In January, the restaurant welcomed Executive Chef Shawn Applin. Meanwhile, Wine Director Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen expanded his list with no fewer than 1,000 new selections, including verticals of classics like Jean-Louis Chave and Domaine de Montille, plus up-and-comers.
From The Sommelier: “I know I am biased, but people are generally really excited about and asking for Syrah. The hangover from Australian critter-labeled Shiraz is finally letting up or being forgotten after far too long. Washington is earning a name for itself with the grape and there is still great value to be had in the Northern Rhone if you look to the peripheral areas like St. Joseph, Brezeme, and Collines Rhodaniennes.” —Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, RN74
Dish We Loved: Pacific Northwest bouillabaisse with Penn Cove mussels, Manila clams, calamari, and saffron potatoes