Shhh… It’s A Secret… Supper!
The excitement of the unknown can be thrilling. It can also be a little daunting. Unknown dining location however, may be the best thing EVER!
Yeah, yeah… so much is the best thing EVER to me.
After hearing about the Secret Supper that SeattleMet was hosting to reveal the best new restaurant in Seattle, I purchased tickets like my life depended on it. It later occurred to me that I had no one to bring to this dinner date, especially after asking my normal lady-date who refused me. Luckily, I was able to find friend who was willing and able to accompany me and we had a fantastic time. I mean, unlimited drinks and an amazing spread of food always makes for good times.
The dining location was a secret until the morning of the event, so needless to say, the morning of the event had me wrecked with anticipation. I had every device within reach refreshing email so I could find out the second it was announced!
After we were admitted to the restaurant, we were provided with cocktails and mingled about to check out Mamnoon . And despite feeling like I was now in-the-know, I still had no clue what to expect!
After half an hour of mingling and checking out Mamnoon, we were all asked to be seated for our meal. Everything was assigned seating and I was beyond shocked when the lady next to me said “I’m not a vegetarian, but a pescetarian.” Seriously, I wanted to give her a hug and ask her to be my best friend for life.
The tables were preset with some sort of breadstick that I cannot seem to locate the exact name of; however, I do remember that our lovely waiter told us that the dip was strained yogurt with olive oil. It was a shock, because I would have totally believed him if he had said it was goat cheese. Amazing. AH-maZING!
After our table devoured the breadsticks, we were presented with a little ‘amuse’ before the spread of spreads began to appear. The spreads were incredible, in addition to their barbari breads… and there was SOOOO much. It was good timing though because the booze kept coming, so we all needed something to start soaking up the alcohol.
Once the REAL food started to show up and I knew the evening was going to end with me being wheeled out like Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I’m feeling full again just writing this… Possibly feeling drunk again too.
The awesome thing about going to a food event with someone who has ZERO dietary restrictions is that I got to see what normal people were served! I’m so glad I didn’t risk it though, because there was a massive bone sticking out of Colin’s plate, which he enjoyed… a lot.
So while I watched Colin chew on a massive bone, I worked on cleaning up more dranks. And by the time dessert came around, we were stuffed to the brim, but managed to choke it down because it was so delicious!
And just when we thought it was all over… they gave us goodie bags. Death by food and drink; that’s how I want to go (as of this moment… but already rethinking decision now that I am thinking about it).
So while Colin and I were by far the youngest people at this thing, AND we shut it DOWN, it was so tasty and tons of fun. And to top it off, nothing beats a wobbly Asian in heels trying to get home through the streets of Seattle on a Thursday night.
Congratulations again to Mamnoon! I’ve already been back once since the event and plan on making many more trips there.