Sunday, June 17, 2012

A visit to the new Chihuly Museum and dinner at Koral in Bellevue

To celebrate our five year Wedding Anniversary yesterday, we went and checked out the new Dale Chihuly museum at Seattle Center.  It's called the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum.  There are eleven different rooms and spaces of beautiful handmade and colorful glass displays to view.  The elaborate installations flow on floors, walls, ceilings and outside in the gardens.  In the glasshouse, there's a 100-foot long sculpture.  There's even a cafe inside the museum with Dale Chihuly's things he has collected over the years on display.  He is from the Seattle area but his work has been displayed all over the world.  I saw his work at the Belligio Hotel in Las Vegas and was hooked ever since.  I love viewing and photographing large sculpture's, so the museum was a hit for me.


















Inside the Collections Cafe.  We didn't eat dinner here-we headed over to Bellevue and ate our Anniversary Dinner at Koral

For more info on the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, click here



Koral is a restaurant in Bellevue that recently opened and it's located in the Hyatt Hotel. 




We started with an appetizer of Artichoke crostini with Parmesan and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


I ordered the Kitchen Burger with Serious Goo Factor and Handcut Fies.  I only ended up eating half and then I gave the other half to my husband.  It was so good, and very "gooey"! You definitely need napkins with this burger! My husband ordered the Thick Cut Lamb Chops with Rosemary Rub and White Beans. 

This burger deserves another view, so here you go.  The handcut fries were so good and I dipped them in ranch.  I have always preferred think cut fries and these hit the mark. 


Because our server knew it was our Wedding Anniversary he brought out a free dessert of our choice.  After salivating over the dessert menu for a while, we decided on the New York Style Cheesecake with Sweetened Cream and Fresh Blueberries.  He even brought a candle with the dessert for a nice celebratory touch. 


My husband ordered an espresso to go with dessert and I got a cup of decaf coffee.  From appetizers to dessert, it was a delicious meal.  We were very impressed by Koral and hope to eat them again.  Click here for their website and to see their menu.  

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