Seattle: Foie Gras & Cocktails at Coterie Room

foie gras torchon

foie gras torchon

One of the places I wanted to go back to when I was in Seattle was The Coterie Room. When I first visited years ago, they had just opened and I had promised myself I would try their food. I was so happy to find they had foie gras. Being from a foie gras banned state, it’s always a treat when I see it on menus. The bartender later said he could always tell when people are from California because they end up ordering multiple orders of the torchon. I restrained myself and had just one portion.

Edgewood

Edgewood

The first drink that called out to me was the Edgewood. I love all those components but I was intrigued by the idea of Benedictine with Barolo Chinato and the Creole shrub. Would it be too tart? No, actually it was perfect and a nice drink to start my off my 4 nights in Seattle.

The Edgewood – Cognac, Benedictine, Barolo Chinato, Creole shrub, Angostura bitters

bean

Corona bean salad

 

I’ve been trying to eat more beans because they’re so healthy but I tend not to focus on them. Perhaps my subconscious mind ordered Corona bean salad. It turned out to be a nice appetizer. Of course having sausage and pickled ramps also helped.

sherry cocktail

sherry cocktail

 

I asked the bartender for a cocktail to go with my burger and we riffed on ideas until he thought of his sherry cocktail he’s been working on. It turned out to be great. I also told him about the popular “White” Negronis I’ve been seeing on cocktail lists in LA. He made one and I really liked it with Gin and Gran Classico. We still went with sweet vermouth.

 

Coterie burger

Coterie burger

 

The Coterie burger was just what I wanted after a long travel day. I usually try to limit my fries/potato intake but I must have eaten all of them as well. The burger was cooked perfectly.

The Coterie Room is still a beautiful bar after 2 years and I wish more people would visit. The food is great and the booze selection is stellar. Give some love to this spot, Seattle.

The Coterie Room

2137 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121  —  (206) 956-8000
 
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