Chef Ken Norris has reeled in a major celebrity chef for a one-off collaborative seafood dinner: Top Chef Master and sustainable seafood pioneer Rick Moonen (of Las Vegas' Rick Moonen's rm seafood) will visit Riffle NW for a "pop-up" dinner at the Pearl restaurant on Thursday, February 28.
The meal will feature Norris and Moonen alternating six seafood courses, not including dessert and tastes of both chefs' take on chowder (considered Moonen's signature dish). Other dishes off of Moonen's menu will appear: lobster burrata, a scallop-filled Thai papaya salad, and branzino (aka European bass; at his restaurant, he serves it with cauliflower, tapenade, capers, and raisins). Reservations are $95, with an optional $50 beverage pairing that includes both cocktails and appropriate wine. More information — and reservations — available by calling the restaurant.
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Image of Rick Moonen courtesy Roni Fields Moonen