Friday, July 16, 2010

The Bite of Seattle



I'm sitting in front of my laptop bursting at the seams, literally -the seams in my jeans ! I just spent the entire day eating and drinking my way through The Bite of Seattle.  Pulled pork with chipotle coleslaw from Maximus Minimus;  cinnamon sugar donuts from Mighty O Organic Donuts;  Rub with Love salmon with cucumber slaw from Tom Douglas Etta's Restaurant;  a cold soup with oven toasted beets, balsamic vinegar, orange juice scented with thyme from Al Boccalino, Seattle’s Little Italy ; Gorgonzola stuffed dates with pine nuts from the Purple Cafe;  Mesquite Grilled Prime Top Sirloin with Maitre d' Sauce from John Howie Steak; Hot pastrami on rye with mustard from Roxy's Diner; Achiote rubbed prawns with spicy red sangrita from Barrio; Peach Shortcake - Washington peaches, gluten-free nutmeg cake, honey yogurt whip and tart berry syrup from the Sand Point GrillRobert Mondavi's Chardonnay, Pinot Gris,Fume Blanc,Cabernet and Meritage along with Patterson Cellars Chardonnay.  I couldn't think of a better way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon in Seattle. If you go I highly recommend the Alley it's a group of at least 7 restaurants-menu changes daily-and for $10 you get a nice size taste from each one and the proceeds benefit Food Lifeline.  I'm going to try and run up on my lunch hour on Saturday and hopefully make it through the line again-the menu looks pretty mouth watering !
Now pass the Pepto, enjoy the pictures, and do you want to split that last cinnamon sugar donut ?


Pulled Pork from Maximus Minimus


Maximus Minimus Piggy

Smoked Salmon from Etta's



Cucumber Slaw from Etta's

Cold soup with oven toasted beets, balsamic vinegar,
orange juice scented with thyme from Al Boccalino
Gorgonzola stuffed dates with pine nuts from the Purple Cafe

Mesquite Grilled Prime Top Sirloin
with Maitre d' Sauce from John Howie Steak

Achiote rubbed prawns with spicy red sangrita from Barrio

Hot pastrami on rye with mustard from Roxy's Diner


Peach Shortcake - Washington peaches, gluten-free nutmeg cake,
honey yogurt whip and tart berry syrup from the Sand Point Grill

Full plate from the Alley




The kids had more fun in the water than eating !










3 comments:

bellini valli said...

You know that we wish we were right there with you.As it happens I am in Vancouver with the kids and in a 1/2 hour or so am headed to Bellingham. That's the closest to Seattle this weekend I am afraid.The Bite of Seattle is the first time I ever heard of Jan Marie. I believe she did tours for them at the time few year back.

Seattle Pastry Girl said...
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Seattle Pastry Girl said...

What I tried to say was enjoy Bellingham-my brother lives there and the best beignets around can be found at Bayou on the Bay in downtown-gumbo is excellent too !