The Helm teams up with Pomerol, China Pie for Progressive Patio Dinner Experience


The chefs and cocktail creators of three of Seattle’s up-and-coming bars and restaurants are teaming up to launch a Progressive Patio Dining Experience, September 5-10. The Helm, China Pie and Pomerol, all located in succession in the west end of the city’s Fremont neighborhood have crafted a special $30 Progressive Dinner Menu where guests can enjoy a variety of food and drinks while dining in each location’s outdoor space.

The Progressive Patio Dining Experience combines the creativity and flair of Vuong Loc’s two Fremont restaurants: Pomerol’s French Cuisine and ChinaPie’s Italian and Asian-Inspired Dumpling and Pizza, with The Helm’s inventive cocktail bar and Puget-Sound inspired kitchen led by award-winning bartender Kyle Takacs and Executive Chef Travis Stewart, formerly of Seattle’s Canlis restaurant.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Vuong Loc’s restaurants to create a really fun dining experience in Fremont,” says The Helm Owner Phil Megenhardt. “Combining amazing cocktails with fantastic food between the three locations, all in beautiful outdoor patio spaces, is a perfect evening out and a terrific opportunity for guests to introduce themselves to The Helm, ChinaPie and Pomerol!”

Guests will pay $30 ($10 at each location) and enjoy the following selections across the three locations:

The Helm will offer a choice of:

Five Oysters
(Champagne Vinegar, Shallots, Lemon) or

Farro Risotto
(Romano Beans, Parmesan, Chives)

With the choice of one of two hand-crafted cocktails:

Crystal Ball
(Clarified: Blanco Tequila, Apple Cinnamon Shrub, Lime, Ancho Reyes, Sparking Wine), or

Black Velvet
(Sparkling Wine & Rotating Stout or Porter)

Pomerol will offer a choice of:

Steamed Taylor Shellfish Clams
(White Wine, Jalapeno, Mint, Lime, Olive Oil, Grilled Bread), or

Confit Chicken Wings
(Garlic, Thai Chili, Fish Sauce Caramel, Basil)

With a glass of Rosé, local draft beer, or Summer Breeze cocktail
(Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, Citrus, Brut Rosé Float).

ChinaPie will offer a choice of:

Chicken Pho Dumplings
(Ginger, Scallion, Mint, Charred Onion), or

Pepperoni Pizza
(Tomato sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan)

With a glass of Pinot Grigio, local draft beer, or Sue’s Lemonade
(Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Lemon, Prosecco)

The entire menus at each location will be available for guests to order additional items as well.

No reservations are required for the Progressive Patio Dinner Experience. The Helm opens at 4pm daily. Pomerol opens at 5pm daily. ChinaPie opens at 4pm Friday through Sunday, and 5pm Monday through Thursday. The Helm, ChinaPie and Pomerol are located next door to each other at 119 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.