March 10, 2013

Just when I thought Portland had us...

As brunching goes, Portland has a ton of great options... and folks down there take brunch seriously. Like hard core. Sure, we've got reliable standbys (like Geraldine's and Boat Street), but the endless options of our southern neighbor had me feeling a little beat...

Until we went back to an old friend, who reminded us again of how good it can be here in Seattle. A beautiful scone with apricot preserves and creamy butter. Next, a remarkable yeasted croissant and fantastic ham (really, ham? REALLY). Roasted kale shoots with potatoes, anchovies, aioli and a poached egg? Rockin'.

And then there was this dish of Whidbey kamut, celeriac, chanterelles, cranberries and tahini. Unexpected and utterly outstanding in its perfect balance of flavors and textures. That's why you're in the pantheon, Sitka and Spruce.

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