We spent our Saturday evening at the Hungry Pelican, aka Della Terra last night. What a wonderful meal! Seven (7) courses, so you better bring your appetite. Cody and his team did a marvelous job with each and every dish. From the starter (mushrooms and goat cheese on toast) to the beet salad, mussels, gnocchi, lamb, beef rib, and to the finale (dessert; cheese cake with layer of apples and sooo fluffy light). Paired with three wines, which all went marvelously well with the dishes.
It is very difficult to pick a favorite from the evening, so I won’t. However, special mention to the gnocchi, which for me was one of the best I have ever had (and that includes gnocchi from Italy, France, and several Seattle spots).
If you are thinking froufrou meal, don’t. Yes, there is a lot of effort put into the presentation of each dish, for sure. However, it is the essence of “farm to table” that is the focus. Fresh, lively ingredients. So much effort into sourcing, preparation, besides presentation.
Already looking forward to our next stop at Della Terra, I am sure it will be another memorable meal.
I have to say, we showed up for our reservation, but there was a closed sign on the door. It looked like people were inside for a private party. We tried calling the number, but there was no answer. The sign on the door also did not say Della Terra...so we went elsewhere to have dinner (which was not good). I don't know what the deal is with Della Terra, but I would have loved to try it. I can't properly review due to the fact we thought the restaurant was closed.
Having been to the Hungry Pelican for other events we thought we would go to the Friday night dinner. To say we were delightfully surprised is an understatement ! The food was excellent perhaps the best I have eaten in this little town of Snohomish! What a gift to ourselves