A Surprising Twist This Holiday Season Tulalip Resort Casino Chefs Are Serving Exotic Sweetness Dec. 2-Jan. 1

The Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington State. always puts out quality food and wine.  Here is their latest holiday creation.  Enjoy!




Tulalip, Washington — Honey and Spice specials will provide a surprising twist to many holiday favorites. Tulalip Resort Casino’s culinary team has selected several types of exotic honey and spice flavors to showcase in their holiday dishes. From seafood to desserts, Executive Chef Perry Mascitti inspired his chefs to share the complexities of how different kinds of honey and spices can take a dining experience to a new height.

This exclusive Honey and Spice promotion will run from December 2, 2019, through January 1, 2020.

Savory Honey and Spice dishes at the Resort include: Tula Bene Pastaria + Chophouse’s   Braised Lamb Bruschetta served on olive crostini with ricotta, crispy farro and a date honey; Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar’s Honey & Spice Alder Roasted Sockeye Salmon laced with anise, cumin, orange and Skagit Wild Flower Honey; Cedars Café’s Grilled Lamb Sirloin Grilled Lamb Chops glazed with honey, horseradish, mustard and fresh mint; Journeys East’s signature Deep-Fried Beef Short Ribs tossed in a honey and Maggi seasoning sauce with assorted sweet peppers and topped with fried garlic and fresh cilantro; and The Draft Sports Bar & Grill’s Grilled Sriracha Spiced Honey Chicken Skewers glazed with their house-made Sriracha and bacon spiced honey.

For a little Honey and Spice on-the-go, guests can enjoy the Carvery’s Asian Chicken Salad with sesame-roasted chicken breast, cabbage slaw and Mountain Wild Flower Honey Blossom vinaigrette.

Guests can also order a Honey and Spice and Everything Nice Pizza served hot right from Blazing Paddles’ stone-fired pizza oven. This extraordinary creation is prepared with their house-made fresh dough, mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, serrano chilies, Italian hot ham and pepperoni. The Honey and Spice pizza special is baked to perfection and finished with a drizzle of local Wildflower honey and fresh basil to top it off.

Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s Honey and Spice desserts include Tula Bene Pastaria + Chophouse’s Ricotta Fritters tossed in a house-made spice blend, lemon curd and drizzled with honey; a Spiced Apple Tarte Tatin served vanilla bean ice cream and blackberries at Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar; or a Baked Pecan Tart at Cedars Café. The tart filling includes toasted pecans, honey and a house-made spice blend, topped with spiced whipped cream and orange.

For more information about the Honey and Spice promotion or Tulalip Resort Casino, visit here.


About Tulalip Resort Casino

Award-winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s world-class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and eight dining venues. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s and 130 designer names at the Seattle Premium Outlets. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations, please call 866.716.7162 or visit us at Tulalip Resort Casino. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Plan a Holiday Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Wondering what fun things you can do with friends or family?  How about a Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread?  Here are the details =

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Plan a Holiday Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

A Rocky Mountain Flatbread pizza party is the perfect topping to your holiday season …

Plan a holiday pizza party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread to add a slice of fun to your corporate or family event. Choose from the Holiday Pizza Making Package or the $25 Three Course Menu to entertain your group.

The restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten wise options and is completely nut free. Any additional special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.

The Holiday Pizza Making Package

The holiday pizza making package includes a hosted pizza making station with the option to add craft cocktail making or a tasting of local craft beers. Prepare to get floured and roll up your sleeves as the pizza host guides your party group to create delicious artisan pizzas! Sip seasonal handcrafted cocktails or local craft beer while the pizza creations are baked in the Forno Fired Pizza Oven… and then the tasting begins!

The holiday pizza making package includes:

Party Nibbles:  Selection of Forno flatbread with house made dips and organic salads.

Pizza Making:  Your personal pizza making host will guide you in rolling out your dough, spreading house made organic tomato sauce, sprinkling scrumptious Canadian cheeses, and adding your favourite gourmet toppings.

Dessert:  Platters of warm double chocolate brownies served with house made vanilla ice cream or bring your own nut free cake.

Pricing:  $28 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.

Add Craft Cocktail Making: Add $20 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.
A cocktail host guides your group through creating two seasonal craft cocktails.

Add Local Craft Beer Tasting: Add $10 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.
Enjoy two 10 oz glasses of local craft beers poured and presented by your bartender.

The $25 Three Course Menu 

The $25 three course party menu features local organic dishes to satisfy any palate. With loads of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and meat lover options, this is the perfect spot to gather friends around the table!  Available for parties over ten.

Party Nibbles: Selection of Forno flatbread with house made dips and organic salads.

Artisan Pizzas: Sample a variety of favourite Rocky Mountain Flatbread pizzas featuring house made organic tomato sauce, Canadian cheese, and fresh, local and organic gourmet toppings.

Dessert:  Platters of warm double chocolate brownies served with house made vanilla ice cream or bring your own nut free cake.

Pricing:  $25 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity.

Additional Party Option: Ask about our $25 cocktail and appie menus.

How to Book

​​​​Book a party reservation today online or call to book your spot at any of our three Metro Vancouver locations:   ​

  • Kitsilano, 1876 West 1st Ave, Vancouver. Ph: 604-730-0321
  • Main Street, 4186 Main St.​, Vancouver. Ph: 604-566-9779
  • South Surrey, Unit 105 5570 152 St, Surrey. Ph: 604-372-1297

For more information, visit www.rockymountainflatbread.ca/parties.

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. Visit our two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano), new locations in South Surrey and Calgary, or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

Keeping Your Wine safe on Trips

We all worry about traveling with a bottle(s) of wine. If you are flying, will that bottle in your suitcase make it? If you are driving, will the bottle bump against something in your trunk and break? I thought I’d pass along 2 types of holders that I use for my wine bottles when I’m traveling.

The first holder is a neoprene bag that is designed specifically to fit tightly around a single 750ml bottle of wine. You can get these bags for single bottles or two bottles. I have the two bottle version as I usually never travel with one bottle only. The neoprene case comes with a built-in handle so that you can carry it from your car to a party or wherever you are going. I usually use this type of carrier for car trips, or other short trips around town. If you have the 2 bottle case, laying this down in the trunk of your car, the bottles will not roll.  The brand of my bottle holder is BUILT.  I bought mine at Winners, but I’ve seen them being sold in many different stores.  In case you want to buy online, here is the BUILT website.

The other is a cardboard tube with a cap. This is also for a single 750ml wine bottle. Depending on the girth of the bottle, you may be able to fit some bubble pad around the bottle. I usually pack these for my more expensive bottles of wine that go inside the suitcase on a plane flight. After watching suitcases falling off conveyor belts or being handled roughly by baggage handlers, I think that this container is quite reasonable to choose. I purchased my cardboard tube wine holder at Michaels, but I’ve seen them at specialty houseware stores.  On your flight back you have this holder to bring back wine from wherever you traveled, or a place to store fragile items.

I hope you are able to make use of either of these peace of mind, wine holders.  I know I’ll be using them this holiday season.  Cheers!

Wine for Easter

Spring flowers for EasterEaster is a big holiday for many of us, where we get together with family and enjoy a big Easter dinner. Easter is also leading us into spring. Flowers are already blooming here in Vancouver, and I’m sure it will come soon in the rest of Canada.

Ham, roast chicken or turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegetables are traditional dishes for many people’s Easter dinner. But maybe you are wondering what wine(s) to serve? Before starting dinner you may want to consider something sparkling? An easy to sip wine would be an Italian prosecco or a Moscato. These wines tend to be quite reasonably priced. Mionetto Prosecco FrizzanteEmotivo Prosecco, or Batasiolo Moscato D’Asti are three Italian wines you may want to consider.

For the main course, a roasted ham, if you are a red wine person, you could try a Pinot Noir or a Gamay (the most famous being Beaujolais). Serve slightly chilled. Here in North America, you could go with a Pinot Noir from British Columbia, such as the Quails Gate Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir. A Gamay such as Georges Duboeuf Brouilly, France would also be nice. The Gamay would also work with turkey.

Spierhead Chardonnay

What if you prefer white wine? Then I would suggest a riesling. The Kettle Valley Winery Riesling 2008 (BC) has a bit of residual sugar with some apple, flower and citrus aromas, and apple with a bit of petrol flavours, or on the organic side, Kalala Organic Estate Winery Riesling 2008 also from BC. If you prefer a drier riesling, how about the Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2008 from Australia? Quite minerally. Light green and petrol aromas. Apple and citrus flavours.

For roast chicken or turkey, there is Pinot Noir, as mentioned earlier. A lightly oaked Chardonnay would also work well. The oakiness and butteriness from some secondary malolactic ferementation would make the Chardonnay nice and round in your mouth to complement the richness of your roast chicken or turkey. If you would like to support Chilean wineries, after the earthquake, you may want to try the Carmen Nativa Vineyards Chardonnay (organic) or the Vina Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay from Chile. The Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay is always a winner for me. From my last tasting notes, I noted 100% barrel fermented in French oak for 9-10 months. 1/3 of wine goes through malolactic fermentation to add some extra body and butteriness. Full lemony colour. Lots of vanilla, caramel and tropical fruit on the nose. Very aromatic. Medium-full body, with tropical fruit and vanilla flavour. Has some acidity and slight spiciness to balance the creaminess. An excellent wine.  A BC selection would be Spierhead Winery Chardonnay 2010. Their chardonnay is creamy with lots of vanilla and tropical fruit aromas and flavours.  Enjoy juicy fruit flavours in your mouth with medium acidity to keep it refreshing.

I hope some of these wines give you ideas for what to serve with your Easter family meal. Enjoy!