I remember seeing the tasting menu with 17 items thinking we would only choose a couple of dishes from breakfast, lunch, and dinner — but little did I know we were tasting all 17! As we waited patiently for the first dish, Daryn, Michelle, Theresa, Leslie and the other TasteCasters all looked at eachother and knew we had a feast on our hands.
(photos via DianasaurDishes and Joseph Sunga)
Joseph and I attended the first Tastecasting Seattle yesterday afternoon at Chao Bistro on Capitol Hill, and it was an epic adventure of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert all in one sitting. The bar has been set high for future tastecastings!
I went into the event a little skeptical: Chao has pretty mixed reviews on Yelp, it’s in a space that I’ve disliked in every previous incarnation, the menu looked overly ambitious, and it’s just not my scene. Well, after the first 10 minutes, any remaining skepticism was gone. The food was solid & affordable, and the manager and owner who were present were genuinely hospitable, and they clearly took pride in their business.
Joseph and Diana wrote lengthy blog posts about the meal, so I won’t go into the details, but I’ll definitely be back for the Korean fried chicken, will be making the wok-seared edamame at home, and am glad to have another tasty breakfast option in the neighborhood!