Restaurant rockers return tonight for the second annual SEATTLE SOUNDBITE! Seattle’s top restaurants will serve sophisticated street-style bites while restaurant employee rock bands perform.
Participating restaurants include Barrio, Cantinetta, Crémant, Oddfellows, Palace Kitchen, Pike Street Fish Fry, Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Quinn’s, RAY’S CAFE, Red Door, Serafina, Tango and Via Tribunali. Each restaurant will be selling their sophisticated “bites” for $3 each.
Performances by Helio Sequence, Truce, Puget Sound System, Doctor Doctor, Sue Quigley and Bird Show of North America.
Proceeds benefit The Vera Project and ProStart. Presented by the Seattle Chapter of the Washington Restaurant Association. Tickets are $15.00 at www.ticketmaster.com. $3.00 off w/flyer. Doors open at 6:00 PM. 21 and older.
For more information and tickets go to: Seattle Soundbite
Tickets also available at all Caffé Vita locations.
Brendan Mcgill the talented new chef at Cremant will be cooking a four course meal inspired by the work of MFK Fisher. Each course will be paired with a delightful Andrew Will wine. Winemaker David Oldham will be on hand to discuss the award winning vintages.
“Andrew Will’s wines have virtually perfect tannins. They are present but buffered by the loads of dominating sweet fruit. [The wines] blend power with elegance, concentration with finesse, and supersweet fruit with definition.” R. Parker.
*This dinner is part of the ONE POT history of the mouth series which has included indulgent explorations of such texts as the work of apicius, the work of Brillat Savarin, the Alice
B. Toklas cookbook, and a dinner/exhibition with artist Jim Riswold entitled Bad People Have to Eat Too. People are encouraged to bring their favorite MFK Fisher passage or just come and stuff themselves with wine and food.
Caffé Vita is excited to sponsor this year’s annual Seattle Soundbite, an event that features 13 local restaurants “serving sophisticated ‘street-style’ food while talented restaurant employee rock bands perform.”
Portland’s indie space jammers Helio Sequence will headline the event along with performances by Bird Show of North America // Sue Quigley // Doctor Doctor // Puget Sound System // Truce // DJ Reflex
Restuarants Dishing Out Street Style Bites include: Barrio // Cantinetta // Crémant // Oddfellows // Palace Kitchen // Pike Street Fish Fry // Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Quinn’s // Ray’s Café // Red Door // Serafina // Tango // Via Tribunali
The gastronomical feast takes place at 6 pm Thursday March 19th at the Showbox Sodo. Funds raised go to Vera Project, ProStart®, and the Washington Restaurant Association Seattle Chapter.
SEATTLE SOUNDBITE is sponsored and/or supported by 103.7 FM The Mountain, Antarctic Creative, Balcos Insurance, Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting Company, CBS Radio, Cedar Grove Organics Recycling, Choice Organic Teas, DList Magazine, Gibson Guitars, KEXP, Neumos, Seattle Office of Film + Music, Seattle Weekly, Smith & Greene Company, Seattle Sound Magazine, Sub Pop Records, The Stranger and Vitamin Water.
From our collaborator One Pot:
on sunday night caffe vita and i head off over the horizon for the fourth part in our global mini series whereby we cook with, feast with, and delve into the (sometimes dark) realities of coffee production with coffee farmers around the world. this episode has us headed to the jungles of sumatra – and up tangled roads into the aceh region which became a household name during the 2004 tsunami. when we return expect a series of dinners where we will be sharing what we learned. one such dinner is happening on april 9th in collaboration with the burke museum and UW – i will be in conversation with professor max savishinsky and archeologist peter lape about life after the tsunami, guerilla warfare, corporate responsibility, and (as it turns out) coffee. details tba – stay tuned.
Big thanks to Beethoven for agreeing to let us use his 9th Symphony in our little movie. To grab some of this damn fine coffee – best described as a honey and caramel explosion with gorgeous floral high notes – click here…
Director of Photography: Mason Sager
Editing: Michael Yuasa
Art Direction: Michael Hebb
Producer: Michael Mcconnell
The highly anticipated new crop of CAFFE VITA FARM DIRECT FINCA NUEVO VINAS has just landed here in Seattle. This coffee has been shipped to us directly from our friends in Guatemala, an extremely dedicated 4th generation coffee farm nestled within the lush rainforest/ volcanic region of Santa Rosa, Guatemala. (for an essay about our first trip to this farm – click here)
An exemplary farm of environmental stewardship and sustainability that clearly shows through from seed to cup. In continuing support of CAFFE VITA FARM DIRECT, our friends at FINCA NUEVO VINAS invited us to visit the farm this past January and allowed us the incredible opportunity of experiencing the entire life cycle of this coffee as well as meet the people who work tirelessly throughout the year to bring this exceptional coffee, exclusively to CAFFE VITA here in Seattle. Truly an experience of a lifetime!
(Portions of this journey can be seen on video display at all of our CAFFE VITA locations throughout Seattle. To see the video from our first voyage to this finca click here)
This is a 100% certified organic coffee from the first Rainforest Alliance certified http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifcoffee farm in Guatemala. A delicious cup of coffee with enticing aromas of citrus, honey and caramel- balanced with a light medium body, moderate acidity and sweet citrus/honey and floral notes from first sip and lingering throughout the finish.
We look forward to sharing this coffee with you, it is available at all of our retail locations as well as our online store by clicking here…
photos and words posted by Mason (our green coffee buyer)