Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Filled Up For 28 Bucks

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Vine ripe tomato salad with feta, butternut squash risotto with sage and chocolate pot de creme with huckleberries. Yeah, I had all that for just 28 bucks last night and I didn’t make it myself.

I know we usually focus on wine, beer and spirits but what goes better with those three than delicious food from some of the best restaurants in the greater Seattle area.

My delicious meal was made possible by The Seattle Restaurant Cooperative and The Seattle Times. You still have a chance to cash in on it.

Seattle Restaurant Week is happening through October 27th. You just can’t get the deals on Friday, Saturday or for Sunday brunch. Here’s how it works: There are more than 150 participating restaurants so pick one you’ve been wanting to try. On the website you can check out what each of them are offering for their R.W. meals. Most have three appetizers options, three or four entree options and three dessert options. You pick one of each and your total will be $28. You need to make a reservation at most places and, as some of us WestToasters are realizing, they’re booking up fast.

Last night we enjoyed Nell’s Restaurant in the heart of the Greenlake neighborhood. We had a 7:30 reservation but were able to get in a little early after a walk around the lake. To our delight along with the great food specials Nell’s was offering wine pairings to go with each of the courses for an extra $18. Not too shabby at all since its hard to find a single glass for less than seven dollars anymore.

I wasn’t planning on a blog from this dinner so I didn’t take detailed notes or pictures but from the host to the plate presentation this was one of the best meals and best deals I’ve gotten in a long time. The wine pairings that were chosen went well with the meal and the amount of food was just perfect to fill me up without feeling stuffed.

If you didn’t know about Seattle Restaurant Week get out and give it a shot. Besides dinner some places have a three course lunch option for just $15. Talk about a deal. I’m honestly considering canceling weeknight plans I already have for the next two weeks just to take advantage of trying as many new places as I can. I hope you do the same and when you do - let us know what you think of the ones you try.

PS: You can find details on Facebook and Twitter as @SeattleRW

Nell's on Urbanspoon

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