I’m not sure why my brain works this way, but I remember dates. Like that today is the three year anniversary of my Celiac diagnosis. (Although, truthfully, tomorrow is the three year anniversary of my adventures in eating gluten-free, because three years ago today, I took myself out for what I knew would be my last bagel.) Or the date Joel and I went on two years ago, for Seattle Restaurant Week to Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar. I don’t remember the exact date, but that was the night we decided to move in together.
It’s restaurant week again right now, and we decided to go back to Seastar this year. This was the year that we discussed wedding planning and plans for our next vacation. It was also the year that I ate calamari – I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten it not breaded and fried, and I couldn’t decide whether I liked it or not, but I gave it a fair shot.
Starter: Thai seafood salad.
Seastar is one of those restaurants that when I say “I’d like the salmon, is it gluten-free?” they say “we’ll make it gluten free.” They had to check on the spice rub on the salmon, as well as the pesto in the pesto mashed potatoes, but all was safe.
Entree: plank roasted steelhead salmon
We both had the same dessert. Here’s Joel, cracking the sugary crust.
Dessert: vanilla bean creme brûlée
Looks delicious, right? Yup, it’s another that I’m sure I’ll remember.