My trip to Seattle/Orcas
I have been back a while now but i went to Chicago after and been verey busy and no time to post about my trip, following up my question on this thread.
So here is what i found, i noted it all in a journal along the way.
First meal in Seattle was a quick lunch at Pyke Place Market, i love chili and spicy food well did i ever get a treat?!?! I went downstairs at some chilia stand and ordered the Texas chili, oh my, very very spicy, nothing ever kicked my butt before like that chili and i can almost out eat anyone when it comes to spicy food, i was sweating and sniffling and pretty almost crying, but i refused to admit defeat and kept eating by then my mouth was so numb i didn't feel a thing, it was amazing ;-)
Dinner was at Volterra, we had planned to hit this mexican place (forget the name) but they had a 45 minute wait and we were too hungry, so my meal at Volterra was really yummy, not amazing, but yummy, I had the lobster risotto and it was perfect, my boyfriend had crab ravioli and it really wasn't good, too strong of a taste on the crab, not sure what went wrong. So i guess that's a hit or miss, the place was packed so that has to be a good sing.
Wednesday i had breakfast at some little cafe, nothing to report.
Lunch was at the hotel, we stayed at the Edgewater so i ate at 6/7, i had the crab cakes, it was delicious, perfect, my boyfriend had the beef box, and that was also perfect.
Dinner that day we met some friends at La Campagne, and i have to say i was very disappointed, i had read amazing reviews but my experience was not great, the food was cold, i ordered steak frite and my fries were cold, which is just the worse, the meat gave me a horrible stomach ache all day the next day, it wasn't cooked right or something, i asked for medium rare and maybe he lost his thermometer or something. My boyfriend had a watercress soup and a bacon and onion tart, those were ok, he gave it a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Thursday was the best meal of the entire trip sashimi at Shiro's, the sushi chef has been there for 30 some years and it was so fresh and delicious and well presented, amazing food!!!
Got to Orcas on Friday,
First meal at Lulu Rustica
I had the best pasta in a long time, i had lobster and Shrimp tortellacci with a layers marinara and alfredo sauce, and it was absolutely delicious, the marinara was perfect not bitter and yet not too sweet, just tomatoey (word??)
We also had a couple of meals at Cafe Olga, which were really good, right on every time, curry soup, yum, salmon bagel yum!!
We also ate at the Inn at ShipBay, sat at the bar, the bar tender was a lot of fun, really enjoyed the company from the other guests too,k the experience was nice, but the food was just good, not amazing, I had alaskan scallops and my boyfriend had bouillabase, his was right on though, the one thing that wasn't great were the razor clams, too much citrus.
One night we had a burger at Lower Tavern, the sign says best burger on the island, well i can say best burger EVER!! it was perfect tasting, the meat was cooked right on.
The last night we had dinner at Christina's and again, the food was good but not amazing, the black bean soup as an apetizer was absolutely out of this world, but i had fish on a bed of couscous and the fish was so bland and overcooked, she just baked it with nothing on it, no flavor, and the couscous had ok flavor but no depth, very disappointing, my boyfriend had some avocado and shrimp dish, and on the menu it did not mention this was a cold dish, so it was more of a salad for $35. I found Christina's to be way overpriced for what you got. What we did find on our trip is most places offered really amazing apetizers but hardly put any effort in most of their entrees, which was dispappointing.
Just to get your facts straight, as a regular at both Campagne and Cafe Campagne (two different restaurants), I wanted you to know that you ate at Cafe Campagne and not
"La Campagne," as you said you did. The items that you mentioned are served in the Cafe and not at the seperate restaurant upstairs.