PACIFIC NORTHWEST CUISINE
Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge, features a contemporary approach to Pacific Northwest cuisine, showcasing elevated dishes using fresh, local ingredients served in an approachable way. Menu highlights include Hama Hama Oyster Ceviche, Puget Sound Brandade, Oregon Lamb, Halibut, Wild King Salmon, Kanpachi Tartare and the Washington Wagyu Porterhouse for Two. Highlighting seasonal flavors and a classic yet contemporary style, the dessert menu offers standout options from a Chocolate Souffle to a full dessert tasting.
Executive Pastry Chef
Acclaimed for his creative and elegant pastry creations, Artis Kalsons is the Executive Pastry Chef overseeing the pastry, dessert, chocolate and cake programming at LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE and Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge. Born and raised in Latvia, Chef Kalsons was exposed to the pastry field at an early age through his uncle who worked in the pastry department his entire life.
Alexander La Motte
Chef La Motte brings over 15 years of extensive experience in fine dining from Michelin Star restaurants, such as Thomas Keller’s Per Se and The French Laundry Napa Valley, Daniel Boulud New York, and the Forbes Five Star Four Seasons San Francisco, to Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge in Seattle. Chef La Motte graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biological Conservation and Environmental Studies.
Executive Sous Chef
A graduate of Culinary Institute of America ‘06, Chef Jeffrey Hunter was born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent most of his youth in Montana. With over 15 years of culinary experience in Montana, Chicago and Seattle, Chef Jeffrey is a proud pre-opening member of Lotte Hotel Seattle, joining us with a breadth of experience from Seattle’s beloved restaurants such as Canlis and a Relais & Châteaux in Montana.