Monday, June 17, 2019

Mark Schwartz' first and greatest influence to this day remains “Il Bistro” located in the Pike Place Market. It features the best Italian cooking in Seattle, combining simple elegance with old world tradition and incorporating the freshest foods possible bought right there in the market every day.

Pike Place Market became Mark's culinary school. Nothing is more valuable than learning from all the local vendors how to choose the best, freshest foods available. The market had it all: local food as well as imports from all over the globe. The smell of prosciutto, capicolla, and aged cheeses hanging in the DeLaurenti’s Deli continue to be embedded in his mind.

It was the dashing young Italian named Joseph Cairo, one of the original owners of Il Bistro who saw Mark's potential and took him under his wing to train Mark in the art of cuisine as well as the style of service, romance, and charm that make fine dining an unforgettable experience. He also planted this vision of a farm house where people came and were served traditional Italian food with herbs and produce picked fresh from the garden that same day. He saw it someplace in CA, and Mark has carried it in my mind and heart ever since.

Joe Cairo went on to open “Mangia Bevi” where Mark continued training and was head chef for a couple years before moving on. Several other restaurants and influences have established his culinary upbringing, however Mark has come to the conclusion that cooking mimics painting. Once you learn to combine your colors the possibilities are endless.

"If you can give me a glimpse of what you desire, I will be happy to create it for you. It will be like nothing you have ever tasted, I promise you that!" says Mark.

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4043 Sequim Dungeness Way
Sequim, WA 98382
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  • a full quiche lorraine
  • fresh fruit basket
  • fresh croissants' juice
  • Williams Manor gourmet organic preserves
  • All ready for you to warm and eat at your leisure

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This will easily feed 4 persons with very hearty appetites! If you would like additional food preparation, personal chef services are available from your host.

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