Imagine Food

Courtesy Imagine Food

In downtown Seattle, chef Maxime Bilet runs a surreal eating-and-art research space called Imagine Food, which has a monthly ticketed 15-course dinner where Bilet shows off some crazy skill or ingredient that he’s become obsessed with. 

The space feels like a blank canvas that Bilet rearranges for whatever mood suits him and his food: romantic, farmy, you name it. Bilet, who has the wit to keep up with Seattle’s tech crowd, is the perfect culinary icon for the city. Imagine Daniel Boulud crossed with Jeff Bezos and you get the picture.

At 1001 Western Ave.