Dig in, Seattleites…
Rover’s (one of our favorite restaurants in town) is dishing up marinated diver sea scallops with Champagne Sabayon and Osetra caviar, $24; marinated geoduck with Asian pear salad, rice vinegar, and petite arugula for $16; and spot prawn with thumbelina carrot, matsutake, toasted marcona almond, and uni nage, $18. Don’t miss out on pastry chef Andrea Terrenzio’s dessert special: lavender panna cotta with concord grape coulis and pepper meringue, $9.
If you’re in the mood to share, try the honey-glazed, whole-roasted Muscovy duck at Canlis (another one of our faves), prepared with fennel and black pepper jam and priced at $84. We’re told it makes a wonderful first course for a party of four. Also available is Osetra caviar served with cauliflower, apple panna cotta, cauliflower couscous with dill and shallot, pickled apples, and apple vinaigrette, $30; and seared scallops, butternut squash, hearts of palm, and chorizo sausage, all flavored with garlic and paprika, $18.
Or at Le Gourmand, split a $17 salad composé comprised of organic lettuce, hazelnut vinaigrette, Italian blue plums, Mongolian red pears, roasted beets, and sautéed chanterelle mushrooms.
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