Tulalip Resort Casino unveils its newest dining venue, Tula Bene Pastaria + Chophouse, which builds on familiar Italian dishes and elevates them to something extraordinary. Their belief is to serve the finest Italian specialties borne out of a respect for tradition and quality—where classic food meets comfortable contemporary dining.
Chef Jeremy Taisey will take diners on an unexpected culinary experience where curated Italian-inspired family styled plates bring family and friends together. Guests can begin their evening from a generous selection of appetizers, featuring the salumi antipasti platter, pancetta wrapped prawns, or the Hand Stretched Pizzetta made with local cheese and garlic oil. Entrée highlights feature six prime and upper choice Double R Ranch steaks, Chef Jeremy’s House-made D’Angelo sausages, prosciutto wrapped Halibut, and the Half-Roasted Chicken with melted leeks and cremini mushrooms.
The Tula Bene menu wouldn’t be complete without their daily fresh made pasta, such as the signature interactive table side prepared Cacio e Pepe, which is a traditional chitarra pasta tossed with pecorino cheese and black pepper, ricotta gnocchi with preserved lemon, Tagliatelle with smoked oysters, or the Lobster Ravioli served with sous vide lobster medallions.
“Chef Jeremy Taisey has a real zest for preparing and creating fresh house-made Italian dishes and is always finding local products to feature on his seasonally inspired menus. The restaurant will offer a contemporary dinner menu that will be prepared fresh daily, creating a relaxed fun escape,” shares Executive Chef Perry Mascitti.
A few sweet temptations from Pastry Chef Nikol Nakamura’s kitchen include her Budino with white chocolate, Sweet Pecorino Cake with candied tomatoes, olive oil gelato, candied basel, and pecorino frico or her Flourless Chocolate Torte with blood orange segments.
Under the stewardship of Sommelier Tom Thompson, the restaurant will offer an approachable European inspired wine list featuring a rotating selection of over 30 wines by the glass and a full bar showcasing artfully handcrafted cocktails.
Tula Bene Pastaria & Chophouse will officially open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, with limited hours during their first few weeks of operation. During this time, dinner and bar service will be offered Thursday and Sunday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m.