Tastes of Seattle

Seattle is such a fabulous foodie city. Well, Seattle is such a great city in many ways.

Serious Pie Menu | Seattle WA

SERIOUS PIE MENU

I was off on a taste adventure for a few days last weekend to Seattle. It is so easy to jump on the seaplane from where I am based in Victoria on Vancouver Island & fly to Seattle in 35 minutes; landing on Lake Union in downtown Seattle.

Serious Pie | Seattle Washington | Culinary Concierge

A FABULOUS PIZZA FROM SERIOUS PIE

First stop was for lunch at Serious Pie. This restaurant is part of the Chef Tom Douglas’ ever-expanding empire (www.tomdouglas.com).

Fabulous pizzas, great salads, innovative toppings = my favourite pizza ever!! Ok, so I love this pizza so much, I ate two (2) lunches here in three (3) days.

I was then off to Matt’s In The Market for dinner. This is one of the must-tastes of Seattle. Perched on the second floor, looking over the hustle & bustle of the iconic Pike Place Market, Matt’s celebrates the tastes of the Northwest with inspiration from Pike Place Market everyday (www.mattsinthemarket.com).

Matt's in the Market | Seattle WA | Food Review by Culinary Concierge

INCREDIBLE SCALLOPS FROM MATT’S IN THE MARKET

Pike Place Farmer's Market | Seattle WA | Culinary Concierge Review

PIKE PLACE MARKET

A Saturday morning is the perfect time to explore Pike Place Market (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Farmers, artisanal food producers & anyone passionate about food can be found at the market.

Lemon Cucumbers | Seattle Pike Place Farmer's Market | Culinary Concierge

LOCAL LEMON CUCUMBERS

Rainier Cherries | Seattle Pike Place Market | Culinary Concierge

RAINIER CHERRIES FROM PIKE PLACE MARKET

Seattle Dungeness Crab | Pike Place Market | Culinary Concierge

DUNGENESS CRAB FROM PIKE PLACE MARKET

One of my dinners was at Tilth Restaurant (www.tilthrestaurant.com).

Menu from Chef Maria Hines | Food Review by Christine Couvelier

PEA SOUP WITH ESPRESSO & GINGERBREAD ‘DIRT’ & FRESH PEA SHOOTS’

Chef Maria Hines Menu | Seattle WA | Review by Culinary Concierge

RISOTTO WITH CARROTS, WHITE TRUFFLE & PARMESAN

Chef Maria Hines has created a welcome haven for diners looking for something special. The food is prepared with certified-organic ingredients sourced from as many local farmers as they can support. The menus change often & include fabulous tasting menus (including a gluten-free tasting menu too). It’s always hard to choose what to order, but I am still thinking about the first course of a chilled pea soup with an espresso-gingerbread ‘dirt’ & fresh pea shoots. Wow!

For my last taste experience in Seattle, I was so excited to head to Staple and Fancy Mercantile (www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com).

Chef Ethan Stowell has 6 incredible restaurants in Seattle to choose from. Staple and Fancy Mercantile features simple Italian-inspired food.

Chef Ethan Stowell Menu | Review by Christine Couvelier

PASTA WITH CLAMS FROM THE FANCY MENU

The menu is full of tempting dishes. I had heard about the chef’s Fancy menu, which is a multi-course feast of seasonal ( and every changing ) dishes that showcase the passion of the kitchen. As my server explained, no two tables would be served the same Fancy menu each night. Well, of course I jumped right in. I experienced a 10-course meal that only got better & better with each plate from the kitchen.

Seattle’s food is so fresh, local, inspiring & amazing; I can’t wait for the next visit.

Seattle Culinary Adventures | Christine Couvelier of Culinary Concierge

OFF ON THE SEA PLANE – SEE YOU SOON SEATTLE!

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