Pike Place Market is Seattle’s famous landmark (will be in Part 3 Seattle entry). There was this dark alley descend down to a dark Italian restaurant where we would dine. The stone pavement, old flyers & poster plaster all over wall (very cool, almost a deliberate artful collage), parked bike leading to more narrow sketchy looking dark alleys…looked like straight out of a Fellini nightmare. From outside the restaurant was totally dark, only lit from inside with errie red glow. You’d think it’s a mafia hangout place ^^;;. The middle age male host inside looked like from a 70s European movie (greyish platinum blonde long wavy in a 70s grey suit), I totally dig these hints of otherworldly-ness. ^^;;
We got half a bottle of champagne (and I got another glass later). The bill came out to be $45 for the bottle and $16 for a glass…though it was reallly good but I could have just get cheap cheap red wine. ^^;; Appertizer: grilled scallop with bacon. Jumbo juicy scallop *O*, very good~
Joan:Special of the Day Halibut. Very good, fresh and the sauce is yummy. Freda: Picatta Pan Sauteed Veal Tenderloin with Preserved Lemons, Caperberries & Vin Santo, $25. Normal. Really regret, I should have order seafood or go all out for the $42 lamb. Vero: Cioppino Fresh Local Seafood & Sweet Peppers in a Roma Tomato Broth, $24. This is very delicious, the broth~~ my god…heavenly~~ Lots of fresh seafood.
Zabaione Chilled with Fresh Seasonal Fruits, $7.00. Zabaione is a delicate, liquid custard made from eggs and Marsala. Very very good~ *O* The sorbet was ok.
Since the place way too dark so I have use flash, which totally ruin the ‘otherwordly-ness” I fantasized. ^^;;;