J and I recently celebrated our 9 year anniversary of when we first started dating. I promised him that this would be the last time to celebrate this one since we have two other ones (the day we got married AND the day of our wedding) for him to remember.
We are a big foodie couple. We love trying out the latest restaurants with great reviews in all areas of Seattle so when we have an occasion we always try to find something we haven't been to. We headed to Spring Hill a newish restaurant in West Seattle which has a northwest theme to its menu, using local ingredients from northwest farmers and fishermen.
I think this is the first restaurant that I took my camera to. Our waitress probably thought I was crazy taking pictures of everything!
We are typically a wine couple, we always order a bottle of wine with our meals, but I was enticed by their cocktails that night so that's what I went with and J got a beer.
his: deschutes, black butte porter, ( bend, or. )
mine: smith - pomme d ’ eve, green apple water, apple sorbet, sparkling wine
right: alder smoked oysters - in olive oil, roasted peppers, flatbread
His: red wine braised short ribs ( strawberry mtn., or. ) -
baked dumplings with jarred tomato, caper-lemon relish
Mine: roasted duck breast -
cabbage sausage, quinoa waffle, spaghetti squash, orange-maple mustard
And of course, we couldn't leave without ordering dessert!
That apple tart was the best dessert I have gotten ever! A week later and we are still talking that apple tart and that ice cream. It was the definite winner of the two desserts and a great way to end the night.
The streets around us had set up pretty lights and we stopped to take some photos.
My last demand of the night... "lookbook picture! lookbook picture!"