April 19, 2007

What a Friend We Have in Cheeses!

Blasphemy or verity? Does it matter that the cheeses were all French? That the venue for this six-course cheese-eating dinner was the venerable Mitchelli's in Pioneer Square? That the guest of honor was Lou DeLaurenti?

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All God's ungulates get in on the act. Sheepish Ossau Iraty on bruschetta to start, followed by mountain-milky Comté shavings on a salad of Boston bibb and golden beets, then Calvados-washed Grain d'Orge surrounded by tomato bisque. Moving on, a goaty Bûche Maître Séguin with smoked lamb tongue and roasted portobello; cave-aged blue-veined Roquefort atop a flatiron steak; cream-infused Délice de Bourgogne with a mocha pot de crème, all matched up with four fine wines.

In the end, verity trumps blasphemy, washes away sins, grief, needless pain. Besides, Mitchelli turns 30 this year! Thirty!! A friend indeed.

Mitchelli's, 84 Yesler Way, Seattle, 206-623-3883 Trattoria Mitchelli on Urbanspoon

Posted by Ronald Holden at April 19, 2007 9:53 AM

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