Chef preparing food in a heated pan.

In Person…

The ability to interact face-to-face and share ideas has been critical to human evolution and achievement. As we exchange wisdom from fun personal experiences, we evolve—intellectually, socially and emotionally. The art form of these personal exchanges—once a pillar of everyday life—is at risk of disappearing in a world increasingly satisfied by synthetic connection.

Vintage picture of a group of people socializing at the dinner table.
A moving image of a woman smiling at the dinner table.

Please be seated.

The act of dining has long been a pillar for this art form. As we sit, we face one another in reflection. Food, a catalyst for socialization, placed between us to celebrate our commonalities and spark our curiosities.

A skey view of Seattle’s Pike Place Market and Waterfront.
An up-close image of a skinned fish being prepared into seafood.
Moving image of a chef slicing seafood.

Conversation is the most

natural and effective, yet most

complex mode of human connection,

containing nonverbal elements

known as paralanguage. Our Seattle

restaurant was established on this simple,

but important, concept.

Moving image of a vintage family serving themselves food at a dinner table.
A chef getting ready to prepare a crab for a dish.

Paralanguage consists of:

• Rhythm
• Intonation
• Momentum
• Pressure

Take a break from the downtown city hustle and bustle and truly enjoy the moment.

Hands moving rapidly between piano keys.
Moving image of a chef slicing fish and preparing seafood.

Channels of communication can be:

• Visual
• Auditory
• Tactile
• Olfactory
• Electromagnetic
• Biochemical

You don’t need to be a stage actor at Seattle’s 5th Ave Theater & Moore Theater to appreciate how much an ordinary face-to-face conversation can have.

Fingers holding a shellfish.