Seeking healthy appetites for a charming new neighborhood spot serving hearty but polished Northwest comfort food. Resume attached.
Summary: Chef Tom Black throws dietary caution to the wind to craft down-home dishes in the open kitchen of newly launched Madrona eatery Restaurant Bea (formerly June and Cremant).
Previous Experience: Black, best known for his tenure at Woodinville’s Barking Frog, teamed with pal Kate Perry, who honed her industry chops as a restaurant marketing consultant.
Areas of Expertise: A frequently changing menu highlights Black’s clever take on classic mouthwaterers (bacon-wrapped meatloaf, rabbit pappardelle, and tuna casserole). Craft cocktails complement dishes; beer and wine give patrons something to buzz about.
Achievements: Unexpectedly feminine floral wallpaper, an expanded bar area, and a chef’s table smack in the middle of the action. A private dining area proves ideal for large parties or raucous gatherings. The iconic yellow door remains as a nod to the space’s beloved (work) history.
Now go apply yourself.
Restaurant Bea, 1423 34th Avenue (206-812-2901 or restaurantbea.com).
Photo: Clare Barboza / Courtesy of Restaurant Bea