About two years ago my husband took me to Dahlia Lounge (http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=dahlia-lounge) for the first time. Dahlia Lounge is one of many restaurants owned by Seattle area celebrity chef Tom Douglas. The first time we saw the place was actually when we were attempting to go to another one of TD’s restaurants, Serious Pie. John loves pizza, so I tried taking him there as a surprise. Unfortunately they don’t take reservations and when we got there, there was a three hour wait. So when trying to figure out a plan B, we passed Dahlia Lounge. Now, the wait there was even longer, but it made its way to our list of places to try.
Sometimes the mood or situation calls for something heavy, something rich and creamy. Other times, it calls for a nice salad. It’s as simple as that. Light, crisp, cool, fresh. Add something like avocado or Parmigiano-Reggiano (or both!) to give just the slightest bit of buttery richness and you have yourself a complete and satisfying meal that won’t weigh you down.