To round out my west coast trip, there of course had to be some food lovin’ involved. Over the past couple years, I’ve realized my go to comfort food is a good ol’ macaroni and cheese. Last winter, I experimented using Beecher’s cheese ,and it was the best I have ever made. The more I looked into Beecher’s cheese (with a flagship store in Seattle and NYC), I saw that they make their own mac & cheese right in there store. I made plans for the Sunday leg of my wedding trip in Washington to hang out with my cousin, Gretchen, in Seattle. I told Gretchen that going there was the one thing I had to do before I left the state of Washington, go to Beecher’s cheese and try the real stuff! First things first though, I took the beautiful Edmonton ferry on my journey back to seattle…
We then ventured into the Pike Place Market, which was so crowded! I don’t know how Gretchen did this, but she maneuvered us in her little honda with TWO kayaks on top (see the yellow one in the pic?), down those narrow crowded streets to get down there. I was beyond impressed.
We then made it to Beecher’s!
The shop is split into a showcase/store side with windows on the other side to actually watch the cheese process occur!
I grabbed two kinds, the smoked flagship cheddar as well as the original flagship cheddar, which they put in their mac & cheese.
And then the moment of truth…trying the actual Beecher’s mac & cheese! It lived up to the hype, and it was just as creamy as the stuff I had made with Beecher’s cheese months ago, leading me to believe it is all about the quality of the cheese you put in to it!
We then burned some calories with a beautiful kayak adventure on Lake Washington. It was actually a hot day for Seattle, so the water felt great! I also love this picture because Gretchen and I could pass for twins, in my opinion!
Topped off by some delicious Vietnamese food at Tamarind Tree. This was my first time trying Vietnamese cuisine, and I was a fan! I played it pretty safe with the chicken skewer noodle bowl, but the fresh veggies, chicken, and noodles were deelish. Thanks for everything, Gretchen!
And then it was a red-eye back to reality. Sigh.