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Restaurant nibbles: More spring menus, a free wine tasting and a burrito eating contest

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on April 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm | No Comments »
April 22, 2010 3:44 pm

From my reporter’s notebook today, a few new things: Pacific Grill has a new spring menu, Cork Wine Bar has a free wine tasting this afternoon, HG Bistro is now serving lunch and Maxwell’s is serving up some interesting sounding Mexican dishes on Cinco de Mayo.

Cork Wine Bar on Sixth Avenue is pouring four wines today at a free tasting that starts at 5 p.m. From Cork’s Facebook page, “We will be pouring four wines from Waving Tree… a Washington winery sourcing their grapes from Columbia Valley.. a Barbera, Sangiovese, Zin, and an Orange Muscat.” Find Cork on Facebook here.

Pacific Grill has new spring menus for lunch and dinner. Look at this lunch item (which I want to eat right now): “Albacore tuna burrito: grilled rare albacore tuna, flour tortilla, avocado, cucumber, corn, tomato, roasted poblano chili, lime & cilantro served with red rice.” Read the new spring dinner menu here and the lunch menu here.

Matt Colony, executive chef and general manager of Maxwell’s e-mailed me a menu he’s putting together for Cinco de Mayo. He said the restaurant won’t be hosting a party, but he’s got some interesting dishes planned that he developed with sous chef Jesus Boites. On the menu: “Homemade tamales, ceviche tostadas, pozole, taco plates, Mexican flan and a few drinks specials.” Also at Maxwell’s a new spring menu will be out next week.

Masa also has some interesting plans for Cinco de Mayo: a burrito eating contest. It’s a six-pound burrito, too. Details here.

HG Bistro in Puyallup is now serving lunch. Find the menu here.

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