How to Cook a Wolf?
Has anyone been? I noticed they opened quietly over the weekend. This is the new Ethan Stowell / Patric Gabre-Kidan (Dahlia Lounge) place on the top of Queen Anne. It is a REALLY small cute place (looking in the window). I hear Ethan's dad Kent (of PNW Ballet fame) is involved in his son's latest endeavor (managing or running front of house or something).
I think I'll try it over the weekend, but I'd love to hear the initial reports if anyone has been in already.
What about Txori? Anyone been there?
I went tonight with my 10yo daughter and we had a superb meal of ahi crudo, scallops with sunchoke puree, chickpea salad, and pappardelle with rabbit bolognese. All hits. And I was dying to try several other things. Very cozy atmosphere and great service as well. Only drawback is the very limited dessert menu (which we easily solved by walking around the corner to Opal).
Lunched at Txori today. Tasty, but a little less so than its parent Harvest Vine. Also, dishes were tiny--on the order of 25-30% as large as HV. I think if I had been alone, I could have filled up on a single order of the dishes that interested me, but being there with a friend we had to repeat a few of our favorite dishes to get enough food.
Chocolate mousse dessert was vanilla pudding with chocolate shavings. I loved it.
Service was earnest and pleasant.
We went on Saturday and thought it was fabulous. The decor is really interesting, with wood curved from the wall to the ceiling. The tables are cork. The menu was about 2/3 appetizers, and then about 6 entrees, 4 of which were pasta. We had a wonderful squid salad, and the other apps we had were also excellent--potato with duck fried egg, ahi crudo (wonderfully fresh). The agnolotti with caramelized cauliflower was one of the best dishes I have had in a while, and I don't usually order pasta. The gnocchi was probably one of the weaker dishes that we had. Overall, the style was Italian.
The service was quite good. They have a small wine list, about half Italians, and a bar, described as "simple." I think that it means they won't make anything too funky.
We got a table at 6 p and people had to go on the wait list soon thereafter.
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cocktailhour: We must have similar taste! I went to "Wolf" Friday night and ordered nearly everything you did!
I agree, the agnolotti with caramelized cauliflower was insanely delicious. Fresh pasta with the creamiest filling imaginable. The ahi crudo was also very fresh, and I liked the lime zest sprinkled on top. I liked the duck salad better than the tuna: slices of rare duck with golden beets and plump segments of tangerine. The flavors went perfect together.
The only glitch was the fingerling potatoes with fried duck egg. Strangly, it was the simplest dish. The potatoes were wrinkled up, dry and overcooked, and the duck egg was cooked way too long, so the yolk wasn't runny. It also needed salt. Or some sort of flavor.
Overall, despite the potatoes, we loved it! It was fun sitting at the bar.