Restaurant

Trove

    photo by Jackie Donnelly

Seattleites stalked the opening of Trove for months. This is the latest project from local stars Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, the two best known for the Korean-inspired food they put out at Revel and Joule. At Trove, they’ve packed in three distinct restaurants under one renovated-auto-shop roof: a destination-worthy noodle bar up front, a Korean bbq joint in the back and a takeout window doling out soft-serve parfaits with sesame caramel, fried peanuts and chocolate cake. But the sleeper hit here is the snug, shadowy lounge and its Korean-flavored cocktail menu. Early hits include a tart-and-spicy Seoul Mule, infused with tannic Korean omija berries, and the Tacoma Fashioned, which nods to local pride with a dose of Rainier Beer syrup along with Bourbon and bitters. Take a seat and order in from the noodle bar: the 100 Year Negroni, made with baekseju (an herbal fermented-rice liquor), dandelion and burdock bitters, gin and Salers aperitif is a particularly good match with the lemongrass-braised lamb.

Restaurant Info


500 E. Pike St., Seattle, Washington

206-457-4622

troveseattle.com


This review appears in the print edtion of the December 2014 issue.
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