Nettletown Celebrates Official Opening on Tuesday, March 16

The foraging owner of the new Eastlake cafe says the food is “full-flavored, satisfying, and homey.”

By Caitlin King March 15, 2010


Nettletown, the new venture from local forager Christina Choi, will celebrate its official opening on Tuesday, March 16 at the Eastlake storefront that formerly housed Sitka and Spruce. (Owner Matt Dillon hopes to reopen Sitka this spring inside Capitol Hill’s Melrose Building.)

Jeremy Faber’s partner in Foraged and Found Edibles, Choi is committed to fresh Northwest ingredients. At Nettletown she has harnessed her knowledge of Swiss and Chinese culinary traditions to create a locally sourced menu that she describes as “full-flavored, satisfying, and homey.”

Options at weekend brunch (10am to 3pm) include a sweet-grain waffle with ginger butter and huckleberry sauce, and two eggs any style with chunky onion-potato cakes. For lunch (Tuesday through Friday, 11-3:30pm) there is a creamy organic chicken salad with celery, scallions, and jicama on French bread from nearby Le Fournil bakery.

Choi has also designed an “always available” menu with crab and fish cakes accompanied by seaweed celery salad and lemon aioli, and Nettletown knoepfli: swiss egg noodle dumplings with pan-fried cabbage, leeks, garlic, and herbs.

On March 29, Nettletown will host a Spring Foraging Dinner prepared in partnership with Matt Dillon. The dinner is $50 per person, call Nettletown for details.

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