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White King Salmon from Ray's

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White King Salmon from Ray's

Melanie Wong | Feb 27, 2001 10:05 PM

No, I haven't dropped into Seattle for dinner. Instead I had a wonderful treat at the Taste of Washington tour's visit to San Francisco tonight. Besides a fine showing of WA State wines, Ray's Boathouse catered the buffet of Northwest seafood.

The hot smoked white king salmon was sumptuous served with a sweet/spicy chutney. I had the chance to introduce myself to Exec. Chef Charles Ramseyer and thank him for bringing this delicacy to San Francisco. Apparently these fish don't turn up this often and he jumped when his purveyor had a load to sell. He said the hot smoked items were all done in-house. We really bonded when I told him that my favorite part was the fatty belly (toro) and was happy that others always left it behind on the serving platter. He said that's what he likes too, but not to tell too many people about our secret. (g)

I envy those of you who live close enough to enjoy this again soon.

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