Sometimes I get stuck in a rut. An endless loop of visiting the same restaurants…eating the same thing…feeling a little like something is missing. I don’t really realize it until the spell is broken: What a great feeling to get out and try something new! It happened last week when we were invited to the Summer Blogger Dinner at Six Seven at The Edgewater. Six Seven is more than a restaurant in a hotel. It is a destination restaurant with a really awesome view, cool bar and amazing food.
The Edgewater is Seattle’s ONLY luxury waterfront hotel and they are celebrating their 50th birthday this year. They have proudly hosted rock legends from The Beatles (talk about fish stories!) to Led Zeppelin to KISS and The Village People. Check out their band line-up and you might catch a contestant from The Voice or American Idol. As General Manager, Tom Wright, put it: “We truly embrace our rock history”. My point is: this place is really cool! Why haven’t we been here lately?
Chef John Roberts showcases Northwest-inspired seasonal dishes with the freshest and naturally raised ingredients. The Chilled Tomato Cappuccino is a fun and refreshing play on tomato soup. It is served in a cappuccino cup and topped with a deconstructed pesto (toasted garlic, basil puree, toasted pine nuts and creamy, frothy parmesan milk). Summer in a cup! The beautiful Smoked Salmon and Asparagus appetizer is topped with the most luscious, perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg, and dressed with a lovely pharaohs lemon vinaigrette. This is NOT the stereo-typical hotel-restaurant food!
For me, the true test of a restaurant is how they cook the fish. Chef Roberts presents a perfectly pan roasted piece of halibut served with asparagus tips, chipoline onions, crispy bacon lardons (yummy!), artichokes and cherry heirloom tarragon salad. The halibut is lightly browned on the outside and barely opaque in the center. It is moist and delicious, not dry and flakey. Chef buys only whole, fresh halibut DAILY and once it’s gone, it’s gone. The Braised Short Rib is tender and delicious, and the Meyer Lemon Pie is a tangy and sweet twist on the Key Lime Pie. But, back to that Pan Roasted Halibut: Six Seven at the Edgewater is where I will go (and send all my friends and anyone who asks) for seafood in Seattle.
We’re headed back to the bar at Six Seven for Happy Hour this week to try the Fish and Chips and the Tiger Prawn Corn Dogs. I’ll definitely be adding Six Seven to my regular rotation of restaurants. Hope to see you there – you WON’T be disappointed!
The Edgewater – Seattle
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
Call for reservations: 206.728.7000