A Journey Through France : Wine Dinner
Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

A Journey Through France : Wine Dinner

  • Monsoon Bellevue

Join us and the folks from the Vin2U Wine Group as we follow the route of the Mistral Winds as we tour France's countryside from the Northern limits of vine production in the world-famous sparking wine-region of Champagne, to the south with fossilized, oyster-beds of Chablis's salinity-laden Chardonnays in Burgundy. Further south still we visit the often misunderstood Gamay Noir's of Southern Burgundy's Beaujolais region and continue south passed Lyon to the sun-bleached Mediterranean in the Rhone Valley where we explore the appellations of Gigondas and Vaqueyras.

Join us for a night of carefully curated wines from France's well known and lesser known regions. Each wine will be paired perfectly by Sophie and Eric Banh and will have a nod to some of the French culinary influence of Vietnam.

Where: Monsoon Bellevue
What: Six Course Wine Dinner
When: Sunday, November 20th 6:30PM
Cost: $95 per person all inclusive
Reservations: (425) 635.1112

Menu

First Course
Crispy Pork & Dungeness Crab Rillette with tofu paper
Champagne, Marne Valley:
Piot-Sévillano, Brut 'Traditional' (70% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir, 15%
Chardonnay)

Second Course
Turmeric Seared Cod, pressed rice noodle and green papaya, anchovy consommé
Burgundy, Chablis:
Domaine Oudin (100% Chardonnay)

Third Course
Braised Pork Belly, white shrimp and coconut water broken rice
Burgundy, Beaujolais, Moulin-à-Vent:
Domaine Thillardon (100% Gamay Noir)

Fourth Course
Roasted Lamb Chops, yu choy and shitake mushrooms
Rhône Valley, Gigondas:
Domaine Montvac, 'Adage' (70% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 5%
Mourvèdre)

Fifth Course
Grilled Saigon Beef, mung bean noodle, Chinese celery
Rhône Valley, Vacqueyras:
Domaine Montvac, 'Variation' (100% Grenache Noir)

Dessert
Steamed Coconut Rice Cake, coconut créme

Seattle Restaurant Week : Fall 2016
Oct
9
Oct 20

Seattle Restaurant Week : Fall 2016

Join us for Seattle Restaurant Week from October 9th through October 13th and again from October 16th through October 20th. Three Vietnamse courses for $32!

The Seattle Menu

Appetizers (Choose One)

Bò Là Lốt
là lốt leaves wrapped around flank stea & jicama, grilled, served with nước chấm.

Crispy Vegetable Rolls
taro, tofu, carrots, woodear mushrooms, soy vinaigrette.

Crispy Imperial Rolls
kurobuta pork, shrimp, glass noodles.

Green Papaya Salad
grilled prawns, herbs, shallots, peanuts.

Vegetarian Fresh Rolls
roasted pineapple, tofu, papaya, mint.

Entrées  (Choose One)

Lemongrass Prawns
wild prawns, lemongrass, spicy yellow curry, roasted peanuts, ngò om.

Wokked Squid
chinese celery, mustard greens, cherry tomatoes.

Northwest Petrale Sole
seared with peppercorn, chayote, shallot, ngò gai.

Catfish Claypot
caramelized idaho catfish, cracked pepper, scallions.

Wokked Teres Major Steak
beef shoulder, sweet onions, pickled mustard greens.

Drunken Chicken
crispy washington-raised drunken chicken, mustard greens, green onions, sesame.

Dessert  (Choose One)

Banana Cake with savory coconut sauce.
Mango Sorbet
Chocolate Ganache with peanut butter and caramel sauce.

 

The Bellevue Menu

Appetizers (Choose One)

Bò Là Lốt
là lốt leaves wrapped around flank stea & jicama, grilled, served with nước chấm.

Crispy Vegetable Rolls
taro, tofu, carrots, woodear mushrooms, soy vinaigrette.

Crispy Imperial Rolls
kurobuta pork, shrimp, glass noodles.

Saigon Cabbage Salad
grilled prawns, herbs, shallots, peanuts

Entrées   (Choose One)

Lemongrass Prawns
wild prawns, lemongrass, spicy yellow curry, roasted peanuts, ngò om.

Wokked Squid
chinese celery, mustard greens, cherry tomatoes.

Alaskan True Cod
seared with lemongrass, seasonal salad, quinoa, ginger sauce

Catfish Claypot
caramelized idaho catfish, cracked pepper, scallions.

Wokked Teres Major Steak
beef shoulder, sweet onions, pickled mustard greens.

Drunken Chicken
crispy washington-raised drunken chicken, mustard greens, green onions, sesame.

Dessert   (Choose One)

Banana Cake with savory coconut sauce.
Mango Sorbet
Chocolate Ganache with peanut butter and caramel sauce.

Waters Wine Dinner at Monsoon Seattle
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Waters Wine Dinner at Monsoon Seattle

  • Monsoon Seattle

We are looking forward to hosting an evening of Vietnamese flavors paired with wonderful Washington wines on Tuesday, May 24. Waters Winery will be sharing their wines with guests—winemaker Jamie Brown will be in attendance to speak about the wines throughout the meal.

The evening begins at 5:30pm with the 2015 Waters Rosé served on our rooftop deck, followed by dinner in the restaurant at 6pm.

When: Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30PM
Where: Monsoon Seattle
Why: Waters Winery!
Cost: $75 per person + tax and gratuity
Reservations: 206.325.2111

Menu

Banana Blossom Salad with grapefruit, cucumber, mint, basil, tia to, and chao foam
2013 Waters Prelude, Alder Ridge and Antoine Creek Vineyards

Anderson Ranch Toothpick Lamb with five spice, cumin, lemongrass, and braised onion
2012 Waters Loess, Walla Walla Valley

Heritage Meats Slow Roasted Grass Fed Beef Belly with phở broth, escargot, la lot, caramel sauce, and herb butter
2012 Waters Interlude, Washington State

Mi Quang with house made turmeric noodle, duck leg confit, salted duck egg, and rice cracker
2013 Waters Syrah, Washington State

Napoleon Cake with pandan leaf and chocolate pastry cream
2013 Waters Syrah, Washington State

Join Sophie and Eric Banh in welcoming this acclaimed Washington winemaker to Monsoon! Call the restaurant at 206.325.2111 to save your spot.

Waters Winery

Waters Winery is an artisanal boutique winery founded in 2005 and located in Walla Walla, Washington. Waters believes that the Walla Walla Valley terroir is capable of producing distinctive red wines that rival the finest of the Old and New World regions. They produced just a few thousand cases of small-lot bottlings each year, aimed at reflecting the unique character of each varietal and the qualities of the land that they come from.

New Year’s Eve 2015
Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

New Year’s Eve 2015

Monsoon will be celebrating 2016 with some lovely specials on New Year’s Eve and brunch on New Year’s Day.

In addition to the regular menu, we'll be offering New Year's Specials

Menu

Oyster Duet: two raw Kumamotos and two grilled Shigokus

Pink Grapefruit and Crispy Taro Salad with aged Parmesan, green papaya, and yuzu-tamarind vinaigrette.

Lobster Congee with ginger and preserved cabbage

Grilled Lemongrass Anderson Ranches’ Lamb Chop with purple potato, okra, and tamarind sauce.

Braised Heritage Meats Grass-fed Ossobuco with taro mash and baby carrots


Pair those with one of Monsoon’s famous cocktails and you’ve got yourself a party! 

Kick off 2016 in style with brunch, on from 10am to 3pm on New Year’s Day. Drop by for some dim sum to start the New Year off right—plus dinner will be served as usual at 5pm.

Additional Holiday Info

Monsoon’s last seating on Christmas Eve will be at 8pm, and they will be closed on Christmas Day. Ba Bar will be open on Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day.

Tết Celebration at Monsoon
Feb
19
5:00 pm17:00

Tết Celebration at Monsoon

The Lunar New Year begins on Thursday, February 19, and both Monsoon Seattle and Monsoon Bellevue will be celebrating with delicious, traditional dishes. Sibling chefs Sophie and Eric Banh are looking forward to sharing the celebratory tastes of Tết!

Ring in the Year of the Goat with these special additions to the dinner menu. All $12

House-made Vegetarian Bánh Tét (sticky rice roll) with mung bean and toasted coconut.

Traditional Bánh Tét with mung bean and pork belly

Braised Northwest Tofu with fresh wood ear mushrooms, celery, and lily buds

Braised Carlton Farms Pork Belly with coconut water, Red Boat fish sauce, and a Wilcox Farms egg

Chả Lụa (steamed pork mousse) with sticky rice and pickled vegetables

Dessert: Happiness Dumplings with caramelized kumquat ($6)

The specials will be available at dinner in addition to the regular menu, and reservations are recommended but not required.


Feb
14
5:00 pm17:00

Valentine’s Day with Monsoon

 

Sophie & Eric created six specials to offer alongside the regular menu at both Monsoon Seattle & Monsoon Bellevue for Valentine’s Day. And as always, we’ll be pouring wines from our award-winning wine list.

Valentine’s Day Specials

Blood Orange Salad with jicama, red cabbage, candied walnuts, and spicy soy vinaigrette.  $11

Saigon Yellow Curry Soup with Dungeness crab meat, King crab leg, and roasted kabocha squash. $25

Wokked Half Maine Lobster with ginger, scallion, black trumpet mushroom, e-mien noodles, and truffle oil. $39

Grilled Anderson Ranch Lamb Chops with lemongrass, purple potato, and tamarind sauce. $33

Roasted Manchester Farms Quail stuffed with black forbidden rice, smoked shiitake, and winter melon. $27

Chocolate Peruvian Cake with fresh whipped cream and raspberry coulis. $10

Reservations

Reservations are available at both restaurants, and can be made online or by calling 206.325.2111 for Seattle and 425.635.1112 for Bellevue.

Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

New Year's Eve Monsoon Bellevue

  • Monsoon East

Bellevue’s Main Street is the place to ring in 2015 on the Eastside: Sophie & Eric Banh will be whipping up some delightful specials to go along with the regular menu.

There’s always the divine ocean bar offerings and refined cocktails available at Monsoon Bellevue—and what better way to finish the year than with Pacific Northwest Oysters and a bubbly drink? The specials will be luxurious additions to the menu utilizing seasonal items in the refined Vietnamese style the Banhs are known for.

Reservations are available on New Year’s Eve from 5pm to 10pm, and are highly recommended. They can be made by calling 425.635.1112 or using Open Table.

Dec
31
5:00 pm17:00

New Year's Eve Monsoon Seattle

  • Monsoon Seattle

Sophie & Eric have a very special evening planned for New Year’s Eve in North Capitol Hill. They’ll be offering a three-course menu full of refined Vietnamese dishes for $48/person. The menu includes celebratory offerings like oysters, a whole grilled fish, and pastry chef Roger Martinho’s famous “Double Happiness” pastries. The prix fixe menu will be offered alongside the regular menu—guests can order all their regular favorites as well!

Prix Fixe Menu Option

First
Shigoku & Kumamoto Oysters
mango granita
or
Lobster Bisque Congee
roasted shiitake, truffle oil
or
Lemongrass Mung Beans
lychee, persimmon, coconut cream, roasted peanut, broken rice powder

Second
Grilled Whole Branzino
fresh dill, galangal, shrimp sauce
or
Saigon Curry Soup,
king crab leg, roasted leek, kabocha squash
Vegetarian Option: the crab can be replaced with roasted maitake mushroom
or
Braised Painted Hills Short Ribs
lemongrass, baby carrot, hominy
or
Duck Two Ways
pan-roasted breast & leg confit, braised persimmon, rapini, sticky rice

Dessert
Happiness Dumplings
black sesame, red beans, ginger syrup soup
or
Monsoon Banana Cake
caramelized pineapple, savory coconut sauce
or
Roger’s “Double Happiness” Fried Pastry
valrhona chocolate, vanilla cream

Join the Monsoon family to close out 2014 with a gorgeous meal and ring in 2015 in style. Reservations available from 5pm to 10pm and are highly recommended. Reservations can be made by calling 206.325.2111 or via Open Table. Monsoon will be open on New Year’s Day, so drop by for the first rice bowl of the year at lunch!