I was sad to hear today of John Sarich’s passing. I’ve mentioned him a few times here on the blog but he actually played a much larger role in my Seattle food and wine experiences. I first experienced his work at his restaurant Adriatica, which was an amazing dining experience from the location to the food. I took classes from him a few times, or attended events at Ste Michelle, as well as other places, where he was cooking or advising. Besides being incredibly talented, I always thought he was a very nice person. Genuine, kind, thoughtful. He was happy to talk to anyone and everyone and at many events that was a pretty large group. He will be missed here in the Seattle area, and around the world, both within and outside of the culinary community.