Stop into Poppy
Poppy is a Seattle treasure where international style is incorporated into Northwest cuisine. The freshness of the local food, its Indian flare and award-winning chef make for a restaurant as interesting as the food is delicious.
Poppy opened in 2008, named after chef and owner Jerry Traunfeld’s mother. Traunfeld has a rich history of creating innovative dishes that are perfectly seasoned. Previously, he was the chef at The Herbfarm, spicing up their kitchen and elevating it as an iconic Northwest restaurant. In 2000, he won the James Beard Best American Chef: Northwest award, proving he could win more than the hearts and stomachs of Seattleites.
After taking a trip to India, Traunfeld became inspired by the style of eating and decided to incorporate his cultural findings into a new restaurant of his own, Poppy. The décor at Poppy is bright and clean, with splashes of orange and a beautiful herb garden which accents the feel of the food. The fresh cuisine is spiced up with the inspiration of Indian thali. Thali is traditionally served on a round plate, or banana leaf, with small bowls of curry and vegetables encompassing a heap of rice. A meal at Poppy begins with anything from naan with spread made from Northwest ingredients to eggplant fries with sea salt and honey. The main course consists of 7 or 10 items per plate, featured on an exciting menu that is constantly changing. The sweet thali and cocktails, such as a drink incorporating saffron and rose geranium, make for a perfect balance of flavors. The nearly endless amount of tastes truly makes this restaurant an indecisive diner’s dream come true.
Poppy Seattle (206) 324-1108 http://poppyseattle.com/