Kirkland’s Purple for Wine and Good NW Eclectic Fare

November 17, 2010 in Kirkland, Restaurants, Woodinville


Purple could be a mindset, it could be a way of life.  If I didn’t have anything else to do than explore area wines and eat wonderful food, I might be there every day for lunch, meet a bunch of people there for happy hour, and then have a late supper with some wine tasting as a backdrop for an intimate get together with old friends (or new ones, lucky in that in this line of work we meet fantastic new people all the time in the form of clients, some of whom definitely enjoy wine and conversation).  Since there are a few hundred other things on my dance card on a weekly basis I am somewhat more conservative in my attendance at this “must stop” local superstar, but I do try to get there whenever the occasion permits. 

There’s a Purple in Woodinville too.  In fact, that was the first one Dave and I tried.  As so many top notch restaurants are these days, it’s located in a little mall and doesn’t necessarily present as the fantastic place it really is.  It tempted us in one summer afternoon as we passed through the little quaint part of Woodinville with all the shops and the various wine tasting rooms (over 60 vineyards represented!) since they had wrought iron tables outside and the people at them looked especially cheerful and inspired by what they were eating and drinking.  Intense conversations seemed to be taking place, always a good sign.  We were not disappointed, merely made “note to self” that we had to get back there as soon as possible.

This leaves the third of the trio, the Purple at Pike Place Market in Seattle, left for us to experience…who wants to go?

Lunch at Purple

Lunch was just wonderful, salmon penne pasta and a fantastic pizza


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