The Adventures of a Calamari Queen

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Valentine’s 2016!

Hi Friends! Happy Hearts day to you and I hope it’s one lovely day with the special people in your life. On Valentines evening, we had dinner with my In laws at SEASTAR restaurant and raw bar (Bellevue location). Originally we wanted to do the Canlis restaurant but it was fully booked (I guess you have to book months in advance for this kind of place). Seastar was also a good recommendation from my In law’s friends so we didn’t mind (especially since it is also owned by Chef John Howie). I was looking forward to this dinner because based from what I’ve read it’s one of the BEST restaurants in Bellevue. It was our first time, so I kinda had high expectations when it comes to a Chef John Howie restaurant. Anyways, the place was spacious, ambiance was great, our server was very knowledgeable she answered every question my DIL had. We enjoyed our appetizers, they were all amazing especially the deviled eggs. Our entrees were good (nice presentation too) but to be honest VERY pricey for the portion we got. I guess you have to bring LOTS of money dining here. We’ll be back again for sure.

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Some pictorials while waiting for the In Laws!

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OOTD action going on: Loft dress, F21 coat, kate spade bag, target booties

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Halibut ceviche

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Deviled eggs:salmon gravlax,wasabi tobiko,tangerine,dill. We also got the ahi tartare,bacon, roasted onion,truffle oil.

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Dungeness crab cakes

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we loved the appetizers

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Maytag blue cheese pear salad (this was good)

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I ordered: Sesame-Peppercorn Crusted Ahi (jasmine rice cake,snow peas,ginger soy reduction,wasabi creme)

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My DILs order: Cedar Plank roasted wild King Salmon (Chef Howie’s famous salmon rub,smoked broccoli,citrus rice with wheat berries

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Zachs order: sashimi,ceviche,tartare

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my MIL and SIL ordered the same thing: seared scallops with beet risotto

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Vday dinner

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Bates family

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So blessed to have wonderful In  Laws

For Valentines day we had a casual and lazy time, watched Kdrama (thank you Netflix!), did some errands and had dinner at our fave local Italian place.

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red bag for VDAY of course!

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having a little taste of Hubs drinks.

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olives and hazelnuts

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MEAT!

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YUM!

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saving 1 meatball for our fur baby!

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Normally we don’t give Vday gifts to each other but this year Hubs and I gave each other gifts. He got me a Henri Bendel bag (my fave bag brand!) and I gave him massage “coupons”  worth 4 hours, which he already availed 1 hour of it (way before VDAY!!)..HA!!

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Riley thought it was one busy VDAY weekend, and he needs his beauty sleep!

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