Weekly Updates - 11/8/2017


I've been thinking about what addo is and what it can be.  Now that we are in a more permanent space it's allowing me to think of more ways to maximize that space with unique experiences and figure out different ways to keep you excited to come back.  I thought of it like this, if we have a bunch of different experiences then you can just pick one that meets your price point or you can just wait until something new pops up.

I think about adding new things all the time and sometimes it can be hit or miss.  I'm not too concerned with something being sold out right out the gate. I'm more concerned with the reactions of people post experience then from there evolving and enhancing it even more.  So that's why I've added a few more experiences since I was looking at things and I feel like I was pricing people out with too many $100+ experiences. 

So here are a couple new ones, Thanksgiving turkeys, and I've added a store onto my site that has discounted cooking class tickets as well as gift cards for the holiday season, click here. 


I do love spicy food and I wanted to try and see how selling tickets on my site directly would be.  Additionally, I want to see how adept people are to all-in pricing where you pay a single price and your tax, gratuity, milk and price of food is included in the price. This is something I want to move towards but it takes repetition of a model so the spicy food one is the tester.  So come on out and eat 7+ spicy food dishes and let me tinker with a pricing model at the same time! Tickets are $50 each (click here)

5 Course Puerto Rican Food Menu 11/16

I'm going to stop doing lechoneras after the next scheduled event on 12/16 until the spring as I am in the process of looking for a spit to cook a whole pig in and do the lechonera experience for real.  In the meantime, a more casual family style 5 course dinner featuring all the Puerto Rican goodness is definitely happening. Click here for tickets, they are $35 per person not including tax or service charge.  There is a beverage pairing available as well. 


I did this last year and it worked out really well.  I'm doing 10 each 10# turkeys and 10 each 20# turkeys.  They will be brined, cured, trussed, and you'll get a quart of gravy as well.  10# is $55 and 20# is $85.  That's all-in pricing! Click here to reserve your bird. Pick up dates are listed in the store. 

That's your update for the week!  Check out more experiences this week like the 15 course tasting menu, I'M A CHEF dinner, Local & Tourist, Toast v. Toast (brunch), and knife skills cooking class where I'll show you a wide array of knives, how to use them, and how to sharpen your own knives!  Let's have some fun! Book it!

Experiences for Sale Now:

15 course tasting - 

The 15 course tasting menu runs from Thursday through Saturday and is booking with more than one two seat or four seat experience at a time.  We have more space now so bring some friends. The seats are sold in pairs, if you're a single diner or have a group larger than two then shoot us a message and we'll accommodate, we can hold up to 20 at a time. The old two seat experience will turn into the chef's table which will launch with certain events and will always have a charitable contribution attached to it.  I'm sticking with the current price of $125 for the 15 course tasting menu through the end of the year then will decide if it needs to go up or not from there.  I want this to be in the 20-25 course range by the end of first quarter 2018, needs to be there! Click here for tickets. 

Toast v. Toast - 

Brunch (Toast v. Toast) is live with more dates.  Doing these on Sunday's and seatings will start at 11:30am.  If we need to go to Saturday, because of demand, we'll do that as well, but I want to keep it light for now.   Tickets are $35 per person and will give you a bunch of composed toasts and a bubbly toast right off the bat included in the price.  As always, we'll accommodate dietary restrictions and we'll have fun doing so.  Click for tickets  Waiting an hour in line for brunch sucks, buy a ticket, come eat here instead. 

11/9 - I'M A CHEF

You should definitely be a part of this as twelve up-and-coming chefs collaborate on twelve courses served by them in our new space! This is about to hit the press circuit this week so get your tickets now for this and help support up-and-coming chefs in Seattle.  The 7:45 time slot has one seat left and the 5:15 has a few left, this event will let you see into the future of dining in Seattle! CLICK!

Cooking Classes - 

Taking the month of December off from these so buy what's available now!  All of these are in the new space as well!  SO that's awesome! 

11/8 - Knife Skills
11/15  Stocks, Sauces, and SOUPS too!

Lechonera & Richard

Lechonera's will happen on Wednesday's, once per month
Richard's burger pop-ups will happen once a quarter.  Both happen right cooking classes so if you book the cooking class on that date you'll get a free ticket to either the Lechonera or the Richard's Burger pop-up through the end of the year, what a dealllllllll. 

Lechonera (click)
Richard (click)

11/11 Local & Tourist - 

This is a new experience that I will be doing once per month.  This is a peek into the SILVA menu when that launches.  12 courses exploring Washington from a local's perspective and a tourist's perspective.   What does that mean?  Think clam chowder but with a very different northwest take.  This is a very elaborate seafood focused menu that takes you on a trip from the shore of the west coast of Washington and takes you throughout the state course by course.  I'm partnering with Airbnb on this and am opening this up to newsletter subscribers as well!  Click to book


12x12 is live and for sale now!  There are three dates for these, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16.  12 artists have been given a 12"x12" canvas that they will paint then send back to us then I will be creating a dish based off of their art to serve to you.   12 diners at a time will be part of this in our new space.  Check out bookings for this here! The art will be available for sale as well so you can take a souvenir home for yourself! Book it!

addo:adana 12/7

Chef Shota Nakajima, from Adana, and I are going to collaborate on a 12 course dinner.  This is going to be really special as we will be featuring northwest ingredients with our own takes on them. Click for tickets!

Puerto Rican Christmas! 12/17

Mom and I are going to be doing another dinner together.  This time it's Christmas and we'll be doing classic Puerto Rican dishes with sometimes a twist because of me being a weirdo. Beverages included in the price.  Join us! 

New Year's Eve 12/31.  

Two different experiences available for that evening.  A shorter earlier menu (7-9 courses) that will feed you before you go somewhere and get weird then another later seating menu that will have an expanded passed apps and cocktail hour, the tasting menu, and more delights and treats!  Early Seating, click. Countdown Seating, click. 

Thanks for reading and supporting!

Eric Rivera