While in Seattle for Starbucks Coffee College, I didn't have much time to check out the Pacific Northwest, but I did have one free meal. I used it to visit Spinasse, an Italian restaurant in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Helmed by Food & Wine Best New Chef Jason Stratton, the menu features rustic Italian from the Piemonte region. I loved the chef's complex food pairings, and I can't wait to taste more of his food at the Best New Chefs Dinner in Aspen this year!

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