The Mouthful: Check out these Capitol Hill restaurants at Seattle Restaurant Week

Okay, technically this year it’s Seattle Restaurant Weeks. Local restaurants will be offering three-course meals for $28 until Thursday,

via Seattle Times
via Seattle Times

and then again Sunday through Thursday. The entire list contains over 160 restaurants all over Seattle, but to get a taste, here are some in our own backyard—and the dishes I’ve got my eye on. This year we’re seeing lots of nettles, some Spanish influences, and yes, even one pig head (never change, Old Sage).

Anchovies & Olives
15th & Pine

Sunchoke soup, Manila clams, sunchoke chips and chili oil
Swordfish with herbed fregola sarda and salsa puttanesca
Meyer lemon pudding cake with rhubarb compote and vanilla cream

Bar Cotto
15th & Madison

Escarole salad with hazelnuts and mustard vinaigrette
Pizza salsicca with fennel sausage, rapini, fior de latte and tomato
Seasonal sorbetto with salted vanilla shortbread cookies

12th & Pike

Charred broccoli with onion, micro radish, oregano mojo and smoked hazelnut piplan
Pork carnitas with salsa verde, guacamole, diced onions, cilantro, fresh tomato salsa and corn tortillas
Ancho spiced brownie with canella whipped cream, tequila caramel and fresh strawberry

La Bête
Bellevue & Howell

Chicken liver mousse with grapes, greens, walnut, date and crispy toast
Housemade pappardelle with braised beef tongue, mushrooms, leek, bacon, mustard greens and Parmigiano Regiano
Sage crème brulee with cheddar shortbread and blueberries

La Spiga*
12th & Pike

Prosciutto di Parma
Gnocchi pomodoro
Sweet cream panna cotta with mixed berry or caramel sauce

12th & Spring

Asparagus soup with green garlic and chèvre
Rotisserie pork loin with tomato rosemary sofrito and Parmigiano Reggiano polenta
Pineapple tarte tatin with rum caramel and vanilla bean ice cream

Le Zinc
15th & Pine

Pâté de Campagne with cornichons, date jam, and Dijon mustard
Coq au vin with spring onions, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes and garlic scapes
Strawberry rhubarb compote with crème fraiche chantilly and goat milk caramel reduction

12th & Pike

King crab and roasted tomato bisque with roasted garlic parmesan crostini
Petite tender steak with truffle mashed potato, sautéed mushrooms, veal, demi, lotus chips
Earl Grey crème brûlée

Marjorie ⇐ Top Pick!
14th & Union

Local clams, cured chorizo, torn saffron broth, kale
Seared dover sole, lemon caper butter, grilled rapini, parsnip puree
Local pink lady apple galette with homemade ice cream

19th & Roy

Crispy rolls with taro root, northwest tofu, carrots, wood ear mushrooms
Sauteed wild caught prawns, lemongrass, yellow curry, roasted peanuts, ngo om
Yakima valley snap peas, hedgehog mushrooms
Asian eggplant and green onions in spicy coconut sauce
Lychee ice cream

Harvard & Roy

Cream of celery root with sherry wine and mushrooms
Squid ink risotto with grilled calamari and fresh parsley
Profiteroles with ice cream of the day

Poppy ⇐ Top Pick!
Broadway & Roy

Poached oysters with sorrel sauce and bacon
Ricotta dumplings with creamed nettles, lovage and maitake mushrooms
Lemon-sesame ice cream with honeycomb candy

Restaurant Zoe
14th & Union

Ricotta gnudi with greed garlic and nettle puree, nettle chips and pickled pearl onion petals
Arctic char with bacon and spring onion ragout, roasted asparagus panzanella, pimento rouille
Goat cheese panna cotta with smoky honey and cherry compote

Rione XIII
15th & Harrison

Grilled local asparagus porchetta, soft boiled hen egg and garlic croutons
Tonnarelli cacao e pepe with black pepper and pecorino Romano
Tiramisu with espresso, mascarpone, and cocoa

Skillet Diner*
14th & Union

Skillet poutine
Grilled pork tenderloin with parsnip puree, cider demi, scapes and white bean ratatouille
Chocolate pie with sea salt and cocoa nibs

Boren & Pike

Fallen Valdeon blue cheese soufflé, blueberry compote, port wine syrup
Moqueca de Peixe (scallops, mussels, prawns, calamari, tilapia, chiles, farofa, coconut broth, dende oil and rice)
Cinnamon tres leches with rum raisins and candied pecans

The Old Sage
12th & Madison

Pig head with miners lettuce, sugar snaps, raw rhubarb, horseradish, and pea mustard
Malted emmer with mountain cheese and local apples
Frozen chocolate mousse

The Tin Table
10th & Pine

Applewood smoked sea scallop with celery and granny smith apple salad, Bavarian bacon crouton
Nettle pasta lasagna with foraged mushrooms, ricotta, tomato ragout, tempura of asparagus and mushrooms
Key lime tart with coconut and graham crust and rum whipped cream

*Also serving three-course lunch for $15