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Michael Mina’s Latest RN74 Wine Bar To Open

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Opening Day is scheduled for Monday, June 13 at Fourth and Pike in the Joshua Building downtown. RN74 Seattle is Mina’s 19th and newest restaurant, and the first in Washington!  Born in Cairo, Egypt and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Mina has had a love affair with the kitchen, creating memorable dining experiences for guests from a very early age.

Mina’s epicurean journey began in 1987 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. During those 18 months of formal schooling, he spent his weekends sharpening his natural talents with hands-on experience in Charlie Palmer’s kitchen at the upscale Aureole in New York City. Named Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco MagazineChef of the Year 2005, as well as Restaurateur of the Year 2005 by the International Food and Beverage Forum, acclaimed chef Michael Mina continues to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts that have contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination.  He has also been an integral part of the making of the now esteemed Las Vegas dining scene.

Like RN74 San Francisco, the menu will have lots of sharable plates—five snacks for under $5, 10 consumables under $10, another 10 less than $20 off the wine menu. The wines are meant to bring out the best flavors in the food, rather than the food enhancing the wine. The food will have French flair and a Northwest twist.  RN74 is primarily a wine bar, however the intimate dining room will seat 55.  The restaurant will have a chic, urban feel, industrial look and even a solari train board behind the bar to keep track of wine sales. The amazing Seattle bartender Murray Stenson, formerly of Zig Zag, will be handling the beverages at RN74. Look for him on opening night, June 13.

For more information on Michael Mina’s restaurants, go to http://www.michaelmina.net

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