Wednesday, February 18, 2009

my friend and i stopped in for a bite and a drink at smith bar on capitol hill. when you step in, you'll feel like you are in the old boy's club. in a good way. there were animal heads and other game on the wall. it is very dimly lit. 
my ipa was tasty, though i can't remember what it was. my bacon gruyere sandwich would probably have been unremarkable, were it not for the onion jam. whoa. 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

dinner at le pichet. 
what more can i say? a lot, turns out....
i pretty much always order the domaine de couronne cote du rhone, it's tasty and reasonable. 
for starters, we had pate (with honey and walnuts!), warm endive salad with chicken gizzards, and oysters. 
for main courses we did the chicken for 2 and the trout. i've experienced the chicken in its various seasonal manifestations, and the winter version did not disappoint. it came on a potatoe pancake with sauce, and was as succulent and delicious as ever. the trout was definitely good, but i feel that the side could have been a little more interesting. 
for dessert, i decided on the house ice cream (lemon yoghurt) and the house sorbet (tangerine). i've always been impressed with their ice creams in the past, and the lemon yoghurt was no exception (i don't even like lemon desserts that much!) the sorbet was a bit lacking, particularly in the texture. 
all in all, another delightful dining experience at one of my favorite restaurants in seattle. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

it's been a while since i posted. 
this past sunday, i went to "breakast" at molly moon's, a local gourmet ice cream shop. breakfast entails ice cream with oatmeal. i selected the the maple bacon ice cream. 
there was an array of topics including nuts, spices, and rasberry on the counter, which one could adorn one's breakfast. 
the maple bacon ice cream is a wonder, that classic blend of the sweet and salty as always tasty. but, did the oatmeal add to my ice cream experience? and vice versa? i'm inclined to say no. 
all in all though, a thoroughly enjoyable sunday afternoon study break activity.