Summer has always been my favorite season. As a kid it's a celebration of warm months free from school or bedtimes. As an adult the weather is still stellar, especially in Seattle. It doesn't get too hot here in the Pacific Northwest and the daylight is never ending. The difference, as a "grown up," is the lightheartedness that creeps into the office on Fridays. Some days it begins earlier than others and Friday of this past week was one of those lovely days.
The Bite of Seattle kicked off Friday at Seattle Center so a lunchtime adventure was a requirement. I treated myself to a large waffle cone of chocolate & vanilla twist with rainbow jimmies! Who says kids have all of the fun?
The fountain is the heart of Seattle Center and it becomes the best spot for people watching. Hearing the music, watching the water show, and listening to the kids' giggles is good for the soul. Sharing a deep fried s'mores sandwich doesn't hurt, either! We camped out near the fountain and rotated trips to replenish our goods. We also tried a chilled coconut drink, Russian dumplings, an artichoke and chicken filled crepe, and curly fries. The number of vendors and food options was bonkers. If you're visiting a food festival bring lots of friends so you can order more and share more!
Once work was finished I headed to Seattle's neighborhood of Capitol Hill for dinner with my husband before we met our friends for drinks and karaoke. We had a great dinner at Capitol Cider, taking advantage of $2 oysters and the corresponding and sassy menu verbiage.
We shared a handful of small plates and this burrata cheese with fresh peaches was insanely delicious! Burrata cheese is super soft like mozzarella and I've never had it with peaches before, the combination of textures was awesome and the flavors were refreshing and clean.
Dessert was the final and best dish of our meal. This olive oil cake was topped with local Rainier cherries and included fennel pollen. The server recommended it and warned that it wasn't super sweet but more herbaceous. It was killer! The cake was perfectly baked and the fennel added such a nice warmth of flavor. The cherries are, literally, the icing on the cake.
Finally, Summer is wedding season. As an Event Manager I see tons of wedding cakes and this one was the cutest I've ever laid eyes on! It's from Baked and includes some faux ice cream, real doughnuts, funfetti & mudslide cake flavors. Unfortunately I didn't get to try a slice but I did snap a few pictures. Take a look a their Instagam (bakedseattle) for a feast for the eyes.
Well, it's almost my bedtime. Yes, kids, adults have bedtimes too! I hope your summer is filled with sunshine, fresh peaches and cherries, and all the sprinkle topped baked goods you can handle.
Hello, I'm Angela.
Figs and Flights is all about traveling near and far & eating great food both at home and away.