Critic's Notebook

Best Restaurant in Seattle Goes Prix Fixe

This week Altura went $137 per person, folks.

06/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Welcome to the Culinary Epicenter of Seattle

And what it’s like to open a restaurant there. Restaurant Marron’s Eric Sakai dishes.

10/13/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Date Night

Valentine's Day Dinners: First Dates

Forget the box of chocolates—here is what you should be eating on February 14.

01/29/2014 By Malcolm Griffes

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Altura's Forrest Foster

"I dream of one day opening a restaurant with massive bay windows."

12/02/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Oeno Files

Hey, Altura's Guy Kugel, What Should I Drink Tonight?

"Rich chocolate, cranberry, and winter spices," with a side of severed hand.

10/30/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Article

Forrest Foster, Bon Vivant

A conversation with Altura waiter Forrest Foster

09/03/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Hot and Heavy"

Our second installment of Valentine's Day options is all about sexy dinners heavy on the aphrodisiacs. Get a room will you?

01/23/2013 By Danielle Zorn

My Ten Favorite Dishes of 2012

Cavatelli with Golden Chanterelles, Duck Sugo, Duck Liver, and Sage at Altura

Dish #1: Surely you’re not surprised that it’s from Altura.

12/31/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Tis the Season

Christmas Dinner in Seattle, Part II

Dress to the nines for these swank holiday options.

12/13/2012 By Danielle Zorn

Article

Seattle Restaurant of the Year 2012: Altura

Platefuls of miracles arise from rustic Italian fare.

10/29/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Iberico de Bellota Arrives in Seattle

The acorn diet turns Spain’s black-footed pigs into a rare delicacy.

09/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hunger Games

Wild About Game's Seattle-Portland Smackdown

High up on Mount Hood, Seattle chefs dominated three out of four rounds of this annual game-cooking competition.

09/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic’s Notebook

Fun With Health Department Warnings

Seattle Met would like to inform you that reading menu warnings may make you laugh.

04/09/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Altura’s Heavenly Italian Restaurant on Capitol Hill

Altura, Capitol Hill’s new Italian restaurant, serves meals touched by an angel.

01/25/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants with Cushions

If your tushy could talk, where would it beg you to take it for dinner?

01/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Top Five Restaurant Openings of 2011

Lots of newbies…but which were best?

12/27/2011 By Kathryn Robinson