Field Trip to Seattle – Day 2

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.

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Field Trip to Seattle

Day 2 my visit to Seattle continued from Day 1

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Goldfish at Hotel Monaco

Checked in to our hotel at the The Monaco where our room had 2 double beds, chair and a mini goldfish aquarium. The room featured Italian Frette linens and luxury bath amenities. Each day they have a hosted wine reception in their lobby from 5 to 6 pm, they have an onsite 24-hour fitness center featuring cardio and resistance equipment as well as an onsite 24-hour business center with a PC, Mac, printer and fax.

Bravehorse Tavern

Bravehorse Tavern

Pretzels at the Bravehorse Tavern

On Tap at the Bravehorse Tavern

Brick Oven Pretzels with 3 dips

I then headed back over to the Westlake area to the Bravehorse Tavern to try some of their house-baked Brick Oven Pretzels as they are known for a vast selection of craft brews and their pretzels. I had their Pretzels with 3 dips including the outstanding smoked peanut butter and bacon.

Bravehorse Tavern

310 Terry Avenue North


It was then back to the hotel to change for dinner and then a 1 block walk over to Tulio to meet up with my cousin and family.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with sage butter, mascarpone

Ravioli with smoked salmon, asparagus, lemon cream

Ribeye dry aged 28 days, porcini salted potatoes


Pistachio Semifreddo

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this notable Italian restaurant.


1101 Fourth Avenue

Seattle , WA 98101

Adjacent to Hotel Vintage Park

Phone: 206.624.7755


Seattle Art Museum

Pike Place Market

Produce Stand in Pike Place Market

at Pike Place Market

at Pike Place Market

Latin American Food Market at Pike Place Market

at Pike Place Market

at the first ever Starbucks – at Pike Place Market

Beecher’s Cheese at Pike Place Market

The next day I went for a morning walk through downtown to Pike Place Market. I revisited many of the popular eateries and food shops.

Walked back to the hotel to pack up my things and check out. This was a modern elegant hotel in one of the best locations in Seattle, within blocks of Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and Westlake.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

1101 4th Avenue,  Seattle, Wa

Hotel: (206) 621-1770

Reservations: (800) 715-6513

Stay tuned for part 3 of my Field Trip to Seattle.

By: Richard Wolak

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