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Palace Kitchen Restaurant Review: This Belltown hot-spot serves Italian-inspired dishes prepared with Northwest ingredients in an inviting atmosphere with high ceilings, rustic lighting and a central U-shaped bar. A large painting of a lusty, circa seventeenth-century banquet dominates one wall, echoing the restaurant's celebratory atmosphere. Chef Tom Douglas’ mostly visible kitchen completes the lively scene. Starters include crispy fried pig’s tail and goat cheese lavender fondue. Entrées feature grilled pork loin with brown sugar parsnips and pan-roasted arctic char with carrots and chanterelle mushrooms. For dessert, consider the Kentucky bourbon pecan pie. Late-night happy hour patrons may enjoy hash topped with a fried egg, or fries accented with Seattle's own Beecher's Flagship cheese.