I am back from Seattle and feeling a little bit out of sorts this morning. My body isn’t quite sure if it’s on East or West Coast time. I’m not even really sure what day it is. I sure hope it’s Wednesday though because I’ve got some of my Seattle eats to share with you!
When I arrived on Sunday, I headed straight to Pike’s Place Market where it took me exactly one hour to figure out what I wanted to eat. There were so many choices after all! I finally decided on eating at this small little soup and sandwich shop with some great views of the water front. Salad bar and clam chowder for the win!
Come Sunday night, I was so exhausted that all I wanted to do was curl up in bed and sleep. Thankfully, room service was to the rescue! I had a kale caesar salad with some spinach mashed potatoes and a glass of wine (to help me sleep better of course..).
Breakfast on Monday went unpictured since it was a working breakfast and all. For lunch though? Oh man! We went to Dahlia Lounge which is a Tom Douglas owned restaurant. Apparently, Tom Douglas is a bit of a celebrity chef in the Seattle area and owns a ton of restaurants which all get rave reviews. I can now see why! I had the chicken cobb salad with green goddess dressing and have to say it was one of the best cobb salads I’ve ever had.
For dessert, they brought us several slices of coconut cream pie. Y’all. It was the best pie I’ve ever had in my life. If I could marry a pie, it would be this one. If you ever find yourself in Seattle and you like coconut, then you must get this!
That evening, we stopped at Aqua along the waterfront for some drinks and appetizers. Aqua has beautiful views of the waterfront, so it made for a really enjoyable pre-dinner spot. One the menu? A pineapple martini and then a sampler of truffles, crab and ahi tuna.
My final food stop in Seattle sure was a memorable one! We had reservations at Wild Ginger which is a family style Asian cuisine restaurant. The question here is not what I ate, but rather what didn’t I eat. We all ordered dishes to be split among the table, so I ended up trying a bit of everything. Seriously, everything I tried was delicious. I actually have no pictures of the food itself because I was too busy stuffing my face, so you will just have to take my word for it.
The highlight of the evening was when we found out that the Secretary of State, John Kerry, was dining three booths down from us. Politics aside, we got way too much laughter out of this. On his way out, Mr. Kerry was nice enough to take a picture with our group. Despite the fact that it looks like a cardboard cutout, I can assure you it’s the real deal.
Overall, Seattle definitely impressed me in the food department. My one regret? I didn’t get enough fresh seafood!
Hope you all have a great day and eat something yummy for me : )
What’s your favorite type of pie?
When you travel, do you try new to you foods that are local delicacies?