We finally got to check out the new Tray Kitchen which opened this weekend near our house between Fremont and Ballard on Leary Way NW. (We had previously tried to go a week ago, before the restaurant was officially open!) I thought the cocktails were fun! The steak tartare had interesting flavorbut Mr F wanted more salt. I thought the best part were the crispy and fresh micro greens! We both really enjoyed the house made pancetta with the Brussels sprout salad and apples. The black cod was nice but the dashi soy sauce dip really elevated it. We even dipped other dishes in it. Our ultimate favorite dish was the roasted cauliflower saladwith hazelnuts, drunken raisins (raisins soaked in white wine and something else amazing), micro greens and a few other awesome ingredients. The Korean Fried Chicken wings were delightfully spicy but not a lot of meat and quite messy. They were still worth it and again, I loved the micro greens as a garnish. The yummy pickled veggies included a green pickled cayenne pepper which was bitter but tasty. Mr. F’s favorite item was the salmon mousse with homemade chips!While these were all relatively small, dim-sum style dishes, they were pleasantly filling, so we decided to get dessert next time. (This is also another reason to go back soon!)
I’m looking forward to returning for their happy hour and when they start serving brunch in December. I hear they’ll have omelette options on trays (like the mousse and a few salad options that we didn’t get) and savory french toast.
They also had a great wine list with Washington, Oregon, French, Austrian, Italian, Grecian and even Lebanese wine. I even saw a Leonetti on their wall of options! I bet we’ll be back in the next month to try more dishes and wine!
Who wants to join us next time?