Kitchen Notes

Cozy up this Valentines Day with a Five-Course Tasting Menu

January 5, 2017

Let us have a hand in impressing your date this Valentine’s Day by creating a special evening for both of you! We have crafted a five-course, wood-fired Valentine’s Day menu and are offering it the entire weekend, Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. Surprise your sweetheart early with an intimate meal for two or make your reservation for February 14.

MENU


APPETIZERS
Ahi Tuna Crudo

Taylor Shellfish Oyster Chowder

Dry Aged Beef Carpaccio


SALADS
Dungeness Crab Salad with Celery Root, Black Truffle, Green Apple and Blood Orange


MAIN COURSES
Grilled Wild Sea Bass, Asparagus, Saffron & Chorizo

Grilled Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin, Red Wine Wild Mushroom Sauce, Kale Pesto & Ash Roasted Potato


DESSERT
Chocolate Olive Oil, Salted Caramel and Cherry Root Beer Sundae.


The five-course tasting menu is $95 per person with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. To reserve, book online or call 206.443.3663.

Innovative holiday menus, warming lunch specials, exclusive wine & more!

December 23, 2016

Pasta Swimming in Brodo


Escape the arctic blast with our newest lunch special – a warming bowl of silky, hand-cut fettuccine cooked in brodo stock with fresh garlic, Nuok Cham seasoned wood-grilled beef, braised oxtail, poached egg and chives. Garnish with fresh radish, fried lotus root, butternut squash, cilantro and mustard greens served on the side. It’s a favorite winter dish!
 

Christmas Eve Tasting Menu

 
Chef Jason Wilson has elevated standard ingredients into works of art and assembled a list of dishes worthy of celebration, such as Smoked Porchetta with chestnut, thyme and roasted garlic filling; Roasted Black Cod with black trumpet mushrooms; and Fire Roasted Root Vegetables. Optional add on of seared foie gras for the truly indulgent.

The five-course tasting menu is $115 per person. Reserve online or call 206.443.3663.
 

Four-Course New Year’s Eve Menu 


Crafted with Chef Jason Wilson‘s signature innovation, this will be a feast to remember! The night features Hearts of Palm and Dungeness Crab, endive, citrus and sorrel; Roasted Wild Sea Bass with truffle lobster and leek fricassee; Wood Grilled Prime Rib; and Parmesan Thyme Potato Gratin to name a few.

View the full menu, $125 per person, and make a reservation online or call 206.443.3663.

Start the New Year with Us!


Join us for breakfast on January 1 and get the new year off on the right foot! Enjoy signature classics such as Buttermilk PancakesHouse-Made Corned Beef Brisket or one of our specialty Eggs Benedict, including smoked salmonbraised boar or ham with beef fat english muffins.

Still feeling the late night repercussions? Hair of the dog may be in order – try our special Bloody Mary or Mimosa by the Pint.
 

Exclusive Miller’s Guild Syrah 


This approachable, rich and fruity wine has hints of black truffle and rhubarb followed by a smoky finish. Created by the award-winning Waters Winery, the 2012 Washington State Syrah blend is exclusive to us and goes beautifully with our wood-fired craft cooking. $13 per glass.

Mark Your Calendars

Guest Chef Series with Vitaly Paley of Imperial, Paley’s Place, Portland Penny Diner and Headwaters on January 21.

Celebrate our Third Anniversary on January 29! In appreciation of you, our guest, we’re throwing a Sunday Afternoon Brunch Party with live music, craft cooking and specialty cocktails! We’ll have more on our Kitchen Notes soon.

Toast to the New Year with Elevated Holiday Fare

December 9, 2016
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Ring in the New Year at Miller’s Guild with a memorable four-course tasting menu crafted with care and Chef Jason Wilson’s signature innovation. A complimentary glass of bubbly will be provided to count down to 2017!

Menu



APPETIZERS
Dry Aged Steak Tartare, Truffled Hollandaise
Oil Cured Wild Salmon with Fennel, Celery, Green Apple & Mint
“Bacon n Eggs” Parsnip Flan, Bacon Creme Fraiche, Smoked Ikura and Maple Syrup

SALADS
Hearts of Palm, Dungeness Crab, Endive, Citrus and Sorrel
Warm Grains, Roasted Squash, Kale and Radicchio with Pickled Raisins

MAIN COURSES
Wood Grilled Prime Rib with Peppercorn Sauce, Horseradish Yuzu Kosho Aioli
Roasted Black Cod with Truffle Lobster and Leek Fricassee

SIDES
Parmesan Thyme Potato Gratin
Roasted Onions, Wild Mushrooms, House made ham & Sweetbread Ragout
Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Pears and Anchovy Vinaigrette

DESSERTS
Meyer Lemon Curd, Cranberry, Citrus Triffle with Preserved Cherry and Merignues
Chocolates and truffles

The four-course tasting menu is available for $125 per person including a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. To reserve, book online or call 206.443.3663. Save Save Save Save Save Save

A Specially Curated Five-Course Christmas Eve Tasting Menu

December 7, 2016
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Shake off the cold and join us at Miller’s Guild for a specially curated five-course tasting menu this Christmas Eve. Chef Jason Wilson has put together a list of dishes that elevate standard ingredients into works of art with luxurious add ons that are worthy of celebration.


Menu


SNACKS
Pickles, Snacks, Crudite & Charcuterie our version of the snack tray on everyone’s kitchen table


SALADS
Dungeness Crab Wedge with Bacon, Apple, Lemon Creamy Basil Dressing

Roasted Squash, Ancient Grains, Pear & Chicory with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


MAIN COURSES
Smoked Porchetta with Chestnut, Thyme and Roasted Garlic Filling

Roasted Black Cod with Black Trumpet Mushrooms


SIDES
Truffled Potato Gratin

Fire Roasted Root Vegetables

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Shallot, Garlic, Balsamic

Buttered Kale, Parmesan


DESSERTS
Not So Classic but Slightly Boozy Fruit Cake with Cranberry, Persimmon, Rum butter

Dark Chocolate Bombe with Meringues & Salted Caramel


LUXURIOUS ADD ONS
Seared Foie Gras, Coffee Flour Granola, Poached Cranberry


The five-course tasting menu is $115 per person. To reserve, book online or call 206.443.3663.

Holiday craft cooking, cocktails & single cow burgers! -Nov.

November 22, 2016

Single Cow Grass Fed Wagyu Beef Burger

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Our artisan approach is showcased in our sourcing and application with the new Single Cow Wagyu Burger. From a true Wagyu bloodline cow with our partners at Sweet Grass Farm and Crowd Cow, we are offering a new burger dripping with Mt. Townsend Campfire Jack Cheese, grilled onions, kale, and secret sauce (option for bacon, of course!) with a side of our Hand Cut Beef Fat French Fries. Incredibly rare grass fed and grass finished wagyu gives way to unmatched marbeling and flavor.

Black Friday Happy Hour

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Need a place to rest your feet after shopping downtown on Black Friday? We are extending happy hour in the bar from 2 p.m. – 11p.m. on Nov. 25 for weary shoppers that need to refuel with deliciously priced options starting at $6, including our Wagyu Steak Tartare, Fried Brussels Sprouts, House-made Charcuterie, Shikoku Oysters and more! Liquid relief starts at $5.

Holiday Cocktails + Mocktails

Topping our list of holiday libations is a winter warmer for cozying up to our fire and a festive mocktail for celebrating!

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Wine(d) Down The holidays call for festive celebration and that includes our new, non-alcoholic mocktail! Spiced non-alcoholic vignette, holiday spices including apple and cinnamon, cranberries and rosemary add a holiday touch!

Miller’s Toddy
Featuring brandy, allspice dram and clove, the Miller’s Toddy invokes the holidays while warming from head to toe!

Christmas + New Years

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Chef Jason Wilson and his team are putting the finishing touches on holiday menus! Make your reservations for Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We can also provide catering for your memorable, holiday gathering.

Guest Chef Series

Make your reservations for Saturday, January 21. Vitaly Paley, chef-owner of Imperial and Paley’s Place in Portland, will be joining Chef Jason Wilson for a night!

 

Thanksgiving At Our Table Or Yours

November 11, 2016
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Thanksgiving couldn’t be any easier – or delicious – this year! We are offering a Thanksgiving feast of dressed-up classics that you can enjoy in the lively dining room at Miller’s Guild or in the warm light of company at home with our take-out option. Either option will deliver a memorable experience you will not soon forget!

Menu


Salad Course
Mixed Greens Apple, Manchego, Pumpkin Seed Oil Vinaigrette Popped Grains, Seeds
Butter Lettuce Wedge Danish Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Apple

The Main Events
Smoked Duram Ranch Wagyu Beef Prime Rib Truffled Watercress Whipped Horseradish
Turkey Leg Confit Grilled Breast Meat, “Shrapnel Gravy”

The Included Essentials
Turkey Schmaltz Stuffing Housemade House-made Sourdough, Quince Apple, Grains, Sausage
Truffle Mashed Potatoes Parmesan, Gruyere
Fire Roasted Fall Root Vegetables
Brussel Sprouts Shallot, Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh Cranberry & Winter Citrus Relish

The All-Important Sweets
Pecan Pie Smoked Vanilla Chantilly, Tuille
Pumpkin Pie Mulled Chantilly, Brown Butter Powdered Sugar
Brown Sugar Apple Crisp Buttermilk Vanilla Ice Cream

For a Little Bit Extra
Roasted Bella Bella Farms Foie Gras Poached Cranberry, Blackberry Vinegar Brioche French Toast $35
Grilled King Crab Legs Drawn Butter, Meyer Lemon + Chili $62
Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta Parmesan Fondue, Shaved French Black Truffles Pancetta, Poached Egg $32

The Thanksgiving dinner menu enjoyed at Miller’s Guild is $89 per adult and $48 per children 12 and under. For those who prefer the turkey to-go option for $49.85, orders must be placed by November 20 and picked up on November 23. Reservations and to-go orders can be made by calling 206.443.3663 or online.

Fall into the Holidays at Miller’s Guild – October newsletter

October 14, 2016
 

At Our Bar

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Creative juices are flowing at our bar in two new cocktails.

We are putting an adult spin on Halloween with our Princess Angeline cocktail, named after a historic figure that is said to be the ghost of the Pike Place Market! Offered now through Halloween, the cocktail features smoked whiskey, cassis and herbal liquor with the perfect accompaniment of a beet shrub and spice sugar rimmed glass and hint of orange.

Inspired by the Sherlock Exhibit at Pacific Science Center, A Study in Scarlet cocktail is named after the first book from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Featuring Earl Grey tea, Amontillado sherry and Pommegranite with lavender, available on our bar menu and as part of  Hotel Max’s Elementary, My Dear overnight package.

   

“Ingredients are the essence of cooking”

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Farmers are the backbone of our kitchen and Frog Hollow Farms in Walla Walla is no exception with a recent, special crop that they grew just for us – Honeynut Squash!

“When we first received them . . . We were off to the Infierno in moments, charring, ash roasting, smoking, pan roasting in butter, slow roasting above coals and herbs – you name it,” – Chef Jason.

Read more about Chef Jason’s new favorite fall ingredient and how we’re using it!


Thanksgiving At Our Table

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Gather round our table with friends and family on Thanksgiving. We’re firing up the grill for Turkey Leg Confit, Smoked Duram Ranch Wagyu Prime Rib and sides that will leave you thankful loved ones – and for leftovers the next day! Reservations, $89 Adults, $48 Kids 12 & Under.

Holiday Parties With Us

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Location is everything! Whether you’re looking for a spot to celebrate a memorable family and friend get together or a company holiday party, we have the décor, food and drink that will give your gathering a special touch this holiday season. We also offer whole animal feasts with wood-fired vegetables and seafood for cocktail parties in our bar or dining room, semi-private chefs table and full restaurant buyouts. Reserve soon.

Recent Events: Ox Dinner

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Grilled Corn Empanadas, Smoked Beef Tongue, and Grilled Halibut on the Bone! Those were some of the dishes we had when Chefs Greg and Gabi from Ox Restaurant stopped by to showcase their cookbook and cook for you!

Make your reservations for Sat., Jan 21 with Vitaly Paley, chef of the new Headwaters, Imperial and Paley’s Place.

Honeynut Squash – Ingredient of the Season

October 11, 2016
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Ingredients are the essence of cooking. There is nothing more important in great cooking than finding the best ingredients that you can, then applying the best technique to present the ingredients so that they can shine brightest. Sometimes the technique is simple, sometime it is complex, but at the heart of our work, chefs should show truly GREAT ingredients and find pride and passion in searching out the very best products to work with. Greatness begets itself, thus, I proudly enjoy the relationships I have with Farmers, Fishers, Foragers, Ranchers and all the amazing people that produce the food I create with.
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Amy Dietrich owns Frog Hollow Farms in Walla Walla, WA. She is as passionate about what she grows and the land she works on as anyone I have ever met. A year ago, I returned from a trip to New York, dining at Blue Hill Farm and Betony, where I tasted a small, beautiful, sweet and dense version of butternut squash, called a honeynut. I called Amy and told her how sweet and amazing it was and she knew immediately why I wanted a local version. A year later, Amy presented us with Walla Walla grown honeynut squash! They are thin-skinned, sugary, dense in texture and have an absolutely beautiful flavor. We were off to the Infierno in moments, charring, ash roasting, smoking, pan roasting in butter, slow roasting above coals and herbs – you name it. We decided to play with popped grains, custards, and ash roasting the whole squash and slicing it into wedges. What an experience and what a flavor!
~Chef Jason

Guest Chef Series Fires Up This Sunday – September Newsletter

September 20, 2016

Guest Chef Series

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Cooking with live-fire is the backbone of our menu! We’ve invited four Portland chefs with the same affinity for wood-fired grills and we’re kicking it off on Sunday, Sept 25 with Ox restaurant.

Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton of Ox will join Chef Jason Wilson to feature an 8-course tasting menu and a la carte menu with dishes exclusively from the Ox cookbook, Around the Fire.

Tasting Menu
Grilled Corn Empanadas
Squid and Octopus Salad
Smoked Beef Tongue
Clam Chowder
Grilled Lamb Heart
Grilled Halibut on the Bone
Grilled Marcella Sauasage
Tres Leches Cake
$145 (Includes signed cookbook)
Single cookbook copies $35

Make your reservations online or by calling 206.443.3663.

Upcoming Guest Chefs Fri., Nov 4 with Doug Adams – Top Chef finalist, formerly of Imperial, and chef of the recently announced Bullard.
Sat., Jan 21 with Vitaly Paley – chef-owner of Imperial and Paley’s Place.

Dry-Aged Beef

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We offer a wide variety of carefully sourced beef, but it’s our dry-aged beef on the menu that really sets us apart. The 90-day dry-aging process means excess moisture and weight is discarded, which produces a much richer and more tender piece of beef. This exceptionally long aging process creates beautiful prime marbling and intense flavoring, which is further complemented by our wood-fired cooking.

Holidays with Us

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We are ramping up for the holiday season and planning another memorable Thanksgiving dinner! Enjoy generous servings of wood-cooked Turkey Leg Confit and Smoked Wagyu Beef Prime Rib along with better-than-homemade sides, including Turkey Schmaltz Stuffing with quince, apples and sausage, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Pecan Pie with Smoked Vanilla Chantilly and much more! We sold out last year so make your holiday reservations now for large and small groups. Thanksgiving dinner $89 adults; $48 kids 12 and under.

Cooking In Your Home

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Our James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson will bring his craft cooking to you! Chef Jason and the team will create beautiful dinners, themed events and holiday celebrations inspired by seasonal, local, farmed and foraged ingredients, in your home. Book early for personal, hand-crafted food that will make your event one of the most memorable of the season.

Cooking at Community Events

July 14, 2016
This weekend Miller’s Guild chefs will be out and about supporting great causes in the community and sharing our wood-fired craft cooking from Seattle to the Eastside.
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On Friday, Chef Jason Wilson will be manning the grill at The Bite of Seattle’s The Alley to benefit Food Lifeline. He’s created a special dish of charred eggplant, garden summer vegetables and spicy peppers as part of The Alley, which benefits hunger relief through Food Lifeline. Support a great cause and enjoy seasonal summer vegetables wood grilled to perfection by our award-winning chef.
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Savory and sweet – that’s Chef Sam Mardis! As our sous chef and pastry chef, Sam will be utilizing every cooking technique, tool and his creative approach to food when he competes against the highly regarded World Cup of Baking Champion, William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau in The Bite of Seattle Mystery Ingredient Cook-off competition. Each chef will have 30 minutes to create a dish that will impress the judges and audience. The Bite Cooks throws a culinary wrench into the cooking equation with three mystery ingredients revealed at the beginning of the competition. Cheer on Sam and taste his creation on Saturday, 2 p.m.
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This weekend the Eastside also boasts a three-day event with Kirkland Uncorked, featuring over 70 Washington wineries at Kirkland’s beautiful waterfront Marina Park. Chef Jason Wilson will be grilling up first of the season peaches for his Grilled Peach Salad with ham, ricotta and pistachios. The event benefits one of the state’s leading non-profit, no-kill animal shelters, Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Sip your way through Kirkland Uncorked and be sure to check out Chef Jason at the outdoor waterfront grill at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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Enjoy the sun, our original cocktails, and our wood-fired Seattle craft cooking on our patio all weekend long. We’re serving up Geoduck Ceviche with Loquat, Tomato, Cucumber, Cilantro and Sorghum; house-made charcuterie such as Berkshire Pork Terrine and Beef Bresaola; and Aspen Hollow Grilled Lamb with House Made Merguez, Romesco.  

Where we source our beef

June 29, 2016


For me, craft cooking starts with the ingredients that I source. The farmers, ranchers, and fisheries that bring ingredients to my door, in turn, inspire the way that I cook – cooking from a sense of place. Whether it’s the freshly picked peaches for a Grilled Summer Peach Salad with ricotta and prosciutto, freshly caught Wild Alaskan King Salmon that I serve with asparagus and Tarragon Both Broth, or the local Shigoku Oysters with Cucumber Gazpacho on the Chef’s Counter Tasting Menu, the quality of the ingredients are a sticking point. Our beef is also a part of that, whether wagyu or dry-aged, the quality of our beef focuses on the flavor and texture, hallmarks of what a good steak should be, but we go beyond that by looking at consistency, sustainability and humanely raised factors, too, which speaks to the larger authenticity of what we do at Miller’s Guild.

I recently sat down with my go-to rancher, Niman Ranch, who provides the steaks at Miller’s Guild, and enables us to create dishes such as our Wagyu Steak Tartare with cured egg yolk, anchovy and giardiniera; our Wagyu Ribeye with signature motoraioli and truffle emulsion; or our 90 day dry aged Ribeye, which positions us at the forefront of dry-aging in Seattle.

-Jason

Full interview here.

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Chef’s Counter 

June 10, 2016
One of my greatest pleasures is being able to create menus inspired by the local bounty. We have so much to offer in the Pacific Northwest! There’s no better example of being a curator of ingredients than the six courses that take shape in the tasting menu offered at the Chef’s Counter.

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