Lark is the perfect summary of chef John Sundstrom's long, varied career in the culinary world. On paper, it seems an oddly meandering journey, hopping from one type of cuisine to another, but every influence is apparent at his current venture. His training in classic sushi may have provided inspiration for Lark's small plates, whereas his work at other upscale Seattle restaurants introduced him to the passion and abundance of the Northwest's farmers and foragers. A vegetarian restaurant illuminated organic ingredients, and a surf 'n' turf eatery taught him how to make protein the star of the show. This rather roundabout path must have worked: in 2007, Sundstrom was named Best Chef: Northwest by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for his work at Lark. The restaurant's artisanal menu changes seasonally but focuses on locally produced fare, with foie gras, corn, clams, and wine all sourced from Washington providers. Meant to be shared family-style, Lark's small- to medium-sized plates are perhaps best summed up by a Seattle Food Geek review: "small plates, big flavor."
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