Back in February, I had a chance to visit Andare Kitchen & Bar in the Hyatt Regency Seattle for the first time with my Seattle Foodie Podcast co-host Nelson Lau and tons of foodie friends. Read more about that first visit and tasty food here. Recently, Nelson and I were asked to return for some new dishes we hadn’t tried before.
The pork cheek arancini was my favorite dish! I love the crunch of the exterior and the soft inside of the arancini. The pork was tender and provided a different texture and a bit of saltiness to the dish. It went perfectly dipped in the calabrian chili aioli.
The pizza fritta was lovely pieces of dough with a side of pomodoro sauce for dipping. This is great as an appetizer or as a happy hour snack!
The beet carpaccio was refreshing in many ways. I’ve noticed people tend to love beets or hate them. I’m a beet lover! The beets were roasted and combined with citrus, watercress, then dressed with a fennel prosecco vinaigrette. Fennel is often a difficult ingredient to work with because it can be overpowering. This dish was well balanced and was interesting to eat because of how the beets were sliced. Yum!
I was getting a bit full but couldn’t stop eating the trolfie pasta which has sundried tomatoes, pistachio pesto, artichokes, and basil. You can add a protein and we had chicken breast. The al dente pasta was perfectly cooked and seasoned. This is a dish that would fill anyone up but thank goodness Nelson and I were sharing!
I’m a fan of meat pizza so the carne was perfect! It has salt blade pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage, meatballs, peppers, caramelized onions, and mozzarella. Whew! I had the meat sweats but it’s everything I want in a pizza!
I’m always looking for dessert. We had tiramisu but asked for lemon cookies as well since we’re big fans of those. The lemon cookies have a fresh citrus bite and the cookies have the perfect texture – not too crunchy and not too soft. The tiramisu comes in a tart so it stays in place.
Andare Kitchen & Bar offers a great option for locals in the downtown area. The food is fast, the prices are reasonable, and there’s plenty of space for a variety of group sizes. Thanks to Andare and Hyatt Regency Seattle for hosting our meal and giving us a tour of the hotel!