By Kyla Rohde | Photo provided by Chanterelle Hometown Bistro
At home on Main Street in the quaint waterfront town of Edmonds, the Chanterelle Hometown Bistro is nestled in an historic building that was once the first hardware store in town. Owned and managed by husband and wife Randy and Brooke Baker since 1997, Chanterelle offers a cozy atmosphere, helpful and courteous staff members, and an eclectic variety of international dishes that make this small eatery worth the stop.
This bistro serves up cozy, Pacific Northwest comfort, with its traditional bar, landscape wall hangings, twinkle lights, burlap, soft background music, and antique light fixtures. A wall of high windows wraps around the eatery, beckoning customers in off the street. Whether you’re looking to drop in for a cup of joe and a piece of sweet Marionberry pie on a blustery spring day, or to celebrate an anniversary with friends over a four-course meal, Chanterelle offers a variety of dishes, suitable for most any occasion. With flavorful bites served throughout the day, the eatery offers everything from Benedicts and omelets to paninis and seafood pastas.
If a light seafood lunch is what you’re after, order the Open-Faced Crab Melt, a ciabatta roll topped with a thick helping of crab meat and melted cheese, and served with a side Caesar salad. This meal is perfect for those with a lighter lunch appetite.
If you’re looking for a flavorful midday meal, try the Chicken Mozzarella Caprese Panini. Served with potato chips, a side salad, or cup of soup, this hot sandwich boasts thick, hot slices of mozzarella cheese, large chunks of chicken meat, tomatoes, basil and a thick and palatable, full-flavored pesto spread. If you’re in the mood for something heartier, consider the spicy, yet savory Cioppino. A popular seafood dish prepared to perfection, this fish stew serves up a hearty portion of richly flavored succulent mussels, clams, bay shrimp, salmon, and large chunks of whitefish in a tomato broth blended with onion, garlic, and herbs. Offered on both lunch and dinner menus, this filling dish is accompanied by crisp garlic toast or tomato bisque, soup du jour, or salad.
Whether you’re searching for a taste that’s south of the border, such as yellowfin or salmon tacos, Italian-inspired linguini with clams, or a three-egg breakfast scramble with smoked salmon, you know where to find it. Chanterelle serves breakfast and lunch daily and dinner everyday except Sunday.