Northwest Palate, September-October 2004

“A Taste of the Good Life”

Excerpt: “It’s a wonderful way of life. That’s why Michael Lalewicz, the chef at The Depot Restaurant, abandoned the great food cities of the world to open his restaurant in an old Seaview train depot…The Depot prides itself on “casual fine dining” but there’s nothing casual about the cooking. Chef Lalewicz and his team are at that exciting stage in a new restaurant’s life when success is evident and the food angels are singing in the kitchen…Lalewicz served me fried oyster mushrooms, prepared simply with buttermilk and seasoned flour, that hit every note-crispy, moist, delicate, toothsome-a dish so good that while I was eating it, I couldn’t think of anything else…”

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