Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Mother's Day

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  Mine was special, as always.  My family decided to take me out to Seattle.  For brunch we went to Serious Biscuit.  I've reviewed Serious Pie here, and Serious Biscuit happens to be part of the same restaurant.  We've heard about the fried chicken biscuit, so that was something I really wanted to try.  Unfortunately, my daughter and I didn't think it was all it was hyped up to be.  The chicken seemed to consist of both white and dark meat.  That is fine with me, but my daughter is not fond of dark meat. It was crisp and a good size portion.  It was topped with tabasco black pepper gravy.  It had a slight bit of heat, but I didn't see any black pepper.  The dish itself was rather bland.

DH ordered the fennel sausage biscuit.  This dish had a lot of flavor.  The fennel sausage was complimented nicely with the sweet pepper relish.

DS ordered the peanut butter banana biscuit.  Of course he loved it.  Each dish was approximately $10. 

Serious Biscuit on Urbanspoon
We took the tram from Serious Biscuit to the Westlake Hub.  That is where the shopping district is.  My dear hubby wanted to buy me a dress or something nice to wear to my vendor events.  The first dress I found was at Barney's New York. It was a whopping $3000 and the matching cardigan was $1600.  We quickly walked out of the store.  Barney's is attached to a shopping mall, so we went in to check out the other stores.  Needless to say, I couldn't find anything in my price range. My husband wanted me to try on a dress that was $250. Much cheaper than Barney's but still!  While shopping, he surprised me by having my daughter take me to 7 Salon to get my hair cut.  I never did find a dress, but at least my hair looks good.

Dinner was at Seastar.  DH has been wanting to take me to this restaurant for a long time.  We've been staying away from seafood for awhile because of Fukushima.  We started off with a couple different types of sushi.  The Washington roll had smoked salmon, Dungeness crab, and green apple.  We were so proud of our kids for trying the sushi, and they happened to like it.  I was an adult before I liked sushi.  Next was the California roll, which my son liked better than the first.

I ordered the Applewood Grilled Wild NW Alaskan Salmon. This salmon was so tender, served with asparagus and crispy roasted fingerling potatoes.  This dish was perfect for flavor and portion.

DH ordered the Filet with Yukon Mash potatoes.  The steak was perfectly cooked and very tender.  He loved the mash potatoes and sauce that came with the dish.

DD ordered the Dungeness Crab Cakes.  They were pretty small, 3 on the plate with some greens.  She and my husband deemed them the best crab cakes ever.  My non-seafood son even liked them. She also ordered the Dungeness Crab and Sweet Corn Bisque.  We ended up returning it because neither of us were fond of the flavor.

DS ordered the Caesar Salad.  Poor kid doesn't care much for seafood, so the salad was his best option.

We just had to try the Coconut Cream Pie for dessert.  The serving size is for 2 people.  It looked pretty mounded up really high.  It tasted very good at first.  If the whipped topping was proportioned to the filling, it might have been better.  When we finished all the whipped topping, the filling seemed more pastey textured and wasn't very appetizing, though it still tasted good.

Our second dessert was the Banana Spring Roll Sundae.  We all loved this dessert too.  Very tropical and refreshing with the vanilla-orange caramel and pineapples.
Seastar Seafood Restaurant & Raw Bar on Urbanspoon

After dinner, our server asked if we needed our parking ticket validated.  My husband gave him the ticket even though we were parked 4 blocks away and it probably wouldn't have worked for us.  We told the kids that they should be careful not to lose their parking tab or the garage would charge for a whole day.  We walked all the way back to the car and realized that we hadn't got our parking ticket back from our server.  The garage was about to close, so we ended up paying $30 for a lost ticket. Ironic, huh!

We had a nice day spending some time in Seattle.  We really don't go there too often and I've never really shopped that district before.  Now I know why!  I'll stick to the outlet mall, lol.

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