Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving ~ Seattle-style

Coconut Gelato to die for at Wild Ginger in Seattle

Besides enjoying the wonderful Thanksgiving feast prepared by my darling son and daughter-in-law, I managed, to my culinary delight, to make it to two of my favorite restaurants in the U.S. and discovered a third contender! If you are not familiar with restaurateur and chef Tom Douglas, you must put one or more of his many fabulous restaurants on your bucket list.

First Stop: The Dahlia Lounge! I fell in love with this restaurant in the late 90's when our good friend Susan de Latorre first introduced us and I often dream of Tom Douglas' famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie...see pic below. I plan to bake and blog this heavenly desert as I now have the recipe. But first....the main course...

Coho salmon smoked potato dumplings, savoy cabbage, chiogga beets, sour cream, dill. Proof positive I am learning to love beets (hear that brother Norman)! The smoked potato dumplings were divine, salmon, perfection!

My hubby Michael had the Cheeseburger pickled green tomato, house-made bun, special sauce, with hand cut fries. The pickled green tomatoes add a lively surprise. This burger is one of the best you'll ever have the pleasure of eating.

The infamous Triple Coconut Cream pie,  with white chocolate, and toasted coconut. I have been known to get a bit weepy while eating this coconut cloud of pure bliss...really.
 Thanks to our dear friends Susanne and Stanley for treating us! Tomorrow, Wild Ginger and a new Tom Douglas discovery! Have a great Sunday! Oh, btw, it is good to be back :)


Susan said...

Oh my! Those photos actually made my mouth water!

Maria Rose said...

Wow, I can't say that I've ever felt emotional (in a good way) about food. Though at this stage in our life we pretty much just shovel it in as we can.

Victoria said...

Haha, I am ALWAYS emotional about food! That's why you and I wear different sized clothing ;)

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