Last August, Eater covered two West Seattle projects in development from F2T Hospitality, made up of local chefs Christopher Jensen, Bryan Ogden, and Larkin Young. The first of the projects, a “chemistry-inspired” cocktail bar and lounge called Alchemy, has its sights set on a March opening, and a partially-completed website has a few photos and notes.
“We are happy to have the opportunity to contribute to the growing and vibrant atmosphere that makes the Junction neighborhood so great. We think the residents will genuinely enjoy our concepts,” Matt Mead, marketing director for F2T Hospitality, said in a statement. “The bar is just so unique; think Merlin meets the Manhattan [cocktail]. Alchemy will be an ornate but comfortable venue where people can gather for any occasion and enjoy one of these creations from the bar or the kitchen that our team has lost sleep perfecting.”
The bar will rely on liquors from around the world and from local distillers, plus an array of housemade ingredients. Signature drinks from lead barman Tony Larson will include heady concoctions like the Alchemy Cocktail, with Tanqueray 10, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Goldwasser, sage, and clarified grapefruit served on a large ice cube.
Sharable plates could involve deviled eggs with bacon bits and smoked mayo, steamed mussels with caramelized broccoli, and braised pork belly with sweet potato, creamed spinach, and sorrel.
Alchemy will be located at 4717 42nd Avenue; around the corner, the same building will house Vine & Spoon, the group’s forthcoming "upscale New American" restaurant with a farm-to-table approach. Stay tuned for updates on both as they near opening.