Sunday, March 29, 2009

Seastar's Deviled Eggs

I have been travelling for the last few weeks and can barely get an internet connection.
My four month old is having a lot of fun but I had no idea that babies get jet lag. We are up with him all night and I can't find time to write. I will try to write whenever I get a chance.
Right before I left I dined at the new Seastar in Seattle. I had not been to the Bellevue location but was very excited to try the Seattle location ( 2121 Terry Ave, Suite 108), right next to the Whole Foods.

The experience was fantastic and I am looking forward to trying the restaurant again.
On dish intrigued me and motivated me at the same time. The deviled eggs.

They sound simple. Deviled eggs are deviled eggs, right? Not when they come with toppings. I was blown away by the flavorful toppings.
One was topped with truffled ahi tartare and the other with citrus salmon gravlox.
The creaminess was enhanced by the tang of the toppings. I keep thinking about the toppings I will put on my deviled eggs, the next time I have guests.

I would have loved to say that I ran home and started boiling the eggs and playing tasting games with all the toppings in my fridge. The truth is that I left two days later for my trip and didn't get a chance.
A new take on deviled eggs is stirring in my mind and slowly climbing the ladder to ideas for my next dinner party.

What kind of restaurant dishes have inspired you? Which restaurants motivate you to get cooking?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kids Chocolate Tasting Hosted by Urban Play and Chocolopolis

Kids Chocolate Tasting with Urban Kids Play and Chocolopolis
Date: Saturday, March 21

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Urban Kids Play.

Lauren Adler, Chief Chocophile of Chocolopolis, will lead the children in a short tasting that encourages them to use all five senses to enjoy and compare artisan chocolate made with cacao from different regions. They will learn facts and other intriguing chocolate information.

Tastings will happen continuously between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Urban Kids Play
1805 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Seattle Food Blogger Event at Theo Chocolates

The last Seattle Food Blogger event was a chocolate lover's dream We met at Theo for a ganache demo, tastes of everything Theoretically possible and we pranced around the factory in the late hours of the evening.

Check out the video of the ganache demo here.

Click here
and scroll down for upcoming Theo chocolate education classes.

photos taken by Ronald of Cornichon

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't leave home without them, I mean the kids

Kids should come with a warning: Mom, you will never sit down to eat again. Mom you will eat with a screaming baby in one hand. Mom you will eat millions of many bites and imagine they don't have calories.
Mom, you deserve a good dinner too. For this there is Future foodies of America, a social network that lets you enjoy great food in the company of your kids. When your done making reservations, sign up for Red Tricycle for free updates on kiddie stuff.
Upcoming events:

March 17: Monsoon Capitol Hill, 615 19th Ave. E., 206-325-2111, dinner reservations start at 5 p.m.·
March 24: Osteria La Spiga, 1429 12th Ave., 206-323-8881, dinner reservations start at 5 p.m.
APRIL· April 5: Monsoon East, 10245 Main St. (Bellevue), 425-635-1112, dinner reservations start at 5 p.m.
MAY· May 4: Monsoon East, 10245 Main St. (Bellevue), 425-635-1112, dinner reservations start at 5 p.m.· May 5: Monsoon Capitol Hill, 615 19th Ave. E., 206-325-2111, dinner reservations start at 5 p.m.· May 10: Lark, 926 12th Ave., 206-323-5275; Mother's Day steak-and-eggs brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $40 per person (3 courses for adults), children 12 and under, $12.