Pomegranate Bistro

Written by on February 7, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(duparandcompany.com) – Redmond
How I heard of this place: My friend Wambui recommended it to me when I decided to move to Redmond for a five-month contract at Microsoft and was looking for a good restaurant within walking distance. At the time, she said she hadn’t been, but had heard rave reviews of their brunch.
Type of cuisine: Dupar and Company’s Lisa Dupar Catering and Pomegranate Bistro provide the finest Pacific Northwest and internationally-inspired cuisine.
Ambiance: The restaurant is beautifully done in colorful, yet tasteful decor including three large pictures of pomegranates on one wall. The dining area is large, consists of tables for two and tables for ten (which can be shared by two or more parties). It’s very comfortable and cozy, the staff attentive, friendly, accommodating and quick (specifically the busser). The wood-fire oven and large windows to the catering space make for an intimate settings where you feel like there are no secrets. Perfect for a date, a Sunday brunch with family (reservations only accepted for parties of six or more) or a lunch out with a work colleague. It really is the place to go for any occasion!
What I ordered: Can you believe all five of us in the party ordered the same thing? You would believe it if you’d tried their smoked salmon Benedict. Three in my party were new to Pomegranate and the two of us who had been before returned specifically for the Benedict, so it went without saying. However, I have to say we also thoroughly enjoyed the fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls which were warm and full of gooey goodness. Sweet enough for the five of us to share without feeling overwhelmed or deprived. As many of you also know, I rarely order coffee, but when I go out and the place and experience call for it, I don’t turn it down. Pomegranate is always a great place for the perfect cup of a delectable espresso beverage, namely a tall, non-fat, ristretto peppermint mocha. Coffee roasted by Caffe Lusso (http://caffelusso.com/228981.ihtml).
What I loved: Let’s put it this way, I have never been disappointed with anything I’ve ever had at Pomegranate, be it brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, or beverages. But if you go for brunch, go for the Benedict, perfectly prepared smoked salmon, thin and fresh, over an easy poached egg with a light drizzling of Hollandaise sauce, perfectly plated with a fresh arugula salad and marinated tomatoes in basil and olive oil. Perfect.
Why I loved it: It’s perfect. Everything about the Bistro – from decor, to mood, to food and the company. The coffee sweetly roasted and just sweet enough, the food completely fresh and made to order, the decor vibrant but not overpowering and the staff friendly. (If you have a party of less than six, you can call up to 30 minutes ahead on weekends to put your name on the seating list.)
Cost: mid-range $10-$15 for brunch

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