SEA Here we come
Visiting from Montana next week for our son's college graduation, staying downtown (2nd & Virginia). Here's the plan, so far:
Friday early lunch: Bamboo Garden on the way into town.
Friday afternoon: grab room snacks and wine at DeLaurenti, maybe a couple crabs to pick.
Late Friday dinner: Since we'll not want to be driving anywhere, Coterie Room.
Saturday lunch: Capitol Hill crawl -- Quinn's, Pike Street Fish Fry, Terra Plata, Taylor for oysters.
Saturday dinner: Visiting family on Bainbridge Island.
Graduation (U Puget Sound) Sunday brunch/lunch: Southern Kitchen in Tacoma.
Graduation dinner: 12-14 of us at Sea Garden for epic feast.
Monday brunch/lunch: Toulouse Petit (thanks uhockey).
Monday dinner: Staple & Fancy.
Tuesday morning we stop at Mutual Fish on the way out of town and fill the cooler.
What do you all think? Past visits, we've eaten at Cafe Campagne, Shiro, Le Pichet, Steelhead Diner, Matt's, Revel, Spinasse, Long's Provincial, Green Leaf, Szechuan Noodle Bowl, among others. We always have a family meal at Sea Garden.
Thanks.Looks like we won't make Quinn's at all, then. I had thought about Ba Bar -- banh cuon & pate chaud -- a perfect substitution. (There are 3 of us on Saturday, so I was thinking of just ordering a thing or 2 at each stop, if only to fortify us for spending a couple hours at Elliot Bay.)
Nice eating itinerary!
I laud you for clearly having made use of the search function (bless you!), and your fine taste in dining choices.
Eat up, and report back please:)
Thanks, all. I'm still wondering a bit about Toulouse Petit, notwithstanding uhockey's review. Great deal, certainly, but it doesn't get much love here (or anywhere else, really). Also, Coterie Room was chosen more for its proximity to our digs and being new to us than for its menu, which looks interesting but not mind-blowing (except for those cracklings). I'd have thought about Tavolata if not for our pick of Staple & Fancy Monday.
I've got love for Toulouse Petit. Can be crazy at or around Happy Hour, though. They work really hard at making it look like they're not working too hard.
I like your whole scheme, only changes I'd make is to get your room food at Salumi and skip DeLaurenti, and maybe swap Coterie out for Branzino.
So, we'll stick with Toulouse Petit. I'm hoping a late Monday breakfast won't be too busy.
We had a splendid backroom, multi-course lunch arranged by a friend at Salumi our last visit and loved it. (I once had them send me a whole culatello for Christmas.) We'll have to swing by there again.
Branzino looks good but above my price point the way my family orders. Maybe for some Happy Hour meatballs.