Daily Archives: October 20, 2011

TODAY Show at Pike Place Market

| October 20, 2011

This morning, Caffe Vita’s Coffee Specialist, Andy Kent, prepared a traditional caffe latte on live television for TODAY Show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda at Pike Place Market. Tune in to NBC today at 10:30am PST to watch the episode that was taped this morning. [Update: video now posted above.]

There was a coffee showdown, and Caffe Vita brought home the hardware, winning the coffee taste test with a beautiful, classic drink. Way to go, Andy!

FareStart Guest Chef Night – Caffe Vita’s Chef Robert Prince

| October 20, 2011

We at Caffe Vita want to tell you about a very special FareStart Guest Chef night happening on Thursday, November 3. Returning to the kitchen with FareStart students, Chef Robert Prince, Caffe Vita’s Key Account Manager, will prepare a three-course meal in the Guest Chef Night series. The cost is $24.95, and all proceeds and gratuities go back into the program to fund student services and training. Here’s the link to make your reservations through OpenTable.

The menu for November 3 is posted below. The dessert will feature a Caffe Vita coffee ice cream made by our partners at Bluebird Microcreamery, who opened up their second location on Phinney Ridge less than a week ago.

November 3, 2011
Chef Robert Prince

Cannellini Bean with Wilted Kale and Pickled Pepper
Brined Pork Loin Chops Roasted and Finished on the Grill,
Warm Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Balsamic Braised Onion
Vegetarian Entrée
Risotto with Oven Roasted Tomato and Whole Milk Ricotta
Fall Fruit Crumble with Bluebird Caffe Vita Ice Cream 

Caffe Vita and Chef Robert Prince are longtime supporters of FareStart, a nationally-recognized culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. As part of FareStart’s culinary training program, they offer regular weekday lunch service (here’s the lunch menu — we love that Founder’s “Field Roast” Sandwich). The restaurant is located at 7th and Virginia in downtown Seattle.

We hope to see you at FareStart on November 3. It’s going to be delicious. Again, reservations are required. Here’s the link.