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Special Request in Seattle - Queen Anne


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Special Request in Seattle - Queen Anne

joshua | | Oct 4, 2007 07:09 AM

I'm headed to Seattle for a 4-day weekend with my lovely wife. We'll be staying at the Inn at Queen Anne. You know how they say that all couple fight about the same things (money, kids, sex)? Well, we fight about food. (OK, and money, kids and sex too, but I only need your help with the food!) I care a lot about food, and I judge it on its taste. She cares a lot about food, and she judges it on its "healthfulness." So for this weekend, I'm hoping to find a few places that fit our rare crossover, which is places that give a serious nod to "healthfulness" but also taste terrific.

You all know what I'm looking for, because it's the same thing you're looking for, and I can probably sum it up in a two words: flavor and authenticity. So now let me try to explain what my wife is looking for.

An authentic shanghainese place, for example, would not suit her, because she'd ask the waiter what vegies are organic and where they source their fish etc.

She doesn't eat red meat, so that's easy, the place has to have a good selection of veggie dishes. She does eat chicken and fish, but only if it's not too "fishy," and god help me I can't seem to figure out what this means exactly, but I know she likes salmon teryaki, and salmon generally. But here's an example of "healthfulness," the salmon cannot be farmed. No exceptions.

She likes a vegetarian or vegan place. But she's not vegetarian or vegan. She likes these places because of their emphasis on healthfulness. So a place that also served meat, but it was all local, sustainable, and fed organic feed, would meet her requirements quite well.

A gourmet vegan place, the sort of place where you wouldn't necessarily even know it's vegan unless you really thought about it - that would be great. We're mostly looking for near lower queen anne, but we'll have a car, so a drive for a special place would work, too.

Thank you for any ideas!