The dining highlight of our 2 Days in Seattle trip (see the full post here) was our private tour by Bryce Lathrop of White Moustache Urban Adventure Company. Bryce reached out to me on Twitter about a week before our scheduled trip to Seattle and was kind enough to offer me a complementary food tour.
When I think of food tours, the picture that comes to mind is being herded in a group from restaurant to restaurant, where restaurant staff cringe when the group walk through the door, where you would maybe get a few tasters and samplers at each place, and then get rushed off to the next place. You don’t really get to experience the restaurant as a regular customer. The experience from White Moustache far exceeded my wildest expectations. This was a full on private and custom experience. We had 2 full meals , and stopped in at a wine tasting bar and a coffee shop. The total tour took about 4 hours.
Bryce greeted us in our hotel lobby. Right when we stepped into Bryce’s SUV, we were greeted with a pair of The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.‘s famous Pancake & Bacon cupcakes. Obviously Bryce did his homework on me. He had me at hello. I knew this was going to be a great tour. Not wanting to spoil my lunch, I decided to save it for after.
EATING TOUR ON WHEELS:
Stop 1. Tougo Coffee – Central District. Seattle is a city that prides itself on its coffee. But this was no Starbucks. It was off the beaten path and was one of those places that seemed like it was only frequented by locals. I had a macchiato made with Velton’s Coffee Roasting single origin Sumatra. It was full-bodied and delicious.
Stop 3. Revel – Fremont. It was finally time for lunch. This restaurant is fantastic. The open concept layout is pretty cool too. It makes you feel really connected with the kitchen.
Savory Pastry – Smoked pork belly galette, sauerkraut, arugula
Abura Noodles, smoked chili, bok choy, grilled shitake
Short rib and eggs, arugula, chili chimichurri, rice
Caramel coffee roll, made with Theo Chocolates cocoa nibs. Before we left, we met one of the chefs and owners, Seif Chirchi.
Stop 4. Take 5 Urban Market – Ballard. After that filling lunch, I wasn’t sure if I had left room for more. I had the option to call it quits, but I decided to push on. I had their famous meatloaf burger on a Grand Central Bakery bun paired with a Tangerine and Tamarind mexican soda. I love meatloaf and I love burgers. This was the perfect marriage.
For more information, visit White Moustache Urban Adventure Company‘s website.