Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner ~ Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7pm
Make plans to attend a very special Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Russell’s Restaurant & The Loft in Bothell. The special winemaker dinner featuring winemaker Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars and special menu created by Chef Russell Lowell
- Brie on Baguette with Guava, Pistachios & Balsamic Reduction
- 2013 Riesling
- 2015 Dry Riesling
- Halibut Cheek with Red Pepper Coulis, Paired with 2015 Viognier
- Wild Boar Medallions With Caramelized Onions & Scotch Bonnet Demi Glace, Paired with 2012 Cabernet Franc
- Petite Filet & Short Rib, Paired with 2012 Secret Weapon & Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chocolate Cheesecake, Paired with Wine Club #3 Syrah
Russell Lowell is the Executive Chef and Owner of Russell Lowell Catering and two of greater Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants: The Garden Cafe at Molbak’s in Woodinville and Russell’s, a rustic, yet elegant restaurant nestled in the North Creek of Bothell. Russell’s lifelong passion for food began when he was a small boy, exploring the mangrove swamps of Cuba, catching fish and hunting small game. He began his culinary career at the age of 15, cooking under the direction of a French chef in Southern California. Over the next 35 years, he traveled and worked extensively in numerous high-end establishments which led him to become the executive chef for several well-known restaurants across the nation. In the mid-90s, he launched one of Seattle’s most sought-after catering businesses, serving the most distinguished clients in business, politics, and entertainment. In 2007, Russell’s was selected as Seattle’s host venue for the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Taste America celebration.
Long before it was fashionable to “go green”, Chef Lowell was and still remains a passionate advocate and long time supporter of Washington farms and wineries. He participates in local sorticulture events such as the Annual Snohomish County Focus on Farming, feeding 650 local farmers in support of their efforts to preserve Washington State’s farmland.
In addition to running his businesses, Chef Lowell devotes a majority of his time to numerous community and charitable organizations, such as: the Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, the Fred Hutch Premier Chefs, Swedish Hospital, Virginia Mason, Northwest Medical Teams, Eastside Catholic High School, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Tessera Autism Organization, the American Liver Foundation and many others. Most notably, he has served on the Chef’s Advisory Board for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.