Friday, May 21, 2010

Seattle Restaurant Week: Barking Frog

This post is completely overdue. Kyle and I were very excited about Seattle's Restaurant Week, where dozens of Seattle's best restaurants offered 3 course dinners for $25. Some restaurants also offered 3 course lunches for $15. We have heard a lot of great reviews on The Barking Frog in Woodinville and decided to take out Kyle's parents for an early Mother's Day celebration!

For those of you wondering where the name "Barking Frog" comes from, the website says it is based off of Native American storytellers who use the frog as a symbol of wealth and abundance. When there is a "barking frog," it is a sign of peace and harmony in nature. My mother in law said she never wanted to go to the restaurant before because the name was funny--but don't be fooled by the name, there are no frogs on the menu, only delicious eats!

Course #1: this is the restaurant's famous Grand Marnier Prawns with lemongrass dressing and mixed greens. It tasted a lot like Chinese honey walnut prawns, but more refined. My friend Amy and Aaron said that this is one of their all-time favorite dishes.

Course #1: Kyle's Sous Vide Pork Belly--one of the highlights of the meal. Kyle said, "This was really really good, sweet and tender pork belly, not super fatty though. Just tasted like tender pork instead of fatty bacon."

Main course: we loved the shortribs with creamy polenta. There was this amazing sweet honey drizzle that helped to bring out the flavors of the dish. The polenta was not salty or overpowering, just a perfect accompionment to a perfect piece of meat!

The Chocolate Lava cake was to die for! This is my all-time favorite dessert at any restaurant, and Barking Frog's was a true delight!

Kyle got the creme brulee, which was more of a sweet vanilla custard. Kyle said it was rich and left him wanting more.

Kyle parent's, Joyce and Steve, and us digging into our savory meal!
We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to October when Seattle Restaurant Week returns!
Happy Eating,


  1. Oh I've always wanted to try this place! I hope they partake when it comes back in October!

  2. Yum! I want to try! Love love the creamy polenta!

  3. Kyle, I have the recipe if you want it for the prawns. I have made it for parties and it is always a hit!