It ‘s my second day in Seattle – I ‘m here on Adobe Flex training business. After being in the classroom from 8 to 6, having a nice dinner helps. I was told that Seattle is famous for seafood, and there was a seafood place called Bonefish right by my hotel (belongs to the Outback chain). Boring place and boring food. Today, I decided not to take chances and asked for referrals at the hotel ‘s front desk, and they ‘ve suggested a place called Pasta Freska. On my own, I ‘d never even noticed this place, which is a small rancho squeezed inside a road fork. It ‘s very simple inside as well. The owner of the place started the dialog:
“Is there anything you do not eat? ”
“How about a glass of wine? ”
“Thank you, but I prefer beer tonight ”
“I ‘ll bring you Peroni from Italy ”
Then I realized that this place does not have a menu. A nice smiling girl stopped by bringing something in a frying pan.
“What ‘s this? ”
“Some appetizer ”
I do not know what it was, but iIt was good. Then she brought me a green salad with a home made dressing. When I finished the salad, there was a pasta appetizer, I guess…Then, a tasty chicken cutlet with cashew nuts. When they brought me a seafood, I asked for another beer, and the owner simply said, “I ‘ll bring you a little bit darker beer this time ” – I did not resist. I enjoyed this game. He gave me a beer called India Pale from Oregon.
“Check, please ”
“You did not leave a little room for desert? ”
“No, thank you ”
Total damage: $31 + tips.
I have a reservation in a fancy restaurant for Friday night, but I ‘ll definitely will come back to Pasta Freska again this week. This is an experience.