Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spur Chefs McCracken and Tough Named "Chef of the Year, Seattle" by Eater

Eater has named Brian McCracken and Dana Tough  "Chef of the Year, Seattle".  The announcement read:
"It is time now to announce the winners of the 2011 Eater Awards, presented by Patrón Tequila. In over 50 categories spanning thirteen cities, the winners comprise a diverse bunch of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the country. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them. So, without further ado—

Chef of the Year, Seattle

Nominees: Jason Franey (Canlis), Jerry Corso (Bar del Corso), Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi (Joule and Revel), Blaine Wetzel (Willow Inn)

Winner: Brian McCracken & Dana Tough (Coterie Room, Tavern Law, Spur)".

The entire story can be read here.

Thank you to Eater's editors and all of you who also voted. We're humbled and so look forward to seeing you at Spur, Tavern Law and The Coterie Room soon.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Seasonal Dishes on the Spur Menu

photo by Trevin Chow
Baby Lettuces 9
hazelnut. apple. sherry.

Pear Salad 12
treviso. pine nut. danish blue cheese.

Smoked Parmesan Gnocchi 14
parsnip. brussels sprout. almond.

Alaskan Spot Prawns 18
ginko nut. celery root. brown butter.

Foie Gras Terrine 18
huckleberry. black pepper. basil.

Lamb Tartare* 18
castlevatrano olive. tomato. egg yolk.

Merguez Sausage 14
chick pea. harissa. tender herbs.

Olive Oil Poached Hamachi 24
carrot. coriander. taggiasca olive.

Corned Duck Breast 26
stone fruit. chanterelle. leek.

Veal Sweetbreads 18
braised greens. squash. apple.

Slow Cooked Pork Cheeks 25
white bean. leek. guanciale.

Wagyu Sirloin* 30
cauliflower. baby artichoke. almond gremolata.

Chefs Tasting Menu: 5 course 75. 8 course 100.

Spur Menu Staples

Sockeye Salmon Crostini * 4 each.
mascarpone. caper. pickled shallot.

Pork Belly Sliders 12
cranberry. walla walla sweet onion. scotch.

Tagliatelle* 14
duck egg. oyster mushroom. pine nut.

Grass fed Beef Burger* 15
red onion jam. cheddar. thyme.


Pork Belly 6
Fresh Baked Brioche 6
Sous Vide Duck Egg 4

Desserts at Spur

photo by Kristin Zwiers
Cranberry. Pumpkin. Spruce. 8

cheesecake. soda. shortbread.

Almond. Pear. Rose. 8
crème brulee. meringue. snow.

Chocolate. Buttermilk. Beet. 8
sorbet. sponge cake. mousse.

Ice Cream 6
playful accompaniments.

Sorbet 6
playful accompaniments.

Artisanal Cheeses 13

Seattle's Spur Honored in "The 20 Best Bars in America" by Men's Health Magazine

Men's Health November issue features The Thinking Man's Guide to Drinking.   We're thrilled Spur Seattle made it onto the list of the 20 Best Bars in America.  They write:

At this avante-garde gastropub, the chefs use local ingredients only-- and drinks aren't exempt.  In summers, Spur serves mixers made from scratch--come winter, cocktails are dosed with housemade bitters.