Outstanding dining experience: Saffron.

Bills itself as Mediterranean but it’s far more expansive that that term would suggest. Choices range from pasta to seafood to steak.

We had 2 starters: the Merguez Sausage and the Tabbouleh. The Merguez had Moroccan lamb sausage which made the dish and was my favorite of the two. Followed that up with the leg of lamb…perfectly done and arrived on a bed of couscous, sweet onions…think Walla Walla sweets…tahini yoghurt, mint, dill and a chili pepper purée. Delicious. The other choice was the adobo marinated Northwest hanger steak which was a bit more as expected and not particularly Mediterranean. Cooked to perfection.

Dessert choices were the malabi pudding…milk pudding with cherries and the chocolate mousse. Which was my favorite? The mousse of course but the milk pudding was also delicious.

Washed it all down with a nice Txakolina Rosé and, to go with dessert…a very nice vin santo. The wine list is extensive and includes new (Washington State) and old world selections.

Service was excellent.


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