On the plate Earth & Ocean—Now on the menu for spring: for luncheon, a salad of foraged mountain greens with truffled asparagus ($9); manila clams

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On the plate Earth & Ocean—Now on the menu for spring: for luncheon, a salad of foraged mountain greens with truffled asparagus ($9); manila clams roasted with dried tomato and chorizo sausage ($10) and a main-dish salad of lobster dressed in lime vinaigrette and candied jalape�(market rate: circa $16). Dinner items include a terrine of foie gras with rhubarb and an anise brioche ($17); herbed lamb loin with sweet-corn flan ($23): and sweetbreads saut饤 with artichokes, capers, and preserved lemon ($19). Call 264-6060. Yarrow Bay Beach Caf鼯B>—Chef Cameon Orel let the cuisines of the Philippine Islands inspire her daily special for spring: Monday's pork chop adobo ($18), served with banana mango chutney and coconut cream eggplant, Tuesday's lumpia (shrimp-pork spring rolls) with a watercress, mango, and hearts-of-palm salad ($15), Wednesday's pancit (meats and seafoods simmered with vegetables in soy broth, $17), Thursday's kare kare (oxtail in peanut eggplant banana sauce, $17), and, for Friday, pan-roasted salmon in tomato ginger broth ($21). Call 425-803-2941. P.F. Chang's—A new spin on the Chinese-American restaurant theme, the Arizona-based Chang's "China Bistro" chain now open in the heart of downtown Bellevue offers a spectrum of popular dishes from the Chinese regions—Hunan, Shanghai, and Mongolia as well as the more familiar Sichuan and Canton—suitably chastened for suburban appetites. Prices are reasonable ($6-$8 for lunch entrees, $8-$12 for dinner). Unlike most Asian-ethnic restaurants, there's an extensive wine list, with many Washington items selected to complement the food. Call 425-637-3582. Brasserie Margaux—New items for spring include the giant crab-cake appetizer, served with jalape�ioli ($14.95); fried oysters and tomato-olive polenta ($18.95); roast rack of lamb with truffled fingerling potatoes and stuffed tomatoes ($27), and roulade of roast rabbit with apple-fennel sausage and braised greens ($26.95). Call 777-1990. In the glass Savoire-Faire Wine Cellars—A new wine shop has opened at 80th off Lake City Way. The dreamchild of Samy Beau-Marquet. A former member of the Ferarri Formula I team and graduate of Aix-en-Provence's Institut d'Oenologie, Beau-Marquet emigrated to the U.S. in 1997, making his debut in the Seattle wine business on the staff at Michael Dodson's La Cantina. The shop, in a 1926 brick storefront, aims at a homey atmosphere, offering a selection of reference works on wine and a comfortable couch for browsing. Call 729-5988. Upcoming 4/14—Scholar-winemaker Bob Betz was the first Northwesterner to qualify for membership in England's prestigious Masters of Wine. Each of his wines is a veritable essay in the possibilities of a given grape and year. They're also good to drink. Currently available for tasting are the Betz Family Winery 1998 cabernet sauvignon and 1999 syrah: Sample both and meet the winemaker today at McCarthy & Schiering Winemerchants, Queen Anne location, noon-2 p.m. (282-8500), Ravenna shop 2:30-5:30 p.m. (524-9500). 4/24—A six-course dinner celebrating top-rated Washington wines by Delille and Hedges Cellars. Accompanying dishes by Yarrow Bay Grill chef Felix Acosta include tuna tartare, carpaccio with endive in truffle oil, roast squab in huckleberry sauce, and loin of venison with gnocchi. ($95 exclusive of tax and gratuity.) Reservations 425-889-7497.

 
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