Chris Consentino talks about the best Seattle restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Chris Consentino talks about the best Seattle restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
I love Lark, because I think John Sundstrom has a great hand. He really thinks everything through clearly and has not only embraced what's in Seattle but what's available from afar, whether it's a little bit of Asian technique, he has a good friend that Argentinian, he uses a lot of Argentinian techniques. So the food there is just always spectacular. Matt's in the market. You sit above Pike's Place Market, you can look right over. I mean, I had great lunches there, lovely dinners, and just, you're in this, you're eating in the market and you're not in the hustle and bustle of the market and the food was always on point. One particular dish that stood out it match at the market was their pull pork sandwich at lunch which was just exceptional. Anchovies and olives there so many things I could say about Ethan's stall foods that's just above and beyond Between the gooey duck crudo and his cuttlefish squid ink risotto. My son ate a whole plate of squid ink risotto from Ethan. Walrus and carpenter, which is basically you can look into. Mercantile Staple and Fancy, from and Mercantile Staple and Fancy can look into Wallace and Carpenter. Their divided by, a clear glass garage door. I mean there's nothing like sitting at an oyster bar, having beautiful white wine, sparkling, having them pop oysters in front of you, local oysters. And then after that Come around the corner, walk in to Mercantile, Staple and Fancy, and have Ethan cook a family style meal for you. So instead of ordering off a menu, he does a chef's tasting which is family style and you share it with the group that's with you. And that, it gives you that convivial, that start at one end and you come right around to the other and just have this amazing experience.