6 May 2009

Highly Recommended............Seattle Bites



It has certainly been an enjoyable long weekend. I was lucky enough to be included as an organizer on a shopping trip with 31 women over the weekend to Seattle. The ladies "shopped till they dropped", but being the foodie that I am I just had to sneak in a trip to Pike's Market.

I was excited to join Jan Marie Johnson and her Seattle Bites tours of the market. With the help of Jan Marie we were able to meet the unique and charming merchants that give the market it's personality from the mom and pop eateries, to the one of a kind food shops. Seattle Bites pairs memorable stories of the history of the market and it's merchants with delicious gourmet and unique food and beverage tastings. We had the good fortune of trying "America's Best Chowder" which has been put in the hall of fame in the competition because it was unbeatable, to authentic pastrami flown in from New York, to sea salt or wasabi chocolates from an experienced chocolatiere, to artisanal family owned Italian wines.


Over the next few weeks I will be sharing my experiences with you about the history of the market as well as the tour with Jan Marie. In the meantime please enjoy a few snapshots of this memorable experience. Best Blogger Tips

25 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit Pikes! I'm going to Vancouver's Granville Public Market later this month which isn't quite the same.

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  2. are those peppers? this looks amazing - cannot wait to see the photos of pike's market

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  3. A wonderful weekend!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Aaaaahh Seattle... I was there in the 92, it was Autumn and I had the best time! I met a musician, a paintor, I wandered the streets and of course went into the Market! A remarkable experience that I want to repeat someday.

    I hope you had a great time too Valli! I bet you did! Good you took some time away from your computer ;D

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  5. Glad to hear it went well! Look at those awesome chiles!!! I want some hanging in my kitchen, they're gorgeous!

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  6. What a fun trip! I would love to see Seattle one day.

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  7. I'm planning a trip to Seattle. Can't wait to go to Pike's Market. It's on the list. Thanks Val!

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  8. Look wonderful Vall, xxxx Gloria

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  9. I'd love a shop till you drop weekend!!I can't wait to hear more about it!

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  10. Looks like a fun outing. I've always wanted to go to Pike's Market. Haven't made it yet. :(

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  11. We visites Seattle a little less than 2 years ago and loved it. Pike's Place was so great! We went there every day.

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  12. I love Seattle AND Pike's Market. Sounds like you had a great time!

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  13. Is that you in the photo Val? I would love to have a shopping trip like this!!!

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  14. Wow, that market is gorgeous! I hope you had a fabulous time in Seattle.

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  15. Now, that's what I call a shopping spree!!!

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  16. How fun! Looking forward to your updates on your trip. Happy Mothers Day Val!

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  17. It looks like an amazing market, love the pics of the chillis hanging up!

    Cheers
    David

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  18. I'd love to go there, can't wait for more photos!

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  19. You have to go back there - I absolutely want one of those hanging pepper thingies - how cool are those. A trip to remember for real.

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  20. I'm due to visit Seattle soon and have been thinking of taking the tour. Looking forward to more of your report and pics.

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  21. Isn't the market incredible? We were there last September and loved it. Looking forward to your future posts.

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  22. What an incredible shot of hanging vegetables! What do they do with them afterwards?

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  23. The vegetables are peppers so you dry them at home and use them in dishes of your choice:D

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  24. I love going to Pike's Market, never get enough of the place.

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Welcome to my home. Thank you so much for choosing to stay a while and for sharing our lives through food. I appreciate all your comments, suggestions, daily encouragement and support.

Val

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