After a lackluster dinner the night before, I was determined to redeem myself during brunch. Mr. Monkey had done such a wonderful job planning all other aspects of our trip, the least I could do was give him a good meal.
I was thrilled that it was no longer February when the sun rose. Why? Dine Around Seattle, that's why! I poked around on the site, narrowed down the restaurants that offered Sunday brunch, and figured out which were within walking distance of our hotel.
steelhead diner was the winner.
Can you believe this deal? Score!
We both started with the chicken and andouille sausage gumbo (usual price $7.95). Loved it. Spicy, rich, and delicious!
My blackened Idaho catfish with Creole meuniere and tangy cabbage salad (usual price $16.95) made me very very happy. Really tender and well-seasoned.
Mr. Monkey did his best to stuff himself with chocolate pecan pie with cocoa nibs and bourbon chantilly cream (usual price $7.95). Sticky sweet goodness.
I relished each bite of my spiced stout pound cake with strawberries, vanilla pastry cream, and honey drizzle (usual price $8.95).
We marveled that all this cost only $30! And it was fantastic! I definitely rehabilitated my reputation with this meal. Phew.
steelhead diner was just a few steps away from Pike Place Market. Whee!
We remembered getting attacked by seagulls at this Ivar's stand in 2005.
On our way to our engagement site, we gawked through the windows at some of the exhibits at the Seattle Art Museum.
And here it is -- the Alexis Hotel -- where Mr. Monkey got down on one knee.
It was such a nice place! Much better than Hotel Max! Bah! Too bad not every weekend can be an engagement weekend, complete with rose petals strewn everywhere.
This concludes our little romp to Victoria and a bit of Seattle. All photos from our trip may be found here. Hope you enjoyed the ride.