In the early 90s, when my son was little, we often went to the magnificent Easter Brunch in the Garden Room at the Olympic Hotel (which was then a Four Seasons).
We long ago moved away from the Emerald City but our son, now grown, has returned. We visited him for Christmas and decided to return to the Fairmont for their Christmas Dinner served in the Georgian Room.
What a wonderful new memory to add to our memory book of this grand old hotel. The room, painted a creamy pale yellow, was decorated with pine, flowers, wreaths, and shiny things.
The staff was warm and helpful. The dinner? Perfection.
Appetizers/first courses and desserts were served buffet style with creative and delicious offerings. The main course was chosen off a menu. Service was relaxed. No rushing at all.
Our favorites? Jerry loved the fresh oysters and crab for starters; the turkey with all the trimmings for his main. Jason couldn't get enough of the fabulous selection of cheeses and his steak was so tender he didn't realize he was using his butter knife to cut with. I loved the shrimp, the "de-constructed" sweet potato casserole, and fresh fruit. My sweet potato gnocchi was lighter than air...a hard feat to master. Gingerbread cookies, pecan pie, chocolate cake, chocolate fondue, and yes, more cheese topped off the dinner.
All in all, a wonderful new memory at the Olympic Fairmont to relive in our hearts.