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Saturday, June 14, 2014

#2210 - Hitchcock, Bainbridge Island, WA - 7/1/2013

Hitchcock is known much less for its bar than for owner/chef Brendan McGill's excellent, locally-source, daily menus. The menu is largely driven by the produce of local farmers, and McGill's interest in maximizing what he can make of it. E.g. he told the Seattle Times “People think you’re just trying to be weird with your smoked duck hearts or something, but we get some beautiful heritage breed ducks from an organic farm on the island. You have to use every single part for it to be economically possible to sell them.”

Hitchcock is named for McGill's wife's family, who first settled on Bainbridge Island in the 1890s. The short distance across Elliot Bay from downtown Seattle makes Bainbridge an attractive ferry ride and day trip, with many Seattleites making the trip expressly to dine in the restaurant. McGill's food and process are popular with both locals and tourists (e.g. he won the 2013 Food and Wine magazine’s 2013 People’s Best New Chef award).  Particularly recommended is the "name-your-price tasting menu," where you provide the chef how much you are interested in spending and some basic information on your taste preferences, and they prepare a surprise, multi-course meal to match.

The drink emphasis is on the wine list, and there is not quite as much inventiveness invested in the cocktails as in the meals, but the Hitchcock bar does offer some fairly high quality cocktails to go with the excellent food.

133 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 - (206) 201-3789
Est. 2010 - Building constructed: 1941
Previous bars in this location: None known
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