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Seattle Valentine

Great Wheel on the Seattle waterfront, with Valentine's Day themed light show, reflected:


Yesterday our friends (Lisa and George and their girls Maya and Lily) came by to say hi and check out the boat. We grabbed a bite up on shore and then we took 'em for a quick cruise out to Alki Point and back. It was a gorgeous afternoon and a fun little cruise! 

The other day when we realized we were going to be in Seattle for Valentine's Day, we decided we felt like going out for dinner rather than cooking.  I did a little research on Open Table to see if there were any nearby (decent) restaurants with availability, and found a 5pm slot at Roberto's Venetian Trattoria. The place sounded fun so we went for it.


Roberto's is kind of buried in the layers of the Pike Place Market, but it's a cool spot. Casual but nice, and the food was good! We shared some carpaccio and a caprese salad, two half orders of pasta (spaghetti carbonara and a papardelle with cinghiale). As a main, we split an order of the pesto halibut, and then shared the recommended tiramisu (which was much more like the creamy tiramisu we had in Italy, than the usual cakey versions you find in most U.S. restaurants). All was good and the portions were on the smaller side, so we didn't leave there feeling stuffed. We would definitely go back.

Roberto giving directions in the kitchen (velvet pin-striped jacket, pink/patterned dress shirt, red scarf…perfect):


After dinner we headed down the stairs to the waterfront. We thought we might take a ride on the Great Wheel, but everyone else had that same thouht and the line was huge, so we just walked back toward the marina along the waterfront. (We also learned that this week is Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium!!)

Back at Airship. (Awwww, so romantic…red pilot house lights, pink ferris wheel in the background). 


Today, more visitors x2! It's a fun and social weekend in Seattle!