The Whale Wins is the creation of James Beard Award winning chef Renee Erickson and partners Jeremy Price and Chad Dale — the folks behind Ballard’s acclaimed The Walrus and the Carpenter.

Drawing inspiration from the cuisine of some of Renee Erickson’s favorite places in southern Europe and England, The Whale Wins’ wood-fired, vegetable focused menu features the very best foods from local beaches, gardens and farms prepared simply and served casually in a lively, light filled, cottage-like space.

“Piles of delicious, ripe, seasonal vegetables, wood oven fired meats and fish, and pickled treats — favorites from my childhood and my travels — will be displayed in abundance and served to share in a bright, beautiful setting,” Renee Erickson explains.

The Whale Wins neighbors Joule in the Fremont Collective development, a handsome converted warehouse space, at 3506 Stone Way North in Fremont.

“The Whale Wins is a warm, approachable, neighborhood restaurant — a place to enjoy great wines by the glass, draft beer, spirited cocktails and flavorful, ingredient focused food with friends and family,” concludes Renee Erickson.