You may not know this, but I had a bad experience with mussels years ago and as much as I want to eat them, I don't. The recipe selected for French Fridays with Dorie is the curried mussels. I knew I would be skipping this one. However, I told my husband about the recipe selection and he said, "I want mussels!". Well, I did not buy mussels and I had no intention on making dinner. We headed to 99 Park, in downtown Bellevue.
After ordering a Manhattan-like cocktail, the Meydenbauer: Bourbon, Demerara Rum, Amontillado Sherry, Kirsch, Absinthe ($11.00) and after a brief glance at the menu, my husband found clams and mussels and panang curry...wow, what a wonderful surprise!
We enjoyed deviled eggs and caviar with our cocktails, then we were presented with an amuse Boucher from the chef. What a lovely treat of grilled waygu beef, tempura schisito peppers, and miso with seasonal vegetables...mmmmm!
I opted for the and a glass of Pinot Noir suggested by the general manager. My husband had the whipped honey butter, sea salt ($4.00) panang curry, sweet potato, thai basil, toast ($21.00) and a side of
He paired his entree with a local Sauvignon Blanc. I tried one clam...delicious!!!
Before We finished off the meal with