The annual Dine Around Seattle event isn’t until later this spring, but in the meantime the organization is presenting a Shellfish Showcase, where participating restaurants showcase at least four shellfish dishes. Sunday through Thursday each week until January 25th, diners can enjoy one or more of the four crafted shellfish dishes at these two Belltown spots…
ORFEO | 2107 3rd Avenue | 206-443-1972
Dish One: Spaghetti alle vongole, with totten inlet manila clams, white wine, garlic, shallots, parsley, and butter.
Dish Two: Dungeness Crabmeat Beurre Fondue with homemade cappellini, and melted butter.
Dish Three: Mediterranean mussels roasted over the coals with garlic, rosemary, preserved lemon, and black pepper.
Dish Four: Charbroiled oysters on the ½ shell with crispy bacon, garlic butter, and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Queen City Grill | 2201 1st Avenue | 206-441-4311
Dish One: Seared Diver Scallops with chorizo, potatoes, salsa verde, almonds, and cilantro.
Dish Two: Lopez Island Clams in njuda and a smoked tomato broth, with crostini for dipping.
Dish Three: Smoked salmon and Dungeness crab salad with fennel, apple, and avocado.
Dish Four: Shrimp toast sandwich.
Dish Five: Tagliatelle with clams, uni butter, garlic, chilies, and herb bread crumbs.
Dish Six: Dungeness Crab Fagotini in tarragon butter with micro celery.
Dish Seven: Grilled Lobster “Thermidor” with celery root.