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INGREDIENTS
—.75 oz. Pasote Blanco
—.75 oz. Bols Genever
—.5 oz. tomato syrup*
—.5 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. Amontillado Sherry
—.125 oz. St Germain
—.25 oz. grapefruit juice
—.25 oz. Campari
—1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
—garnish: 3 drops of parsley oil**

DIRECTIONS
Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with parsley oil and serve.

*Tomato Syrup
Ingredients
—500g chopped Roma tomatoes
—250ml water
—1000g superfine sugar

Directions: Blend tomatoes on high until almost liquid. Combine tomatoes, water, and sugar into a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir together until the sugar has fully dissolved. Strain syrup through a fine chinois. Allow to cool at room temperature and then refrigerate. Will keep for 48 hours.

**Parsley Oil
Ingredients
—1 bunch parsley
—1 pint olive oil

Directions: Spin parsley and olive oil in a blender until hot. Strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

Ideal for events ranging from birthday dinners to corporate meetings, Spinasse’s newly acquired and renovated room with a private entrance sits on Pine Street in Seattle, adjacent to the restaurant’s main entryway on 14th Ave. The intimate and charming private dining room can seat up to 40 people and offers special events throughout the year from cooking classes to winemaker lunches. 

 

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport features more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including several venues with lakefront views. Among the loveliest views are those offered at the signature restaurant, which is aptly name Water’s Table. There are several options for group dining here, including a heated, fully covered terrace that’s open 365 days a year.

 

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport features more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including several venues with lakefront views. Among the loveliest views are those offered at the signature restaurant, which is aptly name Water’s Table. There are several options for group dining here, including a heated, fully covered terrace that’s open 365 days a year.