Chocolate chili terrine – Staple & Fancy

Chocolate chili terrine - Staple & Fancy
Caramel ice cream, caramel sauce and brittle. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

Of the two desserts we received, I preferred this one. The brittle was really good, and the caramel ice cream helped to balance out the rich, dense cake.

Seattle manhole cover
“City Light, City Bright” Seattle manhole cover.

Huckleberry and peach crostata – Staple & Fancy

Huckleberry and peach crostata - Staple & Fancy
Vanilla ice cream and almonds. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

I’m not a fan of super sweet desserts, but this was on the other end of the spectrum. It was bland and the dough was thick and undercooked. Perhaps this is why I rarely order desserts. Unfortunate since the rest of the meal was delicious up to this point. 😦

Christopher Columbus statue

Christopher Columbus statue, Seattle Waterfront Park.

Grilled Manhattan Farms chicken – Staple & Fancy

Grilled Manhattan Farms chicken - Staple & Fancy
Pureed eggplant, padron, peppers, roasted tomatoes, aged balsamic vinegar. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

This chicken was super moist and tender, but I would have liked it more if the skin had been crispier. I love padron peppers so it was great to have a pile of them on the board, and the pureed eggplant was surprisingly tasty.

Blown glass installations
Blown glass installations, Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Grilled mackerel – Staple & Fancy

Grilled mackerel - Staple & Fancy
Hazelnut, cherry tomato, salsa verde, pesto and shallots. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

This tasted good, but I wasn’t a fan of the fish texture. It was an odd combination of flaky and mushy. I loved the sauces and garnishes though, hehe.

Eye Benches III
Eye Benches III, Louise Bourgeois, black Zimbabwe granite, Olympic Sculpture Park.

Escolar crudo – Staple & Fancy

Escolar crudo - Staple & Fancy
With roasted peppers and micro greens. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

Mmm, SO good! I remember hearing that there’s some kind of controversy with escolar, I think because they’re often mislabeled or something. Anyway, this was delicious whatever it was, lol!

Seattle Cloud Cover glass bridge
Seattle Cloud Cover glass bridge, Teresita Fernandez, Olympic Sulpture Park.

Chickpeas with smoke octopus – Staple & Fancy

Chickpeas with smoke octopus - Staple & Fancy
Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

I think they sprinkled smoked paprika on top and there were red bell peppers mixed it too. Anyway, this dish was SO delicious! The slices of smoked octopus had SO much flavor and gave the dish a nice meaty quality. Noms!

Market Memories mural, Billy King

Market Memories mural, Billy King, 2011, Pike Place Market.

Homemade mozzarella – Staple & Fancy

Burrata - Staple & Fancy
Buffalo mozzarella With shaved golden bottarga (silver mullet roe) and watercress. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA

Mmm, I love all cheeses but homemade mozzarella is particularly delicious! It’s SO light with a beautifully silky texture. Yes please!

Bread, oil and vinegar - Staple & Fancy
Baguette with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Complimentary

Rachel the bronze pig
Rachel the bronze pig, Pike Place Market. How can you not love a 550-pound bronze cast piggy bank?!