Just just got off the plane back to NY from Seattle. Fortunately our flight was scheduled to take off at 1 pm, so we were not delayed - but our hearts were in our mouthes when we turned on the tv this morning and saw the banner reading plane crashes in QUeens.
Seattle - spent 6 days going to a conference, checking out Seattle food and basically escaping the tensions of NY. Great trip (with the exception of today and the anxiety)
food highlights -
Shiro on 2nd and Battery for sublime sushi and delicious oysters - My fav sushi was the very sweet scallops
The Pink Door - Scallops with Linguine in a Cinnamon scented Beet Sauce - strange yet really delicious and the scallops were yummy and just barely cooked as requested. Sweet tender slab of Halibut with pancetta leeks and veggies was incredible. The tiramisu was pretty good too. Great Martinis and house red wine too
Wild Ginger - wildly expensive but very enjoyable. Only had apps at the bar. Crab, shrimp and chicken (didn't find any chicken but lots of the seafood so no complaints) with watercress, and a great dressing - huge portion big price $12.95 but worth every bite and penny. Sauteed green beans with pork - not unusual but excellent rendition - 6.95 for the 1/2 portion.
Scallop Satay was disappointing - the scallops were not impecable but they were not off either just not worth 9.50 for 2 skewers (would have been if they were like the scallops at Shiros or Pink Door) Martinis were chintzy but the service was nice the place was packed and we had a great conversation with the couple sitting next to us.
Every where we went people were so friendly and kinHad an all you can eat crab feed at Anthony's in Bellvue on Sunday night - OK but I enjoyed many other places more. While I ate there with my cousins my friends checked out Typhoon and really loved it, especially the 150 variety of teas...
such as Bambridge Island - Cafe Nola - Pumpkin Ravioli with hazelnut, sage butter topped with mixed baby greens and slices of practically raw pungent garlic - yum
Roasted beet, gorgonzola & fried potenta croutons in a very good vinaigrette with impeccable greens. And great bread with olive oil. Then the nice couple next to us at lunch invited us to go along to the Bloedele (spelling?) nature reserve for the afternoon. Our NY shattered nerves have been soothed and we thank you.
THANK YOU SEATTLE FOR A WONDERFUL WEEK.
YOU MADE US FEEL WELCOME AND NUTURED.