Wednesday, February 2, 2011


  When R traveled on a work assignment to Seattle, I took a couple of days off work to join him in February 2009.  It was a pleasant trip and of course we went up to the Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium which were interesting tourist spots. We walked from the Qwest field to Safeco field and further down to the Pacific Place Shopping center to do some shopping and sightseeing.

Looking up at the Space Needle
  What fascinated me most of all, was the Pike Place Market.  I had a fun time there with the antique galleries, food and restaurants to enjoy. If you are a food enthusiast like me you will love this place too. La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe and Specialty foods is the first place that was memorable. They have a dainty Truffle Tasting table where you can actually sample a collection of Truffle Oils and specialty foods to your hearts content. I did find a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir by Belle Pente, for under twenty dollars at the Pike and Western Wine Shop.

Tucked away in a distant corner is an interesting little Russian bakery called the Piroshky-Piroshky. They always have a long line of eager customers going all the way down the street just waiting to get morsels of flaky pastry stuffed with meat or cheeses.  We joined the line to get a Beef & Onion Mushroom Piroshky each and a Cinnamon Cardamom Braid with coffee, all of which were delectable and quickly devoured to our satisfaction. I will recommend this little place to anyone who has plans to go to Seattle!! You will not regret it.
The Pike Place Chowder won for their best chowders at the Great Chowder Cookoff in Newport and Rhode Island at least four times. It was awesome to share the four chowder sampler with R, right outside on the cosy iron cafe chairs.  Now I know why they won... I wasn't even hungry and I wanted more chowder!!!
We  had had our fill of food for the day so we carried out a light dinner from CafĂ© Campagne. I picked from the menu one of the Les Tartines that are open faced sandwiches with salmon gravlax, a touch of fromage blanc and arugula salad.



  1. love finding bakeries like this thanks for the kind comment :-) will add award to my blog :-)


  2. Well written and nice pictures
    Do drop by
    when u find time


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