Venice is an ancient city-state, and was a very important port on the spice trade route. For this reason it became a true melting pot of cuisines. Popular seasonings include marjoram, cinnamon, flower water and pickled ingredients, especially onions. The tradition of using spices, both to cure meats, and in desserts is very common.
Due to their low lying lagoon, they are one of the few rice-growing regions of Italy. Corn is also especially popular, which is made into polenta. Both of these staples almost exceed the popularity of pasta in the region.
Also very important is the access to, and use of, cold water seafood such as squid, shrimp and crab.
Venice is known to be one of the most unique and sophisticated food cities in Europe. Unlike the rusticity of Naples or the earthy-hominess of Parma, the food of Venice is quite cosmopolitan and forward-thinking.
To that end, our chef and wine team has collaborated to create a Venetian-themed menu featuring cuisine inspired by the city of Venice and our favorite wines of the Veneto. It is available at Purple Bellevue from November 26th – December 1st. To view the menu, click here.
For every $100 worth of gift cards purchased either online or in our restaurants, you will receive a *bonus $20 gift card. Promotion runs from Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th.
To purchase a gift card, click here.
*bonus does not apply to “personalized gift cards” and may not be added to the original purchased gift card.
Purple Café is the perfect spot for family and business gatherings during the holiday season. Our four, unique locations offer a wide variety of group dining experiences from large tables between towering wine walls at our Bellevue location, to our casual Loft Space in Woodinville…and everything in between!
To make a reservation or for additional questions, please call our Event Planners at 206.838.3853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With your help, Heavy Restaurant Group is partnering with American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help distribute life-saving relief supplies (including food, clean water, blankets and tents) to children and families devastated by Super Storm Sandy.
Click the link for more information.
We offer a rotating “Half Off” wine by the bottle menu at our eastside Purple locations featuring a wide range of selections, including any bottle we offer on our glass pour list.
If you want to play, the rules are simple: Order some food*, pick a bottle of wine from our list and we’ll knock the price in half! (some food* = $25)
With over 150 local restaurants serving up three-course dinner menus for $28, Seattle Restaurant Week is the largest organized “dine out” that our region has ever experienced and a true celebration of the local culinary scene.
In addition to a dinner option, we will also feature a three-course lunch menu priced at $15. As always, we will feature optional wine pairings with both lunch and dinner menus.
Seattle Restaurant Week menus are available from October 14th through 25th, Sunday through Thursday at Purple Bellevue, Kirkland, and Woodinville.
Seattle Restaurant Week Menus
Heavy Restaurant Group has committed to raising over $50,000 for “Team for Kids” during the month of September and we need your help to reach that goal!
$1,000 GIFT CARD RAFFLE…
Each restaurant will be raffling off a $1,000 gift card that may be used at any of our locations. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five. The six winning tickets will be drawn on Monday, October 1st. Stop by any of our locations for a chance to win or click the link to purchase online. – PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS
With the help of dozens of great partners, our team members have procured over 80 items that are available in our first ever online auction. Everything from gift cards, show tickets, and wine experiences. Bid early and often and remember, it’s all for the kids! To start bidding, CLICK HERE.
On Saturday, September 29th, all of our restaurants will be donating a percentage of the days sales to Team for Kids. Stop by, raise a glass and help us reach our goal!
Team for Kids provides free or low-cost school and community-based health and fitness programs to children who would otherwise have no access to regular physical activity.
Join us from August 10th to 18th as we explore the flavors of Spain with a special Tapas style menu at our Bellevue location.
The word “tapas” is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, “to cover”. According to legend, the tapas tradition began when King Alfonso X of Castile recovered from an illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals. After regaining his health, the king ordered that taverns would not be allowed to serve wine to customers unless it was accompanied by a small snack or “tapa”.
For your dining pleasure, our Bellevue kitchen will offer delish dishes such as Cava-Steamed Manila Clams and Marcona Almond & White Grape Gazpacho. In addition, the entire tapas menu is paired with wine. To view the full menu, click here.
Join us on the patio at our Purple Bellevue location for our Annual Wine ‘Garage’ Sale on Saturday, August 11th from 12pm to 2pm.
Our Director of Liquids, Christene Prentice, will be present and selling wines at garage sale prices. We will have a colorful array of wine, including bubbles!
Purple Cafe in Bellevue
430 106th Avenue, NE
Corner of 4th & 106th
We are pleased to announce that Cast Iron Studios, our new event and culinary activity space is officially open for business. Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, Cast Iron Studios will be our private event venue, catering hub, and location for regular food and drink workshops.
Cast Iron Studios was designed to host both intimate and large private events and parties as well as specialty food and wine workshops led by our company’s cast of expert chefs, wine directors and bartenders. The space will also serve as a headquarters for our popular catering services.
To view our current schedule of workshops, click here.