We bloged about the Market Street Cafe previously--before they opened. Since that last post the MSC quietly opened and have been serving patrons for a few weeks now. The staff is hired and all systems are go! I have yet to eat there (for full disclosure), but have met Chef Sasha and got a tour of the new state of the art kitchen as well.
Sasha was born in Moscow and began cooking at age 14. He received his formal culinary training in Moscow before spending several years as Executive Chef at two very trendy New York restaurants. Sasha has been covered in the NY Times previously. Prior to opening the MSC, Sasha was the Executive Chef for a Russian restaurant in Calgary.
Sasha and some relatives opened the MSC in Kirkland to offer food choices and an experience unlike any other on the east-side. Where else can you find dishes such as Beef-Stroganoff, Forrest Quail, and Wild Boar? But don't worry--if you are not so adventurous other menu options include: Sea Bass, Wild Salmon, and Fillet Mignon (prepared three different ways). The menu is filled with unique dishes in the accordance of ancient recipes (both Russian and French) from the 17th-19th centuries.
The Market Street Cafe is open, so try it out. I plan to dine there in the coming weeks and will add a quick review once I have done so. If you are looking for a place to hold your group/office holiday dinner they are now accepting reservations. If you have tried it out let us know what you think...