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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.

 

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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Love is Served

The loveliest time of the year is approaching quickly! The surroundings begin turning shades of pink and red with all the decor, and things relating to love encompass window displays. Hearts, chocolates, wine, cards, etc…

Valentine’s Day – the best day of the year to tell that special someone how much you love and care for them, whether they know it or not! And what better way to celebrate romance than with a lakeside view, hopefully a beautiful sunset, amazing menu, and the one you love right there with you.

This year, Chef Oscar created a special Valentine’s Day menu in addition to the regular dinner menu. We are offering this special menu throughout the weekend for those who still want to celebrate, but may not be able to on the actual holiday. What a great way to give your special someone an evening they’ll never forget! And you can always let us know about special requests or celebrations when you call to make reservations. We enjoy helping out and being a part of making your experience as amazing as possible!

Raising Money for Housing Hope

Housing Hope offers affordable housing and necessary services for very low and low income residents of Snohomish County. Since 1987, fifty-three housing developments have been completed. Housing Hope currently manages 354 units in 18 housing developments, and has helped 238 families build and own their own homes. We appreciate their focus within the community to help those in need, and this year our staff collectively chose Housing Hope as the sole place to donate money based on gift card sales.

Instead of the typical “Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card for yourself” type of promotion, we switched gears and got into the Christmas spirit of giving back and helping those in need. We split our staff into different teams and started a Gift Card Sales Competition. Everyone at Emory’s loves a friendly competition, so it went off with a bang. Everyone was on board with selling these gift cards because of the charity idea: For every $50 in gift cards sold, Emory’s on Silver Lake would donate $5 to Housing Hope.

One of our servers, CJ, attacked this competition. She would remind customers about last minute stocking stuffers and how an Emory’s Gift Card makes the perfect gift. She openly mentioned the competition, and that she wanted to do her best to raise the most money for Housing Hope. It makes things a little more worthwhile when it’s for a good cause, and we love giving back to the community just as much as we appreciated everyone in the community helping our staff when our restaurant burned down.

Holiday Recipe for YOU to Try!

It’s the season for eating! Impress your friends and family this holiday by trying a new recipe!

We get a lot of fantastic feedback on Chef Oscar’s Butternut Squash Bisque. He’s gracious enough to supply you with his recipe! Try it out for any party you attend, or just to enjoy cuddled up near the fire.

This recipe will make approximately 8 cups of Butternut Squash Bisque.

~1 lb Diced Butternut Squash
~Pinch of Ground Ginger
~Pinch of Curry
~3 Tsp Brown Sugar
~Pinch of Ground Cinnamon
~3 Tsp Balsamic
~3 Tsp Brandy
~Pinch of Garlic
~Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mix ingredients and bake in over for 15 minutes.
Add 2 quartz of water to a pot. Once it is boiling, add butternut squash mix.
Purée until water soaks up mixture and you have a soupy texture.
Stir in 2 Tbsp whipped cream.

Voila!

Take a photo of your Butternut Squash, post it to our Facebook Page, and let us know how it turned out!

Festival of Trees 2012

“be merry” was the title and theme at the 2012 Festival of Trees. From the website, “Festival of Trees is greater Snohomish County’s must-attend holiday event. During the week-long celebration, four unforgettable events bring thousands of community members to the conference center at Comcast Arena in Everett to enjoy gorgeous holiday trees and support Children’s Services at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett”.

Opening night was Tuesday, November 27th at Comcast Arena. The room was lined with decorated trees, all with unique themes that would be auctioned at the Gala Dinner & Auction held that Thursday. Emory’s wife and daughters volunteered to help decorate the Santé titled tree, which was French inspired, and included bottles of Quilceda Creek wine. The tree topper was one of the favorite accents of the tree, with wooden stars lined with wine corks!

We once again provided the martinis for the opening night event, and included cards that attendees could take home to remake for their own holiday party. Now we are sharing them with you so you can add something special to your own holiday party this year!

So happy holidays from all of us here at Emory’s on Silver Lake, and santé!

Holiday Time!

November is the month when the holiday cheer goes into effect. The pumpkins are still festive beyond Halloween, and everyone starts getting ready for what’s to come. We have been busy at Emory’s on Silver Lake, and we are thankful for everyone who has enjoyed dining with us!

We officially reopened the restaurant Thanksgiving Day 2010 and the last 2 years seem to have flown by. We had yet another successful Thanksgiving Dinner this year. We created a special menu for the occasion, and had a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner which included a starter and a slice of pumpkin pie. The joy of a homemade dinner without all the preparation and cleanup! We chose some favorites from the dinner menu for those venturing away from tradition and didn’t want to feel the sleepy effects of the tryptophan! It was great to be able to share the Holiday with so many of our customers and their families.

We did not open for lunch the following day to allow our staff to spend time with their family, especially for those who worked so hard on Thanksgiving! If anyone came in for Happy Hour or dinner on November 23 saw Emory’s on Silver Lake: Holiday Edition.

Molly Cole loves the holidays, and loves decorating for them even more. She takes over the restaurant the day after Thanksgiving, and it’s like going through a Christmas portal. Everywhere you look you see decorations! Some staff came in early to help out so that we could be ready to open at 2pm for Happy Hour. It was a great team effort, and we love the results, even though Molly says she’s not quite done!

Happy Holidays!