Hi all! Our dinner was so incredibly good last night I just had to come back and tell you all about it before we head out for today’s Adventures in Seattle. We decided to check with the hotel to see where they recommended that was close because we knew we were going to be walking in the freezing cold. They recommended The Brooklyn giving rave reviews as their favorite restaurant in Seattle. I have to admit, I also checked Yelp really quick too just to make sure and it had 4 stars out of 5 based on a lot of reviews with some pretty amazing pictures.
We had a choice to sit at a table or sit where we could watch all the chef’s cook. Um, I totally will take watching the chef’s anytime over a table.
He totally love the high chairs you get to sit in.
Before I dive into all the deliciousness we ate, I have to say I am not even going to try to figure out how to count this meal ~ I decided to just go with it, enjoy and remember the fact I did really great all day (80% of the day) on the other meals I had. And this meal is once in a lifetime since we do not live here!
We started with the sour dough bread that comes with Fleur de salt and this amazing combination of flavored oils (herb oil, garlic oil, spicy oil and butter).
I savored one slice and decided I NEEDED another. It was so good I could seriously make a meal out of it….you really can taste all the herbs, garlic, spice with hints on flakey salt on warm, crunchy, soft sour dough….YUM!.
He started with the Clam Chowder – I love that they serve it in a coffee cup.
I had the country salad sans stinky cheese. I am really glad the waiter convinced me to just let them toss my dressing with it and since the salad chef was right in front of us, he let me say when to stop for how much dressing.
Gathered greens, pickled citrus supreme, candied hazelnuts, roasted beets, shaved fennel, crispy apple strips (that look like bacon!) with a raspberry vinaigrette.
For those following Simple Start/Simply Filling, you could’ve had the salad without nuts, cheese and had the dressing on the side. You could also order a nice Filet Mignon with a veggie side to all it Simply Filling.
As soon as I saw the Jidori Chicken on the Farm Menu, I was sold on what I was ordering.
Brick pressed and oven roasted chicken with a chanterelle mushroom crust served with a bacon wrapped traviso, ricotta cheese mashed potatoes, atlas globe brussels sprouts and a sprinkle of majool dates with marcona almonds then topped with a chicken au jus.
WOW! This might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. There were so many flavors and textures ~ let me see if I can begin to describe them all.
The chicken came in two layers and had this rich, crunchy mushroom crust. The au jus tasted just like a tasty wine, mushroom sauce and paired so well with the decadent red potato, mashed potatoes. I honestly think I’ll start using ricotta in my mashed potatoes going forward.
It really was the perfect bite to get a little chicken, a little potato and a little sauce.
As I worked my way around the plate, I was so excited when I saw brussels sprouts ~ I wasn’t sure what atlas globes were so when I moved my greens, I knew I made the right choice.
Oh and that Bacon Wrapped Traviso left me speechless. The bacon was crispy and topped with brown sugar while the traviso was perfectly charred so you go this smoky, crunchy taste. I loved having a bite of it, then, having a marcona almond and a bite of a majool ate.
I couldn’t finish all of this, but, I did my best savoring about 2/3’s of it and definitely stuffing myself versus stopping when satisfied. You know, sometimes, you just gotta do it
Any guesses what The Husband ordered? Yep, steak of course! This sans the onion rings and potatoes would be “Simply Filling Like”
Filet Mignon toped with truffled sweet onion rings, a portabellini mushroom, carrots, bacon wrapped asparagus finished with a bordelaise sauce.
They ran out of the Yukon gold scallop potatoes so he ended up with the ricotta red mashed potatoes like I had topped with two fried carrot strips.
It’s a good thing we ended up getting in all those steps yesterday after this amazing meal.
Thank you all for the ideas of what to do here in Seattle. I think we will be adding Ballard Locks to our list this weekend for sure. Oh and I’ve gone back and fixed my “Pike’s vs. Pike” for all you Seattlelites ‘’ We will be back in July for our Alaska Cruise so maybe we can all have a get together then for those who live here and want to meet up!
For now….I am off to get ready to start our day heading over to BainBridge, the Seattle Aquarium and maybe the space needle if the skies clear up.
Catch up with you all later!