What It Was Like to Work with Boutique Hotel Pioneer Bill Kimpton
March 22, 2017 | Skift
Walter Pisano, executive chef of Tulio at Kimpton’s Hotel Vintage Seattle: When I had mentioned that I was heading to San Francisco [to interview for the chef job at Kimpton’s new hotel in Seattle], part of the interview, in a lot of cases, especially now and even back then, was that chefs would have to do food tastings. I went over and conceptually, I knew what we were thinking about as far as the restaurant, so I went to Kuleto’s and prepared for a food tasting. Back then it was a small group of people. It was really pretty casual.
Complete Oral History of Boutique Hotels
March 20, 2017 | Skift
Even if you're not quite sure how to define exactly what a “boutique hotel” is — and you're not alone, trust us — chances are you instinctively know one when you see one. Today, nearly 40 years after Bill Kimpton opened his first hotel and Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell opened theirs just three years later, boutique hotels remain an instrumental, and often essential, influence on the way we experience hotels, and the way we travel.
Where to Eat Seattle
Spring 2017 | Cigar & Leisure
Settled right in the middle of bustling Fifth Avenue shopping and dining, this Italian restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and rightly so—it is a culinary treat.
Tulio Ristorante’s Venetian-Style Mussels with Sauvignon Blanc
February 9, 2017 | Sip Northwest
Cooking with wine isn’t an afterthought for Tulio Executive Chef Walter Pisano — it’s an essential part of the equation. As a second generation professional gourmand, Pisano’s restaurant roots and Italian heritage brought him to opening the wine-focused Tulio Risotarante on the main floor of Seattle’s Hotel Vintage in 1992. Named for Pisano’s restaurateur father, John Tulio Pisano, the downtown locale takes on the persona of an East Coast Italian joint: dark wood, white tablecloths, glowing ceiling sconce light, house-made pastas, grappa, wine and more wine.
The Seattle Italian Dining Matrix
January 26, 2017 | Seattle Met
A handy let’s-go-out-for-Italian reference guide, from modern interpretations to Grandma’s cannelloni.
Figging Out: A Few of Our Fave Fig Drinks + Dishes
December 26, 2016 | OpenTable Blog
Fig. 1738 is the name of the fig-rich cocktail created by Tulio’s head bartender Matthew Slocum. The drink is a classic tangy-sweet combo of sweet muddled figs and Bevivo Lemon Drinking Balsamic made into “drinking form,” with a warming kick from Remy Martin 1738 and a fig slice.
Hey, Look Which Seattle Restaurants Have the Best Wine Lists
July 14, 2016 | Seattle Met
The Award of Excellence, which “recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style,” went to 13 restaurants:
2016 Best Restaurants for Wine
July 6, 2016 | Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards
What Is Saba And Why Is It Trending?
4-20-2016 | Food Republic
Chefs nationwide are finding modern uses for balsamic’s ancestor. View a saba-powered dish from Tulio in Seattle: sunchokes and burrata with roasted pears and rosemary.
Spring desserts show off seasonal berries, rhubarb
2-2-2016 | Nation’s Restaurant News
After a long, dreary winter, nothing says spring like the arrival of fresh berries and rhubarb. Although the worst of winter 2016 has yet to come, chefs across the country are already planning to celebrate spring with desserts made with these and other first-of-the-season ingredients.
Feast of the Seven Fishes: Seattle Restaurants Recreate Italian Tradition
12-11-2015 | Eater Seattle
Seattle restaurateurs are embracing the southern Italian Christmas Eve custom of la vigilia, better known in Italian-American households as "the feast of the seven fishes." In true Italian spirit, the meal transforms an act of abstinence (from meat) into an indulgence. Here, four places to try it out around Seattle this month:
Fragrant mint grows on restaurant menus
10-6-2105 | Restaurant News
At Tulio in Seattle, chef Water Pisano serves lamb sirloin with mint syrup and mint and basil yogurt, a riff on the old-fashioned fine-dining dish of rack of lamb with mint jelly.
7 Seattle Hotel Restaurants for Locals
9-29-2015 | Zagat
You can often find chef Walter Pisano working the room at this Downtown Italian-inspired spot nestled inside the Hotel Vintage, smiling and offering menu suggestions. The gnocchi is a beloved staple that's survived every menu change, and it's a decadent way to begin any meal. Pasta here is delicate and tender; if you can’t decide, it’s usually possible to get a half order of two.
25 Must-Try Romantic Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Spots in Seattle
8-12-2015 | Vacation Idea
From breakfast and brunch to lunch and dinner, the restaurant is an excellent choice. Its intimate and elegant dining room creates the perfect setting for appreciating Chef Pisano’s exquisite cuisine, and an impressive wine list presents excellent wines to accompany each dish.
Seattle Restaurants with Lofts
4-28-2015 | SeattleMet.com
There was the clubby loft at downtown’s business lunch Italian of choice, Tulio.
The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Seattle
1-28-2015 | Thrillist.com
Real Seattleites know that people in this town love lots of things (at least 27 of 'em!) more than dating, but if you're gonna do it -- and with Valentine's Day just a few weeks away you'd better -- you'd better do it right, that is to say, at one of Seattle's 10 most romantic restaurants....