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Stephen Kruse

SIX COURSES: The salad chef: Stephen Kruse

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved to Seattle, when I was a child. I am 19 years old. My long-term goal is to graduate from RTC’s Culinary Arts program and open up my own Mexican or Chinese restaurant. My goal is also to be certified by the American Culinary Federation and to become a Certified Master Chef is my goal. I am a third-quarter student and currently learning different methods of cooking in my studies doing my line-cook station at Renton Technical College. Some of my hobbies are spending time with friends and playing video games.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Stephen Kruse
SIX COURSES: The salad: Riesling meets the challenge

SIX COURSES: The salad: Riesling meets the challenge

The last time we did this article we talked about the sequence of wine being as important as the matching of wine to the meal. That it was necessary to start with your lightest whites and end with your full-bodied reds. This can create a challenge when following the European tradition of putting the salad after the main meal. In most cases, a full-bodied red would not pair well with a salad, so what do you do now? The next phase of the sequence is residual sugar. (dryer to sweeter). This allows you to follow a red with a white. The wine choice we made would go well with the salad recipe whether you choose it alone or within the meal progression and would work if you chose to have the salad before or after the main meal. We recommend an off-dry Riesling, as the light sweetness will really complement the dressing, cheeses and nuts found in the salad, and, of course, the greens of the salad, but not be as sweet as the wine you would chose to pair with dessert. This wine varietal loves foods and pairs nicely with a spectrum of choices.

SIX COURSES: The salad: Riesling meets the challenge
Dr. Gabriel Alperovich performs surgery at Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric & Weight Loss Center. Alperovich is medical director at the center

Valley Medical Center’s bariatric center to close

After several years of operations and more than 600 patients served, Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center is closing.

  • Sep 5, 2008
Dr. Gabriel Alperovich performs surgery at Valley Medical Center’s Washington Bariatric & Weight Loss Center. Alperovich is medical director at the center
Attendees at the Penny Arcade Expo try out a Nintendo DS title at the Nintendo booth.

Penny Arcade Expo showcases hot new video games, developers all in one place

Two heavily armored, gun-toting super soldiers encounter each other in the crowded halls of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. They each bear a striking resemblance to the Master Chief from the “Halo” video game series. No violence erupts, no chase ensues. The two simply nod to one another as they pass. It’s a bit like two motorcyclists gesturing to each other in silent acknowledgment of their shared passion.

  • Sep 5, 2008
Attendees at the Penny Arcade Expo try out a Nintendo DS title at the Nintendo booth.

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  • Sep 4, 2008
It took four people to push the refurbished coal car into Renton History Museum last week. The car spent seven months undergoing reconstruction at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Pictured

King Coal car returns to Renton History Museum

After seven months of reconstruction, the wood coal-mining car at Renton History Museum now actually looks like it could haul coal.

  • Sep 2, 2008
It took four people to push the refurbished coal car into Renton History Museum last week. The car spent seven months undergoing reconstruction at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. Pictured
Brooks McBeth

A conversation with Brooks McBeth

Brooks McBeth’s dad Bob is a retired judge and his mom Kathy a retired teacher. Brooks is neither. He’s a comedian.

  • Sep 2, 2008
Brooks McBeth

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  • Sep 2, 2008
The Dancing Cowboy – John Joseph Springer – has a dancer partner in Cleo Zeno.

Cleo is ‘bright face’ of Renton Farmers Market

At 83, Cleo Zeno isn’t the oldest patron of the Renton Farmers Market. That honor goes to Geraldine McQuiller, 94. Geraldine was noted as “probably the oldest” at the Aug. 19 Farmers Market Senior Celebration.

  • Aug 29, 2008
The Dancing Cowboy – John Joseph Springer – has a dancer partner in Cleo Zeno.

Out & About in Renton | Aug. 30

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  • Aug 29, 2008

SIX COURSES: The entree

The Renton Reporter is presenting a six-course meal prepared by student chefs at Renton Technical College for their annual banquet. This is the entree. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2008
Allison and Scott Helfen

SIX COURSES, THE WINE for ENTREE: Lighter-style red works best with this entree

This week’s recipe from Renton Technical College is Roast Beef Tenderloin Aux Farci and Butter Poached Lobster Tail with Crispy Shallots and Corn Cakes. One… Continue reading

Allison and Scott Helfen
Kris Gentry

SIX COURSES: The chefs for entree

KYLE CAMPISII was born in Denver, Colo., on March 16, 1989. I moved to Washington at age 1 and have been here ever since. I… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2008
Kris Gentry

Out & About in Renton | Aug. 27

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  • Aug 26, 2008
A breakdancer shows off his moves in the Seattle Center during last year’s Bumbershoot music and arts festival. The event – which features live music

Bumbershoot

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  • Aug 25, 2008
A breakdancer shows off his moves in the Seattle Center during last year’s Bumbershoot music and arts festival. The event – which features live music

Out & About in Renton | Aug. 23

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  • Aug 23, 2008
Rachel O’Brien of Renton crosses the finish line in the Danskin Triathlon last weekend as her parents watch.

Triathlete beats personal best by 46 minutes

Forty-six minutes. That’s how much faster Rachel O’Brien ran, swam and biked Sunday than in her first triathlon four years ago. Both races were part of the Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series, held each summer in Seattle, and seven other U.S. cities.

  • Aug 22, 2008
Rachel O’Brien of Renton crosses the finish line in the Danskin Triathlon last weekend as her parents watch.
The Renton Recreation Blue Jays are one of three Renton Special Olympics softball teams competing this weekend in the Special Olympics 2008 Summer Sport Classic

Special Olympians compete in Sport Classic

Chris Wood expects the Blue Jays to win its softball division at this weekend’s Special Olympics 2008 Summer Sport Classic, otherwise known as the state tournament, in Everett.

  • Aug 22, 2008
The Renton Recreation Blue Jays are one of three Renton Special Olympics softball teams competing this weekend in the Special Olympics 2008 Summer Sport Classic

Out & About in Renton | Aug. 20

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

  • Aug 19, 2008
Antonio Cube Sr. and Estela Cube were recently named Washington State Parents of the Year 2008 by the Washington State Parents Day Council.

Washington Parents Day Council names Fairwood couple parents of the year

Estela Cube wakes up crying some nights, missing her son and two grandchildren living in far-away Washington, D.C. That’s how close she is to her family, says Estela’s husband Antonio Cube Sr.

  • Aug 18, 2008
Antonio Cube Sr. and Estela Cube were recently named Washington State Parents of the Year 2008 by the Washington State Parents Day Council.