Seattle July 2009 {personal}

August 17th, 2009
Filed under: Personal

Dustin and I were super blessed to go to Seattle last month for a working weekend. We don’t get to go out of town together all too often, so we spent a couple extra days in beautiful Seattle after photographing Jenny and Brandon’s super cool eSession. Dustin had never been to the Emerald City before so we got to do lots of fun touristy things. I really love doing that kind of stuff… it’s actually kind of fun. Our first morning there we saw these hilarious window washers on Pike Street. They practically had an act! Dustin was pretty impressed.

Of course we HAD to go to the original Starbucks! We hit all the hot spots… and I made Dusty pose for pictures… he loved it!

I loved all the color and texture that Pike’s Place Market had to offer as well. It was pretty much fabulous.

I even let Dustin take a picture of me… once.

When I asked Dustin what he wanted to do while we were in Seattle he only made one request. He said, “I want to eat food I would see on Top Chef.” And thus my internet search began! I found Jason Wilson’s amazing restaurant Crush. I read the menu, I read the reviews, and I booked a reservation! We decided to do the Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings and all I can say is LIFE CHANGING! Seriously, this was the best meal OF OUR LIVES. And yes, I totally took pictures of every single one of the ELEVEN courses… and now you get to see them too!

Amuse Buche of Creme Fresh and Caviar and Chilled Asparagus Soup with Crab

Salmon with Sou Vied Cucumbers and Sea Beans

Handmade Noodles, Shrimp and Local Sweet Peas in a procutto Cream Sauce with Sea Urchin and Poached Sea Bass with mushrooms and Sea Beans

Seared foie gras on an almond torte with a local bing cherry demi glase and cherries

Lamb and Baby Artichokes and Braised Short Rib with smashed Yukon Golds and Carrots

The Cheese Course… so tasty but I so can’t remember what they were.

The delightful bread we had throughout the meal and a kumquat sorbet for palette cleansing purposes.

Then, when we thought there was NO WAY we could eat one more bite… they brought over THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DESSERTS EVER! A blueberry cheese tart with blueberry sorbet and a raspberry and cream parfait

Seriously, Dustin and I talk about this meal even now. We will lay in bed and say, “Remember the Foie gras? God, that was SO GOOD!” And it was. I think 10 years from now we will be talking about this meal. It was a great way to spend an evening in Seattle, and really if you are anywhere near Crush you should go… RIGHT NOW!
Thanks so much to Jenny and Brandon for making our trip possible! We loved every freaking minute!

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  1. Erin Peterson

    I love seattle so much. I was just there last weekend. I didn’t get a chance to go to Crush though….bummer. I did ride the duck. Did you ride the Duck? Anyway, I love you and I love Seattle, I served my mission there…lucky huh?

  2. Windy Dougall

    Now I remember why I miss that place. So, Im thinking Bon Appetite might be looking for a new food photographer, and my stomach growling right now, tells me you should be it!

  3. Ashleigh Yates

    Wow amazing, and thank you for making me hungry now! Seattle looks like fun

  4. Ryn

    I have a love affair with the Emerald city…I’m so glad you loved it too. =) I can’t wait to hear about more of the adventures you’ve been up to!

  5. Geoff Bardot

    I am getting soooo hungry looking at all of this. I so know where I am going when I visit my sister up there. PS I like both pictures of you in here. Even if one is behind a camera! You truly amaze!