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Seattle for 3 days - food report

adele | Oct 3, 200206:22 PM

I wanted to thank all you hounds for your wonderful suggestions. Our first trip to the Pacific Northwest was memorable - what a beautiful part of our country! To say we had great food is truly an understatement. We stayed at the Inn at the Market and loved it - great location and so near that fabulous market. If only I lived nearby I would befriend many of the purveyors. Our first night was dinner at Matt's. The salad was delicious and an appetizer of mussels was the best we've ever had. My husband is a mussel lover and he was very impressed with the mussels as well as the sauce. The halibut was excellent, too. A light breakfast the next day at Crumpets was tasty and an afternoon snack at Emmet Watson's for oysters and wine really hit the spot. We needed a break after walking the city. Dinner that night at Chez Shea was very good, but so far Matt's was winning. The next morning breakfast at Le Pichet brought back fond memories of Paris. The baked eggs with ham and gruyere was yummy. After another day of sightseeing and walking some more, we had dinner at the Flying Fish. Once again, we couldn't resist the oyster sampler and we were not disappointed. The fish was so fresh and the presentation very impressive. We live in Florida and have some good fresh fish, but you guys are spolied! Anyway, I know I said originally only three days, but we liked Seattle so much, that after three days in Vancouver and overnight in Victoria (where we also had some pretty terrific food), we came back to Seattle for two more days. We had dinner at Campagne next door to our hotel - the food was very good, but so far Matt's was still winning. Actually, I thought it was pretty expensive for what it is, but still good. Brunch the next day at the Cafe Campagne next door where I got the Croque Madame and once again had a "Paris experience." Since we didn't have dinner there, I guess it's hard to compare, but I actually liked the Cafe more. Our last night we went to Wild Ginger on the advice of our family from Vancouver who have been eating there for years. The duck was wonderful and we had a good time, but somehow I like the smaller type restaurants and the experience better. We thoroughly enjoyed your city and hope to return some day for more good food and hospitality. Oh, by the way, the wine from your neck of the wood is pretty wonderful, too! Thanks again for all your suggestions. Happy eating,

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