Posts about “Wine”

It’s time for Copper River Salmon & Oregon Pinot Noir!

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With Copper River salmon season upon us our Wine Manager Chip Croteau has put together an incredible list of Oregon Pinot Noir to pair with it in the Boathouse and Cafe! The bright fruit flavors and acidity of Pinot Noir is the perfect complement to Copper River salmon. Ask your server for their recommendation and try something… Read More >>

Taste Washington Wine Month at Ray’s Mar. 1-31!

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Since the early days of Washington wine, Ray’s has been a proud champion of local winemakers and wineries. In 1982 we were one of two restaurants to receive and sell Leonetti Cellars’ wine with the release of its 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon… what an incredible and robust journey our local wine industry has had since then! This March we invite you… Read More >>

REX HILL Wine Dinner at Ray’s Boathouse Mar. 27

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We are thrilled to have Carrie Kalscheuer, Director of Sales & Education for REX HILL and A to Z Wineworks at Ray’s Boathouse on Tuesday, March 27th for a beautiful four-course wine dinner. She will share with us the groundbreaking work that these wineries are engaged in; making both stunning wines as well as forging… Read More >>

Shuck & Sip: Oysters & Sparkling Wine at Ray’s Feb. 19-Mar. 4

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We’re kicking off our 45th year celebrating the simple joys of cool, refreshing oysters on the half-shell paired perfectly with crisp sparkling wines. From Monday, February 19 through Sunday, March 4 in the Boathouse and Café enjoy a variety of local Penn Cove oysters served individually, by the duo, or as a half-dozen with an… Read More >>

New Desserts & New Pastry Chef at Ray’s Boathouse!

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We’re sweet on our new pastry chef Karen Williams! She has blown us away with her new Boathouse dessert menu… from rich chocolate terrine with orange and pistachio, to almond cake with merlot poached pears and currant-balsamic ice cream–it’s time to indulge in a little winter treat or two. A former instructor at Le Cordon Bleu,… Read More >>

Sip & Savor Oregon Pinot Noir this Fall at Ray’s!

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Welcome to Fall at Ray’s! As the seasons start to change, we find ourselves at Ray’s looking for wines and flavors that capture this unique time of year. And nothing encapsulates the change of season quite like pinot noir. The bright fruit flavors and acidity of pinot noir pair perfectly with a variety of seafood,… Read More >>

We blind tasted 14 rare WA Wines & here’s what happened

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What is old is new again? I admit it. I am guilty of holding on to my silk paisley ties that were fashionable many years ago in hopes that they would be stylish enough to wear again. Certain things never go out of style, right?  OK, I admit I know close to nothing about fashion… Read More >>

March is Taste Washington Wine Month!

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Ray’s Boathouse is celebrating Taste Washington Wine Month all March long by offering unusual by-the-glass (and bottle!) selections from Washington State. Savor such wines as the 2015 Buty Sémillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle, a vibrant, Bordeaux-inspired white blend from Columbia Valley; the citrus-and-floral 2015 Idilico Albariño from Yakima Valley, proving how deliciously Spanish varieties perform in Washington… Read More >>

Featured: Olympia Oysters and Schramsberg sparkling wine, extended through Valentine’s day!

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  Feb 10-14 while they last, savor your chance to taste a rare Northwest treasure: the Olympia oyster! The Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) is one of the rarest, most treasured of our Pacific Northwest native species. James Beard, champion of American cuisine, called the petite Olympia “the most distinguished of the oysters” for its distinctive… Read More >>

Ray’s loves Oregon Pinot Noir!

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At Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe we are honored to work with so many great people in our local food and beverage community. For decades we have partnered with and supported our friends at Rex Hill Winery, a winery that has been crafting elegant Pinot Noirs since 1982 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley; and we are proud… Read More >>