions, Parmesan cheese, basil, and toasted brioche croutons.

“From greens to vegetables, fruits to cheese, and wine to beer, Chef Brian Scheehser creates show stopping combinations based on his extraordinary understanding of food’s inherent flavor and texture,” states General Manager Troy Longwith. “We’re looking forward to presenting our guests with his latest dishes straight from the farm.”

Trellis bartender Viktor Kustov had a hand at building several summer liquid refreshments with warm weather essences to create the perfect hot day relief — featuring the Trellis Crush with Hedge Trimmer Gin, peach puree, fresh basil leaves, and sweet and sour, served on the rocks; and the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita with Aha Yeto Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, fresh lemon and lime juices, with fresh slices of jalapeño and cucumber, served over ice with a salted rim.

The Heathman is pulling out all the stops with a performance both evenings by Enrique Henao, an acoustical guitarist, and master at playing classical and jazz music. He is a soulful interpreter of flamenco, and a rhythmic performer of Latin American music. He began studying the guitar at the age of 7, with his father as his teacher and mentor. Over the past 40 years, he has performed in 80 countries as a concert acoustical guitarist. Henao’s music offers the perfect backdrop to any summer evening.

Menu prices will vary. For reservations or information, call 425-284-5900.

About The Heathman Hotel and Trellis Restaurant in Kirkland
The AAA Four Diamond Heathman Hotel provides guests with a seamless fusion of modern luxury and uncompromising service. Located on Seattle’s Eastside, in the upscale community of Kirkland within steps of Lake Washington’s shoreline, shopping, entertainment, and the arts, the Hotel features 91 luxurious guest rooms—a perfect respite from the city. Rated the world’s 88th best property by Conde Nast reader’s, The Heathman has also been listed on the magazine’s Traveler’s Gold List and featured in US News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings.  A member of the Preferred Hotel Group, for reservations and information visit www.heathmankirkland.com or call (888) 264-5494.

The Heathman Hotel’s award winning Trellis Restaurant and private dining is synonymous with fresh, handcrafted and timeless fare. Executive Chef Brian Scheehser wears many toques: farmer, cheesemaker, brewer, budding winemaker and seasoned artisan foodie. Hand-tending his own 18-acre plot at the South 47 Farm in Woodinville, he supplies the fresh produce that is showcased on his contemporary up-to-the-minute menu. To reserve seating call (425) 284-5900.

Piggyback Cellars: Debuts at Heathman Hotel & Trellis Restaurant

HEATHMAN HOTEL AND TRELLIS RESTAURANT DEBUT NEW WINERY AT VINTIMATE
Chef Brian Scheehser Will Pour His Garagiste Wines — Piggyback Cellars For The First Time

A collection of first-release wines, scrumptious farm fare, original works of art, and toe-tapping tunes will be showcased during Vintimate at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel. The Thursday, January 28 event, to be held from 5-8pm in the San Juan Ballroom, offers guests the rare opportunity to be the first to taste Chef Brian Scheehser’s Piggyback Cellars 2012 and 2013 Amber Roussane and Syrah wines. Guests will also be able to view local artwork from two artists – Kim Wheaton and Mark Hussein. Scheehser has also crafted a seasonal selection of tastes inspired by freshly picked items from his 18-acre farm, as well as other local farms he enjoys.Piggyback Cellars was established in 2011 as a micro-négociant specializing in very limited production wines often known as “vins de garage” or garage wines. With each growing season, they only produce 55 cases of each varietal per vintage year. The winery is family owned and operated in Seattle. Winemaker Scheehser likes to focus on the terroir of the land as he does with his 18-acre farm and when he’s cooking in the Kitchen at Trellis Restaurant.Piggyback cellars was born from the support and partnership of the Washington Wine Community. From the beginning, their Syrah and Amber Roussanne grapes have come from Yakima Valley AVA.

As a visual artist, Hussein has been expressing himself with photography and writing for over 50 years emphasizing his commitment to recording and preserving the natural environment. Influenced by the French Impressionists and the great 20th century American black & white photographers, Hussein’s images convey the simplicity of place, time, and mood. His work was selected for presentation in “World In Focus,” an exhibition of photography designed to expand awareness of the world’s endangered environments and cultures.

Since 1997, Wheaton has lived and painted in the Columbia Basin region of Eastern Washington with her family, dog, and horses. Shortly after arriving, Wheaton was immediately struck by the subtle, magnetic landscape. She found its scale and vastness irresistible with its endless horizons, strong shapes, subtle colors, and interesting textures. Wheaton wanted to distill them down to their essence without sacrificing the realism of the landscape. She was exhilarated by the challenge of taking a simple palette of primary hues to create the subtle, muted tones of far distant fields and rich vibrant foregrounds and finding ways using color, light, and shadow to communicate the wonder she felt by a landscape that often goes unseen because it is perceived as bleak and monotonous.

Both artists’ work will be on display at the Hotel through the end of January 2016.

Vintimate is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 per person at the door. Both price options are inclusive of tax, gratuity, and commemorative glass. To purchase, call (425) 284-5858 or email events@heathmankirkland.com.

        
About The Heathman Hotel and Trellis Restaurant in Kirkland
The AAA Four Diamond Heathman Hotel provides guests with a seamless fusion of modern luxury and uncompromising service. Located on Seattle’s Eastside, in the upscale community of Kirkland within steps of Lake Washington’s shoreline, shopping, entertainment, and the arts, the Hotel features 91 luxurious guest rooms—a perfect respite from the city.  Rated the world’s 88th best property by Conde Nast reader’s, The Heathman has also been listed on the magazine’s Traveler’s Gold List and featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotel Rankings.  A member of the Preferred Hotel Group, for reservations and information visit heathmankirkland.com or call (888) 264-5494.The Heathman Hotel’s award winning Trellis Restaurant and private dining is synonymous with fresh, handcrafted and timeless fare. Executive Chef Brian Scheehser wears many toques: farmer, cheesemaker, brewer, budding winemaker and seasoned artisan foodie.  Hand-tending his own 18-acre plot at the South 47 Farm in Woodinville, he supplies the fresh produce that is showcased on his contemporary up-to-the-minute menu. To reserve seating call (425) 284-5900.