Snohomish has a reputation for beautiful farms, elegant gardens and talented people who bring all the bounty together at markets and restaurants. This week we are happy to announce a new restaurant in Snohomish, Roger’s Riverview Bistro, offering Farm-to-Table fare. We also came across some farmer’s market- inspired cocktails perfect for summer bar-b-ques at home. Let’s get started!
Roger’s Riverview Bistro opened last night to rave reviews and vibrant crowd. As the rain halted and clouds disappeared, the sun made a welcome appearance for opening night. Chef Roger has occupied the space left by previous restaurant, Brasato. Roger and wife Shannon, along with their family (5 kids!), are serving our community with Farm-to-Table selections, lovely wines chosen by a Seattle-area Sommelier and a killer $5 Happy Hour menu from 4PM-6PM! Local partners include Bob’s Corn, Snoqualmie Ice Cream and Vista Clara Coffee. We’re making plans to eat this~> Roger’s Clams, Cast Iron Seared Steak and finishing with Nana’s Cheesecake. See more menu items and make reservations here!
In keeping with our Farm-to-Table theme, make your way to the Snohomish Farmer’s Market each Thursday throughout the season and serve up these market-inspired cocktails at your next bar-b-que. Cucumber, Mint, Lime and Sour Cherries make their way into these delicious summer concoctions, which makes them healthy too, right?
1 1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice (freshly squeezed only!)
1 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup (1 part sugar: 1 part water and boil)
16 Cherries pitted
2 Lager Beers (you can purchase these at Blanc & Rouge)
In a cocktail shaker, muddle cherries with simple syrup. Add Cointreau, lime juice and ice and shake away all your troubles! Strain over ice and add just a dash of lager. (You don’t need to use much) Enjoy!
4 1/2 oz. Gin (Get yours at Skip Rock Distillers)
3 oz. Lime Juice
3 oz. Simple Syrup
6 Cucumber Slices
2 Sprigs of Mint
In a cocktail shaker, muddle simply syrup with cucumber and mint. Add gin, lime juice and ice and shake, shake, shake! Double strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with a cucumber. Repeat and enjoy!