Nofrodelius and I were at it again – two girls on a mission: 16 macarons from 4 different bakeries. This time we were going to finish all of the desserts, unlike our cupcake crawl. This time the bites were smaller, but no less colorful and bursting with fall flavors and Parisian charm. Ah Paris on a rainy Sunday, settled into the bar of a tiny buzzing coffee shop called Slate Coffee; je suis amoureuse! We went to Lady Yum in Kirkland, Bakery Nouveau in Capital Hill, Belle Epicurean in Madison, and Honore Bakery in Ballard as they were relatively close in proximity to each other.
Fairytales from a foodie world – the pages turn and it’s a new chapter. I’m living the life of a consultant now, on the road four days a week, eating out every night. Every foodie’s dream come true. So much fodder, so much food, so little stomach to fit it in! I’m fortunate that I’ve been sent to the sleepy resort town of Bend, OR which seems to have more craft breweries and good restaurants than most small cities. So while these may not be as relevant for Seattle readers, if you ever need a recommendation for a restaurant in Bend, there’s definitely no shortage for me to write about. I started this blog as a way to share my love for food, and so it continues, in a far, far away land, called Bend, OR.
Every day we go through rounds of choices for places to go – and have decided that we’re not going to repeat any restaurants for the next 3 months. That’s 3 months x 4 weeks a month x 4 days a week = 48 restaurants! Most people don’t even eat out that often in a year! So today’s choice was Baldy’s BBQ.
Once upon a time, in a far far away land, the Black Knight and I passed through Vancouver on our journey to Whistler. He had a recommendation from his sushi chef, go to Kingyo he said – it’s the best place in all of Vancouver, maybe because his friend cooks there. Well, if you trust your sushi chef to serve omakase style at the bar, then you also trust his recommendation for city he used to live in.
J. Lo comes a long way from D.C. to visit us and he’s always looking for extraordinary dining experiences in Seattle. I’m happy to oblige, as conversation is always full of witty banter, worldly affairs analysis, and the allure of great food. I had a couple of options that I threw out, but the seared foie gras with huckleberries sealed the deal for Lark. In a party of five, we were able to try quite a few dishes.
My friends from Cali were stopping through Seattle after an epic Alaska cruise, and they were so very sweet to add me to their itinerary before they headed home. When I offered to find a place for dinner, they asked for a place with good food and good drinks. And by good drinks, they meant beer, wine, and cocktails. For a girl that’s ridiculously allergic to alcohol, it’s one of those things I only have second-hand knowledge of. So, I found a craft cocktail bar – Herb & Bitter Public House – that serves tapas. Tapas at a craft cocktail bar? Who am I to judge whether or not craft cocktails go with tapas, when I’d have tapas any day!
J. Lo and wife have never had the legendary Paseo Cuban despite being tourists here multiple times over. Even though the original Paseo is now in name only, the recipe for the sandwich is at Un Bien, and we needed to endocrine him and his wife to this legend!
When I was in Vancouver, I had an amazing dinner at Kingyo and they said they had a sister restaurant in Seattle, so naturally, I had to give it a try. It was Nutkin’s birthday – so it was the perfect excuse to try. It’s not quite as good as the one in Vancouver, but they do get my respects for their take on Japanese Korean fusion.