Archive for April 25th, 2009

One of the “side benefits” of doing weddings is that they take me to some great venues and locations that offer excellent food, great views, and interesting people to meet.  I really enjoy taking road trips (I love to drive and explore new places) and seeing the countryside; I’m constantly discovering new areas of the northwest that I never knew existed or have heard of but not yet visited.

Canlis restaurant in Seattle is one such place – I just came back from an evening wedding event there.  I had heard of the place before but had not been a guest until today.  The room that the ceremony was held in was a smaller, very comfortable space for a table of about 25 (complete with fireplace), featuring an excellent view eastward over the northern portion of Lake Union toward Gasworks Park and beyond.  I felt like I was being pampered from the moment I arrived (valet parking, of course!), and there were waiters and attendents waiting to take your every request, and they took drink orders as we arrived.    I did not stay for dinner after the ceremony, but as I was walking out a waiter offered me a crab puff appetizer (yum!) and I saw some juicy looking steaks sizzling on a grill. 

I had a great time at Canlis and will hopefully return in the near future to either perform another ceremony there or be a dinner guest myself – probably one of those “special” places for birthdays and anniversaries.  I recommend you visit as well.


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