Staple & Fancy

Italian Seafood

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Overview

Local restaurateur, Ethan Stowell's (How to Cook A Wolf, Bar Cotto, Anchovies & Olives, etc.) Ballard eatery, Staple & Fancy, serves rustic Italian dishes in the a la carte menu and seasonal offerings in a four-course tasting menu. Situated downstairs from the Walrus and the Carpenter, look for the word "cigar" scrawled across a brick wall, as plates like escolar crudo with fiddleheads, apple and fennel pour out from the kitchen.

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ACCOLADES

  • Seattle's 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Seattle Met
  • Seattle's Trendiest Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.5 out of 5

Menu for Staple & Fancy

Dinner Menu

Appetizer

  • Bruschetta Smoked fish, pickled onion, watercress
    $12.00
  • Baby Beets orange, treviso, candied walnut, gorgonzola vinaigrette
    $13.00
  • Seared Albacore baby fennel, taggiasca olives, lemon
    $15.00
  • Buffalo Mozzarella apple, chicory, celery, aged balsamic
    $15.00
  • Fried Oysters fennel salad, calabrian chili aioli
    $16.00
  • Salumi Board proscuitto, salami gentile, mortadella, spicy coppa
    $17.00

Pasta

  • Papparedelle beef bolognese, mint, ricotta
    $17.00
  • Linguini manilla clams, pangrattato, calabrian chili, white wine
    $18.00
  • Spaghetti Nero anchovy, mint, lemon, pangrattato
    $17.00
  • Agnolotti wild mushroom, pinenut, thyme
    $18.00

Entrées

  • Grilled Pork Chop potato puree, radicchio, poached pear, mustard
    $30.00
  • Grilled Swordfish fregola sarda, fennel, taggiasca olives, citrus
    $31.00
  • Braised Beef Shortrib celery root puree, maitake mushrooms, horseradish gremolata
    $36.00
  • Wood Grilled Whole Fish brown butter, capers, lemon, fried herbs
  • Seared Sea Scallops tomato-fennel broth, leeks, spanish chorizo
    $35.00

Sides

  • Mixed Greens Champagne vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Brussels Sprouts anchovy dressing, pangrattato
    $9.00
  • Crispy Potatoes Sea salt, rosemary
    $7.00
  • Marinated Olives Coriander, orange
    $7.00
  • Warm Macrina Baguette butter, sea salt, olive
    $5.00

Wine List

Red Bottles

Pinot Noir

  • 2012 Soter 'North Valley' Willamette Valley
    $70.00
  • 2011 Scott Paul 'La Paulée' Willamette Valley
    $72.00
  • 2011 Bethel Heights 'Estate' Willamette Valley
    $61.00
  • 2012 Crowley Willamette Valley
    $57.00
  • 2012 Evesham Wood 'Le Puits Sec' Eola-Amity Hills
    $92.00
  • 2011 Cristom 'Mt. Jefferson Cuvée' Willamette Valley
    $68.00
  • 2011 Brickhouse 'Cuvée du Tonnelier' Willamette Valley
    $108.00
  • 2011 Benjamin Leroux Volnay
    $115.00
  • 2011 Henri Boillot Bourgogne
    $84.00
  • 2011 Lignier Michelot Bourgogne
    $55.00
  • 2011 Michel Gros Hautes-Côtes de Nuits
    $75.00

Sangiovese

  • 2011 Barone Ricasoli 'Brolio' Chianti Classico
    $42.00
  • 2011 Felsina Chianti Classico
    $58.00
  • 2009 Mannucci Droandi 'Ceppeto' Chianti Classico Riserva
    $69.00
  • 2010 Nottola Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
    $48.00
  • 2008 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino
    $132.00
  • 2008 Ciacci Piccolomini Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino
    $165.00
  • 2008 Vascosassetti Brunello di Montalcino
    $104.00

Merlot & Cabernet Franc

  • 2010 II Vintners Pepper Bridge Merlot Walla Walla Valley
    $72.00
  • 2011 Mark Ryan 'Long Haul' Merlot Red Mountain
    $104.00
  • 2010 Charles Joguet 'Les Petites Roches' Chinon
    $58.00
  • 2010 Domaine de Beausejour Cabernet Franc Chinon
    $30.00
  • 2011 Pas Saint Martin 'La Pierre Frite' Cabernet Franc Saumur
    $42.00

Cabernet Sauvignon & Blends

  • 2012 Balboa Red Wine Walla Walla Valley
    $46.00
  • 2012 Sleight of Hand 'The Spellbinder' Columbia Valley
    $39.00
  • 2011 Sparkman Cellars 'Wilderness' Columbia Valley
    $64.00
  • 2011 Avennia 'Gravura' Columbia Valley
    $83.00
  • 2012 Betz 'Cuvée Frangin' Columbia Valley
    $65.00
  • 2011 Mark Ryan 'Dead Horse' Ciel du Cheval
    $120.00
  • 2010 Pepper Bridge Walla Walla Valley
    $138.00
  • 2009 Va Piano Columbia Valley
    $88.00
  • 2010 Jordan Alexander Valley
    $106.00
  • 2009 Château de Pez St. Estephe
    $120.00
  • 2008 Clos Manou Bordeaux Medoc
    $72.00
  • 2010 Clos Manou Bordeaux Medoc
    $98.00
  • 2010 Château Chantemerle Bordeaux Medoc
    $46.00
  • 2009 Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana
    $45.00

Sprah & Grenache

  • 2012 Kevin White 'La Fraternitie' Yakima Valley
    $62.00
  • 2012 Avennia 'Justine' Columbia Valley
    $94.00
  • 2011 Waters 'Loess' Walla Walla Valley
    $99.00
  • 2009 Domaine Vincent Paris 'Granit 30' Cornas
    $102.00
  • 2010 Domaine des Miquettes St. Joseph
    $78.00
  • 2010 Bertrand Stehelin Sablet
    $50.00
  • 2011 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape
    $125.00
  • 2011 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône
    $70.00
  • 2012 Kermit Lynch 'Reserve des Armoiries Côtes-du-Rhône
    $40.00
  • 2008 Finca Sandoval Manchuela
    $68.00

Nebbiolo

  • 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe
    $54.00
  • 2008 Pelassa Nebbiolo Antaniolo Roero Riserva
    $75.00
  • 2005 Renato di Cigliuti Vigne Erte Barbaresco
    $108.00
  • 2004 Pelissero Vanotu Barbaresco
    $135.00
  • 2009 Renato Ratti ConcaBarolo
    $130.00
  • 2010 La Spinetta Garetti Barolo
    $162.00

Other Red

  • 2010 Teutonic Wine Co. Pinot Meunier Willamette Valley
    $58.00
  • 2011 Jean Foillard 'Cuvée Corcelette' Beaujolais Morgon
    $75.00
  • 2012 Massolino Barbera d' Alba
    $48.00
  • 2012 Fontanafredda 'Già' Langhe (1L)
    $36.00
  • 2010 Allegrini 'Palazzo Della Torre' Veronese
    $45.00
  • 2011 Terradora di Paolo Aglianico Campania
    $34.00
  • 2012 COS Frappato Terre Siciliane
    $63.00
  • 2010 Masseria Setteporte Nerello Mascalese Etna Sicilia
    $72.00
  • 2005 La Rioja Alta 'Viña Ardanza' Rioja Reserva
    $76.00
  • 2009 Teofilo Reyes Tempranillo Ribera del Duero
    $62.00
  • 2010 àMaurice Cellars Malbec Columbia Valley
    $68.00
  • 2009 Clos de Gamot Malbec Cahors
    $58.00

Arrivederci

  • NV Quattro Mani Franciacorta
    $45.00
  • 2009 Jean Manciat 'Vieilles Vignes' Chardonnay Mâcon-Charnay
    $58.00
  • 2011 Val de Mer Chardonnay Chablis
    $52.00
  • 2008 Rienhold Haart Goldtropfchen Kabinett Mosel
    $52.00
  • 2009 Moltès Reserve Riesling Alsace
    $48.00
  • 2011 Stadt Krems WeinzierlbergGrüner Veltliner Kremstal
    $58.00
  • 2012 Gorman 'Big Sissy' Chardonnay Columbia Valley
    $74.00
  • 2012 Walter Scott Chardonnay Willamette Valley
    $60.00
  • 2011 Domaine Calot Beaujolais Morgon
    $60.00
  • 2012 Kevin White 'En Hommage' Syrah Columbia Valley
    $65.00
  • 2009 De Montille Les Grèves Beaune 1er Cru
    $158.00
  • 2009 Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classcio
    $175.00
  • 2011 Ramey 'Claret' Napa Valley
    $84.00
  • 2009 Renato Ratti Rocche Barolo
    $145.00
  • 2008 Lionello Marchesi Brunello di Montalcino
    $82.00

Vino Valore

  • 2012 La Giustiniana Gavi De Comune di Gavi
    $36.00
  • 2012 Gran Passione Falanghina Beneventano
    $38.00
  • 2011 Villemade Cheverny Sauvignon Blanc Loire Valley
    $35.00
  • 2011 Domaine La Salette Côtes de Gascogne
    $28.00
  • 2012 Les Perles Picpoul Languedoc
    $30.00
  • 2009 McCrea Picpoul Yakima Valley
    $40.00
  • 2011 Adelsheim Auxerrois Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley
    $39.00
  • 2012 Alaine Jaume 'Grand Veneur' Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc
    $40.00
  • 2011 Catherine Le Goeuil Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc
    $40.00
  • 2012 Château de Saint-Cosme Côtes-du-Rhône
    $36.00
  • 2011 Guimaro Mencia Ribeira Sacra
    $35.00
  • 2010 San Fereolo Dolcetto Dolcetto di Dogliani
    $40.00
  • 2009 Masseria Li Veli 'Pezzo Morgana' Salice Salentino Riserva
    $39.00

White Bottles

Champagne & Spakling

  • NV Agrapart & Fils '7 Crus' Brut Champagne
    $96.00
  • NV Zoémie de Sousa Champagne
    $88.00
  • NV Michel Rocourt Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1er Cru
    $90.00
  • NV Pierre Péters 'Cuvée de Reserve' Le Mesnil-sur-Oger Grand Cru
    $130.00
  • 1998 Gimmonet-Oger Blanc de Blancs Champagne 1er Cru
    $152.00
  • NV Didier-Ducos 'Absolu Meunier' Pinot Meunier Champagne
    $115.00
  • NV Perrot-Batteux 'Cuvée Hélixe' Blanc de Blancs Champagne
    $108.00
  • NV Jacques Copinet Brut Rosé Champagne
    $98.00
  • NV Alain Renardat-Fache Bugey Cerdon
    $60.00
  • NV Cave de Bissey Brut Crémant de Bourgogne
    $40.00
  • NV Villa Crespia 'Numero Zero' Franciacorta
    $81.00
  • NV Broglia 'La Meirana' Brut Gavi di Gavi
    $58.00

Chardonnay

  • 2012 Domaine Costal 'Les Truffières' Chablis
    $80.00
  • 2011 Domaine des Malandes Montmains Chablis 1er Cru
    $63.00
  • 2011 Camille Giroud Mersault
    $120.00
  • 2009 Antoine Jobard En La Barre Mersault 1er Cru
    $145.00
  • 2012 Domaine Jomain Puligny-Montrachet
    $126.00
  • 2009 Deux Montille Saint-Romain
    $57.00
  • 2012 Sparkman Cellars 'Lumière' Columbia Valley
    $68.00
  • 2010 àMaurice Cellars Columbia Valley
    $56.00
  • 2012 Sandhi Santa Barbara County
    $78.00

Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon

  • 2013 André Neveu Le Grand Fricambault Sancerre
    $53.00
  • 2012 Claude Riffault 'Les Chasseignes' Sancerre
    $65.00
  • 2013 Domaine Cherrier Sancerre
    $50.00
  • 2012 Régis Minet 'Vieilles Vignes' Pouilly Fumé
    $51.00
  • 2012 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc Vin de Pays du Val de Loire
    $30.00
  • 2011 Château Graville-Lacoste Graves
    $42.00

Riesling

  • 2013 Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Columbia Valley
    $35.00
  • 2010 Stadt Krems 'Steinterrassen' Kremstal
    $60.00
  • 2007 Leitz Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz Spätlese Rheingau
    $68.00
  • 2011 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Trocken Mosel
    $72.00
  • 2011 Trimbach Alsace
    $58.00

Gruner Veltliner

  • 2012 Nikolaihof Hefeazbug Wachau
    $62.00
  • 2012 Weingut Knoll Federspiel Wachau
    $58.00
  • 2011 Hirsch Heiligenstein Kamptal
    $46.00
  • 2012 Huber Terrassen Traisental
    $38.00

Pinot Gris

  • 2013 Coeur de Terre Willamette Valley
    $42.00
  • 2013 Raptor Ridge Willamette Valley
    $40.00
  • 2010 Domaine Roland Schmitt Alsace
    $48.00
  • 2011 Alois Lageder Alto Adige
    $33.00
  • 2012 Scarpetta Delle Venezie
    $43.00

Chenin Blanc

  • 2010 Domaine de Bellivière 'Prémices' Jasnières
    $51.00
  • 2012 Vigneau-Chevreau 'Cuvée Silex' Vouvray
    $42.00
  • 2011 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray
    $78.00
  • 2012 François Chidaine Clos du BreuilMontlouis Sur Loire
    $65.00

Other White

  • 2013 Vietti Roero Arneis
    $45.00
  • 2011 Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Alto Adige
    $42.00
  • 2010 Marco Felluga 'Molomatta' Collio
    $48.00
  • 2013 Masseria Li Veli 'Verdeca' Valle d'Itria
    $44.00
  • 2009 Val Cerasa Etna Bianco
    $58.00
  • 2011 COS Rami Sicilia
    $50.00
  • 2010 Poggio Marcigliano Grechetto Di Todi Superiore
    $30.00
  • 2010 Les Clissages d'Or 'Sur Lie' Muscadet
    $30.00
  • 2011 Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet Languedoc
    $38.00
  • 2012 Schloss Saarstein Pinot Blanc Trocken Mosel
    $33.00

Rose

  • 2013 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley
    $44.00
  • 2013 Le Galantin Bandol
    $45.00
  • 2013 Domaine Gros Noré Bandol
    $67.00
  • 2013 Château Fontanès Pic St. Loup
    $44.00
  • 2013 La Spinetta 'Il Rosé di Casanova' Toscana
    $48.00
  • 2012 Il Chiosso 'Ficorosa' Colline Novaresi
    $34.00

Half Bottles

Champagne

  • NV Jacques Copinet Brut Champagne
    $58.00
  • NV J. Dhondt Blanc de Blancs Champagne
    $64.00
  • NV Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne
    $110.00

White

  • 2012 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre
    $43.00
  • 2011 Ramey Chardonnay Russian River Valley
    $48.00
  • 2011 Long Shadows 'Poet's Leap' Riesling Columbia Valley
    $24.00
  • 2011 Torii Mor Pinot Blanc Yamhill-Carlton
    $29.00

Red

  • 2009 La Spinetta 'Ca' di Pian' Barbera d'Asti
    $50.00
  • 2005 Moccagatta Bric Balin Barbaresco
    $52.00
  • 2008 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino
    $62.00
  • 2011 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
    $30.00
  • 2005 Lopez de Heredia 'Viña Cubillo' Rioja
    $38.00
  • 2011 Cristom 'Jessie Vineyard' Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
    $50.00
  • 2011 Buty Merlot/Cab Franc Columbia Valley
    $53.00
  • 2011 Clos des Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    $53.00

Valentine's Day 2017

First Course

  • Parsnip & Pear Soup
  • Speck Torta Fritta, Fennel Pollen
  • Roasted Baby Beets Blood Orange, Gorgonzola Picante
  • Ahi Tuna Sea Urchin, Lime, Chili
  • Parmesan Sformato Arugula, Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kusshi Meyer Lemon, Caviar, Chives
  • Steak Tartare Grilled Garlic Toast

Second Course

  • Ricotta Gnudi Celery Root, Chestnut, Black Truffle
  • Pappardelle Braised Shortrib Ragu, Rosemary, Parmesan

Main Course

  • Seared Sea Scallops Golden Raisin, Cauliflower, Caper
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Leeks, Crispy Sunchoke, Bone Marrow Jus

Dessert

  • Devil's Food Cake Banana Custard, Peanut Butter Brittle
  • Orange Panna Cotta Rosemary Scented Kumquats, Shortbread Crumble
  • Spiced Pear Sorbetto Pink Peppercorn Shortbread

4739 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

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