Café Nordo is a place where the intersection between food & art is cultivated & mined, where artists create & play while audiences are cared for with seamless service. In our home artists serve one another & the broader community. We believe in our artists being paid fairly, our food being sourced locally, & our work being brave, educational & always entertaining.
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In 2009, Café Nordo launched a hybrid of the pop-up restaurant and underground theater. Relying on relationships with local farmers, ranchers, fisherman, composers, actors, and visual artists, Café Nordo serves up modern cuisine while thrilling audiences with the history, myth, science, and politics of food. Each show, performed at venues all over the Seattle area, ran for 6-8 weeks for an almost always sold-out crowd. In 2015 Nordo's Culinarium opened in historic Pioneer Square. Committed to the intersection between Art, Performance, and Cuisine, Nordo' s Culinarium provides a playground for the imagination where flavors and stories come alive in an intimate, immersive setting.
Previous venues have ranged from the warehouse of a chocolate factory to a former museum and each has provided a unique backdrop for an immersive experience. Our audiences have enjoyed a 1960’s spy farce in a 737 headed for the Seattle World’s Fair where they learned the secrets of convenience food and the Green Revolution (To Savor Tomorrow,) learned the history of the cocktail in a jazzy speakeasy in the 1930’s (Sauced), and took a tour around Café Nordo’s timeless museum of food, eating each of five courses in a different local artist’s installation (Café Nordo’s Cabinet of Curiosities.)
Awarded the Seattle Times’ prestigious Footlight Award for Excellence in Theater six years running, Café Nordo has become a Seattle institution.