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Friday, April 15, 2011

Seattle Restaurant Week - desserts edition

Boyfriend made reservations everyday of Restaurant Week in Seattle. Keeper, knows that food is the way to my heart. ;) So far we've checked out Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Lecosho, Chez Shea, and Stumbling Goat. Thought I'd start off the weekend with a post on the desserts we had, hope you all have a sweet Friday!

Staple & Fancy Mercantile
The table light at Staple & Fancy Mercantile. On an unrelated note, been noticing a lot of these bulbs in bars and restaurants lately, and loving (if you can't tell by the slight excitement on my face) the retro vibe and dim lighting it gives.

Ricotta cheesecake with raspberry honey. Ricotta makes the texture fluffier and not as heavy.

Panna cotta with aged balsamic and amaretto cookie. Smooth and tangy, and amaretto is so good baked into a cookie.

Semolina cake with citrus and whipped cream. Was supposed to be with huckleberry puree but they ran out, but I thought the citrus was delicious with the cake, really light and spring-y.

Chez Shea
Pineapple basil sorbet. At first tasted straight up like pureed basil, but then the flavor blended with the pineapple and was refreshing.

Vanilla bean creme brulee. Boy let me break the caramelized sugar top because I like the cracking sound hehe.

Stumbling Goat
Carrot hazelnut brown butter cake cream cheese frosting with cinnamon and caramel.

Brown sugar panna cotta with rhubarb compote. Yummm been having very good luck with panna cotta this week.


  1. so jealous!! this all look so delicious <3

  2. oh, these look so yummy. :) This year was my first year I did restaurant week here in Belgium, we only did two restaurants, but it was soooooooo good! x

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmm everything looks just so tastey! very jealous - and hungry


  4. I love this post! You are so pretty and all the food looks amazzzing..I'm craving dessert now! haha

  5. the pineapple basil sorbet looks amazing. . . . .. . . omgzzzzz.

    miss you :)

  6. omg i think i just gained 5 pounds by looking at all those desserts, that cheesecake looks amazing! cheesecake is my downfall :P

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  7. Everything looks soooo delicious! I'd be pretty excited about those cool light bulbs too :)

  8. haha adorable, those all look almost too pretty to eat. almost. i love restaurant week, it gives you a legitimate excuse to bust out the stretchband jeans (not that i'll ever admit i own a pair)

  9. I am SOOOO hungry now!


  10. oh my!! these desserts look amazing and delicious!!! :)

  11. You're so beautiful. These are lovely too. x hivenn

  12. I just love your blog. Your style and photos are just lovely. I found your blog from the Seattle Bloggers list which I just joined!


  13. Those look AMAZING. I live for dessert. :)

  14. so cool!

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  15. haha ooooh my gosh they look too good to be true. Especially the cheesecakes. GRRRR. No fair you've made me really hungry now.

    Anyway, about the dimsum place -- i've no idea! i'll have to ask my bf and get back to you on the location. ;p I don't even know what it's called!

    And the Pork Chop Bun was from some random cha can ting... ;P

  16. What an amazing boyfriend!! Now I want dessert! :)


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Love, Carolyn