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Tag: Toscanos Puyallup


Toscanos: A slice of Italian country cooking – wedged into a Puyallup business park

Toscanos Cafe & Wine Bar is a slice of country Italian – squished into an unexpected location inside a Puyallup valley business park. Chef-owner Tom Pantley creates dishes with rustic sophistication and a 16-page wine book.


Week in blue: Puyallup’s Toscanos Cafe & Wine Bar gives away hand-painted martini glasses this month. This week’s special is a balsamic-blueberry martini

March Martini Madness is under way at Toscanos Cafe & Wine Bar in Puyallup.

Martini March Madness is something I look forward to every year – because it means I’ll be getting yet another cocktail recipe from Toscanos Chef Tom Pantley.

Each March, the Puyallup valley restaurant gives away thousands of hand-painted martini glasses. All diners have to do is order the week’s special martini concoction.

This week’s drink is a blueberry-balsamic martini. Sounds strange? Well, this is the restaurant that serves limoncello sno cones, after all. To make a blueberry-balsamic martini at home, all you need is Read more »


Events for your culinary calendar

Here are just a few foodie events for your culinary calendars. First up are collectible martini glasses at Toscanos. Then, a movie about the food and farming industry sponsored by the Tacoma Co-Op and University of Puget Sound. Later in the month is a lecture by a master forager at King’s Books. Also, a chili cook-off at Freighthouse Square. Click more to see event details. Read more »