Most know Chef Jeremy Hansen as the chef / owner of Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie in Downtown Spokane's Liberty Building. Sante has become a true hot spot in the growing local culinary scene, and Hansen's other establishment, Common Crumb Artisan Bakery has built up a positive reputation as well.
But, now Chef Hansen is expanding his culinary empire with an exciting new restaurant in the historic Washington Cracker Building on W. Pacific, still in Downtown Spokane. This new business will be called Inland Pacific Kitchen and is currently expected to be open in the Spring or Summer of 2016.
Inland Pacific Kitchen will actually be a three part space, with the main space being the actual " Inland Pacific Kitchen " . This will be a main dining room with a small full bar attached. The menu to be served here will be two sided , both a la carte and a tasting menu. Menus will likely change and are to be story driven. Only 40 dinners will be served here each night with reservations advised .
Another space planned for the site will be a " full underground industry driven tavern ". This place has not yet been named . It will be geared directly towards those in the restaurant industry and will offer beer at a very cheep price and a limited selection of bar foods.
The basement space that remains at Inland Pacific Kitchen's site will be used as a full kitchen to provide food to the industry driven bar, lunch service in the main dining room and for full service catering. Catering from this kitchen can be available for groups up to 300 with a large, customizable menu.
And, with all of this both Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie and Common Crumb Artisan Bakery will remain open for business. Keep watching for an opening date and more menu information as we get it.