I live in NYC - one of the foodiest cities in the world - so my standards are pretty high. Would love to hear recommendations for:
1> Seattle institutions I can't miss - places that live up to the hype and are uniquely Seattle. I'm not interested in just the run of the mill tourist joints. The food's got to be good. If it's a hole in the wall, mom and pop joint, even better.
2> Restaurant I can dress up and eat a nice prix fixe dinner with friends - I love Asian food, but I'm open to just about anything. What's the Seattle equivalent of Eleven Madison Park or Per Se? Who would get that Michelin nod?
3> Must eat desserts - must indulge my sweet tooth! Bakeries, chocolatiers, ice cream....whatever.
4> Seafood - isn't Seattle known for good seafood?
Thanks in advance for your help!!