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Chef Jason Stratton Featured on Chefs Feed


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It’s no secret that Spinasse and Chef Jason Stratton are well-loved in Seattle’s dining scene. However, it’s not often that we get a unique behind-the-scenes look at Stratton when he’s not cooking up some of his delicious Italian cuisine. This is why we are so excited to unveil the latest Chef’s Feed video featuring a revealing and deeply personal discussion with Stratton. We’ll bet that you would have never guessed that he once studied avant-garde poetry before he discovered his passion for cooking, and that he actually sees quite a few ties between the poetry and culinary worlds.

Learn more about Stratton and his take on cooking in this video.



Is Carrie Mashaney Bravo TV’s Next Top Chef?

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For all of you Top Chef fans out there, we’re really excited to announce that Chef Carrie Mashaney will be representing Seattle and soon-to-be new restaurant, Aragona, on the upcoming Season 11 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef!  Carrie has been Jason’s right hand in the Spinasse kitchen and will move to the lead role at Aragona in downtown Seattle when it opens in September.

Set in the gastronomically diverse city of New Orleans, Bravo unveiled its first batch of competitors yesterday from the northeast region and today, they divulged the western region that included Carrie.

You can watch the season opener on Wednesday, October 2 at 10PM ET/PT and no doubt you’ll be hearing a lot of noise coming from us as we root for Carrie along the way. You can follow the action on Twitter @BravoTopChef.

Read more about Carrie from a Seattle Times post today.

Go Carrie!


Aragona- Chef Jason Stratton to Launch Spanish Restaurant in Downtown Seattle

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Three cheers for new restaurants! Chef/Owner Jason Stratton has announced plans to open his third Seattle establishment, this time in the heart of downtown Seattle. The restaurant will be called Aragona and its menu will focus on contemporary Spanish dishes. Similar to Stratton’s other restaurants, Spinasse and Artusi, Aragona’s vibe will be simple yet sophisticated, and ingredients will be locally sourced as well as imported. Two dining options will be available, and the adjacent bar will also offer simpler, more casual dishes.

Aragona is set to open in late summer or early fall and should be a popular destination for visitors and locals as it will be located within walking distance to the Seattle waterfront near Pike Place Market. For more details, head over to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine!





Artusi Prepares for Outdoor Dining and Adult Slushy Cocktails

Summer is just around the corner, and Artusi is getting ready for an early celebration! Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013, weather permitting, Artusi will kick off the upcoming summer with the grand opening of their outdoor seating on Pine Street. The enclosed outdoor seating area will allow  up to 20 guests to enjoy some of Artusi’s tasty Italian dishes and cocktails outside.  In addition to the new cocktail and spring dining menu that will be revealed that week, Artusi will fire up their slushy machine that became a huge hit following its inaugural launch last year.  Offering a daily, blended and crushed iced beverage ideal for enjoying outside, Artusi’s season opener will be the Pink Hookrye whiskey, Punt e Mes, maraschino, and fresh grapefruit juice available for $10.

Swing by Artusi any day of the week starting at 5pm to enjoy cocktails and tasty treats! Reservations can be made online or by calling 206.678.2516.

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