Seattle Dining In Photos, Part Two

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Lee Klein
Bookstores, coffee shops, the gorgeous library, John Irving at Town Hall, Pike Place Market, bicycle rides, ferry rides, and food food food. That was the Seattle itinerary. Yesterday's post provided a few snapshots of some of the street snacks sampled during our trip. Today it's mostly a look at a few really fine restaurants: Revel, Sitka & Spruce, and The Walrus & The Carpenter.

Lee Klein
Lee Klein
Husband/wife chef-owners Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi met while cooking at New York's Alain Ducasse at the Essex House. Rachel brings influences from her Korean heritage; Seif contributes an American farm-to-table sensibility. The industrial space features a large butcher block chefs table -- behind which sous chef Mike is getting set to release our salad:

Lee Klein
Revel's cuisine was clean, creative, luscious. We started with sturdy dumplings filled with chick pea, kale, roasted cauliflower, mustard yogurt and parsley ($9) and then had a salad of hearts of palm, spinach, black lentil, smoked peanut, and miso vinaigrette ($8):

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Homemade seaweed noodles with dungeness crab, spicy red curry broth, and créme fraiche: arguably the single most delicious plate (bowl) of food we ate in Seattle ($16 -- the most expensive dish on the regular menu!):

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