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Chef Adam Hegsted
Chef Adam Hegsted

Nectar’s New Food Flights

Nectar Tasting Room has debuted an expanded menu.

Its classic food plates – baked brie, spinach and artichoke dip, cheese and charcuterie – are still available for $10. But new $15 food flights, designed to serve two, give wine tasters more options. Its “When Pigs Fly” flight features bacon-wrapped dates, bacon macaroni and cheese, and bacon peanut butter fudge. There’s also a selection of salads, sliders, desserts and Greek- and Asian-inspired dishes.

A co-op of five Washington wineries, Nectar partnered with Just a Couple of Moms Catering in the fall to add a commercial kitchen and expand its menu.

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Kickstart Wandering Table and Yards Bruncheon

Chef Adam Hegsted has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $34,000 to create two restaurants at Kendall Yards.

Yards Bruncheon will serve Northwest-inspired breakfast and lunch items all day in a relaxed and modern diner setting. It will also feature a walk-up window for pastries, espresso and tea.

Wandering Table will feature handcrafted cocktails and small, creative, tapas-like dishes.

A $10 donation gets your name on the wall at one of the eateries. For $800, donors receive – among other rewards – a 12-course dinner for six. An $8,000 pledge secures a private party for 40 at one of the restaurants.

Hegsted serves as executive chef at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, where he oversees eight food venues and $10 million per year in sales. He hopes to open the brunch spot in February and the tapas place in April.

The Kickstarter campaign runs through Dec. 31.

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Cowgirl up!

Cowgirl Chocolates – the Moscow-based maker of specialty chocolates, caramels, cocoa and gifts – has started shipping international wholesale orders to Taiwan and France.

Last month, the company sent its first wholesale order of Cowgirl Chocolates to Taiwan. It also fulfilled a large order in France with the Canadian Canoe Shop.

Cowgirl Chocolates, perhaps best known for its spicy chocolate with its signature “Cowgirl kick,” was founded in 1997 as an online-only company. The business opened a shop in Moscow in 2005.

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