My girl friends and I took a trip up to the Pacific Northwest. Here's our foodicle adventures:
British Bankers Club (BBC), Menlo Park
Before we even left, we met in Menlo Park for a pre-flight drink and snacks.
Long Beaches and a Stella
Nachos and Fried Calamari
Nothing spectacular, but definitely repeatable.
One of the best late night snacks in the University of Washington district (U-Dub, located on the Ave - as the locals would say). We ordered the Lamb & Beef Gyro. Moist chunks of lamb and beef. The lettuce and tomatoes provided a nice contrast for freshness and texture. The yogurt sauce was nice and creamy. The best gyro I've had so far.
Breakfast at Alki Cafe on Alki Beach
Breakfast with friends make mimosas obligatory. Being on Alki beach make mimosas obligatory.
Omelette with Roasted Potatoes and Toast
Smoked Salmon Omelette with Roasted Potatoes and a Biscuit
Generously filled with salmon and cream cheese.
Pike Place Market
A visit here is a requirement.
Russian bake shop featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.
Sauerkraut filled Piroshky
James Beard nominated Chef Mark Fuller's restaurant. It lives up to its hype.
Selecting a bottle of wine of the table is no easy matter. After getting a gauge of what everyone was ordering, I selected an Oregon Pinot Noir, 2006 Primarius.
Roasted Duck Breast
Rainbow Trout with Hazelnut Brown sauce
Nothing like a whiskey with a touch of cream and coffee to end a great meal. Topped with homemade whipped cream
Brunch at Blue Hour, Portland, Pearl District
On the journey back down to the Bay Area, Portland was a necessary foodie stop. I highly recommend Bluehour if you happen to be in the area.
Topped with bacon, potatoes, fontina, eggs, and a caramelized onion sauce. So delicious!
Fried Egg Sandwich
With slow roasted pork leg and gruyere. Fries on the side.
A Portland requirement!
Cap'n Crunch & Oreos
Cocoa Puffs & Fruit Loops
Cream of Portland