Located in the Fremont area, this urban, French-inspired eatery took part in Seattle Restaurant Weekly (SRW) - an event held annually here in the city, which, we had the pleasure of joining some family for this fun night out. This year, SRW was held between 10/15 - 11/2/17.
My sister-in-law, Jean, invited us out. I'd consider her a foodie and I truly believe she has helped to expand my brother-in-law's palate (I'd like to think that I've helped with my hubby in that department, as well). ;-P
This SRW was the first for both hubs and I - we've always been so busy that we weren't able to attend previous SRWs. Being invited out to sample the fare, we were excited and felt we needed a night out away from daddy/mommy duties. So, our 3 kids stayed home; however, joining us was my husband's Aunt Anna and her 11-year-old daughter, Chloe.
Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately noticed its industrial-chic vibe (my SIL knew I'd be feelin' it)! Exposed pipes, wood beams, cement flooring and (what appeared to be) recycled floor palette walls were seen throughout the main dining space. Though, it seems like a place targeted for millennials, we saw people of all ages dining in.
A few of us began the night by ordering drinks at the bar located by the entryway. We couldn't resist, especially when the restaurant exuded such a fresh, hip, and relaxed vibe! Why not start the night with some fancy cocktails...
This restaurant was new for hubby and I...we were pleased to learn that this bistro was opened up by a young, Vietnamese man (who shares the same moniker as hubby) named Vuong Loc. We even heard he was featured on the show, Iron Chef, and actually beat famed celebrity chef, Bobby Flay, in one of the show's cook-offs! Impressive!
Our time spent would consist of 3 courses. We ended up ordering every single dish featured in their Seattle Restaurant Weekly menu and, let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint. BRAVO!
Everything we ordered set us up for a great start - of course, we each had a bite from everyone else's plate - much to our good fortune, everything was tasty yet light. We didn't feel "heavy" like you would, for example, ordering appetizers at some big restaurant chain (hello, Red Robin)!
Dishes we wouldn't normally order (i.e. the beet salad or pumpkin soup) tasted healthy but packed with flavor...and just the right amount, too.
For our little cousin, Chloe, the restaurant was able to serve kid-friendly foods (this was separate from what was on the SRW menu):
Each dish displayed just the right amount of food. I ordered the vegetarian dish, which, was surprisingly filling (see 2nd photo). However, my favorite was the steel-head trout with risotto (see 3rd photo). What was interesting was that this fish resembled salmon as it had a coral-like color to it. Even though it wasn't, it tasted very similar to salmon but lighter).
This was, naturally, my husband's fave course (he has a MAJOR sweet tooth). Like the previous dishes, we didn't feel stuffed. Each differed in levels of sweetness (the ice cream being the lightest in taste to the chocolate, which, was rich in flavor). It was hard to choose a favorite. Although I love chocolate, my fave was between the lavender-flavored ice cream and the rum bread pudding. YUM.
Overall, the food was amazing and the place had great ambiance! $33 for a 3 course-meal was such a great price, especially for its quality and with the amount of food we got! I'd be happy to pay more had it just been from their regular menu.
Since we were at the tail end of this event, we weren't able to try out other participating restaurants. We're hoping to make this event part of our "things to do as a couple" in the years moving forward.
For our first SRW, we were pleasantly surprised and can only hope we are fortunate enough to find other comparable eateries.
- XOXO Mari
Pomerol is located at 127 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Hours of operation are:
5 p.m.m - 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday
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