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Ramie to Open in Seattle

From the culinary prowess of renowned sibling chefs Trinh and Thai Nguyen of Ba Sa comes Ramie, a nhau-inspired restaurant set to open this spring in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. 

Ramie is set to offer a Vietnamese menu inspired by the convivial nhau tradition—where gathering to eat and drink with loved ones is a celebration in itself. The menu will boast an array of both traditional savory and sweet delicacies, ideal for sharing among friends and family.

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“We’re creating a menu that will offer dishes that have a familiar flavor profile, but with an innovative twist and more refined look,” says Trinh, in a press release.

Among the culinary highlights is the raw bar featuring oc (sea snail) and its diverse preparations, offering guests a unique tasting experience. Signature dishes include Bánh Tiêu fried bread with honey butter, fleur de sel and black sesame; MắmKho Quet, showcasing locally sourced seasonal vegetables with taro puree, mam, anchovies, shrimp powder and chicharron; and Bắp Cải Cuộn cabbage pork rolls with pork velouté and coriander oil.

“Whether it’s hard-to-find ingredients, inspiration from another culture or unique cooking techniques, we’re striving to offer a fresh perspective on Vietnamese cuisine,” says Thai, in a press release. 

For dessert, guests can anticipate indulging in Chè đậu đen black bean mousse with hibiscus-coconut Champagne foam, peanut-miso praline, sesame and tapioca chips, or savor the Chè Thái coconut pavlova featuring fruit milk ice cream, jackfruit veil, chestnut, red dragon fruit, durian, strawberry, pandan and green perilla.

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Heading the bar is Jen Rae, known for her expertise from establishments like Deep Dive and Bateau, as well as the experimental ferment pop-up, Amino. Rae’s cocktail program explores emerging Vietnamese, Asian and lesser-known spirits, utilizing fresh ingredients to craft a meticulously curated selection. These cocktail offerings will include Nhâm Nhi, featuring Baigur Gin, Blanco Vermouth, Manzanilla, Seville Orange Bitters and Rau Ram Oil and Nghiện, highlighting Suntory Toki Whisky, Song Cai Amaro, Ngò ôm herb-infused Blanc Vermouth and yuzu bitters.

The 3,055-sq.-ft. venue has undergone a sophisticated transformation, boasting charcoal shelving, jade walls and brass accents. The main dining area accommodates 53 guests with a mix of banquettes, tables and plush seating, while the sleek marble bar seats eight. A chic lounge area offers additional seating for 20, complemented by accordion-style windows for seasonal patio dining. Upstairs, the mezzanine exudes an intimate ambiance, ideal for private events, with seating for 22 guests.

Ramie will welcome diners Wednesday to Sunday, from 3 to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit ramieseattle.com.

1529 14th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

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