Chef David Glass and winemaker Chris Peterson of Avennia are thrilled to collaborate on a wine dinner at Staple & Fancy on Monday, March 5. Peterson will be on hand to talk wine and will also have the bottles featured at the dinner for sale.

The family-style dinner begins at 6:30pm and cost is $120/person plus tax and service charge.

The menu for the evening is as follows:


First Course:

2016 Oliane (100% Sauvignon Blanc)

Hamachi Crudo with green apple, blackberry + gin granita, and mint

Bruschetta with goat cheese, grilled pear, and lardo

Crispy Trotter Fritters with mushroom cream and arugula

Mixed Greens with tarragon, mint, and creamy vinaigrette


Second Course:

2015 Justine (Southern Rhone Blend)

Charred Octopus with cacchiatore sauce

Grilled Beef Tongue with mustard, frisee, and cipollini onion


Third Course:

2015 Arnaut (Boushey Vineyard Syrah)

Paccheri + Duck with cured duck yolk and skin cracklin

Pappardelle with braised lamb, smoked tomato, and ricotta


Main Course:

2014 Gravura (Bordeaux Style Blend)

Trio of Lamb: loin, neck, and tongue with lamb jus

Crispy Potatoes with thyme

Charred Rapini with romesco



Cookies and truffles


Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 206.789.1200.

About Avennia

Marty Taucher, a wine enthusiast, and Chris Peterson, a longtime Washington winemaker, run Avennia in Woodinville. Inspired by the Roman name for Avignon, Avennia’s wines are designed to be an elegant and delicate expressions of place. They use classic French varietals and blends while letting Washington’s terroir express itself in their well-formed, harmonious wines. For more information, visit

Opened in August of 2010 by celebrated chef Ethan Stowell, Staple & Fancy Mercantile is housed in a beautifully renovated early 1900’s building in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. The intimate restaurant truly showcases Stowell’s simple Italian inspired cooking style and offers the popular “fancy” menu that’s a one-of-a-kind, multi-course dining experience. The small bar is perfect for snacking and offers a tasteful selection of aperitifs and cocktails. The wine list is Euro-centric with a thoughtful selection of Northwest wines. Staple & Fancy is open daily from 5pm – 11pm, with a “Fancy Hour” from 5pm – 6pm SundayThursday in the bar and patio areas. For more information or reservations, call 206.789.1200 or visit

Staple & Fancy Mercantile is located at 4739 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.