YAKIMA, Wash. - Sage Restaurant and Wine Bar is the newest place to eat on the city's fine dining scene and begins serving guests this weekend with invite only and reservations only dinners.
On Monday the restaurant formally opens its doors to public and has already received several reservations for their first full week. They will also have a grand opening celebration during the Fourth of July weekend.
Jeff Euteneier is the executive chef and owner of Sage restaurant. He says they didn't face many challenges trying to start the place in a tough economic environment and even saw some advantages.
"You get a real great pick of talented people," he said. "I was surprised by how many talented people there are in this valley and how many of them showed up to work here."
Euteneier says the restaurant also benefited from having their financing settled before the economy started to turn.
The restaurant's menu will feature Pacific Northwest cuisine with many seafood dishes.
Sage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located at 4000 Creekside Loop. Reservations can be made by calling (509)853-1057.