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mwise Oct 28, 2007 01:29 PM

Does anyone know the status of Justin's place? Is he still using Sitka on Sun & Mon?

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  1. frygirl RE: mwise Oct 31, 2007 08:36 PM

    And is he still selling pasta at the Ballard Sunday Market?

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      malarkey RE: frygirl Oct 31, 2007 10:45 PM

      he hasn't sold at the Ballard Farmer's Market in quite some time. Not sure what he's up to these days. Somebody needs to call him!

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      little ms foodie RE: mwise Nov 1, 2007 03:49 PM

      malarkey I've seen him there the last few times (Ballard Farmers Market) we've gone- maybe 3 weeks ago? If it's the same guy I'm thinking of- dark hair, italian, very charming??

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        christy319 RE: little ms foodie Nov 1, 2007 08:54 PM

        I think you are thinking of the Da Vino guy-"ciao, darling, bella" etc etc..Justin hasn't been at the Market in ages.

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          malarkey RE: little ms foodie Nov 2, 2007 01:56 PM

          I'm thinking of Justin Niedermeyer. He married (or so I heard) the lady who ran the bruschetta/grilled bread stand. Once they got together, they both split the market. :-(

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            christy319 RE: malarkey Nov 2, 2007 02:50 PM

            Right, I was replying to LMF about who is selling pasta there now...

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              Lauren RE: malarkey Nov 3, 2007 03:24 PM

              Funny - I heard the bruschetta lady got married and moved to Italy! Last I heard Justin was still in Seattle at Sitka and Spruce on Mondays while waiting for his place to be ready to open.

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            little ms foodie RE: mwise Nov 3, 2007 01:56 PM

            yes christy that is who i was thinking of, ok all straightened out!

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              strangerseattle RE: mwise Nov 7, 2007 02:30 PM

              He is not selling at the market. He continue to do dinners at Sitka on Sunday and Monday at 7:30 pm. This I understand will only take place for a limited time. Word on the street is a big announcement about an opening date is coming soon.

              1. RosebudSMB RE: mwise Nov 8, 2007 07:55 AM

                I just had dinner there on Monday night. 11 amazing courses, family style with 24 other people in attendance. I've eaten at restaurants around the world and I must say that Justin's creations that night will make an indelible mark for years to come, if not the rest of my life. From beginning to end, I couldn't envision a better night. The table would get into a conversation about the ingredients, mesmerized by each dish and our patient server would head back to the kitchen over and over, bringing back surprising answers like juniper when we were all convinced it was fennel. The pasta, of course, was the highlight. If angels could wear cashmere, it was like eating heaven wrapped up in luxury. My fiancee and I haven't stopped talking about it and are determined to make it back before Justin officially opens. I loved every minute of it... can you tell? Worth every penny, every effort to make it to Pian Pianino. Justin - thank you!

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                  barleywino RE: RosebudSMB Nov 8, 2007 02:30 PM

                  can you list the 11 courses for us? TIA!

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                    amyfink RE: barleywino Nov 8, 2007 06:03 PM

                    Any idea how to make reservations for the 10 course dinner?

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