Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
The wall is by the waiting line for the Market Theater, and the tradition began around 1993 when patrons of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports stuck gum to the wall. Theater workers scraped the gum away twice, but eventually gave up after market officials deemed the gum wall a tourist attraction in around 1999. People initially stuck coins to the wall using the gum, and some people create small works of art out of gum.
It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009, second to the Blarney Stone. It is the location of the start of a ghost tour, and it is a popular site with wedding photographers. A scene for the 2009 Jennifer Aniston film Love Happens was shot at the wall in 2008.
La Buona Tavola - Truffle Cafe
Italian Food & Wines - Pike Place Market, Seattle WA. OPEN DAILY 10AM-6PM Wine Tastings begin 11am
We were given a sample of potato soup with a dot of Truffle oil. It was a sublime . This is the mecca for foodies. I could have stayed there all day . Exquisitely chosen items, and the passion in which the owner Rei Hanscomb speaks of food was a spiritual experience.
I purchased the following
Black Truffle Salt
Black Truffle Oil
For the Italians, it's a phrase used to pay tribute to Hosts who joyfully serve their guests the absolute best they have to offer. Whether it's simple fare prepared with gusto, or more intricately composed menus featuring regional delicacies, when you have a Buona Tavola, your guests will sense that you cherish THEIR enjoyment - and that you haven't forgotten to join in the pleasure, as well!
Someone with a Buona Tavola knows that having people over is not about slaving over handmade invitations and complicated recipes, but about relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. Preparing the meal with a glass of wine in hand, listening to music, chatting with the early arrivals and enlisting their aid in the final preparations.
As our own Chef Alexandra advised her California Culinary Academy students, "Keep it simple: buy fresh, good quality ingredients - and then stay out of their way!"
To that end, we've tasted every item we stock; we sell only the things we've fallen in love with. That's our promise to you: 100% Satisfaction - whether you buy our Italian Truffles and Pate, or an affordable bottle of Wine with a bag of Croccantini, you can be sure that you're getting the best.
When you're in Seattle, stop by our Shop at the World Famous Pike Place Market! Sample our Truffle products, the aged Balsamicos, the carefully selected Italian Wines made from hand-picked grapes - share our enjoyment of the Specialty Foods we have personally selected for you - our guests.
For 30 years, Il Bistro, tucked away underneath the Pike Place Market, has provided Seattle with Romance and Intimate Fine Dining. As with some of Il Bistro's long-term customer relationships, there are still staff members who have been involved with the restaurant since the beginning.Market Fresh Meats, Seafood and Produce are always our number one priority. Our Chef can often be seen in the late afternoon browsing the Pike Place Market looking for the fresh catch of the day or searching for exotic mushrooms.
baby lettuces, radish, moscatel vinaigrette 8
roasted beets, caramelized anchovies, pistachio 8
house lonza, sicilian olive oil 8
tuscan kale, pine nuts, parmesan 8
house cured olives, calabria peppers 7
pacific octopus, crispy pancetta, sunchokes 9
buffalo mozzarella, san marzano tomato 16
yukon gold potato, rosemary, pecorino 15
delicata squash, roasted garlic, gorgonzola lucifero 16
sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers 17
chanterelle mushrooms, truffle cheese 16
penn cove clams, house pancetta, lemon thyme 17
guanciale, soft egg, beacon hill arugula 16
prosser pumpkin, pork belly, pistachios 17
tiramisu, coffee, mascarpone, chocolate 8
cannoli, figs, tangerine, golden raisins 8
aborio rice pudding, apple,caramel, cinnamon 8
biscotti & vin santo 10
amaretti & espresso 4
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
To be Tanka s to live in balance with Mind,Body and Spirit
Beaujo my Dog Gourmand and boss of me, began pushing thru the stack of mail. While I was on the phone she actually pulled the tab on the envelope and opened it up. I quickly took it from her. I smelled the envelope but didn't detect any scent from it. As I perused the contents I was ecstatic to see it was my samples from Tanka. I read the packaging and it struck a harmony with me. They stand for and believe in the same things I do. They share my mantra of Balance in Mind ,Body and Spirit. Then I opened the first package of Hot Tanka bites. I did have to share with Beaujo . The bite was intensely flavorful , moist and tender. It is 100% natural. I was expecting some hard, dried up greasy jerky, but what I got was something I felt good about eating. The mix of Buffalo, cranberry,sugar,sea salt, black,jalapeno,habanero and red peppers, with onion, garlic and other spices was perfect. It was truly a treat for my taste buds. I will be recommending Tanka Products to my friends and looking to purchase more for my family.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Homey Breakfast Recipe From Magnolia Cafe, Austin.
Cream eggs and sugar together. Stir in buttermilk, water, and coffee and set aside. In a separate bowl sift together remaining dry ingredients. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients (do not over-beat), then mix in melted butter. Add more water or buttermilk if necessary, but batter should be thick. Cook until done on a lightly greased hot griddle or in a heavy skillet (turn once when bubbles appear on upper side and start to break). Pancakes will be thick and cake-like in texture.