Anchovies & Olives + Syncline Wine Cellars = Wine Dinner

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SEATTLE, WA – On Tuesday, May 8, Anchovies & Olives welcomes James Mantone, winemaker and owner of Syncline Wine Cellars, for a night of great food paired with his highly-regarded Northwest wines.
“We are Continually working to balance an Italian influenced menu with sourcing local products and are now featuring some Northwest wines,” says Justin Rosgen, manager of Anchovies & Olives. “Syncline makes excellent food wines, and we thought that a wine dinner would be a great way to celebrate our expanded wine program.”

Chef Zach Chambers has put together an excellent menu for the dinner, and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy two sparkling wines that are new to the Syncline portfolio. Both the Blanc de Blanc and the Sparkling Rosé boast Columbia Gorge fruit and are made using the traditional “method champenoise” process.  

Reservations are required and will be accepted at 6pm or 8:30pm. Cost of the dinner is $75/person. For reservations, please call 206.838.8080 and specify which seating you are interested in booking.

The menu for the evening is as follows:

First Course:
Penn Cove Select Oysters on the Half Shell with Scallion Mignonette
Scallop Crudo with Marinated Treviso, Green Apple, and Pine Nuts
Geoduck Crudo with Celery, Fresh Chickpeas, Sultanas, and Lemon
Syncline Blanc de Blanc, 2009

Pasta Course:
Pappardelle with Dungeness Crab, Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Tarragon
Risotto with Mussels, Roasted Peppers, and Oregano
Syncline Roussanne, 2010

Main Course:
Grilled Spanish Mackerel with Roasted Baby Carrots, Spiced Migas, and Mint Gremolata
Syncline Grenache/Carignan, 2010

Dessert Course:
Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Seasonal Accompaniment
Syncline Sparkling Rosé, 2010

Syncline Wine Cellars is known for crafting highly sought after Rhône varietal wines from Washington State. Winemakers/owners, James and Poppie Mantone, make wines that have great depth of character and showcase a sense of singular identity and connection to the land. With the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard, the Mantones are dedicated to ever improving the vines they work with. The Syncline estate vineyard is farmed biodynamically, and the same care and attention to detail is expected from each outsourced vineyard block used in Syncline’s production. Wine production is kept under 5,000 cases annually to ensure the quality of each barrel and every vine. 

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Anchovies & Olives, located at 1550 15th Avenue in the Pike Pine Triangle neighborhood on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, opened in February of 2009. This Italian seafood and pasta focused restaurant offers an abundance of Italian wines and select Northwest wines with an emphasis on white varietals. Anchovies & Olives serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm. Oyster Power Hour is offered Sunday – Thursday. A sidewalk patio is available for seasonal dining. 

For more information or reservations, call 206.838.8080 or visit

Written by Captain Cook

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