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Monday, August 27, 2007

Serious Pie - Seattle, WA

Well, I am back from Seattle and a little sad for the fact. Seattle is such a great city, it's like being in New York, without the attitude. The people are very friendly and in restaurants you find yourself conversing with people at the tables next to you. There are some incredible places to eat at in Seattle, too. One of our favorites was Serious Pie. It is a wood fired pizza place that has 6 starters, 7 pizzas and 4 desserts on the menu. The place is small and you will find yourself sharing a table with strangers, just like in Italy.
I started my meal with a plate of seedless watermelon wedges, thinly sliced purplette onions, ricotta salata and a dusting of cayenne($10). This was such a simple dish and so full of flavor, I hope that I can recreate this at home. Dan had crenshaw melon, prosciutto and santo steffani cheese($13), which was another winner. For my pizza , I chose the cherry bomb pepper and sweet fennel sausage($15). Two people could actually share one pizza, they come out about 11" long and are an oblong shape. This was also very good, the crust was very light and the toppings were perfect. Dan had the mozzarella di bufala and san marzano tomato pizza which was incredible and so simple.
We were way to full to try the desserts like the lemoncello tiramisu with bing cherries or the buttermilk pannacotta with figs and balsamic vinegar. I guess we will have to go back and try them in the future.
The restaurant is one of the many that are owned and operated by Tom Douglas and they all have great reputations for serving some of the finest food in Seattle. Serious Pie is located at 316 Virginia Street Seattle WA 206-838-7388 http://www.tomdouglas.com/.

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