With great excitement, Teatro ZinZanni announced the name and chef for their new restaurant Wheelhouse, a new gathering place for both locals and visitors to experience set to open next month within the world-renowned wine and outdoor destination.
The name is an ode to the prominence of the railway line that ran along the site and the wheelhouse is a device for switching locomotives from one track to another. Located in the heart of Woodinville’s Hollywood District neighborhood, Wheelhouse will be the newest addition to the Hollywood Station campus at the former Redhook brewery site, which is also home to Teatro ZinZanni’s productions and world headquarters, as well as DeLille Cellars and Sparkman Cellars.
Teatro ZinZanni, originally founded by Norman Langill 20 years ago, relocated its world headquarters to Woodinville last year with an eye towards expanding into new areas of business where the passion of creating unique and delightful experiences for guests could be applied in new ways. The former pub space at the Redhook brewery site presented the perfect opportunity.
We have been so welcomed by this community, and are looking forward to providing a new place for friends and family to gather and celebrate that presents a completely different type of experience than you would expect to have at the spiegeltent,” said Markus Kunz, General Director of Teatro ZinZanni.
Wheelhouse General Manager Brooke Bolin returns to the Teatro ZinZanni family to help lead efforts at the company’s newest venture. He describes the restaurant as a “farm to table gastropub” sourcing seasonal ingredients from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Though it will operate independent from the iconic spiegeltent, which sits directly across the parking lot, the parallels of service run deep.
Bolin is also excited to introduce the Woodinville community and future Wheelhouse guests to Executive Chef Pierre Tumlin. Chef Pierre’s thriving career began in culinary school right after high school and has been shaped through hands-on experience and personal mentors, including working as a sous chef for Gordon Ramsay for a year.
Chef Pierre will base the menu on seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients featuring delicious and approachable dishes that are designed to appeal to a wide range of visitors to ensure a fun and authentic experience. There are also a few showstoppers planned for the menu that guests can look forward to experiencing.
Keep an eye out on wheelhousewa.com for the menu debut next month!