Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Whale Wins - Seattle, WA

Whenever our out-of-town friends visit, we love to take them to new happening restaurants around Seattle. Last month, we went to The Whale Wins, sister restaurant of wildly successful the Walrus and the Carpenter.

My night look lately: diamond earrings, MAC Russian Red lips, and Madewell lace black dress.

Husband's usual Old Fashioned. Love the big ice cube!

Clams that are no longer on their menu so I can't describe it!

Painted Hills bone marrow, Jacobsen sea salt and golden raisin, caper, and pickled shallot relish. Can never go wrong with thick, buttery bone marrow.

Le Bleu des Basques with honey and crostini. Peanut butter and jelly, popcorn and butter, cheese and honey.

Caviar d'aubergine, roasted cauliflower with pine nuts, thyme and lemon peel.

Painted Hills filet mignon, salt roasted, sliced and served with sauce verte, potatoes and fresh horseradish cream. Not so sure about it being served at room temperature though..

The star of the night: braised Carlton Farms pork shoulder, Winesap apples, served with onions and mustard.

Whole roasted Yakima River farmed trout with roasted lemons and walnut sauce.

Photography by Miguel Marino

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  1. Yum. Before children, my husband and I ate out a lot. We'll have to pay this place a visit when we can again.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

  2. I have never of either restaurant and that's why I rely on you! Haha can't wait to try it and you look gorg <3


  3. I just finished reading about this new restaurant on the Seattle Times! Looks amazingly yummy! Must try this out. :) They said it was up for a James Beard award.

    xo - Sheila

  4. Sounds amazing!

    Love that Madewell dress on you.

  5. Love the review on The Whale Wins! My bf and I visited Joule on our recent flight to Seattle after reading your blog, but also stopped by The Whale Wins for dessert. We loved the open interiors and how well the space was re-designed for Evo and the surrounding stores.

    Thanks for introducing us to new, hip eateries around town!

  6. Yum, all of the food looks delicious! Thanks for sharing about the place (:

  7. you look so beautiful and the food looks so delicious!

  8. The food looks delicious! Good choice of restaurant :) And by the way, you look absolutely gorgeous and so sophisticated. Diamond earrings and red lips suit you amazingly well :)


  9. Mmm... Everything looks so good! I love the lace dress on you too. So gorgeous. :)

    What Jess Wore

  10. Wow...looks delish! i hope to visit Seattle one day:D I was this close to going last christmas tho! I went to Vancouver to visit a friend and we did a road trip to the premium outlet but shopped til it was dark so didnt go to seattle,lol

    Btw, you are looking gorgeous even if it's just a simple black lace dress:)


  11. That food look deliciously decadent and your look is lovely.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  12. man'o'man that looks bomb! decadent and delicious. And I love the name of the restaurant.
    That Madewell dress looks great on you. I love it with the red lips. supes lovely~


  13. You look gorgeous Carolyn!

    This past weekend we went to the Walrus and the Carpenter. I don't eat seafood so it wasn't the best experience for me but I will def check out this place. Maybe they'll have other options.

  14. That dress is gorgeous!

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