I’ve lived in Seattle for a long time and I’ve never been to The Tin Table. I’ve walked by plenty of times and even been in the building but never stopped by. Recently, my Seattle Foodie Podcast co-host Nelson Lau and I visited with some foodie friends for dinner.
We gathered in a small corner for drinks and snacks. I had a lovely glass of cider as we chatted about our evening. The area was cozy with well-worn, comfortable furniture. It was nice to catch up with friends after a long day. We have a lovely plate of cheese, nuts, and fruit to snack on while we waited for everyone to arrive.
When it was time for dinner, we moved to a communal table on the opposite side of the room with better lighting. It was a warm summer night and a cool breeze blew in from the open windows.
Hand Cut Frites
We had a choice of shoestring frites or thick cut fries with truffle salt. We chose the shoestring frites. They were delicious and I joked about how there was no elegant way to eat them. No matter. They tasted so good!
House Made Cajun Boudin
This dish was an absolute hit! The oven roasted Cajun pork and rice sausage was served with pickled salad onions, coarse mustard, cabbage salad, and crostini. The sausage was so soft and it spread on the crostini easily. It was so flavorful!
Prosciutto, Asparagus & Melon Bruschetta
Wow! I’ll never look at melons the same way again! Prosciutto, grilled asparagus, diced melon, and chevre served on a baguette. This was fresh and the saltiness of the prosciutto was expertly contrasted by the fresh, mildly sweet melon. This was one of my favorite dishes of the night.
I’m a sucker for gnocchi and if you add mushrooms, it’s all over! This one had morels and porcini. It was sweetened a bit with English peas and rounded out with wilted pea vines, cream, and parmesano reggiano.
Summer Watermelon Salad
You know I’m all about watermelon! This was over the top with cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, cheese, basil, and mint. Balsamic always sets off the flavor of watermelon and I love it. Top it with a bit of olive oil and salt and you’ve got the perfect summer salad! \
My favorite dessert of the night came in the form of a drink. I had the housemade black currant and blackberry sorbet float. You can also get this with champagne but since I already had some bubbly, I stuck with the non-alcoholic version.
I had a great time catching up with friends and enjoying a meal at The Tin Table. What a gem! I’m sorry I hadn’t been there before. It’s a great place to enjoy a drink or a whole meal! Many thanks to The Tin Table for hosting!