January 1, 2018

We have some pretty tasty neighbors at our downtown Seattle restaurant, not least among them the incredible Copperworks Distilling. The craft distillery makes spirits from premium malted barley, primarily grown in Washington state, in traditional Scottish copper stills which were hand-built by expert coppersmiths in the highlands of Scotland. And, they also do all of…

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November 15, 2017

It’s bold and it’s briny, or it’s smooth and it’s grassy, or it’s a riot of campfire and a hint of the sea all in a glass. It’s Scotch and, like bourbon, Irish whiskey, Dickel and Daniels, it’s whisk(e)y. What makes Scotch unique in the whisk(e)y family are the rules around its distillation. Scotch is…

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September 5, 2017

In Chef Varin’s kitchen, little goes to waste. Not the ends of chard, the last asparagus stems, or the tops of strawberries. For chef, this is the beginning of new additions to the menu, such as charcuterie. While most of us associate charcuterie with boards full of meats and cheeses, here those plates also brim…

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August 29, 2017

We’ve invited Nina, the founder of Buty Winery, in for a special 5-course dinner. You will taste your way through a full Buty wine lineup paired with a special menu created by Chef Varin. Space is limited (only 25 spots), so book soon! Please RSVP to Justin at jroberson@conrests.com   Buty Wine Dinner Menu 5-Course…

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