Renee Erickson is a Seattle-based chef and restaurateur. Owner and chef at a group of six Seattle restaurants, Erickson won the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Chef. One of the country’s most acclaimed chefs, Renee Erickson is a James Beard award winning chef and owner of Sea Creatures Concept’s: The Whale Wins, The Walrus & the Carpenter, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateau, and General Porpoise Doughnut & Coffee. Her praised cookbook is perfect for anyone who loves the fresh seasonal food of the Pacific Northwest. Defined by the bounty of the puget sound region, inspired by French cuisine, her vision is filled with seasonal, personal menus like her annual pre-fixe ‘Lamb and Rosé Feast’ and ‘Normandy Dinner’. Renee Erickson’s food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to readers and eaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Renee lives in sunny Seattle with her husband Dan, and their dog Mr. Arlo.