A restaurant review for SipNorthwest.com covering the Barking Frog in Woodinville, WA.
“When the frogs are barkin’, peace and harmony has come a’knockin’. According to Native American folklore, when frogs are croaking (or barking), it speaks of an euphonic balance in nature. Bringing this essential consonance to the dinner table and locally-flush wine list, the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington is a long way from lore.
With 14 years under the leadership of local celebrity and executive chef Bobby Moore, the Frog recently received an internal transformation. New faces, new menus and a younger demographic has rolled into the house, with a few bright and eager millennials calling the shots. Sous chef Chris Smith leads the line with a decade of experience under his belt, toting menu revisions that sing of the seasons and showcase trends and intricacies without going overboard on foam and flair. Seattleite Anthony Berkau commands the troops on the restaurant front lines as Willows’ director of restaurant outlets and wine. His front-of-the-house expertise comes from years in wine wholesale, schlepping and selling the very wines that are on the list to previous Frog management. Now, Berkau’s team of fresh blood (both staff and beverage list) attunes with Smith’s vigorous heat of the kitchen to bring a higher caliber to the casual bistro—all signed off, of course, by Chef Moore.”
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