A few weeks ago, my husband and I were looking for a place to meet some old friends we haven’t seen in a while. We decided on The Verve in Columbia City. Even though their Chef was on vacation (I understand he’s pretty incredible) we enjoyed their "limited" menu and vast selection of wines. At Verve, you can buy your wine at their store, pay a corkage fee and have a knowledgeable friendly "wine geek" provide you with tons of background information about your beverage. (This is a huge savings compared to the typical restaurant mark-up on wine). The Waiter (Wine Steward?) made a suggested for us based on wanting a special and unusual wine to great our friends. His selection was a 2001 Les Eres from Spain which was fantastic. We loved the wine and the meat and cheese platter they assembled (sans Chef).
The atmosphere is very clean with light woods and paint…a little sterile for my taste (but hey, you should see my messy house–or not). This is a spot we plan on returning to and can’t wait to see what their Chef has to cook up.
One thing that kind of cracked me up (doesn’t take much after sharing a bottle of wine) is in the restroom (yes, bathroom humor) they have a sign on the toilet warning you not to drink the water (as if)! Armed with my Treo…I captured these poor quality photos and here they are…my Friday Funny.
Do check out The Verve and the many cool restaurants in Columbia City. It’s happening and off the beaten track and the parking is free.
The Verve is located at 3820 South Ferdinand Street, Suite 102, Seattle WA 98188. You can reach them via email or by calling 206-760-0977.