Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Seattle. Sunny, clear, with a light breeze. It felt like September!
Lauren and I spent this afternoon supporting equal rights on a march through Seattle. After the march, we headed to a late lunch at the Pink Door. The Pink Door is located in Pike’s Place Market, down Post Alley (across from Kell’s) behind an inconspicuous salmon-colored door.
Within is a large indoor area, but the highlight (especially on a day like today) is the large outdoor deck. We were seated outside, with panoramic views of the Market and Puget Sound. We started with a cheese board plate. Each cheese was paired with a complementary item (walnuts for the tellagio, chocolate for the bleu, oranges for the sheep’s milk, and a fig jam for the pecorino). All were good pairings, though the first two were stand-outs. A great and generously sized start to the meal.
Lauren ordered the paglia e fieno “straw and hay”. This was a mix of white & green fresh fettuccine with wild mushrooms and fresh herbs tossed in a light cream sauce. This is the perfect season for mushrooms, and it was my favorite of the dishes I tried.
I had the "strozapreti di zucca" – pasta with leeks, pumpkin, and pecorino cheese. I liked the pumpkin and cheese, but overall the dish was lacking when compared to the straw and hay.
Our friends ordered the chicken pannini, lasagna, and pappardelle with meat sauce which all looked good.
It’s hard to beat the Pink Door’s location, and as a bonus they also have tasty, fairly priced food and friendly staff. What more could you ask for? 🙂
The Pink Door
1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Mon-Thu: 11:30AM-10:00PM (Lunch and Dinner)
Fri-Sat: 11:30AM-11:00PM (Lunch and Dinner)
Sun: 4:00PM-11:00PM (Dinner)