Nic Reinig

August 18, 2018

Nic’s great-grandparents homesteaded in Seattle and then moved to the Eastside in the late 1800s. He will always call the greater Seattle area his home and believes in living life simply and extracting the most of what it has to offer. He believes in working hard and playing hard and that anything worth doing is worth doing well.

He has an obsessive attention to details and systems, and found an outlet for these neuroses in restaurants.  From 14 years old he has been working in many of the city’s finest houses, perfecting his craft while enjoying what has become a life-long epicurean adventure.  

His heroes are Winston Churchill and Reinhold Messner. He likes dogs better than cats and prefers the Beatles to the Stones. He is easily satisfied with the finest of things but can also have fun in a field, with a stick. He also really likes breakfast foods. When he’s not satisfying his palate, he’s satisfying his soul in the mountains. He is an avid alpine climber and skier and when not at work, he’s undoubtedly in the North Cascades or Nepal.

Fresh Copper River Salmon Has Arrived!

Copper River salmon season has begun and Ray’s has just received this incredible, fresh fish directly from Alaska! We source our Copper River salmon from hard-working fishermen and women who take great care in fishing sustainably and providing the best fish available. These gorgeous fish build muscle and fat just to be able to run …

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