I feel so fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants options just minutes away from our house. The only downside to this is that I tend to get a little lazy when it comes to venturing out to try new restaurants that open in other parts of town.
So, I’m always thrilled when a new restaurant further enables me to be a homebody by moving into my territory.
Bar Cantinetta, is a petite version of 2 other Cantinetta restaurants, located in other Seattle suburbs. It is a cozy, dark and intimate setting. The small dining room is lined with banquette benches along 2 walls, allowing diners to squeeze in amongst the rustic cotton pillows. Street lights and whimsical crystal chandeliers offer soft lighting to the room.
The handcrafted Tuscan cuisine is delicious and comforting. I could go on and on, but I decided just to highlight this refreshing assembled winter salad I enjoyed because it would be so easy to recreate at home, using produce that is at it’s peak right now.
Four slabs of earthy~sweet golden beets are the foundation of the salad, topped with cross~cut slices of juicy, flavorful satsuma oranges. To top it all off, ribbons of radicchio, tossed in a simple vinaigrette or some flavorful olive oil is spooned over the top. The salad was garnished with drizzles of olive oil, salt and pepper.