The restaurant venue vacated by June won't sit empty for long: Tom Black and Kate Perry are aiming to open Restaurant Bea in the space by February.
Perry describes the forthcoming restaurant as "laid-back but polished."
"We're pairing Tom's amazing food with impeccable service and a spirited ambiance for our community in Madrona and food lovers around the city," Perry e-mails.
Black is a longtime fixture of the Seattle restaurant scene. He started his kitchen career at the Seattle Sheraton, and was named executive chef of The Barking Frog in 2001. Two years later, the restaurant earned "restaurant of the year" honors from the Washington Wine Commission. He later served as executive chef of the 35th Street Bistro, and has spent the last several years as a culinary instructor.
For more on what Black's envisioning for Bea, check back with Voracious next week: The chef's sitting down with Julien Perry for a Grillaxin' interview.