We spent a weekend in the Heathman Kirkland and had an opportunity to experience Trellis in several forms during that time. While the menu always seemed promising, unfortunately execution seemed to consistently miss the mark. For example, happy hour Fried Pig's Ear with Arugula. Kudos for offering pig's ear. But it was far more breading than ear. And no arugula, but rather frisée. OK, I'm flexible, and even prefer frisée to arugula in general. But nothing at all on the frisée? Fried oysters … again more breading than oyster.
Late night drinks. Is there a list of whiskies? Yes, we have an excellent selection. Menu arrives and indeed it is fairly impressive. I'll have this one. Excellent choice … tick, tick, tick ... sorry, bartender says we are out of that one. No worries, how about this one? Another excellent choice … tick, tick, tick ... so sorry, bartender says we are out of that one as well (see "Shop, Cheese" -- Monty Python). But we do have this one here …
Breakfasts were the best meals (especially croissants and scones), although coffee was incredibly weak for being within sight distance of Seattle. We've only dined at the restaurant over the course of a single weekend and we sampled only a small subset of the offerings. But there seemed to be some sort of miscue with nearly everything we did have. Lots of potential for this restaurant and I would give it another try if in Kirkland, but this weekend at least there seemed to be a definite lack of attention to detail.
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