Chef Steps • Proposal Picnic • Volunteer Park • Seattle, WA

Two very dear friends of mine got engaged recently and I got to be a sneaky part of making it all happen. After the official proposal in the Volunteer Park Conservatory, one of the planned surprises for the day was a sophisticated picnic in Volunteer Park catered by Chef Steps. The food was unbelievably delicious! Here are some photos from the very special day with quite a few of the awesome food (for Chef Steps blog and your enjoyment). Congratulations Anastasiya and Julian! I could not be more happy for you both.

Foodie Fridays • Fonda La Catrina • Georgetown- Seattle, WA

Fonda La Catrina is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Seattle. Located in the heart of Georgetown, this place will really win you over. From the fresh horchata & guacamole, to the homemade tortillas, my mouth just salivates thinking about this place. I really love their chorizo too.


Best horchata I've had in the U.S. IMG_8295

QUESO FUNDIDO Melted monterrey cheese in a hot skillet with corn tortillas, avocado, cured onions and pico de gallo, with chorizo added.


Mmm mm mmm guacamole!IMG_8294

They are exceptionally busy for dinner and on weekends. You can make a reservation for parties 6+.IMG_8293IMG_8299

Foodie Fridays • The London Plane • Seattle, WA

The London Plane was endlessly delightful. From the airy space, to the fresh and delicious food, this place made me happy.

The London Plane

Located at 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, in Pioneer Square, this spot is great for business people downtown to come for lunch. The London Plane

In addition to serving amazing, healthy food, they have a small floral section and mini specialty items shop as well. Cook books, letterpress cards, and adorably packaged delectables adorn the shelves.

The London Plane

The London Plane

Now on to the food! We shared an assortment of spreads with homemade bread, seasonally inspired salads, and pork shoulder.

The London Plane Menu

-pecan, kale & feta pesto  -split fava bean dal with mint & coconut -beet hummus with harissa oil

-raw celery root, apple, celery & radish slaw with hazelnuts -roasted baby carrots & red cippolini onions with pistachios & mint  -chickpeas, squash & cauliflower with chopped olives, pine nuts & currants

sliced mustard-rubbed pork shoulder with sweet & sour onions & sauerkraut


The Kitchen- The London Plane

A view from above- The London Plane

Foodie Fridays • Wandering Goose • Brunch

I'm bringing Foodie Fridays back to my blog! First up, The Wandering Goose, located at 403 15th Ave. E Seattle, WA 98112  in Capitol Hill. What a charming little place.The Wandering GooseDuring the daytime, natural light streams into this airy space. The tables are covered with words from The Wandering Goose story and there are touches of southern charm everywhere. Wandering Goose



The Wandering Goose is open every day for brunch and on Fridays they do a special fried chicken dinner. Talk about southern charm. I especially love their biscuit sandwiches and what they call the "Bubble and Squeek".


The Wandering Goose



The Wandering Goose