At the beginning of the month, I was lucky enough to visit Tuliptown with Mochi’s family and MilkTea and catch the last of the tulips for the tulip festival. Since Mt. Vernon, Washington was so close to Seattle, we decided to swing by downtown Seattle for a late lunch. Of course we chose to go to Cheesecake Factory after the great time that we had at the Portland, Oregon location last time.
The interior looked the same as the Portland Cheesecake Factory, since it’s a chain restaurant. We started off with a basket of complimentary bread.
Warm, delicious bread~ The whole wheat brown bread was the winner. It tasted great with butter and it had a sweet taste (from brown sugar, maybe).
This cheeseburger came with melted Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, arugula, and red onion. Avocado and arugula are two of my favourite fruits and vegetables, which was why I picked this burger. I thought it was good, but very filling. It was also quite hard for me to bite it without sauce and filling getting everywhere (it was quite a handful).
This pasta consisted of spaghettini with smoked bacon, peas, and a garlic-parmesan cream sauce. The pasta was cooked al dente, and the bacon, peas, and sauce mixed well with each other. However, it was much too salty for my liking.
A delicious combination of avocado, tomato, grilled corn, black beans, cucumber, and romaine. It was completed with grilled chicken and topped off with onion strings. I enjoyed the combination of this salad, but I didn’t like how everything was so chopped up in this salad. Otherwise it had a nice mix of everything, and makes for a healthy meal too!
I’m glad to see a special menu at the Cheesecake Factory for those people who are trying to watch their weight, because most of their food items come in such large portions that it’s hard to control how much you are eating without overdoing it. This sandwich had turkey, ripe avocado, and a couple slices of bacon.
Last but not least, we finished off by sharing a slice of Cheesecake Factory’s fresh strawberry cheesecake. My favourite cheesecake flavour from the Cheesecake Factory is still their Red Velvet Cheesecake, but this one was great as well. Their plain cheesecake, topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream made a simple yet delicious combination. The strawberries were really sweet too! :)