Monday, June 27, 2011

Rick's Picks: Ana Moura

This week's Rick's Picks is soulful and riveting Portuguese vocalist Ana Moura on Tuesday June 28th, at 7:30 on the Mainstage at The Triple Door.

The gentle and persuasive magic of Ana's traditional Portuguese fado sound explores the universal themes of lost love, separation and longing. As Ana explains, "it's very special because it's all about emotions and feelings. It needs no translation."

A captivating interpretation of her homeland's sound has placed Ana as a leading voice of traditional fado, a poetic, deeply expressive style of music which personifies the Portuguese psyche.

Buy tickets to Rick's Picks: Ana Moura

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tunes for Homes

The Triple Door plans to open the doors and plug in the amp for Habitat for Humanity on June 28th at 6pm. Tunes for Homes: A Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, will help a local Habitat for Humanity Global Village team be the first team to ever go to Trinidad and Tobago to built homes and hope for those in need.

Four great local bands will perform live music in the Musicquarium for an evening of solid rhythm, catchy bass, improvisational guitar and fundraising.

Featuring performances by: Angelo Pizarro | Pipeline | Airport Way | Dan Rapport

Suggested donation $15 or donate online: Habitat for Humanity

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rick's Picks: Jaga Jazzist

Introducing Rick's Picks, an ongoing weekly selection of the "must see" show of the week according to the top dog, the head honcho if you will, of The Triple Door and Wild Ginger, Rick Yoder.

This week Rick's Picks is Jaga Jazzist w/ The Sight Below on Friday June 24th, at 8:00 on the Mainstage at The Triple Door.

Regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative bands in Norway, Jaga Jazzist have become something of a musical phenomenon since they started 15 years ago. The 9 piece instrumental band has no boundaries when it comes to their musical style, incorporating a selection of assorted instruments, including: the trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, bass, tuba, bass clarinet, sax, keyboard, vibraphone and rack of electronics, into timeless music that is melodic, hypnotizing and subtle.

Buy tickets to see Rick's Picks: Jaga Jazzist w/ The Sight Below

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Line-Up of Tasty Proportions

The Triple Door is pleased to announce a line-up of tasty proportions. To sweeten the downtown Seattle's live music scene, we are featuring new desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

"The theme is summer, summer, summer," says Thanh Tang, pastry Chef at The Triple Door. "My summer days are spent either with friends on bright green lawns; taking in the lively air while munching down pb&js, or foraging local farmer's markets for the refreshing flavors and colors that nature offers."


a slice of moist banana bread topped with creamy peanut butter mousse and fresh grape compote drizzled with warm chocolate sauce

lemon watermelon sundae

lemon sorbet and slices of fresh, juicy watermelon oozing strawberry sauce and garnished with a crisp lemon poppy-seed cookie


a chunk of gooey chocolate brownie sprinkled with coconut caramel topped with sweet mango sorbet and toasted coconut

tropical fruit plate

slices of fresh dragon fruit, mango, papaya and lychee with a side of coconut whipped cream

cheese plate

An assortment of oregonzola-(rogue creamery; oregon) chocolate stout cheddar (rogue creamery; oregon) lamb chopper (cypress grove; holland)

Come explore the vivid colors, textures and flavors of summertime at The Triple Door.

Summer of Riesling 2011

At Wild Ginger & The Triple Door, we’re sure that there’s a place for nearly every kind of wine with our food, but if we were forced to pick just one, we’d pick Riesling. The vibrant citrus and stonefruit flavors, the bracing acidity, and the occasional hint of sweetness make our food, and our hearts, sing.

But why, you ask, do we need a “Summer of Riesling?” The story began in 2008 at Paul Grieco’s East Village winebar Terroir. He decided to pour no white wine by the glass all summer except for Riesling . . . and rather than bankrupt his bar, as saner people suspected would happen, it turned into a really fun summer during which he turned a lot of people on to a wine he was passionate about – Riesling. He did it again in 2009, expanded his offerings, and received a visit from the German Wine Queen (really!). In 2010, Paul invited like-minded New York restaurateurs to join him, and in 2011 he got beyond his east coast bias and invited us (we knew he’d come to his senses).

Throughout the summer (June 21st – September 22nd) we will be offering a giant selection of earth-shatteringly good Riesling by the glass – something old (at least 12 years), something new, something unusual (like a ultra-brut sparkling Riesling), something blue (Dr. Loosen’s Graacher Himmelreich Stablay Kabinett made especially for Wild Ginger comes from only blue slate soil) and a whole lot of other great wines.

To celebrate Summer of Riesling 2011,The Triple Door, will have rotating Riesling pairings that will showcase the distinct flavors of our selected menu items. Why stop there? We will pair Riesling, food and live music for an event not to be missed.

Date (tbd) – Mosel Wine Merchants Dinner & Concert – Join Dan Melia, the visionary co-founder of Mosel Wine Merchants for an intimate Mosel Riesling tasting followed by a killer wine dinner and concert viewed from the private suites in The Triple Door. Dan will be pouring and talking about wines from Clemens Busch, Peter Lauer, Stein, Spater-Veit and Steinmetz. The Concert (subject to change based on final dinner date) will be Colin Hay, the lead singer/songwriter for Men at Work.

Event Details

Cost $85 per person + tax & gratuity (includes tickets to show)

Reservations required. Limited to 18 guests.

Reserve by calling (206) 838 4306 or emailing (reservations will be finalized when you receive a confirmation email).

There will be special informative (and interactive) Riesling lists, as well as special Riesling menus consisting of Wild Ginger delicacies paired perfectly with amazing Rieslings. As if all that weren’t enough, Wild Ginger will be hosting an ever-expanding selection of events centering around Riesling, so keep checking our Summer of Riesling 2011 calendar!

We’ve lined up a ton of Riesling related fun for you this summer, and hope that you will join in and let us convince you that Riesling is the perfect wine for summertime!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Square Peg Concerts and Western Arts Alliance showcase series Line-Up

August 29th at 7:30 pm

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

August 30th at 7:30 pm

El Vez- nationally recognized Elvis impersonator with Matt Dusk - singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and fervent jazz-pop musicologist.

Buy tickets: El Vez and Matt Dusk

August 31st at 7:30 pm

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut and with Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb they will perform Abbey Road.

September 1st at 7:30 pm

Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mold with an energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, Dub, Reggae and Electronica with global rhythms and club beats. Seamlessly drawing from a deep well of vintage jazz, swing, R&B and Latin music influences, Lucy Woodward is effortlessly engaging and a deeply expressive vocalist.

September 2nd at 7:30 pm

Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the South Side of Chicago. A groundbreaking recording artist since the 1960s, Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues.

Infectious grooves, stunning arrangements, and electrifying solos are just some of the phrases used to describe Seattle based vocal group Groove For Thought. Since 1998, GFT has brought their unique brand of jazz and R&B infused tunes to festival, concert, school, and nightclub audiences throughout the United States and abroad.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


After spending long hours working in the hustle-and-bustle of the restaurant industry, Cy Clarke escapes the stress of the day with the serene floral notes of her specialty cocktail, “Namaste”. The tranquil combination of Lychee infused vodka, with muddled lemon, a touch Crème de Violette and St. Germain and finished with champagne creates an indulgent for all your senses.

“I want this drink to bring the consumer to their happy place,” says Cy Clarke, bartender at The Triple Door. “ My happy place is taking pictures of my blooming violets, which happens to be the same place I found inspiration for ‘Namaste’.”

With violets as her muse, Cy styles the purple hues to seep out of every frosted glass for a peaceful tongue dance of sweet and dry notes ending with exhilarating bubbles. Appropriately named “Namaste”, this cocktail will have you greeting your senses in serene appreciation.