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Eating Our Way Through Seattle On Savor Seattle’s Gourmet Food & Cultural Tour Part 2


Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a series about Erica Hargreave of Roamancing and I ate our way through downtown Seattle on Savor Seattle’s Gourmet Food & Culture Tour. To read Part 1 click here.

Our next stop, Chef Michael Mina’s RN74 delivered my personal favorite nibble of the tour.

I loved the decor at RN74.

Left: Always a good rule Right: Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese+ wine= win

We tried fried mushrooms with dipping sauce at RN 74 and then had mini-grilled cheese and tomato soup paired with red wine. The combo hit the spot on rainy Seattle afternoon.

Chef Seisuke Kamimura

RN 74’s executive chef Seisuke Kamimura came out to meet us and answer a few questions. We asked him some of his favorite restaurants in the area and he spoke highly of Staple & Fancy in Ballard.

A lovely server at RN 74 in front of their working European Train Board

I loved how RN74 uses a working European train board to keep track of the last bottle of wine sold, and add a fun competitive element to their dining experience.

Fried mushrooms & dipping sauce at RN 74

I’m seriously crushing on the European Train Board re-purposed to keep track of wine sales

Stop #5: La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe
La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe, located in Pike Place Market, was the most educational stop on our food & culture tour. We had a mini- truffle masterclass where we got to taste a few different truffle salts and oils.

Pike Place Market is an essential stop for Pacific Northwest Foodies

mini cups of soup to taste used to taste before and after truffle oil has been added

Bruschetta anyone?

It was fun (and tasty) going to truffle school

Some of the truffle goodies at La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe

In addition to getting schooled on truffles, we got discounts from the merchants and vendors on the tour. Our tour guide, Mark, told us he thinks the best eggs benedict for brunch are served at Lola’s, which I made note of for my next visit. We also learned some interesting Seattle Trivia– we past the apartment building where fictional billionaire Christian Grey lives in the Fifty Shades of Grey and also discovered Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe is the only one whose guitar outside is hung upside down in honor of hometown rock heroes (and left-handed guitar players) Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain.

Stayed tuned for Part 3 of Eating Our Way Through Seattle