Tillicum Place Cafe + Chihuly Garden and Glass / by Kristi Wallace Morris

The last two weeks have been a total blur for Kristi and I between Thanksgiving, our belated anniversary vacation (more on this coming in our next blog post) and my final exams. But before all of this, on the Wednesday of Thanksgiving Eve, we had the rare pleasure of both having the day off work with no preexisting commitments. We chose to spend this time enjoying bunch at a local hot spot that we’ve hoped to visit for quite some time - Tillicum Place Cafe - and visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center.

Our brunch started with a chamomile, rooibos, hyssop and rose petal tea for Kristi and an Americano for me - both accompanied by a buttery tea cookie. Alongside our beverages we ordered a house-made baguette served with salted butter and delightful apricot jam. For an entree, Kristi ordered a wild mushroom and gruyere quiche from the menu and I went with the daily special - a fluffy French toast topped with fresh whipped cream and orange marmalade. Everything was exceptionally delicious - we look forward to returning for another meal.

Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibits the works of Tacoma, Washington-born legendary glassmaker Dale Chihuly. His beautiful works are featured in museums across the globe. While not the largest museum in Seattle, the stunning exhibits each possess a sort of awe-inspiring impact that make you want to pause and really enjoy the delicate details in the glass. Between the indoor galleries and the garden, there is plenty to take in at this museum, rain or shine!

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