Birthday Girl’s Dinner

Birthday’s are still a very big deal when you are turning 11. And my double digit girl is all about celebrating this one for many days! The dinner out night, the swim meet on the weekend of the big day and a sleepover with friends later. 

This year, she wants to go somewhere she has never gone before for a delicious meal. So we find a few ideas for her and she chooses the Copperleaf Restaurant after perusing the starter, dinner and dessert menu.  Their website claims “Copperleaf Restaurant is the ideal venue to relish fresh farm-to-table local and regional bounty for lunch and dinner”.

I enjoyed (along with my glass of red wine) my starter salad of yakima valley asparagus with grilled spring onion, Mt. Townsend goat cheese beignet and drizzled with gribiche. Then for the entree course I choose lamb from the Anderson Valley, served on a bed of the smallest gnocchi I have ever eaten (parisian gnocchi), baby carrots, green garlic and artichokes berigoule.

Bailie (and Peyton) started with a selection of northwest farmstead cheeses with homemade granola, spiced jams and toasted country bread. Then they followed with the Stiebrs Farm organic grass-finished filet mignon, Mount Vernon yukon gold potate puree, young carrots, asparagus and morel mushrooms. Neither girl was really 100% sold on the mushrooms. 

We ordered a selection of desserts to share…

  • Bailie: Theo’s Hot Chocolate Pot for Two with homemade cinnamon doughnuts. Our server made is work for all of us to try and planted a birthday candle in one doughnut.
  • Jamey: Pound cake with rhubarb and a scoop of salted caramel ice cream (delicious!)
  • Emma: A dome of delightful layers of chocolate (we learned the chef makes the layers over the course of three days)

Yep, I do believe she picked the place because of the donuts. 

The location:

18525 36th Avenue South | Seattle, WA 98188 | 206.901.9268 | Website

Author: sheilashultz

Search marketer by day, full-time Mom by night...always looking for ways to find a few moments of "me" time.

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