There's a little crepe place outside of the Convention Center. John and I had seen it many times but never tried it until this time.
Cute girls are a bonus.
Lots of choices.
We got a savory one.
It had ham, Swiss cheese, spinach, herb butter, and white sauce. Simple, quick, and good.
How come we only got one? you ask. It was because we were heading down to the International District to have some Taiwanese food! When we were at Kappo, the lovely server lady told us about a Taiwanese food place called "Henry's Bento." We decided to give it a try.
Another big event for us in Seattle this time was to visit Chiso Kappo. John made a reservation for us, and it was one of the best dinners EVER.
We were served omakase style, and we got to talk to Chef Taichi, who was simply talented and amazing.
All the dishes served that day were delicious. I believe they came to us in a particular order so we could taste enjoy each of them competely (if what I'm describing actually make sense.) Chef Taichi even got John to try something he had never thought of having before!
We were served many dishes (and different sake), and I took too many photos. I loved all of them, but I'm just going to post a few here. You can check out the rest on our flickr page and see everything we had.
Chef Taichi started us off with a spinach and ikura. Delicious already. And here are some of the dishes we had that evening:
Super fresh small oysters. I think John actually enjoyed them very much!
Chef Taichi showing us how to enjoy the soup in the clay "teapot."
Preparing one of the most delicious dishes ever...
Chef Taichi would explain each of the dishes to us in detail, which I totally love!
... mushrooms, clams, scallops, and magic.
Yes it was a fishhead, and yes that was a fish eyeball. It was cooked in a special broth for a long time. Wow.
And then we got nigiri.
Chef Taichi's skills were amazing. The nigiri we had were very well crafted, the flavors were balanced, and the mouth feel and flavors were amazing.
After sushi we had some green tea. I believe it was sencha.
Almond custard for dessert.
The almond custard had the most amazing texture. It was perfect to end the meal with a delicate and carefully prepared treat.
One of the main purposes for our trip to Seattle this time was to attend Coffee Fest. John and I used to go almost every year before we opened up the shop. I really enjoyed checking out new products, meeting with the people that we usually only talked on the phone with, and all the fun stuff that Coffee Fest has to offer.
This year it was great, too!
We tasted awesome gelato and pastries.
Mr. Schomer working behind the Synesso.
Mark at Synesso was kind enough to bring us parts for our Cyncra. Thanks Mark!
And we were fortunate enough to have David make us an espresso and a macchiato!
We also tested the cup/pitcher rinser. I want one.
I also watched the latte art competition...
... with the cool judges.
We also watched the NWRBC. Awesome.
ANd of course there were a lot of goodies that we got. My favorite were the Synesso pins and bottle opener. They were so cool. I even got some with Synesso's old logo on! Now that I think of it, I probably should have grabbed more of those.