Monday, December 16, 2013

Trouvé Open House!

The new Mallet Showroom is complete, and it's first event is the Trouvé Opening this week!
We are happy to house these vintage French beauties until they find their way to you. Come by and have a peek, Tues 12/17 5p-8p.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Deck the Halls!

We had our company holiday party last night.
Mallet Kitchen was illuminated beautifully with pretty string lights and candelight and the space just glowed.
A reminder that this space is available for rent for your next private dinner, cocktail party, cooking class, test kitchen, photo shoot, etc.
Jessi, formerly of Le Pichet and Café Presse, from Peak Nutrition prepared a lovely dinner for all. Much more intimate than renting a space in a restaurant!

Friday, December 6, 2013


Time to get your latte on in the newest Herkimer Coffee location now OPEN in South Lake Union, 901 Dexter Ave N.

Herkimer coffee, now with 3 Seattle locations, prides itself on the quality of their coffee and dedication to purchasing premium green coffee from farms that practice traditional cultivation methods, no pesticides and fertilizers, only natural deliciousness.

Why is there a bridge in their logo and now part of the décor in the new location? It's an image of the Herkimer Bridge located in Herkimer NY where the owner's father is from. It was completed in 1903 by a bridge builder named Beckwith Quackenbush...his quirky name and the fact that he became a carpenter at the age of 12 is cool enough history for us. At Mallet, we appreciate old-world craftsmanship, and this historic stone arch bridge is a beautiful piece of the past.

Go check out the gorgeous coffee bar and custom steel staircase that leads to mezzanine seating. The space is illuminated with floor to ceiling windows all the way around, a great place for a daily reprieve!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Family style.

Today we started a new Tuesday tradition at style lunch together.
We hired a fantastic chef, Jessi Aaenson formerly of Le Pichet and Café Presse, now with her own company Peak Nutrition. She made a simply perfect meal today for us, lasagna (with meat, without meat, gluten-free), she covered ALL the bases and hit a home run!

It has been proven that sharing a meal together with your co-workers boosts morale and bringing people from different departments together on a casual regular basis fosters good feelings and helps productivity. Oh, and um...IT'S DELICIOUS and FUN.

In the "old days" a lot of European factories used to have cafeterias where the mama would come in to cook for everyone and it would be a time for everyone to come together and break bread. Now in this fast pace world...even tech companies with cafeterias...people take their food back to their desks and keep working away. This is a great way for us at Mallet to do things the old world way...even if only on Tuesdays.

If you are ever in need of a superb chef...Jessi does it all...caters, cooks, shops, meal plans...whatever you need, in a healthy way.



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Indian Summer!

Our fantastic summer of 2013 is not over yet. Any proper Seattleite is relishing in the extra days of summer that is bestowed on us this week. It's downright something you want to celebrate.

Made us want to go out to Ray's Boathouse to enjoy the beautiful new restaurant...enjoy a cocktail, crabcakes and killer view!

Chef Wayne at Ray's was kind enough to share his recipe for simply perfect crab cakes so we can pretend summer is never ending!

Ray's Boathouse Crab Cakes
2 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, very finely minced
2 lemons, zested
2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 cup dry sherry
2 cups cream
2 lbs Dungeness crab meat
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup minced chives
1/2 cup minced chervil or parsley
1 cup panko

Melt the butter and add the shallots and sweat until soft. Add Old Bay and lemon zest and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze with the sherry and reduce until nearly dry. Add the cream and reduce until nape (somewhat thick).  Cool slightly and pour the cream into a mixing bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Gently mix by hand and taste; add extra seasoning as needed.  Shape into small cakes (about 2 inches diameter) and sauté in a small amount of olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Serve hot!

Friday, September 6, 2013

M Kitchen photo shoot

Busy couple days in Mallet Kitchen! Photo shoot for Sur La Table in our space. The natural lighting in there proved to be amazing rain or shine.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Percy's is OPEN!

Thank you Suzi Pratt for the gorgeous photos of our latest finished project.
Ladies and Gentlemen may we introduce to you...PERCY'S.
More: Julien Perry's article, Seattle Eater.