Steakhouse veteran Mark Wadhwani, formerly of Ruth's Chris, is out at Henry and Oscar's, the retro supper club at Fourth & Vine in Belltown. Newcomer is Kurt Schmidt, until lately the kitchen manager at Epulo Bistro in Edmonds. Epulo translates, roughly, as "banquet." At Henry & Oscar's, Schmidt is adding a chopped salad, French dip sandwich, square-noodle pasta, ratatouille and chicken Vesuvio to the menu.
Henry & Oscar's owners Mark and Katie Stern opened their fifties-style supper club in the old Shallots space at the beginning of the year. The Sterns are familiar with the neighborhood, since they also own and operate boozy theatre Big Picture, four blocks away.