Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bisato blew me away!

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Bisato Mosaic by Lara604
Bisato Mosaic, a photo by Lara604 on Flickr.
1. crudo of hamachi, 2. Bisato Dining area, 3. salumi of the day (reminded me of the Portuguese sausage my babysitter used to make), 4. homemade folded pasta with octopus puttanesca (Don't let this one scare you, it was divine! Deep flavors and octopus cooked to perfection), 5. seared lamb chops with whipped potato (these chops had this beautiful caramelized crust, and of course the potato was the creamiest ever!),  6. homemade sausage (I don't think I've ever had sausage quite this tasty!) 7. orange confit with chocolate caramel mousse (you really do have to try this simply for it's unique flavor and preparation), 8. dark chocolate wafers with pistachio cream (probably one of the best desserts I've ever had in my life!).
There is one photo missing, and that was the homemade pasta sheet with truffle butter sauce...heavenly and sinful, even if it looked really quite plain.

So I could write paragraphs and paragraphs describing this place to you, or I could keep it short and sweet and just say that if you have to try ANY fine dining place where the chefs know what they're doing in Belltown, Seattle, then you have to come to Bisato. Wildly creative chef Scott Carsberg and his entire staff, can create the ultimate dining experience for you with plenty of culinary knowledge, a very pleasant atmosphere, and leaving you completely satisfied and wondering how many times you can afford to eat here every year because it was such unforgettable food.

The bites are albeit small, so you have to order at least 2-3 items each and expect to be enticed by their artisan cocktails and/or scrumptious wine list. What I'm saying is, just be prepared to spend some dough here.  Yes I know, I know, you can buy the most delicious street food just around the corner for under 8 dollars, but this is simply a different journey that you prepare yourself for...a road where your taste buds might land on something you have never tried before, or prepared in a way that you wouldn't expect! Bisato played with my palette on so many levels, every mouthful I found myself groaning. Just see the photos above...they pretty much tell the story right there.  I'm not even sure I could describe exactly what I tasted and could only say that you have to go here at least once!  Come for a special anniversary, come to simply spoil yourself, but whatever the reason, just go!

2400 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Tues-Sat, 5:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Serving food until 10:30pm


Mary said...

The selection of food looks wonderful. I know where to stop the next time I'm in Seattle. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Lara said...

It was definitely a treat to go to Bisato. Very expensive, because the plates are small so you have to at least order 3 dishes each! Then of course there's the delectable drinks and desserts to die for. So it's a special night out for sure! Thanks for posting!

Hannah Siebels said...

The food at Bisato is not "very expensive" unless you're comparing it to a McDonalds value menu. Actually, I think it is one of the best values for the money in food in Seattle. If you want torso-sized hunks of food I'm sure the Cheesecake Factory can accommodate you. This place is the Venetian version of tapas. And the plates average $15. I go in there all the time, share several plates, and never leave hungry or broke.

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Lara Schneider said...

It's probably more expensive than what the "average" diner expects to pay for dinner, especially when you're talking about very small plates.

But I agree in that for what it is, it's totally worth it! It's really too bad he's closing the restaurant, so we've got reservations next week.

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