Chef Edouardo Jordan insists he wanted to open a neighborhood restaurant, but the star power of his eclectic eatery, Salare, is drawing citywide diners to the quiet Ravenna neighborhood. Jordan, who won national plaudits at Pioneer Square’s Bar Sajor, offers a rotating menu influenced by the American South and the Northwest, by Italy and Africa, plus the Caribbean flavors he absorbed as a child in Florida. “I wanted to embrace my roots and find ways to create something different for this beautiful city that I call home,” Jordan says. Locals stroll over for favorites as global as black cod with coconut milk and plantains, and as native as desserts flavored by madrona bark or by herbs from Jordan’s garden. The airy, rustic space houses Jordan’s own cookbook collection and individual votives thrown by local potter Jill Young Rosenast.
2404 N.E. 65th St.