Last week, this bon vivant (of sorts) attended the opening party of bin vivant, located in Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel—right on the shores of Lake Washington. The restaurant’s been designed to take advantage of its setting; especially at this time of the year, it’s nice to sit by the water (the patio is particularly compelling) and see the Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains as a backdrop.
I’m looking forward to returning to bin vivant for a more traditional meal, with my eyes (and stomach) set on the grilled Caesar with house-smoked duck breast, and the excitingly ominous-sounding “Widow Maker”: a Kobe-style beef burger with foie gras and truffle pecorino. Should that turn out to be my last meal in life, I’m sure I’ll have a good glass of wine to go with it.
Cross-posted on Examiner.com.