Thursday, September 8, 2011

Seattle: Belltown Food & Drink Tour

During my visit to Seattle, my mom and I went on one of the Seattle Restaurant tours, specifically one that went around the Belltown area of the city.  

We started with oysters and white wine at Local 360, an open and neat-looking restaurant.  Ice-cold oysters and wine- Delicious!

The restaurant had a store nearby, with lots of locally produced goods, a butcher section, and a selection of baked goods- including these yummy-looking brioches!

Next, we went to Rob Roy, a dark and intimate bar that specializes in handcrafted and well-thought out drinks.  We got a cup of a delicious Gin-gin mule.  I don't even like gin but this drink was AMAZING, I loved the addition of ginger beer!

Next stop, Shiro for some sushi - we each got two pieces of nigiri, and they were both really delicious.  Fresh and melted in your mouth, yum.

Then, we went to Branzino restaurant for a rich and creamy dish of orechiette with cheese, tomatoes, and basil.  I loved the texture of the orechiette pasta, and I wish I could've eaten more of this - I was feeling a little full due to the thick cheese sauce. 


Last but not least- time for dessert!  SPUR Gastropub looked like the usual local bar, but the food leans towards sophisticated plating and molecular gastronomy- very surprising!  We had a very summery dessert of corn semifreddo, blueberries, butter powder, and a sorbet on top.  The corn flavor dominated the whole dish in my opinion, so it was interesting and fun to try but I probably wouldn't keep ordering this dish.  

Overall, we had a great time on this food tour.  It was a great way to see and taste a lot of different restaurants in a limited amount of time.  There's no way we would've gone to all of these places for a full meal, so it was great to sample from them all.  It was also nice to hear about the area's history and how it has changed over the years. 


  1. sounds like a great tour and a nice way to try a little of everything!

  2. I've only been on food tours in DC, but looks like you had a great time. Anything that starts with oysters (or bacon) is a winner in my book.

  3. @KandS: Exactly, it was v. fun!

    @Olga: Haha yes <3 bacon and oysters!

  4. The tour sounds sooo fun!! You had some yummy stuff XD