Last month, I had the pleasure of going on the GM Good Taste Tour with three other Seattle bloggers, Jen, Chris and Naomi. It was quite the evening. We were escorted around town in fancy new GM vehicles (the sponsor of the night) while the cameras were rolling and were able to chat with some of the best chefs in Seattle!
Take a look at the video of our experience, here – it’s a lot of fun to watch as we drive around Seattle and enjoy delicious food and drink:
We visited ChefSteps in Pike Place Market (sadly not a restaurant – I so want them to be!) but a website focused on instructing people on modernist cooking techniques. They are doing some fascinating work in their kitchen! Their Fresh Celery Gimlet was incredible and the pine needle with lemon ice and fresh greens was like nothing else. If this place was a restaurant, I would visit them all the time. Do take a moment to visit their website – you’ll be amazed and inspired.
I had never been to Canlis before and now understand what all the buzz is about. As you can see in the video, the dishes were absolutely gorgeous, as was the view! The Lamb Saddle with yogurt and turnips was delectable as was the cured and aged Tuna with stinging nettles, sigoku oyster aioli and pickled artichokes. A perfect combination.
Our last stop was The Coterie Room where we enjoyed a dessert of Pecan Tuile filled with bourbon Bavarian cream and a Goldilocks Manhattan – a sweet way to end the night. If you haven’t made it in to The Coterie Room yet, go. The interior decor is stunning and makes for a great date spot or night on the town with friends.
It was such a pleasure to meet the chefs themselves along the way. We are so lucky to have so much talent here in our city!
Do watch the video above – it really does a wonderful job celebrating Seattle while it captures our experience!