Untitled – July 24, 2005

July 24, 2005

I had one of the best dining experiences on Friday night. Paul, Kelli, Paul’s old friends from Harvard, Edie and Michael and I all attended the Sufjan Stevens concert at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle. I had heard of Sufjan’s music a couple of times, especially from his Michigan album. An interesting fact about him is that he wants to name an album from every state in the union; and on Friday, he mainly played from his Illinois album.

The Triple Door is a place where you go for the entire dinner/concert experience. It is a swanky place located in the bottom of the best Thai place in Seattle, Wild Ginger – and by no accident, they use a Wild Ginger inspired menu at the Triple Door. We arrived at the Triple Door around 5:30, waited in line to get our tickets and then headed to the bar for a couple of drinks and appetizers – we had time to kill because they don’t start seating until 6:30.

After being seated, we sat at the dimly lit table overlooking the main stage waiting for the show to start – but the magic of the evening is the food and drinks. Here is what I had:

Vodka Tonic
Once in a Blue Moon (Rum, Vodka, Pineapple Juice, and Blue Curacao)

Shared Appetizers:
Salt and Pepper Squid
Chicken Potstickers

Main Course:
Mongolian Lamb Chops, marinated in Hennessy XO cognac and Sichuan peppercorns

Molten Chocolate Lava cake lightly infused with Wasabi and ginger

The music is always great and the food is always better. The shows are pretty chill and the staff at the Triple Door make the evening wonderful. If you ever have a chance and a few dollars to spend, go to the Triple Door.


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