Last night's dinner at Canlis was amazing. It was food opera: I don't even know how else to explain it. Sparkling rose in the bar. Steak Tartar and three types of Yellow Fin Tuna shashimi to start. Followed by crisp and refreshing salads and then a tiny shooter of wild onion vichyssoise. Perfect medium rare Filet Mignon and mushrooms swimming in a butter bath. Tasty wine after tasty wine. Million layered banana with chocolate and more types of chocolate. Scotch.
Heaven is right up there in Seattle with perfectly coordinated waiters that ironed the table cloths right on the tables and a pianist that took our requests for the British group the Cure and the French composer Satie with equal style and grace.
I was so inspired by the meal, I painted this painting today for our friends that took us out. I am basking in happiness.