Doesn't it look cuteAfter the disappointment, I took her to another restaurant that touted an impressive wine list and we had the cheese platter. This was only the third time I have been to this restaurant. The first time I had duck, the hubbs had lamb, and it was AWESOME! The best restaurant meal I have ever had - ever. The second time (months later) they must have changed executive chefs and the menu had a ton of Asian flair. Not what we expected. The restaurant's tag line says "flavors of the northwest"...asian?..huh? I had the duck again and it was the nastiest gamiest duck I have ever tasted. The hubbs had scallops and he was super disappointed in those as well. So I gave them another chance last night and what a bummer. The cheese plate was nothing to write home about and they did not make us feel very welcome. We sat in the bar and half way in, the maitre`de actually asked us if we could move down so another couple could sit down. Sure no problem, only there was enough seating for them they just wanted an empty chair in between us. Was that rude of them to ask us to unnecessarily move in the middle of our meal? Then while we were waiting for our check the maitre`de came back and told the bartender - RIGHT IN FRONT OF US - "as soon as these two ladies leave I have two more in the lobby waiting to be seated." Wtf? How rude. You could have been a little more discreet about it. I felt so put off. It was very weird. They are supposed to be a somewhat upscale restaurant (30 - 50$ entrees). I know I blow off a lot of steam on this blog and sound like a total bitch half the time, but really I am a very easy going person and I am especially an easy restaurant patron, but I don't think I will ever go back. The good news is that the cheese plate had an awesome cheese on it. It's called Seastack and it's local (Port Townsend, WA). Yumm-o. It was really impressive. I highly recommend it. I actually went out and found it today. I think I will try it again tomorrow with some whole grain flat bread. I ended up driking too much (I had more wine when I got home) and therefore the 6am spin class did not happen for me. Nor did the swim. Oh well, it was worth the cheese find!