As we move toward a change in season, change has also come to Uptown Gig Harbor’s . Chef Matt Colony has taken the helm both in the kitchen and as General Manager.
Gig Harbor residents first encountered Chef Matt during his stint as the Beach House at Purdy’s Executive Chef, working with Gordon Naccarato. When Gordon opened Pacific Grill in downtown Tacoma, he asked Matt to open the new restaurant, again as his Executive Chef. Once Pacific Grill was established, Chef Matt left to expand his repertoire; he spent a year in the San Juan Islands as Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager at Friday Harbor House, and then returned to Tacoma to open Maxwell’s Lounge + Restaurant, where he also became General Manager.
Known for his bold flavors and sophisticated, yet rustic dishes, Chef Matt is excited by this new opportunity - and his return - to Gig Harbor. “The Green.House is one of the few casual fine-dining restaurants in the area, with such a great location. I’m excited to be creating a new seasonally-focused menu that will change often.” A preview of the new menu that he plans to release at the end of July includes such items as Sherry Wine Braised Cauliflower with rogue river smoked blue cheese, fresh chives, Meat Butter, a rustic foie gras & chicken liver pate with thyme-infused olive oil, served with crostini and not least, Goat Cheese Brulée, served with smoked paprika, Spanish-style verde sauce, and crusty bread. A firm believer in combining deliciousness with great value, Chef Matt is also tripling the size of the Happy Hour lounge + patio menu. “Sampling bar food is a great way to discover a restaurant’s menu,” he says.
As General Manager, Matt has a number of promotions planned for the restaurant. A little later in the fall, Tuesday nights will be half-price wine night; Happy Hour pricing will be offered all day in the bar on both Wednesday and Saturday. In the future, Matt plans to be open on Mondays as well, offering “flight school” spirit tastings in conjunction with local and specialty distilleries.
Green.House Restaurant is located in Uptown Gig Harbor at 4793 Point Fosdick Drive NW Suite #400. Open 6 days a week (closed Mondays), serving lunch and dinner. For reservations, call 253.514.6482.