Heavy Restaurant Group officially opened Cast Iron Studios this week in downtown Bellevue.
Cast Iron Studios is designed to host intimate parties, large private events, and specialty food and wine workshops led by Heavy Restaurant Group’s chefs, wine directors, and bartenders. The company will also use the space as a catering hub, with access to the menus of Purple Café and Wine Bar, Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar, and Lot No. 3.
In June and July, Cast Iron Studios will feature food and wine workshops with topics ranging from “Pacific Northwest Cuisine,” taught by the company’s executive chef, Harry Mills, to “A History of Whiskey,” led by Chris Faber, bar manager at Lot No. 3.
Cast Iron Studios, located at 10650 NE 4th St., is connected to Purple and Lot No. 3, and can expand to include both restaurant spaces and parties of up to 500 people. It replaces Barrio Bellevue that closed in July 2011.