Madrona & Madison Valley Dining and Sipping Society

The Madrona Dining and Sipping Society helped launch their first sister society at the end of April- they expanded into the Madison Valley Dining and Sipping Society, and all who came to Cafe Flora for the first joint meeting had a wonderful prix fixe meal paired with Wilridge wine, and applauded the meal after dessert. Love food? Love drinks? Love socializing? Come join the MDSS at one of their next upcoming events: von trapps

  • Taste the brews at Von Trapps
  • Catch some rays on the patio at Hi Spot Cafe
  • Flash Mob at Molly Moons!

To save a plate setting at one of the upcoming events, you’ll need to be on the MDSS email list, so contact to start eating and drinking with the neighbors!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dining Ideas

Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out what is going on around the Sound on this fabulous day of LOVE!


Did Valentine’s Day sneak up on you this year? Forget to make reservations at your hunny’s favorite spot? Check out one of these restaurant’s to indulge with your significant other!

Bastille– If you’re in the Ballard neighborhood tonight, Bastille is offer his and her punch for $10 a glass (his:Stockade, hers:Sainte Marie), and various Parisian style entrees that are sure to please the pallet; including a platter of a dozen Hama Hama oysters on the half shell with caviar and Washington Ver Jus Mignonette, yum!

Cafe Flora– This vegetarian Madison Park cafe is celebrating it’s 20th Valentine’s Day, and offering a prix-fixe menu themed dishes such as the “savory embrace” (a bok choy and cheese filled pastry) and “layers of love” (a macadamia nut crusted filo stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and a butternut squash sauce). Dinner runs $45 a person, from 5:00-10:00pm.

Spinasse– This lovely Capitol Hill restaurant is offering two amazing prix fixe menus at one of the “best 7 restaurants that define Seattle Now” according to Seattle Magazine. Dinner specials are sure to make diners feel as if they’re dining at a cafe right in the heart of Rome at this authentic Italian hot spot. Dinner is $70 per person with a $40 wine pairing option.

Restaurant Bea– Cozy Madrona candlelit dinging experience for two, with chef Jim McCarthy serving up a three course meal off of their comfort food menu, and offering three choices for each course. Dinner is $50 per person, with an optional cocktail or wine pairing for $22 per person.

Hunger-Indulge in a 5 course menu including beef tartare, oysters, and a special rose will be delivered for your significant other when you’re bellies are nice and full of love. $150 per couple, with an optional $25 wine pairing.

Bon Appetite!

Bastille Bash in Madison Valley Coming Soon!

If you haven’t heard the news going around Madrona or Madison Park, Madison Valley is hosting a fun neighborhood event called the Bastille Bash to support the Children’s Response Center.

The event will take place on July 14th on East Madison Street from 27th to 29th
Avenue from 3–8 p.m, and guests will enjoy an evening filled with french inspired cuisine from some of the city’s best noted restaurants, wine tasting, complimentary spa services, sidewalk sales, and much more! Tickets for the event will be sold the day of, and include small plates between $2-6, a wine passport for sipping for a $10 donation and will allow access to taste at participating local shops. If you’re bringing the kids along, there are several activities for the little ones like face painting, an art class from Thrive Art School, and childcare for $15 with french inspired activities. Participating restaurants include, but are not limited to:

Visit the Bastille Bash Facebook Page for more information on retail participants, and an expanded description of activities.