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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Stumbling Goat Bistro
The highlight of this week was definitely Lee's 27th birthday party at the Stumbling Goat Bistro up here in our neighborhood, Greenwood. We had nearly all of our dear friends and family around us at one time--something that rarely happens in life. We drank and ate and laughed and had the most amazing time, and I'll never forget it. The food is mostly local and very tasty, I think Lee and I will go back soon and just have a little romantic dinner a deux. They've got a great wine list too, which I appreciate more and more as I get a little older and need better wine for less hangovers.
Speaking of great wine, I forgot to mention that we went to Beato in West Seattle for Sarah's 27th birthday the other week and had some of the best wine I've ever had. I felt great, like running a marathon or something, after having 3 plus glasses. Is this what really good wine does to people?? They had a nice cheese plate as well and I'd love to go back there as well. That evening I got to spend with my siblings, minus Christopher who is getting his Masters Degree in Education in Michigan-- and it was really special to me. Even though we all live in the same city, we are extremely busy and don't get to spend much quality time together. Sometimes living closer makes it more difficult to really spend time together because we see eachother in passing so much that we forget to enjoy eachother.
Also, hallelujah, I've found really good Italian food in Seattle. Or really good pasta is what I'm trying to say. My friend Carrie and I went to Tavolata this week and it was amazing. I had a buffalo mozzarella and proscuitto salad, both ingredients were so fresh and quality. They even make the mozzarella there. Then I had gnocchi, they have three (!!!) different kinds! I chose the freshly made potato gnocchi with asparagus and morels. Everything comes with the lightest mound of shaved parm on top and very simple ingredients. Not too saucy or overdone, just right. I want this to be my new place I go to every week, like my regular place, because it was so incredible.
I was officially on vacation as of 8pm last night and I'm loving it! We are going to take care of my nieces for a couple of days, then we are off to Michigan to see my Dad and family. I plan on relaxing on the hammock, picking berries, drinking wine, eating Chef Charles pizza, reading on the beach, golfing, having a bonfire, sea dooing and being with family. Yay!!!