One of the beautiful aspects of cuisine is its ability to evolve and change as the tastes and trends of society shift. This month, we highlight a collection of restaurants that offer dining experiences that are a departure from the norm. Join us as we explore these intriguing tastes.
Seattle, WA: Poppy, Chef Jerry Traunfeld’s restaurant in the eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood, brings a new style of dining to the Northwest. Jerry’s inspiration comes from the “thali,” a platter served to each guest holding a variety of small dishes. Poppy’s menu borrows the idea of the thali and melds it with northwest cooking, highlighting seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, and spices.
Cupertino, CA: Enjoy traditional Dim Sum at Dynasty Seafood. Dim Sum, an authentic Cantonese tradition, offers a wide assortment of bite-size servings of sweet and savory dishes. Dynasty’s menu consists of variety of fresh seafood and vegetables as well as some favorites including Suckling Pig, Peking Duck, Smoked Sea Bass and Braised Shark’s Fin Soup.
Scottsdale, AZ: Satori is a beautiful Japanese word, which describes the experience of awakening or state of enlightenment. Sushi simply refers to Japanese cuisine incorporating rice prepared with sushi vinegar. Satori Sushi now offers a newly expanded menu including everything from Fried Rice and Yakisoba Noodle dishes, to Spicy Shrimp and fresh Ceviche. Satori invites you to join them for an enlightened sushi experience.
San Diego, CA: Taverna Bluis a social neighborhood eatery featuring delicious, affordable Mediterranean cuisine along with a great selection of wines and beers. You’ll find favorites like Dolmas, Falafels and Herbed Feta Fries as well as Grilled Salmon Lemonato, Honey Glazed Pork Chop and the Gyro Plate. End your meal with a traditional dessert of Baklava Sundae or Meli + Peaches.
Spokane Valley, WA: At HuHot Mongolian Grill, you control your destiny. Create your own Asian stir fry from our selection of fresh meats, noodles, vegetables and Asian-inspired sauces and then watch as it is cooked on a grill of epic proportions. HuHot is a unique Mongolian BBQ experience for the whole family that’s all about healthy choices, made fresh.
Bend, OR: Five Fusion and Sushi Bar provides Central Oregon with a world-class dining experience featuring the finest seafood, hand-cut meats and sushi featuring many locally produced ingredients. Entrée favorites include Peking Duck, Oolong Tea Glazed Sea Bass and Lobster and Prawn Curry.