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Family Visit and A Nice Restaurant [Apr. 4th, 2009|03:13 pm]
Ruth came up to visit for a few days this past week. Always nice to see her and Timothy loves spending time with his auntie.

Since her visit was during the week I didn't get to see her too much apart from the evenings. But we did get a chance to have a nice dinner out in Seattle before she went back down.

I also checked something off my Seattle goals list in that I ate at a restaurant by Tom Douglas, one of the city's big chefs. This was the Palace Kitchen and they were surprisingly accommodating about having a group with a toddler show up without warning. Top-notch staff. And, to his credit, Timothy behaved very well indeed.

Ruth had the cheese sampler (and shared a few nibbles), Kit had the burger, and I went for the fresh pasta with bacon and cauliflower. I'm not normally a big cauliflower fan but something wonderful happens when it's paired with quality bacon and I figured that this would be the sort of place to enjoy it. The pasta was eggy and fresh. Parmesan crumbs finished it off with a crunch of texture. I'm definitely going to try some variation on this at home, now.

[User Picture]From: lynn_thomas
2009-04-05 02:30 am (UTC)
Your making me hungry =P~
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2009-04-05 05:34 am (UTC)
OMG! This place looks yummy awesome :)
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[User Picture]From: pyrate_queen
2009-04-06 12:37 am (UTC)
ashkitty, the_doctor, blackfaer and I ate there once, I think (I am fairly certain that is the one actually and if not, it was another Tom Douglas restaurant). I remember the food being quite yummy. But it had the typcial problem that a lot of the nicer restaurants have in not having a decently priced bottle of wine or a house wine. I know we spent $35 on a bottle of white I could have picked up from the grocery store for $10. But I remember the food being quite delish...
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2009-04-06 04:31 pm (UTC)
This is the advantage of having a table full of non-drinkers. :) (I miss a good white wine, though... sigh.)
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[User Picture]From: pyrate_queen
2009-04-07 03:27 am (UTC)
True. If you don't drink it makes dining out easier. If you feel that the perfect wine (at a decent price) is a necessary compliment it definitely makes the restaurant search harder (my dad will check out wine lists before picking where to eat).
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