Food & Drink

Daring Downtown Eatery Shows Why Seattle’s Hotel Restaurant Scene is Strong

Hotel Monaco’s Outlier goes global with its new menu.

By Chelsea Lin August 17, 2017

outlier-salmon-hori

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Seattle magazine.

If you’re the sort to write off hotel restaurants as just for tourists—don’t. Outlier, formerly Sazerac, next to Hotel Monaco, is just one more example of the city’s better-than-average hotel dining options. Executive chef Shawn Applin’s global menu is daring but successful—this kind of menu isn’t always—from pierogi to rockfish bo ssam, a kind of Korean lettuce wrap.

Yet his best dish is truly of the Pacific Northwest: buttery salmon cured for two days in a mixture of shaved raw beets, sugar, salt, mustard seed, caraway and dill. Then, it’s thinly sliced and artfully plated with dill cream cheese, shaved fennel and cucumber, pickled mustard seeds and rye crackers ($16). It’s a playful, delicious nod to the city’s Nordic heritage.

Downtown, 1101 Fourth Ave.; 206.624.7755

 

 

Follow Us

The Sandwich Goes Gourmet

The Sandwich Goes Gourmet

Seattle is experiencing a sandwich renaissance

Seattle doesn’t have one reigning sandwich, but that hasn’t ruled out sandwich shops from taking root and becoming key players in our food scene...

We Need to Talk About Tivoli

We Need to Talk About Tivoli

How is there not a line out the door?

Each time I return, for the mortadella sandwich with whipped ricotta and “pistachio jazz” at lunch or the black garlic knots at dinner, I marvel that the massive crowds of Seattle dining scenesters have yet to find it.

Fried Chicken Frenzy

Fried Chicken Frenzy

Jollibee opens first Seattle location in Mount Baker   

Jollibee, the largest Filipino fast-food chain, is opening at Rainier Valley Square in Mount Baker June 7. Known for its crispy Chickenjoy fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, and the iconic peach mango pie, Jollibee has amassed a cult following worldwide.

Diaspora Presents a More American Americano

Diaspora Presents a More American Americano

Seattle boasts the first yaupon espresso roaster on the West Coast

Diaspora Cafe Yaupon Espresso roasts, serves, and sells yaupon, the only native North American caffeinated plant — and along with it, a message of celebrating Indigeneity. The dried green leaves, roasted, ground, and brewed like espresso, produce a drink somewhere between coffee and tea.