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Skip Rock Distillers Dinner

July 20th we hosted our first Distillers Dinner in place of our usual Winemaker Dinner. We partnered with Skip Rock Distillers out of Snohomish, for a fun night out to enjoy Chef Peter’s food paired perfectly with Skip Rock Distillers cocktails!

About one month prior to the event, we met with Ryan Hembree, creator of Skip Rock Distillers. We decided on certain food items we were interested in having for the dinner, and with Ryan’s help we put together the perfect cocktail for each dish.

This event sold out quickly, which made us even more excited about this new opportunity. We had a blast with this event, and look forward to partnering with them again in the future.

Enjoy a few photos from the evening by clicking the thumbnails below. We offer a few of the cocktails on our menu under the “Local Distillery Features”. Be sure to stop by and try one, then venture over to Snohomish and check out their distillery!

Learn more about Skip Rock Distillers HERE.

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Local Distillery Features

We are currently featuring some local distilleries with some amazing cocktails! Come try one today, or make your own!

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Skip Rock Vodka
Badger Pocket Peppercorn Vodka
Skip Rock Spiced Apple Liqueur
Skip Rock Nocino Liqueur
Belle Rose Amber Rum
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Microbarreled Collection Mashbill No. 9 Bourbon Whiskey


Southern Sidecar – 9.
Belle Rose Amber Rum, Skip Rock Nocino and Spiced Apple Liqueur with lemon and maple syrup

Spiced Apple Old Fashioned – 9.
Skip Rock Spiced Apple Liqueur, Woodinville Whiskey Co. Whiskey and Angostura bitters

Gold Rush – 8.5
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Whiskey, agave nectar, water and lemon

Snohomojito – 8.5
Belle Rose Amber Rum, lime juice, simple syrup, mint and Angostura bitters; sparkling wine float

Peppercorn Martini – 8.5
Badger Pocket Peppercorn Vodka served up; black peppercorn garnish

Skip a Beat – 8.5
Skip Rock Vodka, orgeat syrup, pineapple juice and sweet & sour; orange liqueur float

Feisty Russian – 8.5
Badger Pocket Peppercorn Vodka with Kahlúa

Woodinville Walnut Manhattan – 8.5
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Whiskey, Skip Rock Nocino Liqueur, and Angostura bitters

Puddle Jumper – 8.5
Skip Rock Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, orange juice and sparkling wine

2014 Festival of Trees

December 2 was the opening night event for the Festival of Trees. This annual event supports Children’s Services at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Festival of Trees is organized by Providence General Foundation, the fundraising entity for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

In order to host more guests for the event, it was moved from Xfinity Arena in Everett to Tulalip Casino. The location was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and once inside the Orca Ballroom, more trees and wreaths filled the space. There was also another room that had many Silent Auction items.

Emory’s on Silver Lake once again sponsored the mini cocktails. We created the Bacardi Holiday Punch, and the Svedka Holiday Citrus, garnished with a strawberry slice. Both cocktails were a hit with the crowd, and the bartenders almost couldn’t keep up!

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Bacardi Holiday Punch

1.5 oz. Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum or Bacardi Select
1 oz. pomegranate or cranberry Juice 0.5 oz. Lime Juice
0.5 oz. Vermouth (optional)
Shake with ice, strain into martini glass top with sparkling wine, and enjoy!
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Svedka Holiday Citrus

2 oz. Prosecco
1.25 oz. Svedka 80 proof vodka
0.75 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice 1⁄4 oz. Simple syrup
1 strawberry

In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the strawberry into a puree. Add all ingredients except Prosecco. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously for 7–8 seconds. Pour Prosecco into a chilled cocktail- martini glass, then pour the cocktail over it. Garnish with half a strawberry.

Emory’s on Silver Lake also sponsored a tree again this year. Emory’s wife, Molly, and daughters Lisa & Kelly decorated the beautiful tree that will be auctioned at the Gala Event on Thursday.

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The design was “Old World Christmas”. It included many vintage decorations and colors, as well as an old red wagon filled with 12 old world wines. The tree was also accompanied by a life-size Santa with his own Christmas tree!

Emory’s enjoys continuing to be a part of this event, and fundraising to help children. You can learn more about the Festival of Trees by clicking here.

 

RAIL Pay at the Table System!

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We are proud to announce we have transitioned over to the TableSafe’s RAIL system, which allows our guests to pay at the table! We are the only restaurant in Snohomish County with this new technology, and we are excited for all the benefits it has to offer!

The main reason we decided to implement RAIL is for the security of our guests. The RAIL system allows the guest to view their check for accuracy, split items if necessary, and swipe a debit or credit card without it leaving their site. This prevents identity and credit card theft, and each and every transaction is encrypted so your information cannot be shared, and our system cannot be breached!

So, how does it work?

When you have completed your dining experience with us, your server will present you with a digital guest check.
raildevice11It will light up for you to view your check on the screen to make sure the check is accurate. Then it will give you options of how you would like to pay (cash or card), and allow you to easily select a tip percentage. If you select card, it will prompt you to swipe your card right from the device.
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It will ask you for a signature, which you can sign using the stylus pen attached to the device.
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You will then be able to request a printed copy of your receipt, or have it emailed to you so you can keep a digital copy.

This new system is quick, convenient, safe, and EASY! You will get the opportunity to see what it is all about on your next visit! Restaurants in countries around the world have been using this technology for years, so it’s great for us in the US to catch up and focus more on security and what seems to be working so well everywhere else!

2nd Annual “An Evening at Emory’s for ChildHope”

November 11th we hosted our 2nd Annual “An Evening at Emory’s for ChildHope”, benefiting Housing Hope.

We closed the restaurant to prepare for this amazing fundraising event that was so successful last year. It allowed the opportunity to support homeless and low-income children in Snohomish County. We included a raffle, silent auction, and special appeal.

Our staff volunteered their time to support Housing Hope and be a part of this wonderful event. We also had a former employee come back to volunteer and help for the second year in a row. Our vendors and suppliers also donated food, wine, and beer to help support the ChildHope program.

If you would like to learn more about ChilHope, click here. You can also read more on our fundraising efforts and partnerships with Housing Hope here.

This year we helped raise over $30,000 for ChildHope! A huge thank you to Housing Hope, our staff, our suppliers & vendors, and those who attended this event to help raise awareness and raise money for the ChildHope program! We could not have done any of it without all of you!

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November Date Night!

Monday through Thursday until November 25 we are offering our November Date Night with an Emory’s E-Card! Come out with friends and/or family, and enjoy a 2-course or 3-course dinner option while saving money before the busy holiday season hits!

You can choose a 2-course dinner option for $24, or a 3-course dinner option for $29.

For the 2-course dinner, you can choose a starter or dessert, along with one of the 4 entrées featured.
For the 3-course dinner, you get your choice of a starter, entrée, and dessert, which allows the most savings!

Check out the menu options below. This is only available in our Dining Room, so call to make a reservation to take advantage of this great November deal!

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2013 Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees is organized by Providence General Foundation, the fundraising entity for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

We donated mini martinis to get everyone in the holiday spirit at the Opening Night of the Festival of Trees, which was Tuesday, December 3, 2013. The Festival of Trees is a wonderful charity event that lasts throughout the week with different events and opportunities to raise money. The Opening Night includes a first look at all the fully decorated trees that are later bid on at the Gala later in the week. A photo booth is also donated, along with a plethora of silent auction items, and one live auction to win a trip or hotel stay.

We wanted to share the mini cocktail recipes with you so you have something festive to add to your next holiday party! Enjoy

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Employee Bio : Kelly

Kelly : PR Manager

 

PicKellyHow long she has worked at Emory’s:
In my current role since November 2012.

Favorite Menu Item:
The Buffalo Chicken Strips and Chicken Pesto Pizza are my go-to items. We also have the best Clam Chowder and Mud Pie!

What she enjoys most about working at Emory’s:
The family feeling. Some of the staff helped me grow into the person I am today. I also love getting to know all the guests, old and new!

What she does outside work:
Work! I own my own photography business and LOVE taking photos! I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. They’re pretty spectacular.

Anything else we should know?:
I’m a big fan of the sun, and my favorite place IN THE WORLD (so far) is Disneyland. I’m also pretty social, so don’t hesitate to say hi – Id love to get to know you!

Riedel Stemware: Does it Make a Difference?

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For those of you who are wine drinkers, have you ever thought about the glassware you use?

Recently our PR Manager attended a Riedel Wine Glass Tasting while cruising up to Alaska. Prior to the class she didn’t think much about the glassware from which she drank her wine. She believed it was a gimmick – a marketing strategy to buy a specific type of stemware just because a company claims it is the best. She was in for a surprise.

At the table there was a placemat with 5 different wine glasses laid out. The stemware included: “Joker”, Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc *Kendall Jackson Sauv Blanc, Oaked Chardonnay *Cambria, Pinot Noir (Burgundy) *Domaine Carneros, and finally a Cabernet Sauvignon (Bordeaux)*Atalon. All but the Joker glass contained the correct style of wine, all poured after arrival so the sommeliers could prove there was nothing added to the stemware.

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The whole idea behind the class was to try each wine in each glass. The Sauvignon Blanc was sipped, then poured into the Joker glass. Once sipped from that glass, most people in the class gave that “eww” sound, wondering why and how there was such a different taste and feel to the wine. Next, a sip from the Oaked Chardonnay (which surprised most people just based on the balloon shape). The rest was poured into the Sauvignon Blanc glass, and the Joker was then poured into the Oaked Chardonnay, and so on. The interesting thing is you could pour the Sauvignon Blanc back into the correct glass at any time, and it would taste “normal” again.

One of the main tricks with Riedel is the glass is laser cut from where you drink. Most glassware in restaurants and many homes have a rounded edge, so they have a smoother feel. The reason this is bad and makes the wine taste different is because the wine rounds out that corner and enters your mouth different (who knew?).

That night at dinner I immediately felt the top of my glass, and said “This is not laser cut like the Riedel stemware. The wine won’t taste right!” The sommelier behind me responded, “Someone took the Riedel class today!”.

I am a believer. I have transitioned all my stemware in my home to Riedel glassware. For those who still think it’s a marketing gimmick, I say TRY IT.

There is a Riedel Wine Glass Tasting on July 17th at the MIELE Gallery in Bellevue. It’s at 6:30pm, $55 per person, and you get to take home the 4 glasses!

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New Lounge Menu

On June 1st we extended our hours for the summer months, and open the lounge at 1pm. With that we decided to extend our lounge menu to give our diners more entrée selections.

Check out the new Lounge Menu and see the new additions, or come on in and try them! We offer this menu in the lounge and the entire deck beginning at 1pm. You can begin ordering from the full dinner menu at 4pm nightly. Don’t forget we open the entire restaurant for Happy Hour and Dinner at 1pm every Sunday!

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