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Cascadia Calamity (SEA)

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Cascadia Calamity (SEA)

Corey | Dec 15, 2004 08:06 AM

I had guests in town last night who own restaurants in Madrid, and they wanted to go to a Seattle restaurant with good food featuring local ingredients. They were staying close to Belltown, so I chose Cascadia. I had been there twice before and had good meals, but last night was an abomination. Service was glacial, condescending and prefunctory. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir - rather than providing what was on the menu, a different wine was provided with a smile but no explanation. The food was fair - soupy "Posh Mac", heavy mashed potatoes loomed beneath light fish, and simply grilled fish was just that - simple and with minimal flavor. I also noticed a dearth of local ingedients, or if they were used they certainly were not featured. Deserts were the only highlight, both creative and delicious. Given the many dining choices in Seattle and the exorbinant prices at Cascadia, I would be hard-pressed to return.

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