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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

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