Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Staycation Stop #1 - The Loft

Emi and I enjoyed a week long staycation relaxing, spending time with friends, and of course by eating. One of the things we wanted to do was to eat at some fun places that we could then blog about. The Loft in downtown Edmonds is a swanky little wine bar with great small dishes that we wanted to visit with friends. We've been there a few times for a late night drink, but never for food.

Our friend Pert had a coupon for $25 off when you spend $50 or more on food, so even though we had just finished dinner at Emi's parent's house, we decided to split $50+ of food between our small group.

The Loft makes homemade real pineapple infused vodka so we had to try one. It tasted like pineapple juice, definitely dangerous.

My new favorite: truffle fries. Boka (connected to Hotel 1000 downtown) has some good ones as well. Nothing is better than some salty, greasy, truffle oil infused french fries for a late night snack. We also enjoyed the spicy pancetta pesto prawns. These were my two favorite dishes of the night.

We ordered the Quattro Fromage to snack on with our drinks: multiple types of cheese including brie, cheddar, goat and bleu cheese, prosciutto, figs, balsamic honey syrup, and almonds.

Emi's favorite dish of the night the Roasted Apple and Mascarpone Ravioli. The ravioli came with crispy pancetta, Granny Smith apples, sauteed greens and citrus fennel butter.

The best tiramisu I've ever had. It was rich, creamy, and the caramel was a great sweet addition to the dish. Even though we were stuffed we all enjoyed this dessert.

White chocolate creme brulee. None of us have had white chocolate creme brulee. Instead of a vanilla or simple dark chocolate creme brulee, this what I imagine a great combination of the two would taste like.

From the small dishes to the ravioli to the desserts we really enjoyed our late night dinner at The Loft and highly recommend the place to everyone. We usually sit upstairs because it's more private, but there's also a cool back patio area that is covered and a great place to sit when the weather is warmer. Also after dinner you can head across the street to a Very Taki Tiki Bar for a good time and some cheap beers.

- Kyle

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