Gapey's Grub - Urbane
By Paula Thomas - Gapey's Grub
I was treated by Sahale Snacks to a special welcome dinner at Urbane in Seattle where I got to meet the two owners of Sahale. It was a treat getting to know more about them and how Sahale started which I'll share more about in my factory tour post soon. I will say they love the outdoors and good food too, just like me.
I've never been to Urbane before and I'm embarrassed to say I had never heard of it before even though I've driven by it many times. It's such an awesome restaurant located at the Hyatt Olive 8 downtown. I'm amazed at how many really great hotel restaurants there are in downtown Seattle. I'm happy that so many are becoming "farm to table" where ingredients are sourced
seasonally and locally and Urbane is one of them. They are gluten free friendly too!
Lloyd Martin and Urbane: Farmer’s Market Menus Reviewed
By Nicole Sprinkle - Seattle Weekly
In a city where restaurants pride themselves on their local, farm-to-table offerings, a farmer’s market dinner almost sounds superfluous. But with this beautiful summer weather comes a veritable goldmine of delicious produce at area farmer’s markets – so it makes sense that chefs want to take advantage of it, and inspire themselves to work with what they can literally buy that day.
Holiday Spirits: Cocktails from Great Northwest Hotels
Bartenders at top hotels are in the business of wowing guests with modern and classic cocktails and serious attention to detail. Here, four hotel mixologists share special holiday cocktail recipes with Northwest Travel Magazine—from Swedish glögg (pronounced “glurg”), meant to warm you on a winter night, to a modern and a classic cocktail, to a whimsical pumpkin pie martini that makes a perfect adult dessert. Start a new tradition at your seasonal party or holiday gathering with one of these recipes from four of the Northwest’s best bartenders.
Food Porn: Urbane
By Jennifer Liu at Seattleite
In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Urbane Restaurant & Bar, a trendy restaurant located in the Hyatt Seattle. The restaurant features high ceilings, modern black decor, and floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating the space. The service is exceptional and their farm-to-table concept brings fresh, local farmers and producers to ensure the best quality ingredients.
Put a Little Swank in Your Evening at Urbane
Your so French and You Dont Even Know It
Decadent Dining - Seattle's Most Memorable Feasts
Cooking With A Sounder | Brad Evans, Hyatt At Olive 8 Seattle
On sunday, i was given the awesome opportunity to photograph an intimate event with a small group of sounders fc fans at the hyatt at olive 8 in downtown seattle. Brad Evans, a well-loved midfielder for sounders fc and the u.s. men's national team, cooked a meal alongside executive chef greg lopez at urbane restaurant and bar. Every year, it's a treat for a small group of fans who enter a sweepstakes to win a seat at the table. the event features a hands-on foodie activity followed be a seated, three course meal to enjoy. This year, Brad and Greg whipped up some unbelievable crab cakes for an appetizer, a salmon filet with a plum reduction sauce as a main dish, and a trio of seasonally fresh desserts. It was a delightful evening spent "cooking with a sounder," enjoying exquisite cuisine, and carrying on conversations about all things related to seattle's passionate soccer scene.
Urbane Chef Greg Lopez On Crafting His Restaurant's Message
By Tiffany Ran
Urbane Executive Chef Greg Lopez has worked weddings, large parties, hotel room service, and regular restaurant services, and often, he does it all in one day. Along with being the executive chef at Urbane, Lopez also oversees the food portion of the food and beverage department for neighboring Hyatt Hotel and Olive 8.
At 11-years-old, Lopez got paid under the table washing dishes and worked his way up to making pizzas. Today, even with many kitchens under his watch, he remains focused on getting the word out about Urbane. That is, when he's not cooking with a Sounder and trying to put the "Seattle pizza" on the map.
Click to read the article at seattleweekly.com
Urbane Shows That Asparagus Is Germane to Sexual Play
By Jay Friedman
Urbane, the restaurant at downtown's Hyatt at Olive 8, is part of Hyatt's national initiative called "Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served." The initiative is "focused on sourcing and providing healthy food and beverage options for Hyatt guests and associates that are good for the local communities in which they reside and good for the planet."
This translates to things like smaller portion sizes, healthier dining options, chef's gardens on hotel properties, hosting of farmers markets, and sponsorship of local culinary schools events.
Click to read the article at seattleweekly.com
Sleek Styling & Local Fare: Urbane Seattle Will Impress Beyond Just Looks
When you walk into Urbane, it’s easy to get caught up in how sleek it is. With glass panels on two sides, it’s airy and open, even with niches carved out for the bar, formal seating, and the half-enclosed leather booths. With restaurant ambiance like that, and a Silver LEED certification to add to the appeal, it can be easy to let quality go to the wayside. This is not so with Urbane.
I went in around 2pm, that oh-so-exciting time of the afternoon in between lunch and happy hour when they have a small plates menu available. (It’s discounted for happy hour, but I didn’t want to wait until 4.)
Click to read the article at cravelocal.com
The Radar: Best Spot For Chic Comfort Food
Stemming from writer Andrea Kasprzak’s visit to Urbane a couple weeks ago, she posted on Seattleite’s The Radar weekly column, highlighting Urbane as the “Best Spot for Chic Comfort Food.” Highlights include:
- We’re insane for Urbane, a supersustainable restaurant updating all our fall faves with farm fresh ingredients
- Ginger junkies will appreciate the Kurtatini ($14) with Maker’s Mark, Lemoncello, and fresh ginger.
- Hit up Urbane’s side dish menu for selections so delicious you’ll forget they’re actually (kinda) good for you. We loved the grilled eggplant flavored with truffle honey ($7) and spiced beets ($7).
- Cue Urbane’s sinfully perfect s’more. This version, kicked up with coconut, is nirvana on a spoon.
Click to read the article at www.seattleite.com
Best Seattle Restaurants 2011: Happy Hour Bites
Allison Scheff, Lorna Yee, Sara Dickerman, Cynthia Nims , seattlemag.com
At downtown’s swank, stylish URBANE RESTAURANT & BAR , happy hour draws a crowd of put-together professionals who recover from a hard day at the office by noshing spears of grilled eggplant in aromatic truffle honey ($4), and chunky rabbit pâté with mustard dipping sauce ($4). 4–6 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight daily.
Questions. We field a lot of questions
February 15, 2011 - Posted by By Tan Vinh The Seattle Times
Questions. We field a lot of questions. One constant request is a suggestion for a swanky bar for happy hour before a girls-night out. Another is for a nice downtown lounge to catch up with your former sorority sisters.
Plenty of options around downtown. I'll throw out a less obvious suggestion: Urbane, on the ground floor of Hyatt at Olive 8, on the edge of downtown. Read the entire review.
Going green isn't supposed to look or taste this good.
Read the June 2010 D-List Magazine article by clicking here.
Blood of Eden
By Jay Friedman
Peter Gabriel’s “Blood of Eden” inspires complicated, but delicious, relationships.
“I did a rather straightforward, literal interpretation of the song,” T explains, playing on “blood” and “Eden.” He really wanted to prepare snake for the Eden theme, but instead chose rabbit because of their prevalence in gardens, and their free-spirit nature. A delightful rabbit crépinette sits on a salad of apple and quince—both believed by different camps to be the forbidden fruit of Eden.
Continue reading this review.
The premise of Urbane is local food
By Mary Jo Manzanares
The dictionary defines “urbane” as “notably polished or polite in manner,” and it’s clear that’s just what Urbane, the restaurant, is trying to achieve.
With a location on the first floor of LEED certified Hyatt at Olive 8, I had high expectation for what Urbane had to deliver, both it terms of decor, food, and attitude. In some respects, they delivered in spades. In others, however, I think they may be living a little bit too much on their own hype.
Continue reading this review.
By Ideal Bite - May 2009
Friend of a friend scare you away from trying new recipes (pop rocks + Coke = exploding dinner guests)?
Well, this tasty farro dish from polished downtown eatery Urbane is no myth. Click here to view the entire article and farro recipe
Urbane at Hyatt Olive 8 for Afternoon Delights
One of our must-see hotels in Seattle was the brand-new, LEED-certified Hyatt at Olive 8. While we didn't spend the night, we did hit up the happy hour (from 4 to 6pm) at the Urbane restaurant just off the lobby.
The Urbane restaurant, in keeping with the hotel's eco commitment, uses local, organic ingredients from all over the Northwest. But taste is not sacrificed here. We sampled the mac n' cheese which is made with Beecher's cheese curds (a local homemade cheese company), the fish and chips (served with halibut), and the wagyu beef sliders. Click here to view the entire www.hotelchatter.com article.
Comfort food with style at Seattle's Urbane
By Brie Rydberg EXAMIINER.COM
Urbane (adj.): having suavity and polished refinement characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities; reflecting elegance, sophistication
As far as hotel lobby bars go,Urbane restaurant is just as its name suggests- hip, suave, polished, elegant. Located in the lobby of the newly opened Hyatt Hotel at Olive and 8th (and the only LEED-certified“green” Seattle hotel), this cosmopolitan hotspot is serving wonderfully deconstructed comfort food using local ingredients.
Their take on an open-faced sandwich features thinly sliced Wagyu beef with caramelized onions and blue cheese. They have crab mac’n cheese using Dungeness crab and local Beecher’s cheese curds, or a Ploughman’s lunch with local artisan salami from Salumi. Try the classic fish n’chips- fresh fish lightly breaded to perfection with the chips (fries) served true English-style in a paper cone. This dish pairs nicely with their organic Fishtail I.P.A. (a favorite of mine, as any reader of my articles would know). And relax- even the kiddies’ menu has guilt-free options with turkey dogs and free-range chicken nuggets. And for dessert, their chocolate cream pie uses real cream and local Theo chocolate, which is organic and fair-trade.
Use your noodle
By Gourmet Magazine - May 2009
Urbane's CRAB MAC N’ CHEESE - dungeness crab | beecher’s cheese curds | tillamook sharp cheddar
No dish gets fiddled with more than lowly macaroni and cheese. And, contrary to legend, your mother did not invent it....click here to view the entire Gourmet Magazine article.
Drinks: Urbane Perfect Rye Manhattan
Urbane, the restaurant for the eco-friendly new Hyatt at Olive 8 in downtown Seattle, is slated to open Monday. The seasonal menu emphasizes Northwest cuisine from regional producers. This drink recipe is Urbane's spin on the Manhattan, a cocktail classic.
URBANE PERFECT RYE MANHATTAN
2 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
1/8 ounce sweet and dry vermouth (equal parts)
2 dashes of bitters
Ground fennel (two full twists of the wrist
Grind fennel into a chilled martini glass, spread fennel along bottom of glass.
In mixing glass combine ice, whiskey, vermouths and bitters. Stir mixture with a bar spoon to chill, strain and pour into glass. Garnish with a cherry syrup cherry.