Today, super chef Matt Dillon opened his sixth glam eatery. Seattle’s dining renaissance is not just good for taste buds, but for real estate and city revitalization. And that's why we're holding a big event with celebrity chefs, real estate folks, and local officials on March 19.
We snapped Matt yesterday afternoon putting finishing touches on London Plane in Pioneer Square. (Named after the kind of trees on Occidental Avenue and a bigger version of a teaser space he opened last summer down the street.) We’re thrilled to be hosting Matt as well as Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell, Renee Erickson, and “Chef in the Hat” Thierry Rautureau for the Bisnow Restaurant Development Summit March 19 at the Triple Door under Wild Ginger, co-hosted by that restaurant’s founder Rick Yoder. It will also feature uber-developer Matt Griffin and other top commercial real estate players to be announced. More info.
Using the theme as an excuse to try our panelists’ offerings, we had lunch yesterday at Etta’s, Tom Douglas’ second restaurant established 20 years ago. It’s best known for its seafood, but we decided to be different and order a melted cheese and burger—they were (honestly) they best we’ve ever had anywhere.
And we had dinner last night at Ethan Stowell’s Tavolata—the amazing pasta place he created seven years ago in Belltown, and which we snapped full of life at 8pm on a Wednesday night.