Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spots That Sizzle

Many will be out and and about this weekend with loved ones and friends as we celebrate our annual holiday of love.  We've picked a few spots that we are loving right now and hope you will too.  Great interiors, food, drinks and ambiance contribute to our current picks.  Enjoy and let us know what you think!

If you planned far enough in advance to get a reservation at The Corson Building in Georgetown, you are in for a treat.  The communal experience of food as well as it's relation to celebration and culture are the foundations of The Corson Building.  You'll sit down to a relaxed evening (they only do one seating a night) and enjoy making friends with your neighbors.  Each and every night, the menu changes, so you never know what to expect.  Bring your sense of adventure and community.

Bastille, located in Ballard has been open since Summer of 09, and continues to be a hotspot for amazing French cuisine and beautiful interiors.  "A dramatic space of white tile, black ironwork, and a 45-foot zinc-topped bar; light fixtures discovered at the Clignancourt flea market; a back bar that once graced a Seattle mansion; a clock that adorned a Paris metro station; and the hood that used to vent a furnace in Obermaier Machine Works, the family-owned business that formerly occupied the space that now hosts Bastille."  Don't forget to check out the amazing chandelier in the back bar.

Lark, nestled in Capitol Hill, evokes simplicity as well as a commitment to work with local farmers and artisans to create a constantly changing menu reflective of the season.  "Sundstrom’s version of small plates is intended to inspire communal dining with waves of courses coming to your table, a blend of simple, seasonal, classic, and adventurous dishes. You dine, talk, and laugh while experiencing more flavors than with traditional entrĂ©es."

Enter into Vessel and you won't be disappointed.  Located in the historic Skinner Building from 1926, Vessel is situated in the heart of Seattle, just neighboring the 5th Avenue Theater, known for it's silent picture shows.  Using original architecture while incorporating a surprising modern aesthetic, it's truly just as well designed as it's cocktails.   If you are looking for an urban downtown bar, this is the place.

ART is located just inside the Four Seasons Seattle.  Named after it's dedication to displaying works from first-generation artists in the Pacific Northwest as well as it's creative food and proximity to SAM, ART and the Four Seasons offer a bold reminder of the ever talented contemporary art community in Seattle.  Read more about the art here.  Whether indulging at the counter or in the dining space,  your experience is sure to evoke your inner creativity.

Have a wonderful weekend!