Brad and I began our afternoon with a stroll through Pike's Place Market. It was almost 4:30, and many vendors were closing up shop for the day, but I was able to get 2 lbs. of my favorite lemon-garlic orzo., and we visited the Italian grocery store-deli, DeLaurenti, and drooled over the Italian products. I had no more weight available in my luggage.
Then we headed to a neighborhood called "Belltown", for happy hour.
We met an entertaining magician at the bar who entertained us with card tricks. We asked the Italian owner of the bar/restaurant for his favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle. He had gone to hotel management school in Rimini, and we chatted about Emilia-Romagna. He recommended La Spiga for dinner, and after a quick look at Zagat in my iPhone, and the Urban Spoon app, we had a reservation. I LOVE my iPhone!
We began with pasta: gnocchi with asparagus and prosciutto for Brad, and spinach ravioli in butter and sage for me.
The gnocchi was just ok, but the ravioli were wonderful! Our entrees were very good: lamb for Brad, and "Porchetta", slow cooked is a beautifully herbed and garlicky au jus.
It was a lovely dinner in a great city!