Monday, November 13, 2006

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25for25 at Ponti

It's that time of year again. Seattle has it's 25for25 restaurant deal. I think they do it twice a year. We always seem to miss out on it. What is it? Well 25 of some of the best restaurants in the Seattle area are serving 3 course dinners for $25 per person. It's a great deal. You get an appetizer, entree, and dessert for $25 drinks are extra. We went to try out Ponti this weekend but when we got there found out this deal only applied to Sunday through Thursday. I guess I didn't read the fine print. We decided to stay and we ended up paying a bit more than what we had originally planned. It was delicious though. We got an awesome seat too. They were packed so they ended up sitting us in the bar, which we didn't mind cuz we got the best seat in the house. Right in front of the fire place. Everyone was eying our table. I think they were waiting for us to leave so they could snag it. For dinner, we started by sharing a caesar salad. For an entree I had Halibut with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. Doug had salmon, green beans, and a bunch of other veggies. It was the best meal I've had in a while. And I think this is a first for me... I actually ate everything on my plate. I never am able to eat everything on my plate, ever. It was kinda weird. I didn't leave any room for dessert though. Nothing really jumped out at me as a must have. If they had tiramisu I would have had to have it. That's the only desert I just can't pass up.

This wednesday we are planning on going to the Barking Frog in Woodinville for their 25for25 special. I think this is what I will be having: Grand Marnier Prawns for my appetizer, I haven't decided between Braised Oxtails & Pappardella or Roasted Wisconsin Pheasant Breast for my entree and for dessert I'll probably get Warm Chocolate Gateau, though I don't know what Gateau is and I'm not really sure what Oxtails are either. I think I need to do some research.

I also want to go to Tulio. My vanpool driver is going I think this week and I can't wait to hear her feedback. The menu sounds great. I can't even decide between the three entree choices, they all sound so good... Chicken with Caramelized Garlic and Sage, Crab filled Tortelli, and Lavender Rack of Pork. And they have tiramisu!!! Got to go there!
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  1. OMG GET THE PHEASANT!!!!! Ack on the oxtails.

    Gateau is usually a cake layered with sweetened whipped cream and a chocolate sauce/moouse/etc depending on who's making it.

  2. I don't think we'll be making it to Tulio. Was going to go next week, but waited too long to make reservations at Barking Frog and they didn't have anything available so we going next week and I'll be out of town the week after that so the deal will be over by the time I get back.

    I got a review from Tulio and it sounded like it was good but not great so that makes me feel better about passing it up. They said their regular menu has better options than the 25for25 menu.