Black & White poster of Alice Toklas Dinner at Hotel Sorrento


Alice and her family moved to Seattle in 1890, before Hotel Sorrento was built, and we believe she continues to linger around our grounds because her childhood home possibly existed where the Hotel now stands. Guests and employees of the Hotel have claimed to have seen Alice wandering the halls, specifically the 4th floor and room 408, in a white gown. Some have seen her in the Garden with her floor-length-fur-coat and hat to match. Alice studied piano at the University of Washington, and there have been incidents of hearing our 7th floor piano playing by itself by some guests over the years. 



Guests of Alice will also enjoy a four-course dinner and wine pairing inspired by The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, which is part collection of traditional French recipes and part memoir filled with stories from her life in France, with Gertrude Stein. We look forward to showing diners a glimpse into the exceptional life of Alice B. Toklas.


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First Course

Soup of shallots and cheese - Creamy roasted vegetable broth with crispy baguette and melted parmesan cheese

Second Course

Salad Concalaise - Bib lettuce with a potato, truffle, and oyster salad

Third Course

(choice of one entrée)

Hen a la provincial - Half a young chicken braised with vegetables in a thin broth

Pink pompadour bass - Seared white sea bass with watercress and beetroot mashed potatoes

Carrot Risotto (vegetarian and vegan options) - Carnaroli rice, parmesan, lemon zest, carrot pesto

Fourth Course

Raspberry Flummery - Raspberry preserves and whipped cream with hibiscus sugar


Hotel Sorrento is committed to upholding all ordinances part of the Washington Safe Start Plan. Our Health and Safety Commitment requires temperature checks from all guests and associates arriving on property, and face coverings are required.

At the time of this event, we expect to remain in Phase Two, which requires the following:

  • Guests are REQUIRED to wear a face covering anytime they are not seated at the table and eating.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to all guests and associates.
  • All parties and tables must have 5 guests or less.
  • Indoor dining at the same table is limited to members of the same household.
  • Standing is prohibited in any area of the establishment, except for the lobby or waiting area and then must be done while maintaining 6 feet of distance between patrons.
  • Tables must be far enough apart so that guests are a minimum of 6 feet away from others while seated. A physical barrier or wall separating booths or tables is acceptable.