Shaker + Spear – Seattle, WA
Located in the new Palladian Hotel downtown on Second Ave (and Virginia), Shaker + Spear surprised me in a good way. Without many photos online of the space itself, I didn’t know what to expect but it’s gorgeous with tons of natural light and well chosen interior design details. I especially like the chandelier above the bar as well as the bar stools themselves.
We started with cocktails at the bar and then moved onto wine and dinner once we were seated. Between four of us eating family style, we were able to order quite a bit which is always fun when trying a new place. Overall I was very impressed from start to finish from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out (being the last to leave means you had a great time right?!). I would suggest making reservations if you’re planning on going Thursday – Saturday at least! *Not pictured are the delicious oysters we had served with rose bitters and tarragon. Yum!
Special that night – ROASTED CARROTS, pickled jalapeños, kimchi puree
GRILLED OCTOPUS, salsa verde
TEMPURA SQUASH BLOSSOMS, foie mousse (on the side because I don’t care for foie)
YELLOWTAIL, local mushrooms, english peas
ROSEMARY COULOTTE STEAK, spring garlic, fava beans, avocado chili puree
WHOLE FISH CHEF’S WAY (DORADE), panzanella salad
HALIBUT, black garlic, asparagus, baby artichokes, pak choi
BRULEE CARROT CAKE, cream cheese ice cream, ginger syrup
MINT DARK CHOCOLATE SEMI FREDDO, chocolate crumb, cacao nib, micro mint
ROSEWATER RHUBARB, pistachio meringue, preserved lemon ricotta, orange