Jazz & Blues
May 11, 2018
Tallulah’s is a stylish new Capitol Hill spot, a self-styled ‘neighbourhood café’ from Linda Derschang, the woman behind Bait Shop, Oddfellows, Smith et al. There’s a mid-century meets Morocco vibe to the attractive interior with its large marble-topped bar and Bertoia bar stools. It’s a tastefully decorated space, with white orb lighting and elegant tiled floors. The cocktail menu is the work of Adam Fream and Marley Tomic-Beard, members of the Derschang team who both have form when it comes to the creation of inventive spirituous refreshments. There’s a gentle emphasis on unexpected flavour pairings, the delicate intermixing of the sweet and the savoury, drinks which feature ingredients like lemongrass, dandelion root, and white pepper, as well as an intriguing array of house-made shrubs, tinctures, and syrups. They stock Marley’s tonic on tap with a choice of gin or vodka and the Meridian, a blend of gin vermouth, white pepper and grapefruit, sounds right up our street. There are some good value wines on tap and they serve Stumptown cold brew coffee. The food menu is Northwest-style with an above average range of vegetarian and gluten free options, healthy dishes that don’t feel overly worthy, the opposite in fact. Their flatbreads, topped with oozing raclette or lamb sausage, are a good bet and we like the sound of their faro with fennel and pomegranate.