Chilly cocktails on the chilly front deck
Half Dungeness crab with harissa butter.
My new favorite dessert was a remarkable " Eton Mess" made with a creamy-tart mess of meringue, whipped cream and a bright rhubarb compote. The name is derived from (if the cute story I heard is correct) a traditional English dessert of berries, meringue and whipped cream that was crushed inadvertently by a dog on the way to a picnic, and the meringue broke up into pieces, and they ate it anyway. You would too.
"Eton Mess" dessert.
Erickson is a master with simplicity, innovation, and excellent locally-sourced ingredients. I can't wait for her next venture, said to be a spin-off of The Walrus and Carpenter in Ballard, called Barnacle. We'll be there. But I'll bring snacks for Mr. Pants, for the wait.
Highlights: Reasonably priced and unusual wine list, harissa crab, trout, Eton Mess dessert.
Disappointments: Wait time can try your patience.
Mr. Pants: Very impressed.