We took a trip over to Airway Heights to try out Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant at the Spokane Casino. At Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar, you will find an atmosphere perfect for a low-key night out with family, a fancy date night, or a special meal with entertainment next door for you and your friends.
Regardless of how you choose to visit Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar, you’re sure to enjoy some brilliant bites in what feels like a little escape from Spokane.
The edgy, executive chef Blerita Kaba immigrated to the United States from Albania at the age of 12 embarking on an American journey in Brooklyn before relocating to Spokane, where she has called home for the past four years.
Something Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar has prioritized is sourcing as many ingredients locally as possible to create their many scratch-made dishes. To Chef Kaba, this means, using local farms and Spokane produce, spices from Spiceology, and crafting all dressings and sauces in house.
Our tasting began with appetizers complete with Pulled Pork Sliders, Calamari Fries and the Cotton Candy Pork Belly (which can be found on their Fresh Eats List, available for a limited time). To keep things exciting, Chef Kaba makes it a point to rotate the Fresh Eats List every other Monday.
The Cotton Candy Pork Belly was paired with hoisin marinade that complemented the fluffy sweetness of cotton candy. Our favorite appetizer of the bunch and the real reason we heard we needed to try Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar in the first place? The Calamari Fries. Chef Kaba has her own special twists that take this dish from your average calamari appetizer, to an app that you won’t soon forget! She makes them using the full calamari steak in which she cuts into strips then breads, which means more meat in each bite. Don’t even get us started on the sauce. Note: you’re going to want to ask for an extra side because we were licking the plate clean.
Now for the main course. Chef Kaba served us a couple of her favorites: Ribeye, Hickory Burger, Pan-Seared Salmon, and Chicken Penne. The Chicken Penne shined (literally and figuratively) with the colorful, house-made vodka sauce. I’m not typically one to rave over a pasta dish, but this Chicken Penne was surprisingly one of our favorites of the evening. The Ribeye, which happens to be chef Kaba’s favorite, is another dish to highlight. It was served on a bed of mashed potatoes and asparagus and topped with fried leeks. The meat was juicy and cooked to perfection.
One of the items that we couldn’t stop nibbling on (even though we were beyond full)…. the fried green beans! Ours were served with the Hickory Burger, but if that’s not your thing, we definitely recommend ordering these as your side. They are crispy, crunchy, and a little more guilt-free than typical French fries. 🙂 Speaking of this burger, it was thickkkk and we also devoured the entire thing.
Remember how I said how full we were? Well, we ALWAYS save room for dessert and when Chef Kaba told us what she had prepared, we unbuttoned our pants and got ready to dive in. The hardest dessert decision is deciding if you want chocolatey or fruity, so usually we try both and in this case we tried two of each! New York Cheesecake, Bazooki, Lemon Tarte Pie, and Raspberry Chocolate Cake.
The Lemon Tarte Pie was packed with a zesty, loud flavor and plated with house-made lemon curd that stole the show. Order this! Another standout was the Bazooki. Also know as a Pazooki, also known as a huge cookie, fresh out of the oven, topped with ice cream, fudge, and whipped cream, also knows as heaven. It’s gooey on the inside, crunchy on the outside and don’t worry, there’s plenty for sharing!
Three Peaks Restaurant and Bar has an environment that welcomes anyone! There is ample seating and plenty of TVs to enjoy on game days, as well as a seasonal outdoor seating selection which is great for hosting events or enjoying the open spaces of Airway Heights.
The casino is looking forward to breaking ground on an expansion project this Spring that will include the addition of a new restaurant and pavilion house to accommodate weddings and concerts! We can’t wait to see what they come up with. Big thanks to Chef Kaba for making our meal so memorable! We can’t wait to come back and see what else they have in store for their future food plans.
Happy Hour: Daily from 3 pm to 7 pm
Three Peaks Kitchen and Bar at the Spokane Casino
(14300 W State Route 2 Hwy Airway Heights, WA 99001 // 509.818.1547)