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My "Remember Moment" report (long.) [Seattle]

jenngen | Sep 7, 2009 03:08 PM

Thanks to everyone that helped with their input. It was my first time in Seattle, I tagged along on my husband's business trip, and I loves me some food!! With that said, here's the rundown and the most memorable meals...
Arrived and went straight to Maxmilians for mussels. Loved the view, the mussels were okay, but I did score points for having this in my notebook and for it being very Seattle specific.
The next day for lunch, I went to The Market Grill and had the salmon platter over rice with sesame oil and tomatoes. It was tasty and a fun place to people watch.
Dinner was Nishino. The fish for the sushi and sashimi was very fresh and they were generous with their cuts. The cooked food didn't really impress.
Dessert was at Tango. Here's where I really scored points with our group. We ordered 3 desserts, the El Diablo, tres leches cake, and their cheesecake. Loved all 3!! The El Diablo was very memorable, I've never had anything quite like it.
Crush the next night for dinner. We had a party of 10, so we had a table set up upstairs. The service was great, and everyone's plate was empty. I saw people woof down the cod, many people had the scallops and a couple had the lamb. Everyone was really happy! I had a pasta and lobster dish to start and it was superb! I saw that some on the board think that Crush is overrated, but I would absolutely return.
I went to Purple alone for lunch the next day and had the best tomato/basil soup that I have ever had.
DInner was at Cafe Juanita for out 10th anniversary. I have to preface this by stating that my s.o. had a really tough day and we weren't very hungry. The restaurant is lovely and welcoming, the service was awesome, and the food was good. We both had the exact same meal, starting with the pasta with bolognese, which was amazing, but really rich, followed by the rabbit. I think that I had over-hyped it and was expecting to be blown away... It was good, but not great. I always look at the dessert menu, even if full, just to see what is being offered... they had a caramel salt gelato, got it, and it was sooooooo good! Best part of the meal.
Next night, Poppy. Loved the space, airy and casual, yet nice. We ordered the eggplant fries, despite my not liking eggplant. Loved them... Honey and sea salt on an eggplant never tasted so good! Everyone loved their meal, I got the scallops with pork belly, devine!!
Next day for lunch, wanted to go to Paseo for the shrimp sandwich, but too far... wanted to walk. Saw on the Food Network the night before Serious Pie. Went and loved it! I got the Chanterelle mushroom and truffle cheese pizza and my s.o. got the cherry bomb, fennel sausage pizza followed by a Huckleberry cannoli. Believe it or not, we both thought that this was the best meal that we had in Seattle and it wins for the best "remember moment" in Seattle. I saw in previous posts that some people have issues with the chef/owner, but we loved it and it very much like a place in L.A. called Pizzeria Mozza which we also love!!
So thanks ya'll for your help, sorry that this was soooo long!

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