heirlooms

Expect to see these guys on Altura’s opening menu.

Photo: heirloomtomatoplants.com

UPDATE: Rebecca Lockwood writes to say that the restaurant IS on track for a mid-September opening after all so…just kidding?

In July, the CHS blog interviewed Rebecca Lockwood about Altura, the restaurant that she and her husband Nathan are opening on North Broadway this fall.

Altura will specialize in Italian-inspired dishes prepared using foraged and local foods. Nathan, formerly chef at The Ruins, will do the cooking.

A few weeks later in the construction process, Rebecca says that an opening—earlier projected for mid-September—will more likely arrive at the end of that month as late as early October. As for menu specifics, she says her husband is still tweaking his recipes and is not ready to disclose the particulars. However: "I can tell you he is excited to be opening in time for the end of tomato season…expect delicious dishes with our favorite heirlooms."

Further reading:
Glenn Drosendahl at Puget Sound Business Journal has plenty of details surrounding plans at Altura.

Also: You too can grow heirloom tomatoes! Seattle Met contributor Bill Thorness explains how.