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A fine-dining chef follows his passion for Sichuan cuisine.


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Lionhead, Seattle, WA

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Lionhead Restaurant Review

: Jerry Traunfeld made a name for himself serving multi-course tasting menus featuring the Northwest’s best ingredients at the Herbfarm. The light blue walls and red trim of Lionhead’s Chinese-inspired décor are about as far from the Herbfarm’s lacy doilies and live guitar as Seattle is from Sichuan province itself. But Traunfeld shows that as a chef, he knows flavor, adapting his skills to a new cuisine for both authentic imitations, like the “strange flavor chicken salad,” and his own innovative takes on it, like maitake, corn and bacon fried rice featuring house-made bacon. Desserts incorporate Chinese flavors in American ideas, like the chocolate caramel sundae with black vinegar caramel. The full bar, with cocktails designed by Veronika Groth, also has a small wine list, as well as some baijiu (Chinese liquor).

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