A few years back, I caught wind of an eccentric, traveling dinner theatre that was doing an homage to Twin Peaks. As a long time David Lynch devotee who had recently moved to Seattle (but hadn’t yet made the pilgrimage to Snoqualmie Falls), it seemed a must-see. Alas, I missed the show, and was sure I’d never get the opportunity again. After all, the production team, Cafe Nordo, seemed intent on doing something different every time, as they didn’t even have a home venue.
Well, fortunately I was wrong. Cafe Nordo has since moved into its permanent home, The Culinarium in Pioneer Square. And this month, Twin Peaks returns to television after 25 years. It’s the perfect occasion to revive their homage, Lost Falls.
Like the series, Lost Falls is a weirdo murder mystery based in a small, PNW town. However, instead of the town’s sweetheart, the victim is the troupe’s phantasmal namesake, Chef Nordo Lefesczki. Nordo may be dead and gone, but his culinary tricks live on. The multi-course, prix-fixe meal looks like a classic breakfast a la the Double R Diner in Twin Peaks. However, as with a Lynch film, nothing is as it first appears. What appears sweet may be savory, and it’s all pretty scrumptious.
The price of admission includes dinner. If you want drinks, a flight of accompanying cocktails can also be purchased, as can drinks a la carte.
Also, don’t worry about Nordo pulling tricks on you if you have dietary restrictions. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available, and you can make special requests in advance when you buy tickets online.
Cafe Nordo Presents: Lost Falls
When: Thursdays through Sundays, through June 25
Where: Nordo’s Culinarium (109 South Main St.)
$67 general admission with dinner. $92 for dinner, show and cocktail flight. Buy tickets online.
Note: The show takes a week off May 11-14 as the Culinarium is included in Upstream Music Festival.