Takeout Stars: The Table

Pacific Northwest wines and cuisine, to-stay or to-go

Takeout Stars: The Table
At Restaurant Award winner the Table, the menus are driven by seasonal ingredients from the local Washington region. (Courtesy of the Table)
Jun 18, 2020

While the COVID-19 crisis has caused dining-room closures around the world, many restaurants are finding creative ways to continue serving their communities. Our latest Restaurant Spotlights highlight these efforts at Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners.

“I am sad to be writing this,” said chef and co-owner Derek Bray when he announced on Instagram March 16 that his restaurant, the Table, would close in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “But it is not without hope and joy. We have a great community and family!” The Tacoma, Wash., spot has since harnessed that hope and community support into takeaway programs that continue today, even though the dining room reopened June 17 at 50 percent capacity with limited seatings. Chef Bray’s Pacific Northwestern cuisine is available for pickup Wednesday to Saturday, as are wines by the bottle from the Award of Excellence–winning list. In addition, there are specials like prix-fixe family meals and a selection of egg sandwiches and other breakfast treats available on Saturdays. The seasonal menu changes frequently, but expect comforting dishes like porcini-rubbed filet mignon, gnocchi mac and cheese, and house-made beignets. Co-owner and wine director Trevor Hamilton oversees the wine program, which comprises 330 labels highlighting local wines, including a section of “Our Backyard Favorites,” while representing international regions including France, Italy, Spain and Austria.

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