It was one of those rainy Seattle evenings and I was craving red meat. I had heard about FlintCreek Cattle Co, a new American steakhouse with a sustainable and ethical approach and a menu of killer cocktails.
Housed in a modern building with tall windows, the space is classy but casual. The second floor mezzanine offers great views over the bar below, but I personally enjoy sitting across from my date at one of the two seater tables in the middle of the restaurant.
I love drinking cocktails with dinner and Seattle does this better than any city I know. Being a gin drinker, I ordered the Carkeek Sour, and my husband a Riot Act, a mix of rye whiskey and blended scotch.
Next, we shared the grilled squash and burrata, drizzled with pistachio oil and sea salt. Our mains included the short rib hash with seasonal parsnips, carrots and duck egg and the fennel wild board shoulder, on a bed of parmesan potato gnocchi.
All the mains had that beautiful braised brown color to them indicating a depth of flavor.
Some people think it rains too much in Seattle. I say embrace it and choose one of these nights to go out for dinner and drinks. There is nothing more magical then sipping on cocktails and nibbling on hot food while watching sheets of rain come down over the street lamps from a cozy candle-lit interior.