Seattle Restaurant Openings

An Opening Date for Charles Walpole’s Blind Pig Bistro

The former Anchovies and Olives chef launches his own kitchen November 3.

By Allecia Vermillion October 28, 2011

Photo: Blind Pig Bistro via Facebook

The fall flurry of openings continues: Charles Walpole says his new restaurant, Blind Pig Bistro, opens its doors on Thursday, November 3 at 5pm.

Walpole and partner Rene Gutierrez have been busy transforming the former Nettletown address (which, before that, was Sitka and Spruce). The blue walls are now a deep red, and an irregularly shaped assemblage of old school chalkboards will display the menu.

The pair met back at the original Mistral, then went on to enter the universe of Ethan Stowell. Walpole was the opening chef at Stowell’s Anchovies and Olives, and Gutierrez most recently worked the front of house at Staple and Fancy.

The menu itself will change daily, but Walpole says it’s all about small plates, particularly fried and crispy pig, and the crudos that helped him build up quite a fan base back at Anchovies and Olives. Blind Pig Bistro bills itself as new American, says Walpole, but expect some Spanish and Mediterranean influences as well.

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