For our 5 year (half decade!) anniversary, Jordan and I had the privilege of going to Canlis in Seattle. If you watched Top Chef Seattle, or know anything about the Seattle dining scene, you know Canlis is the place to go.
To kick things off – my half gone cocktail, The Count Camillo Granita. Made with Plymouth Gin, Americano Cocchi, orange, cracked maple orange bitters and Campari sugar. Also, our delicious amuse bouche of carrot curry soup.
When you step into Canlis, you are stepping into a piece of Seattle history that the Canlis brothers continue to build on everyday. The staff provides impeccable service and you truly feel special when you are there. Jordan and I were a little giddy and nerdy the whole time because we were so excited to be there, and the staff still handled all of our random questions without a blink!
The Classic Canlis Salad
We opted to go the route of “Classic Canlis,” ordering a few original menu items from the 1950’s. The Canlis salad was one of them, and it did not disappoint! (Recipe from the Canlis website at the end of this entry).
Hamachi Sashimi, Granny Smith apple, serrano pepper, and yuzu. Holy Moly, YUM.
We ordered a few contemporary items as well, such as the Hamachi Sashimi above which was the best sashimi I have ever had.
Wagyu Tenderloin, served with green and yellow wax beans, potatoes, and cannellini bean purée.
We also tried a Wagyu Steak for the first time and were not disappointed.
Halibut Pan-seared and served with sunchokes, quinoa, and taggiasca olives
Jordan and I have vowed to try the tasting menu next time we go to Canlis (I am already trying to find an excuse to return) since we got our “classic” experience in.
Twice Baked Potato – another classic menu item.
I have to say, the experience was so special and fun that I got a little emotional a few times. The first was when Jordan nonchalantly busted out a small Tiffany bag with a necklace, and the second when the staff brought out our desserts…
Grand Marnier Souffle
I can only imagine the other things that are done on a daily basis for special occasions at Canlis. If you have something special coming up, I couldn’t recommend a stop at Seattle’s most iconic restaurant.
2576 AURORA AVENUE NORTH
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98109