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June
14th

Maxwell’s debuts its summer menu, Bite Restaurant features weekly market specials

Summer produce is here and menus around town reflect the bounty. The Bite restaurant at Hotel Murano is creating weekly specials based on produce Chef Matt Stickle purchases at the Tacoma Farmers Market.

Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge Chef Vivian Irish debuted her summer menu yesterday. I’ve asked other local chefs what’s on their summer menus. I’ll post more summer menus this week as I receive them. Click “more” to see what Maxwell’s will serve this summer and what Stickle has been cooking in the Bite kitchen this month. Read more »

Oct.
27th

Market fresh: Hotel Murano Chef Matt Stickle draws inspiration and ingredients from Tacoma Farmers Market, which closes for the season Thursday


Cedar-wrapped duck was one special Bite Executive Chef Matt Stickle served as a weekly farmers market special at the restaurant located inside the Hotel Murano.

All summer and fall, I have been a “CC” line on a group email delivered to kitchen staff members at the Hotel Murano’s Bite Restaurant.

The emails from Executive Chef Matt Stickle almost always have the same subject line “Farmers Market Special.”

For months, Stickle has spent Thursdays sourcing ingredients at the Tacoma Broadway Farmers Market, which will operate its final Thursday market of the season tomorrow, Oct. 28, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ninth and Broadway.

When Stickle shopped, he wandered the stalls, talked to farmers and then returned to the Bite kitchen to craft really interesting specials that ranged from pheasant marinated in porter to ancho marinated skirt steak, cedar-wrapped duck breast and wild salmon with blackberry compound butter (with a paired blackberry martini). The highlight of my Thursday was clicking on Stickle’s emails to see what he was cooking. Now, you get a look, too. Click “more” to see a gallery of photos and descriptions of his farmers market specials from July to October. Also, read a Q&A with Stickle about incorporating seasonal, locally produced ingredients into the Bite’s menu. Read more »