Canlis turns back the clock

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Canlis, the iconic Seattle restaurant known for its outstanding service, wine and Northwest cuisine, will celebrate its 60th birthday in December with the ultimate foodie's treasure hunt.

Canlis menu.jpgA lot as changed since the restaurant's opening six decades ago, not the least of which is the price of a good meal. To celebrate with the city, Canlis is inviting Seattle to experience the restaurant's hospitality at 1950's prices.

But there's a catch.

To order off the 1950 menu, guests will need to have one. That's where the hunt begins.

Brothers Mark and Brian Canlis have signed 50 menus from 1950 and will hide them beginning today, Oct.19th, leading up to the restaurant's birthday. Guests who locate a menu must bring it in to the restaurant and enjoy their dinner before the restaurant's actual 60th birthday (Saturday, Dec. 11th).

Clues to the menus' hiding places will be sent out daily on Twitter and Facebook. First clue: Squash a Beetle in your hand.

"Birthdays are a time for play," said Mark Canlis. "We invite the city to join the festivities as we celebrate our history, and we thank our guests for their generations of support."

The original Canlis menu features a whole broiled lobster for $4, filet mignon for $4.25 and, of course, the famous Canlis salad, $2 for two. With the lowest prices in Canlis' history, guests who find the hidden menus can enjoy a four-course meal for under $10. Each menu is good for a party of two guests. The downside, and it feels churlish to mention it, is that the gratuity will be calculated on the value of the meal at the restaurant's current prices.

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does this mean I'm signed up to receive the clues for the Canlis contest?


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