Any opinions out there on The Cask? They post a Libations menu but no food menu...has anyone ate at The Cask? How was it? The Cask - can you post a food menu? Thanks!
The Cask anyone have a review?
While I have never eaten there, so can't comment on the quality of their food, their website says "The Cask offers a food menu including, appetizers, soup, salad, tapas, warm sandwiches, and desert."
I understand from others that the food is not their #1 priority, but that it's good. It's not a restaurant per se.
Hopefully, we can fill in the blanks...I'm kinda interested in specifics, too....
I've eaten there a couple times and loved the food! They have this apple salad that's really solid - plus everything that I see people around me get looks awesome. Greak drinks too, it's a great little spot.
Yesterday, JanS and I enjoyed Happy Hour on the couch at Cask... for us happy hour is all about the food.
we had one of their savory popcorns.. good to the last kernal but next time i think i will try the truffle popcorn. Matt, the bartender tells me you have to really like truffles to appreciate it.. that's enough to tell me it's a good bet for next times.
We also had the drunken clams and roasted beet salad followed by an apple crisp. All i can say is that they were exceptional and we will be back.
If you have been in before and weren't so impressed by the food it might be time for another trial since they replaced the chef 6 weeks ago.
Matt told us to come back for dinner as the chef does nightly specials.. using locally sourced ingredients... he could and did tell us the source of every ingredient in our dishes.
oh yeah.. JanS had a creamy ale that i lusted after and i had an Izze...
for the non-drinking diner, their non-alcoholic and light cider list is respectable...
and did i say happy hour begins at 4?
Cask has rec ently been named one of the best wine bars in Seattle, Matt told us. It's 21 and over only. Very mellow (Beatles playing), very friendly. Bartender knew the names and preferences of some of the more regular clients, which I liked. And he made a point of remembering our names, for the next time.
The food was yummy...the clams were garlicky, and just delish, with macrina bread for dipping in the juices. The greens with the beet salad were lightly dressed, had the best goat cheese chunks and candied walnuts...and it was big, more than ample.
Dinner? He mentioned a steak...and sandwiches that are more attuned to cold weather, a stew/soup...heavier fare for our colder months. He did say the menu changes constantly, so hard to put it on the website.
Yes, will definitely go back :)
for GR...from their latest newsletter:
"Here's a look at our fabulous food menu....
Brown butter and sea salt popcorn $4
Truffle fromage porcini popcorn $5
Chile spiced peanuts $4
oven toasted crostini served with 3 accompaniments: tomato basil - lemon artichoke - white bean spread
Cheese Plate $12
assortment of 3 cheeses served with crostini crackers and house made jam add charcuterie $3
Charcuterie Plate $13
rotating cured meats served with crostini crackers - stone ground mustard - olives
thinly sliced beef - arugula - shaved parmesan - olive oil - horseradish
Blooming bibb salad $11
apples - crumbled blue cheese - almonds - apple cider vinaigrette
Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Salad $17
seared Ahi - mixed greens - cucumber - served with a beer ginger sesame vinaigrette
Roasted Beet Salad $13
roasted beets - goat cheese - candied walnuts - mixed greens - balsamic vinaigrette
Soup of the Moment
Small batch scratch soups made fresh - cup $4 - bowl with side of bread $8
Stout Mac & Cheese $11
fresh pasta - beer cheese - baked until golden & bubbly
Eggplant Melanzani $11
eggplant - prosciutto - basil - mozzarella - rolled in a bed of tomato sauce and baked *can be made without prosciutto
Drunken Clams $13
fresh local clams & pancetta in a white wine garlic sauce. Served with warm crusty bread
house made corned beef - russian dressing - kraut - fresh onion - rye
Grilled chicken & artichoke pesto panini $13
chicken - artichokes - pesto - gouda - all pressed together!
*can be ordered as a salad with no bread
2 rotating deserts offered fresh every night. Ask your server what's sweet tonight! $7
*Consuming raw or undercooked food can increase your chances of acquiring a foodborne illness. "
They also have specials for dinner at times...he mentioned a steak on Friday evening....
great selection of wine.
not so good selection of beers.
seemed like a nice place, but i like craft beer better. The name Cask lured us in because we thought it would have small run cask aged beers.
Thank you all....and especially Jan for the detailed menu description. It all sounds very good. I'll visit soon!
It's just a great little spot - and the owners (and the staff) are nice. I've had several times there for drinks - and the truffle popcorn is the stuff dreams are made of.
Hey Guys thanks for writing such great things about our place. We are currently re-doing our website which is why things might be missing. In another week or 2 we'll have a beautiful site up and ready to view.
We have an awesome staff right now. Rochelle is an absolute amazing chef and you'll be blown away by her food.
Thanks so much for your local support. My husband and I love the Cask!
OhMyGosh.. it's friday again...
time for another happy hour :)
this time i am trying the truffle popcorn
We went back for happy hour today.
the truffle popcorn rocks
and the soup made me wish i could stay a lot longer.
we got to meet the chef tonight after praising her preserves.. turns out she learned her love of preserves from her blue ribbon winning grandparents.. 80+ and still pulling in the ribbons every year.
We visited The Cask on evenings three weeks in a row, and Charla and I think the place is aces.
I like the Drunken Clams, and last night I ordered the Reuben. The corned beef was nice and lean, the sauerkraut spicy, but not too vinegary and the Russian dressing able to come through without being obtrusive. The sandwich came with soup or salad, and I had the soup: Italian Wedding - the soup would have been enough. The sandwich so huge, I just had the other half for lunch - unheated it was still good.
Charla had the Mac and Cheese, and it was amazing. Rochelle uses fresh pasta from a company she used to work for. She uses shells from that company big enough to hold the cheese inside. It's good stuff.
The truffle popcorn is wonderful, but addictive. Watch out, you'll want another bowl.
They have a large array of beers, so, if you can't get something you like, you just don't like beer. Matthew is very knowledgeable about the brews and he'll help you.
They still sell beer and wine off-sale, so I got a growler to go when we had pizza at home the previous Thursday. My choice was the Prohibition Ale on their tap selection. I'm glad I did so, because it rotated out this week.
I think The Cask will be our neighborhood favorite for a good while.
The problem I have with the Cask, much like a certain restaurant near Morgan Junction, is that the windows are so dark it is more like a hole, a vacant space. I forget that it's there. The ambiance inside might be wonderful but being invisible from the street has its price.
walk in once and it will never be invisible to you again
I second what JoB said...love that place
The Cask, though the food is great, is primarily a bar. In my experience, bars are designed to be dark and looking through windows, paticularly from the outside, is not what patrons desire.
I went with a friend a couple of weeks ago. What a great little neighborhood spot! My friend loved the sausage soup, and she's pretty particular. We both had wine, which was tasty and reasonably priced. Loved the bartender, too - funny, sassy dude.
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