I wanted to post on here about a meal I had in Seattle this week. We tried a place called Lark. I had wanted to eat at least one really fantastic and unique meal during our girl trip. We arrived at Lark and I was not very happy with the menu. It looked disjointed and a little over-the-top creatively. I went into the meal a little put-off that I wasn't going to get the food experience I had hoped for but I was encouraged by the full house and 30 min wait. All I can say is WOW! The menu seemed disjointed because the food is served in small portions larger than tapas but small enough that everyone orders 3-4 things. There were four of us and we each got to have a good sized portion of everything. The hands-down favorite for us all was the farro. We had (trying to remember) a cheese selection with the almonds/olives/quince, watercress and chevre salad, the burrata, wild boar soppresatta, manila clams, halibut, elk loin, chocolate cake, chocolate madeleines, pineapple tarte. You can check the exact descriptions here http://www.larkseattle.com/menuveggie... I was just so pleasantly surprised. The food was exceptional and the service was very good. It's a crowded restaurant with gauzy curtain dividers. There were lots of conversations going on and it was a very animated crowd; but, we never had any difficulty hearing our own conversation speaking normally. The noisy kitchen banging was also absent. The meal was just perfect. The selections came out in perfect succession so that we were always trying something new without being overwhelmed by too many cooling choices on the table. As I said, the farro was the favorite followed closely by the boar soppresatta. The clams were our least favorite because they were overpowered by the flavor of the guanciale. All-in-all, a wonderful and unique meal for this visitor. If you get a chance - experience Lark! On another note - we went to Anacortes for the Skagit Tulip festival. We had a really nice meal at Adrift. I would suggest going there if you're planning a visit to the tulip fields. There's also a great French bakery a few doors down. Fantastic trip - I can't wait to go back!