We chose the restaurants, now you choose the location: downtown, Greenlake, or Capitol Hill. Bon appetit!
At Earth and Ocean order off the Sip and Savor menu: a three-course meal and a glass of featured wine for $30. Chef Adam Stevenson recommends starting with an appetizer of sautéed spinach with dashi and smoked paprika, then Taylor Bay–seared scallops—the only scallop native to Seattle. A roasted pork loin from Carlton Farms with porcini ragu and polenta rounds out the meal. Get there between 5pm and 7pm, and the menu costs $25.
Expect two perennial favorites to pop up in Poppy ’s thalis: lavender duck leg with parsnips and huckleberry, and wild sturgeon with lentils, fennel, and capers. Sample them both in a $32 thali, or choose a smaller version for $24. You can hit up the bar, too, for $6 eggplant fries and Berkshire pork ribs, $16.
Through this week only, Greenlake’s Eva Restaurant and Wine Bar Bistro is featuring an appetizer of goat cheese- and cacio di basco flan with house-made sea salt crackers for $8. (The basco is an Italian truffle cheese.) Then try braised beef short rib ragu with papparadelle pasta for $16. It pairs nicely with an $8 glass of Italian red aglianico.