If a press release didn't go out about this new place opening on the 5th floor of the Red Lion Hotel, it's questionable how many diners would ever notice it.
Come April, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is slated to occupy the former home of the Terrace Garden Restaurant. It'll serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, but according to the PR team, "Frolik will offer a happy hour experience unlike any other." Translation: a rotating selection of specialty cocktails ($4), draft beers ($4), house wine ($5) and shareable plates ($5) from 4-10 pm.
The kitchen, just like the rest of the hotel, is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts. But Chef de Cuisine Shailu Salian will be the one in charge of the kitchen on a daily operational basis. His bio isn't too shabby:
After honing his skills at a variety of highly regarded AA rosette-rated restaurants in Hertfordshire, Hampshire and London, Shailu made the move to the Pacific Northwest. Shailu soon landed a job as Sous Chef/Chef de Cuisine at The Dinning Room in the Salish Lodge and Spa, where he achieved AAA Four Diamond Award in 2011. That same year, Shailu's fresh, vibrant and approachable food was also recognized by Wine Spectator, which awarded him with its coveted Award of Excellence.
At Frolik, Shailu plans to focus on using local, sustainable, natural and organic
ingredients whenever possible (who doesn't?), keeping true to a phrase he loves: "Keep it simple. Keep it fresh. The food will do the rest."
The 127-seat bar and restaurant is complemented by an expansive outdoor patio offering views of the Puget Sound, fireplaces, and games such as shuffleboard and ping-pong. For your update needs, Frolik would surely love it if you followed them on Facebook and Twitter.