|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!
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.