According to a recent permit filing, Respite will open soon in the Wallingford area at 4106 Stone Way North Suite 101.
“We are hoping for the end of February to open but are waiting on permits from the LCB & Health Department. We are going to have wine, beer, and beverages for everyone. From super natty, unfiltered pet nats to bitter non-alcoholic sodas that drink like a cocktail,” wine director and managing partner Hanley Mead told What Now Seattle.
“For food, we are designing a menu that can be shared as light snacks or built into a full meal. Local cheese, fresh bread, hearty salads, and sustainable charcuterie. My partner Madisyn is even looking at alternatives to water-hogging nuts like baked chickpeas.”
“We are two best friends who met shaking margaritas behind a bar. We grew up together and often sheltered one another from the hardest parts of life. We were a respite for one another. As we grew, in work and friendship, we realized we wanted to create a space that was reminiscent of our friendship: warm, welcoming, and encouraging.”
“We also happen to love wine and good food and are passionate advocates of transparency. We want to know what is in everything we consume and we plan to work with producers who are honest about how they make their product,” Hanley added.
“Founded in 2022, Respite is a wine bar + bottle shop from best friends Hanley Mead and Madisyn Scribner. Respite features wines made sustainably, with care and focus, by transparent winemakers.”
“We want to know what’s in our wine, and won’t pour it unless we do. We want to share this planet with you, our friends, and our families for as long as possible. With this in mind, we won’t be using single-use plastics in our space and will partner with purveyors committed to minimizing waste.”
The website states that Hanley is a founder and sommelier, while Madisyn is a founder and chef. “Hanley has spent the last decade as a wine buyer for several Seattle restaurants. She is most excited to share wine by producers working sustainably, organically, and ethically in places as far as Casablanca, Chile, and as close as right here, in the Yakima Valley.”
“Madisyn has spent the better part of her adult life behind a bar: crafting cocktails while balancing life, school, and knocking on that male-dominated glass ceiling. She is excited to share recipes she’s spent her whole life perfecting!”
Edit: Additional information was provided after the article was published.