The Bent blew out of Belltown on the 5:35 to Bainbridge Island for a 6:30 reso at madoka, the new offering from co-owners chef Alvin Binuya and manager José Gonzales. Just a few minutes and one left turn after docking, we were sipping our cocktails and gazing longingly at every item on Binuya's pan-Pacific menu, wondering how many we could possibly sample before catching the 8:55 back to Pier 52.
Alvin, whose culinary skills are highly regarded in Belltown and beyond, and José, long respected for his front-of-the-house mastery, go way back. One year ago they decided to partner up and launch madoka, Japanese for "perfect circle", and they've been making people happy ever since. We're happy to have found the perfect circle route to fine food. See you on the ferry.