Forget sexy, over 30 local restaurants are bringing herring back...at least for this coming week. From June 20–26, savor the humble herring in many iterations. Here’s a snapshot of what to expect:
Bratherring: Crispy, pickled herring with crayfish butter, spring vegetables, black morels, fish dumplings, and crayfish
Crispy herring tartine with dill aioli, fennel cabbage slaw, and malt vinegar gastrique
Le Petit Cochon
Tobiak herring escabeche with a snap pea and fava bean panzanella as well as tempura squash blossom
Southern Thai sour-and-spicy curry with Togiak herring and green papaya
Old Ballar Liquor Co.
Tarragon and blueberry pickled Pacific herring...from scratch, y’all
Smoked herring hush puppies with a tangy sambal ketchup
The NW Herring Week website is your go-to for more details, plus a full list of participating restaurants and grocers.