AMTA 2012 Monday Night Outing
5:30 – 10:00 PM, Meet in Lobby
$80 per person
Sponsored by Microwave Vision Group
Blake Island’s Tillicum Village
Seattle’s Premier Native Cultural Experience and Home of the Famous Salmon Bake
Join us on our evening adventure as we take a private, narrated Argosy Cruise from downtown Seattle across Puget Sound to Blake Island's Tillicum Village. During the cruise you might like to relax and sip a cocktail from the no-host bar as you're admiring the Seattle skyline's grandeur and the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Northwest.
On arrival to the island, believed to be the birthplace of Chief Seattle, you'll walk on a path covered with crushed clam shells and you'll be greeted with an appetizer of steamed clams in nectar. Making your way into the longhouse, you can watch as whole salmon are cooked over an alder-wood fire in the traditional Northwest Coast Indian style. Enjoy a fabulous salmon buffet meal followed by an enchanting show that highlights the Coast Salish tribes' customs and beliefs through storytelling and symbolism. Afterward, you'll have free time to explore the grounds and stroll along pleasant beaches and forest trails. And, don't miss their gift shop featuring the works of local artisans.
On your cruise back to the city, you'll view the nighttime version of Seattle's stunning skyline. The city lights will be glistening on the water as the Space Needle looms ever larger on our approach to the pier. What a memorable way to end a most entertaining evening!
Cost is $80 and includes:
Round-trip transportation-Hyatt Regency Bellevue to Pier 55
Round-trip Argosy Cruise-Pier 55 to Tillicum Village
Dinner with tea or coffee (beer and wine are available for purchase)
2012 Tillicum Village Menu
Steamed Clams in Nectar - As you disembark the boat join other guests for a welcoming mug of steamed clams in broth with a touch of butter and onions – delicious! As is tradition at Tillicum, used shells are crushed under foot to create the pathway.
Traditional Alder Baked Salmon - Savor this centuries-old treat! Our salmon, baked around alder wood fires on cedar stakes, is unlike anything you have ever tasted and is served with our signature Juniper Berry Seasoning.
Signature Northwest Stew - This thick meaty stew of bison, venison and beef is full of flavors married together in a rich veal stock, combined with root vegetables and potatoes for a mouth-watering dish.
Wild Grain Harvest Rice - Wild and regular rice, cooked to perfection with onions, garlic and a fragrant vegetable stock.
Warm Whole Grain Tillicum Bread - This rich, dark, slightly-sweet bread is made with a hint of molasses – our own private recipe.
Field Greens Salad - Seasonal greens, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Oregon blue cheese, with stone ground rosemary dressing or raspberry vinaigrette served on the side.
Tri-Colored Bean Salad - A colorful display of marinated creamy-white cannellini beans and bright, fresh green beans tossed with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and shallots in a red-wine vinaigrette.
Fresh Fruit Salad - Assorted Melons, Grapes, Strawberries and Pineapple, served with a Strawberry Honey Dipping Sauce.
Individual Rustic Apple Pie