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Bellevue Beat | Bake's Place October Delights

Article and photos by Chris Bell

After several months of being closed, Bake's Place GM/Partner Chris Peterson knew that he and his team would have to adapt to a new normal. A place well-known for live music would no longer have it and there was no way to know when it could return. Under these circumstances, Chris and Bake's Bar Manager Sabrina Gertz began brainstorming ways to entice people to come back while ensuring that they'd feel as safe as possible.


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What came together was an expansion of their fanatic days that they started a few years ago with Whiskey Wednesday. Working closely with their vendors, they kicked off the summer with six theme days showcasing specialty cocktails, flights and bites. Depending on the day of the week, you could enjoy a variety of drinks from a great flight of whiskey to a fun tropical themed cocktail, all while basking in the sun on their comfortable patio. With consistent and creative marketing to get the word out, these themed days became a big hit for the restaurant and attracted new customers. Now, with that momentum, Chris and Sabrina are ready to start their next program of delights.

Bake's Place will be having four different theme weeks starting October 5th through the end of the month. Each week will have a featured themed drink and food item that will be available all week long. Featured will also be six different specialty cocktails, one for each of the six days they're open each week. First up will be wine from Delille Cellars, second week is Negroni Week, third is Save The Whales Week, and the fourth will be Bourbon Week.

Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell | Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell |
October 5th - 10th: Delille Cellars Wine will be featured, presented in a wine flight paired with a meat and cheese plate ($30). This will be available all week long. Each day of the week will feature special pricing on a select bottle of wine from Bake's regular wine list.

Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell | October 12th - 17th: Negroni Week will have a week-long special of a Barrel Aged Negroni paired with dates stuffed with blue cheese, marcona almonds and salami ($18). Monday will feature a Negroni made with Mescal, Tuesday will feature a Vigilant Negroni, Wednesday will feature Red Light Negroni, Thursday will feature a Silver Negroni, Friday will feature a Boulevardier Negroni and Saturday will feature a Flo De Cana Negroni.

Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell | Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell |
October 19th - 24th: Save the Whales week boasts a week-long special that will feature three cocktails created by the highly skilled Bake's bartenders. These will be crafted with a new product called Gray Whale Gin with $1 from each cocktail sold going to the non-profit Oceania ($13). Monday will feature a Classic Martini, Tuesday will feature a Gin & Tonic, Wednesday will feature a Negroni, Thursday will feature Gimlets, Friday will feature French 75s and Saturday will feature Vespers. Each daily featured classic cocktail will be discounted by $2-$3.

Bellevue Beat - Bake's Place October Delights - photo by Chris Bell | October 26th - 31st: Bourbon Week will showcase a Barrel Aged Manhattan paired with a crostini that will have Italian plums, prosciutto and smoked cheddar cheese, which will be available all week ($18). Monday will feature Manhattans, Tuesday an Old Fashioned, Wednesday will be a whiskey flight and half price off non-allocated whiskeys, Thursday Whiskey Sours, Friday will feature bartender roulette for a custom creation and Saturday will feature two different flights. One flight will showcase Coopers' Craft and Woodford Reserve (two samples of each), and the second will be a high-end scotch flight ($40).

Chris and Sabrina are also working on a special outdoor movie night that will take place on their back patio, with further details to come in October. With all that coming up, Bake's Place is looking to stand apart from the rest and create an experience that will make you want to come back for more. So if you're in the mood for some wine, gin, rum or bourbon, Bake's Place has you covered. Insider Tip: If you get cold while sitting out on the patio this fall, you can request a blanket.

Bake's Place Bar & Bistro | 425-454-2776 | 155 108th Ave NE, Downtown Bellevue

Published: October 4, 2020. Main photo courtesy of Bake's Place.


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