CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Chef Renee Erickson is the most influential force on the Seattle food scene. She is the chef and owner of Sea Creature Concepts, which includes The Whale Wins, The Walrus & the Carpenter, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateu, and General Porpoise. Defined by the bounty of the Puget Sound region and inspired by French cuisine, Renee has brought her culinary vision to life via seasonal, personal menus. Her food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to eaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Renee’s cookbook, A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories, was published in 2014.