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Rioja region in December

Klaus:

Do you have any insight to offer for visiting Roda and Lopez de Heredia? What are the tastings like there? Are they basic, lower level tastings or do they offer good vintages and reservas?

Dec 13, 2009
Joben in Spain/Portugal

Comerc 24 Tasting Menu Wine Question

My understanding from the restaurant's website and previous threads is that there are 2 options for the tasting menu. My question is, are wine pairings part of the menu? If not, is the sommelier helpful with wine recommendations? Lastly, will English be a problem there? We have some basic Spanish language skills but not great.

Also, what's the attire like? Would nice jeans be accetable? We weren't planning to bring any really nice clothes since we're moving around a lot all over the country.

Dec 06, 2009
Joben in Spain/Portugal

Any recommendations for Steelhead Diner?

We're having dinner at Steelhead Diner this weekend. Any specific menu items that we should look for? Also, how touristy is this place? I know the usual rule of avoiding places around water, but it seems that this rule doesn't necessarily apply in Seattle.

Sep 03, 2009
Joben in Pacific Northwest

Looking for a steakhouse in the Seattle area

We're coming to Seattle soon and looking for a steakhouse that's not too formal. So far we've looked at Jaks, El Gaucho, and the Metropolitan Grill. Are jeans acceptable in any of these places? Also, does anyone have any strong feelings about any of these places either way? Any places we're missing? Thanks for the help.

Sep 01, 2009
Joben in Greater Seattle