I have a great restaurant to share with you today, but first I want to apologize for being so absent lately. I have been working on some projects here on the farm, and they are pretty all-consuming. I can’t wait to share the results with you – hopefully that will be soon! I am really excited about the progress we are making here on the farm~
So, that being said, on to the best part – the food!
Last week, a girlfriend and I wandered in to The Plum Bistro on Capitol Hill here in Seattle. It immediately appealed to me. The decor is fabulous – simple and elegant, yet comfortable and welcoming.
I am having a love-affair with finding restaurants that serve seasonal, fresh ingredients with an emphasis on being healthy as well as delicious. When I was in San Francisco not long ago, I spent a lot of time eating at incredible restaurants who do just that. I was envious at their seemingly endless options at where to eat organic, seasonal, sustainable meals. What I am learning, however, is that we too have some amazing places of our own – and some incredible chefs who are creative geniuses when it comes to using what is in season. I love that! I also love trying foods that I wouldn’t normally prepare – in this case, vegan. As we aren’t vegan, I had no idea that going without any meat or dairy could be so diverse and delicious!
Plum Bistro has a wonderful menu of flavorful options – we had a difficult time deciding what to choose. We opted to share everything as it all looked delicious. The garlicky yam fries with dill aioli was a no brainer as I love yam fries and it seemed every other table was eating them, so clearly they were popular. As I had never tried tempeh, we tried the spicy Jamaican tempeh wrap – it was delicious! It had an incredible mix of flavors that were just right together. It was a little messy to eat, but well worth the extra napkins. We also ordered the spicy mac ‘n’ yeas – their signature vegan mac ‘n’ cheese – again, delish~
I am already looking forward to going back, as there are so many things on their menu that I would like to try. I find restaurants like Plum Bistro inspiring because they provides me with ideas on ingredients I haven’t tried and combinations that I would have never considered. You can see their entire menu on their web site, as well as their hours and location. The beauty is they are located in one of my favorite areas of Seattle, within walking distance from the Elliott Bay Bookstore – one of my favorite places to buy books or see local authors read from their books.