Monday, November 12, 2007

Saffron in Walla Walla Rocks

a while back we were on a wine-tasting trip and ate at one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.

It's called Saffron and it's in the quaint but growing town of Walla Walla, Washington, home to the nearly eponymous onion.

Let me just say that this restaurant has amazing food. In one meal we consumed the following:

beef cheek
rabbit
entire squab pigeon
grilled fresh sardines
baby octupus
ground lamb spread on flatbread

This is my kind of meal. I'm obsessed with tasty meat. Not only did they serve such a wide variety of proteins, but they seasoned and prepared them better than I could have myself. Many were cooked over live fires, portions were good, and you couldn't stop smacking your lips.

I dare say this is the best restaurant in Washington state, maybe the Northwest. That's coming from someone who has eaten in very few restaurants here, relatively speaking.

Saffron could compete in NYC or SF.

If you're ever up there do not miss it.

And book a reservation in advance. We went on a weeknight and it was packed.

I don't know how they take the reservations, since there isn't even a host stand.

1 comment:

savvy savorer said...

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