Seattle is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems some Seattleites just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential.
Chimacum native Seth Sexton got his start in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at Manressa Castle in Port Townsend. Next, he worked his way up the totem pole at Bizzarro Italian Café, from busser to wine buyer. Sexton now holds the titles of manager and wine buyer for Ethan Stowell's mkt.
When Sexton has a night off, he head to Fremont's Vif for a glass of wine and small plates.
I love the ladies and the light at Vif! After Dot’s closed, the upper Fremont neighborhood really needed a new spot, and Vif is it. The wrap-around windows let in beautiful light, and on bright Seattle days the well-designed interior really shines. Comforting pastries and light bites are on offer, as well as glorious coffee and a perfect wine collection. From morning till night, Vif is pleasant and perfect, with simple, beautiful details and a kind, knowledgeable staff.