And as if all that action wasn't enough for the guy, somewhere in the middle of it all he found the time to write a cookbook. Which is now ready to be released. And for the release, there needs to be a party.
"We are delighted to help celebrate publication of award-winning Seattle chef/owner Ethan Stowell's first book, Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, co-authored by Leslie Miller). In this beautifully produced book, the proprietor of Union, Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, Olives & Anchovies, and the new Staple & Fancy brings the best of Italian tradition and Pacific Northwest bounty together. Ethan Stowell's honors include a James Beard Award nomination as Best Chef Northwest, citation as one of 2008's Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine. National publications with rave reviews of his restaurants have come from Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, GQ, and more. This should be fun ... and leave one hungry for more."
So if you're a big Stowell fan, I suggest you mark your calendars now. And who knows? At the rate he's been going lately, the man will probably open seven or eight more restaurants before his big release party, so this might be the only chance you have to see him standing still in one place for a long time.