Taste at the Seattle Art Museum is one of Seattle’s hidden treasures. Open for Sunday brunch, weekly lunch, happy hour and dinner, they feature almost exclusively local foods, highlight neighboring breweries and wineries, and have a mean cocktail/spirit program to boot!

They were crazy enough to bring me on board as extra help during the Gauguin exhibit that runs through April 29th, 2012.  Please consider coming down to see this amazing show: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/

I have missed the front lines and to be surrounded by patient guests and a humble team feels amazing.  My training is drawing to an end and while I feel comfortable on the floor, it is clear that I have been out of practice and my rusty joints needed a little movement. 

The workings of a restaurant are no different than a big Broadway play.  There are countless things happening before the doors ever open.  When they do, you have the team behind the curtain, the actors on stage, the musicians, etc.  Seen, hidden, they are all crucial components to the bigger picture.  It is pretty magical to see it work well.

Come in, request my section or heckle me from a far.  It is always great to see familiar faces when I am getting my ass handed to me on a platter.