Adventure, good conversation, and amazing food – these are the things that make for a good summer. Which is why I was so excited for Hotel RL’s blogger dinner last week featuring the entirely new menu crafted by Chef Ricky Webster. An eclectic and elegant PNW themed hotel and restaurant? Check. New friends and lots of laughs with other local foodies? Check. The most incredible tasting menu from an even better new Spokane chef? Double Check. If ya’ll haven’t been to Hotel RL lately, you HAVE to go! This is not your typical hotel bar food.
They have recently renovated their lobby and restaurant area (they are working on their rooms too) and it is incredible. Think glamping meets Pier One, but better and more true to our unique Spokane vibe. In addition to the updated aesthetic, their restaurant, aptly named ‘The Restaurant at Hotel RL’, is entirely new and inspired by local produce and flavors. With this new menu, you can expect a lot of citrus, bright colors, and the incorporation of more fruits and vegetables. Don’t worry if fruits and veggies aren’t your thing, they also have some hearty dishes like “Grown up Mac & Cheese” and a variety of “Street Tacos”.
Of course I wish I could have taken ya’ll, but because I couldn’t, I was sure to take lots of pictures! Every dish was amazing, but some of my favorites included the Roasted Root Hummus, Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, The Hangover Biscuit Sandwich, and the WA Cookie Skillet topped with Ice Cream from Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle. Check below for more details on our tasting menu as well as a few corresponding snapshots – perfect for you to plan your next meal at the Hotel RL Restaurant! And make sure you check out the exclusive feature that I did with Executive Chef, Ricky Webster.
While you’re there, ask about the “Summer Concert Series” every Friday- Saturday night from 6-9 through September. These concerts are free, and you can purchase food from grill outside or enjoy barbecue specials in the restaurant. The August 2017 schedule is posted below:
Friday 8/11 Randy Hansen
Saturday 8/12 DooWah Riders
Friday 8/18 David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band
Saturday 8/19 Ryan Larsen Band
Friday & Saturday 8/25-26 British Export
- Strawberry Thyme Caipirinha and Monkey in A Barrel (Created by Zachary Harper, whiskey aficionado)
- Avocado Toast, Roasted Root Hummus, Marinated Tomatoes and Goat Cheese, Strawberry and Basil Salad
- Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts, Street Tacos, PNW Salmon, Grown Up Mac & Cheese, The Hangover Biscuit Sandwich
- Huckleberry Crisp, WA Cookie Skillet, Mini Sundaes
As always, let them know that I sent you. XOXO.
Hotel RL Restaurant & Bar (303 W North River Dr Spokane, WA // 509.326.8000)
Wow, what a great change. Clearly must get in here soon. (The chef interview was also quite informative!) Knowing that Cookie is right down the street from my office might be an issue…
They made some fabulous changes. You MUST try the cookie!