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An October 2006 trip to Seattle by heavymoe

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Rover's

Restaurant

Rover's Photo, Seattle, Washington
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Prepare yourself for meal that you will not soon forget!
Rover's Chef Thierry Rautureau will serve you the finest in French cuisine that Seattle has to offer. With the course meal, each course is the prefect compliment to the one that came before and a perfect setup for the one to follow. The Sea Scallop with Baby Beets, Foie Gras and Balsamic Vinegar is simply delicious, yet complex in flavor. The Wine List is as heavy and varied as the Seattle phone book. The Symphony of Desserts completes the meal.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2006

Rover's
2808 East Madison St.
Seattle, Washington 98112
(206) 325-7442

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Saito not only serves the freshest sushi, they do it at a reasonable price.

While the sushi is excellent, the kitchen food is the best in Seattle. Do not dismiss the beef tongue, overlook the broiled eel, nor turn your nose up on the agedashi tofu. Each is a perfect compliment to the Uni, Toro or Amaebi.

Finish your meal with Tamago. This fluffy pillow of egg will put an exclamation point on a fine meal.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 13, 2006

Saito's Japanese Cafe and Bar
2122 Second Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98121
(206) 728-1333

Thai Tom

Restaurant

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Bring an umbrella! You will be standing outside waiting for a table to open up for as long as 45 minutes. Bring your patience! You will be sitting at your table waiting for your main course for as long as half an hour. What the hell have you been waiting for all this time?The best Thai food in Seattle. No hyperbole. No Bulls#%t. Tom has the ability to combine flavors in such as way that each ingredient is evident yet in buddistic harmony with each and every other ingredient.I like it spicy and in most Thai places that just means more chili pepper but not at Thai Tom. Here the balance is always maintained.  Be assured that your nose will run and your brow will pers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 13, 2006

Thai Tom
4543 University Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 548-9548

Osteria La Spiga

Restaurant

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Pasta made fresh on the premises?Yes it is, and boy can you tell. Whether you chose the Tortelli Verdi, Lasagne or the Tagliatelle, you will not be disappointed. The Bolognese sauce is as thick but the flavors are complex. The Porchini Cream sauce can make a fungiphobe drool. And don't get me thinking about the Truffle sauce. I can't wait until I am eating this again. Okay, skip dinner if you want, but do not skip dessert! Not just any dessert but the Marscopone. This is far and away the best tiramisu I have ever had the pleasure to plunge a spoon in to. It is so creamy and fluffy and delicious, that I have had dreams about it. I have brought many friends and busine...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 13, 2006

Osteria La Spiga
1401 Broadway Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 323-8881