Monday, January 28, 2008


Located at The Heathman Hotel
220 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033425
284 5900

Last night we met some good friends for the "New Urban Eats"…. A dining promotion that features a $30 three course meal at many of the Northwest's hottest new restaurants. We chose "Trellis". The restaurant is located off the lobby at the new Heathman Hotel in Downtown Kirkland. The restaurant is slick and modern with nice touches of warm wood and designer fabrics. The food is northwest contemporary with a major emphasis on fresh, organic and local ingredients. The chef, Brian Scheehser, practices sustainable farming in his three-acre garden in Woodinville. He plans on growing many of the fresh ingredients featured at Trellis. Our server, Tony, provided efficient and friendly service of both our food and wine. Amongst the four of us we had a great variety of food. Our starters included a Fresh Romaine Blue Cheese Salad, Flatbread with blood orange and crispy Prosciutto, Beef Carpaccio with arugula and a lovely Fresh Red Beet Salad. Every thing was fresh and delicious. The food was artfully prepared on modern-shaped white porcelain. For our main courses, two of us had "Hanging Tenders" Steak with Chanterelles and Mashed potatoes, another had Fresh Brook Trout and I enjoyed a Cassolet of grilled Lamb, Sausage and stewed beans. We conclude with desserts that nicely completed the dinner. Two of us had a Brioche Bread Pudding with a citrus sauce, one had a Pear and Cranberry Sorbet and the other had Profiteroles filled with Honey-Rosemary ice cream and topped with warm chocolate sauce. Our whole dinner was quite enjoyable and we all agreed that we would look forward to returning to Trellis in the future. Note: We brought two bottles of wine with us, a 2003 Mathews Claret and a 1999 Dutschke Willow Bend. Our waiter, Tony, gladly decanted the 1999 Dutschke Willow Bend and both wines were served in beautiful, large wine glasses.

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