Friday, February 20, 2009

A week of LOVAHS Spring is in the Air


What a week at the Roadhouse! Sharlett had a wonderful open house and her art has brought a touch of whimsy to the restaurant and the inn. Beautiful flowers are blooming all around the restaurant!

Thank you everyone for coming out to celebrate Love this last weekend. It was great to see everyone, and meet so many new guests. For us at the Roadhouse we broke records! I am particularly proud of all our staff and how they are stepping up to all of my expectations. We have made some fast changes in the dining room and they are all embracing the new procedures. The noticeable items are candles on the tables in the evening, and large carafes of lemon water on the tables.

The kitchen has been humming along we have Judy joining us this week for her internship we are hoping she will become a permanent part of our family. On the front we brought on Brad and he has become an immediate positive energy! Soon in the kitchen Danny will be helping us bring our soups, sandwiches and egg dishes up to the next level. He made Carrie a beautiful french style omelet, fluffy perfectly cooked, Danny will be an amazing addition to our kitchen. He will be simmering in the kitchen in a week-so look for some exciting new soups, and egg dishes. No pressure Danny :)

So what next at the Roadhouse! Well I have been working with Maria our Pastry Princess to develop some excellent pastry's that are breakfast related, a hint I see Giant Cinnamon rolls in our near future. We are also working on adding bite sized desserts to our regular menu. Our most exciting addition is the new rolls that Maria is making for the restaurant! Soft, warm, homemade!! Yummy!!

Our main farmer Emily, from Full Circle Farm has just informed us that the ground has been broken, tractor's are working and the seeds have hit the dirt!! Now that is something to celebrate. We are featuring some of the ozette potatoes this weekend-these are considered an indigenous potato dating back to the Indian tribes of The Olympic peninsula. These are an excellent addition to our specials.

Matt made an amazing Duck feature with a pomegranate sauce! Wow I think that we have developed a dish that will run up against the Duck and Berry.

The kids in the Valley have been out of school this week. Lucky them-we have seen some kid's coming out with grand parents, great grand parents, dad's with sons for boy's night out! As always we welcome you and your family to come for any reason-it has been great to see everyone enjoy the week off and enjoy our lunch, dinner and our breakfast!

Chef Kevin and I are diligently working on expanding our weekend Breakfast menu. I see waffles, more omelette's, breakfast sandwiches, don't forget the over sized cinnamon rolls.

Now that the sun is shining! Make your way to our House, soon to be your House

The Fall City Roadhouse. We will save you the best seat in the house!!

Chef Cameon and the FCR family!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Weekend!

Just a reminder to make sure to get your reservations for Valentine's weekend. We still have some space on Saturday but it is getting limited. We are looking open for tonight (Friday evening). So Bring your sweetheart to our house

The Roadhouse.

Love Local
We are celebrating Love all weekend at The Fall City Roadhouse! Our Valentine's specials are running from Friday to Sunday Broiled Maine Lobster with Garlic butter, Linguine, farm veggies Kobe New York Strip loin-if you have never try it this is The top of the line of Steaks-marbleized throughout with tons of flavor-we will be grilling over an open flame, serving with creamed spinach, and ozzette potatoes from Full circle Farm!Duck and Berry-for our regulars you know how special this is-Seared Breast of Duck with our blueberry port demi glace. River Valley Ranch goat Cheese plate featuring some of Julie's wonderful local cheese! Bovino, Naughty nelly, and her famous goat cheese-pear cranberry chutney, quince paste, dried cherries, marcona almond and croccantini. Osso Buco slowly simmered in Cabernet, served on a bed of risotto,with country veggies. You may want to start with desserts this weekend- Maria our PastryPrincess has created several new treats to delight you. Our soon to be famous cheesecake pops-fluffy cheese cake dipped in chocolate ganache served on a lolipop stick and drizzled with white chocolate!Sm'ore Truffles-creamy semi sweet chocolate-with a caramelized marshmellow in the center rolled in graham cracker crumbs. If that isn't enough to make you drool her is a last little smackerel a pear franzipan tartlet!So come to The Fall City Roadhouse and bring your LOVER! We are sure to make you feel special, fill your tummy, pour you some bubbly!Be sure to make a reservation-for Friday, Saturday or Sunday!We will save you the best seat in Our house soon to be Your HouseThe Roadhouse!
Chef Cameon Orel and the Fall City Roadhouse Family
425 222 4800
Thanks Emily from Full Circle Farm for the photo!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I am going to Jail!@!!

Ok, so this is pretty last minute-but I am going to Jail tomorrow!!

I have never been to Jail-and to be honest I am freaking out! Ok before you all think I am crazy-which to be honest I am-but before you all really start to send the padded wagon. The cop’s are coming to get me tomorrow because I have not raised my bail for MDA. I have to get back to the restaurant because of many reasons-

Thursday is kid’s eat free night
WE are getting ready for Valentine’s and I am the CHEF!!
The KIDS need all our help

So even I know everyone has their hand out right now-but SERIOUSLY I can not be away from the restaurant. Plus I have never been to Jail-and I have heard that dropping the soap could be a problem. Do they have Vodka in Jail? This could be a really bad day-and I have only raised 20 dollars so far.

So follow the link below-even if it is just to laugh at the fact that I am in JAIL!

all the donations go directly to local KIDS
Thank you in Advance!
If I have any luck I will see you soon at The Roadhouse!
Chef Cameon Orel
The Fall City Roadhouse
425 222 4800

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Celebration and Big Chickens!!

Phew! What a party! We all gathered around 5:30 for a celebration of our first 6 months of business! Many friends, all our great regular customers, the Wonderful Chamber of Commerce and Chickens! It was a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time. Gina and Julie were able to connect for Sip of Snoqualimie. I was able to do a practice run of our Rockin Roadhouse appetizers! Maria made some cheesecake pops that are soon to be a regular on our dessert menu! Kim from essential bakery made a special trip with some fabulous crocantini to pair with River Valley Ranches Bovino cheese drizzled with lavender honey! We poured some wonderful 14 hands Cabernet Sauvignon, Champange, Abby page Chardonnay. My great freind from highschool Kathy stopped by with her husband and friends and had a great dinner. On top of all that we had a super successful Kid's Eat Free night!

We are starting to be very busy and I am strongly suggesting reservations! Saturday proved challenging to fit all of you-thankfully everyone was willing to wait and didn't mind being squeezed in a bit. Last night was 1/2 price bottled wine and many of you enjoyed some wines from our list, including the Cougar Creek. We had a party for the Parks Department last night, so many happy faces! Many of you are choosing us for your celebrations in the last week alone we have had a 41st anniversary, 61st anniversary, 24th anniversary-so many love birds!!

Speaking of Love! Time to start thinking of Loving a Local at The Roadhouse. We are featuring a new artist in The Roadhouse and The Fall City Inn! More to come about the opening in a minute!

Be sure to make your reservations for Valentines day! We are celebrating all weekend with all kinds of sexy food, for you and your lover!

Don't hesitate-make sure you save a seat in our house for you and your sweetheart!

See you all soon at our House, soon to be Your house, The Roadhouse!

Chef Cameon Orel and the FCR family!