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Delancy or Spinasse?

Just a quick update - had lunch at Revel, which was delicious and I really dug the vibe. I had the corned lamb salad and the short rib rice bowl.

Lastly, I did wind up at Spinasse on my last night in town. I have to say, it was one of the best meals I've ever had, and the service was great. I did a walk-in and 5, requested and was seated at the counter immediately upon my arrival. I mentioned to the server that I wanted to try and be out by 7 and could she help me pick the right amount of food so that I didn't have to rush but that I got the most out of the experience (I had a flight out of Seatac at 9) and she paced everything perfectly and was attentive and wonderful. My companion and I had the tajarin both ways (butter and sage and ragu), the asparagus antipasti and the artichoke contorti. Everything was great. The butter and sage tajarin was hands-down the best pasta I've ever eaten at a restaurant. I make pasta at home but don't think I'll ever come near the awesomeness I had at Spinasse. Thanks again to everyone for your feedback - I will be back and will fill in my next trip with the great suggestions (especially bars) here. I had a great time in your beautiful city.

May 12, 2013
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle
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Delancy or Spinasse?

Thanks! I just had the lorraine and the leek, along with a plain and a chocolate croissant and coffee. Really delicious. Heading over to sonic boom now - passed bop and my mouth watered because I could see crates of records climbing up the wall. I love this town!

May 09, 2013
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle

Delancy or Spinasse?

thanks so much to everyone for your thoughtful and detailed responses. Did go to Essex last night - had great cocktails and terrific conversation with the bartender, who also volunteered Altura with no mention of it from me. Also had pizza at Delancy and the food and vibe were exactly what i was in the mood for. Also grabbed a chocolate chip cookie to go.I'll be heading to Altura tonight. On my way to Ballard now for some coffee, croissant at cafe besalu, and some shopping for records. Will continue to read thorough your suggestions. Thanks again SO very much.

May 09, 2013
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle

Delancy or Spinasse?

I know these are 2 entirely different dining experiences, but I'm in town from NYC and am trying to decide which is a more worthwhile experience. I like great food but I also really love a fun atmosphere. I am fortunate to have access to great food, living in Manhattan, but would love some guidance from the Seattle crowd. Would also welcome any feedback on bars, coffee, cool places to shop, etc. not my first visit, so I've done lots of fun touristy stuff like emp and book larder and will be returning to Sitka and Spruce for a 4th time for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks in advance!

May 08, 2013
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle

NY Foodie Looking For 1 Awesome Meal in Seattle

I forgot to include canlis - is it worth it?

May 10, 2012
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle

NY Foodie Looking For 1 Awesome Meal in Seattle

Hi all,

Thanks in advance; I see a lot of postings but none very recent. I live in NY, so fortunately, I have access to a lot of great ethnic food, fine dining, and everything in between. I only have 1 night to eat dinner in Seattle and I want it to be memorable - and it's a special occasion. I have seen a lot of places coming up over and over but then I see some negative reviews of them, so I'm really thrown (Sitka and Spruce, The Corson Building, Spinasse, How to Cook a Wolf, etc) I'm open to expensive if it's special, I just want to make the most of my 1 opportunity. I would deeply appreciate your input - more than 1 is great, in case the first choice is booked up.

Many thanks!
Linda

May 10, 2012
ImHungry5 in Greater Seattle

Is Marcella Hazan's green lasagne bolognese worth it?

So, I made this over the weekend (thanks again for your help, Joan!) and followed it to the the letter. I have a few questions for those of you have done the same; I would LOVE your feedback, if you don't mind.

1) I had a terrible time with the spinach pasta. I've made fresh egg pasta dozens of times with no fuss or issues, but this didn't work out so well. I squeezed the water out of the spinach and then I squeezed some more and then again. So, it was very dry when I started. However, the dough was very sticky (is this normal?), so I continued to add flour until it wasn't sticking/leaving dough on my hands. I fear I added too much, even though the dough remained relatively sticky, because when I rolled it out, it cracked and I couldn't get it as thin as it should have been. . Should I have allowed it to remain a bit sticky? I was afraid it would stick to the rollers when I attempted to roll it out. BTW, I kneaded and rested the dough as instructed

2) It seemed like WAY too much bechamel to bolognese ratio, so I didn't mix the entire batch into thebolognese. it was still very runny when mixed together and it tasted fine. Just wondered about other poster's impressions of the quantity of bechamel.

Despite the above, I answer 'yes' to this post. I thought it was well worth it (And while I understand it's considered a necessary step, the washing and hang-wringing of the pasta is a little wacky - there were numerous jokes flying around the kitchen as Iwas doing this). I was skeptical about the bolognese being any good when I saw how relatively unsaucy it was, but it was absolutely delicious and I'm not a big meat eater. Despite my dough mishap, it still tasted really good.

Thanks for any insights you all might have!

Mar 05, 2012
ImHungry5 in Home Cooking

Is Marcella Hazan's green lasagne bolognese worth it?

Thanks so much, Joan - that's very helpful. In some ways, her recipe is meticulously detailed - in others, she leaves out essential info.

Mar 04, 2012
ImHungry5 in Home Cooking

Is Marcella Hazan's green lasagne bolognese worth it?

Question about the pasta. I've made fresh pasta before, so I'm comfortable with the process, but for this lasagna, she calls for cooking/ice bath/rinse/squeeze/dry pasta sheets on kitchen towels. For how long do you let them dry out before using in the lasagna?

BTW, thanks for this thread - so many interesting comments and takes on this recipe, which I cannot wait to try.

Mar 01, 2012
ImHungry5 in Home Cooking

where to buy tonarelli?

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy tonarelli in Manhattan -- I'd to make cacio e pepe. I've tried Rafetto and a few other places with no success.

Thanks!

Aug 01, 2010
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

Saigon Grill's Curry Recipe [moved from Manhattan]

Hi all,

I know that there are a million ways to make curry, but I'm not familiar enough with them to make a distinction when perusing recipes, so I am wondering if anyone has a recipe that tastes like the curry tom/curry ga sauce at Saigon Grill. I would be ever so grateful for any guidance.

Thanks!

May 03, 2009
ImHungry5 in Home Cooking

Jam/Canning Instruction in Manhattan

I googled around but can't seem to find anything about this. Do you know where I would locate this resource and do they allow non-Mormons to participate in these activities? Thanks again!

Apr 11, 2009
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

Jam/Canning Instruction in Manhattan

FANTASTIC, thanks, Joan! This is close to where I live, too!

Apr 11, 2009
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

Jam/Canning Instruction in Manhattan

Thanks, I'll look in to this!

Apr 11, 2009
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

Jam/Canning Instruction in Manhattan

Will do! :)

Apr 10, 2009
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

Jam/Canning Instruction in Manhattan

Hello,

Does anyone know of any jam-making or canning classes in the area? I know there are instruction sites on the web, but I do not trust myself alone to attempt this and would love to learn from someone who has got a lot of experience.

Thanks!

Apr 10, 2009
ImHungry5 in Manhattan

the clerkenwell kitchen

Has anyone been here and if so, is it worth a trip?

Thanks!

Feb 18, 2009
ImHungry5 in U.K./Ireland

NYC Hound looking for food/drink experiences unique to London

Scott,

Thanks for all of these suggestions!

I LOVE cheese and Neal's looks fantastic. Thanks for the info; I'll definitely check out the Covent Garden location.

Best,

Linda

Feb 17, 2009
ImHungry5 in U.K./Ireland

NYC Hound looking for food/drink experiences unique to London

This is all great stuff, thanks everyone!

Feb 17, 2009
ImHungry5 in U.K./Ireland

NYC Hound looking for food/drink experiences unique to London

Thanks, limster!

I was looking at Flat White for a coffee maybe after Yauatcha?

I'll keep in mind what you said about spending some time at Postcard Teas.

I also forgot to mention The Wolseley and Corrigan's in my original post. I'm definitely up for a good pub; be it gastro or straight up.

Any suggestions for GREAT Indian? I've read a little about Amaya.

Feb 16, 2009
ImHungry5 in U.K./Ireland

NYC Hound looking for food/drink experiences unique to London

Hi all,

I live in Manhattan so have access to some great spots, but I'm visiting London for the first time in March and am looking for some things to do (foodwise) that are unique to London. I will be there a week and would love some great breakfast/coffee spots for daytime and maybe a few great places in the evening-don't have to be upscale just delish. So far, I've got Fernandez and Wells, Toms Kitchen, Postcard Teas, Borough Market for some day spots.Considering maze if reviewers think it's worth it. I'm not restricting myself to the area in which I'm staying (SOHO) and will be doing lots of walking/travelling by tube.

I am not a vegetarian but not a big fan of beef/pork .

Thanks and I can't wait to visit your great city!

Feb 16, 2009
ImHungry5 in U.K./Ireland

Parma or Bologna?

Thanks, all; this is great info!

Feb 28, 2008
ImHungry5 in Italy

Parma or Bologna?

I know that both of these places are notorious for their deliciousness, but I am torn between which one to visit; I'm only spending 1 full day (and overnight stay) before heading to Florence and I want to maximize the food experience and anything else that would make one more worthwhile over the other.

Thanks!

Feb 27, 2008
ImHungry5 in Italy