The fall harvest season at Washington farms and vineyards is always an inspiring time for us – especially this year! We spent the spring and summer planting and nurturing a variety of projects and partnerships and they are all coming to fruition in the next few months.
We are thrilled to announce the name and management team for our new restaurant, Aerlume. We began construction in August and plan to open at 2003 Western Ave, Suite C in late 2018. Perched on the hillside above Elliott Bay and steps from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Aerlume shines with light and sweeping Puget Sound views. The name was inspired by a summer afternoon spent together at a Walla Walla, WA farm when we discussed the importance of using and preserving the full bounty of seasonal ingredients – from the juicy, sun-ripened tomato to the fragrant tomato leaf. The name is also nod to the value of an heirloom within a family and the farming community. It reflects our focus on quality ingredients and captures the essence of light and open air found in the restaurant space itself. Executive chef Maggie Trujillo will lead the culinary team and general manager, Noel Romero, will run the front of the house. Aerlume proudly partners with local farms and providers, including a custom farming program at Fall City Farms managed by Amanda Marino, as well as Sound Sustainable Farms, Tonnemaker Farms, Frog Hollow Farms in Walla Walla and others.
Partnership with Teatro ZinZanni
On September 26th, we announced a hospitality partnership with Teatro ZinZanni, with both their new show, “Hollywood & Vine,” and when we renovate and reopen the former pub on the Woodinville property in 2019. Both teams share a focus and passion for creating memorable experiences for our guests, and this partnership presents the opportunity to combine the dazzle of ZinZanni with an elevated culinary and service experience. Jason is currently developing the menu using fresh, local ingredients with lots of fun and flair to pair with the personality of the show (opening November 1st). Members of our Revelers Club loyalty program will receive special offers and discounts when purchasing Teatro ZinZanni tickets and both venues will be available for events and private dining. Stay tuned for more information!
Walla Walla Steak Co. and Crossbuck Brewing to Open in October
For generations, the Walla Walla train depot has been the front door for visitors and locals, and the team at Walla Walla Steak Co. and Crossbuck Brewing will continue that welcoming spirit when they open in October in the renovated depot building. We invite you to experience two unique spaces united by warm hospitality and menus rooted in the agricultural bounty of Eastern Washington.
wwsteakco.com | crossbuckbrewing.com
Eritage Resort opened in July and provides a perfect place to stay and dine when visiting Walla Walla. Make plans to attend two upcoming event favorites in the Walla Walla Valley – Fall Release Weekend, Nov. 2-4 and Holiday Barrel Tasting, Dec. 7-9.
Chad and Jason