Altura, means height or elevation in Portuguese and Spanish.
Seattle’s Altura most certainly lives up to the elevation of culinary adventure.
I had not left the restaurant, and I already wanted to go back — just the thought of the food I had that night while I am writing makes me salivate.
Altura is on the quieter side of Capitol Hill, near Harvard Exit.
Greeted by the beautiful bronze garlic blossom at the door, the world I stepped into was completely different from the street — busy, lively, energetic; the open kitchen allowed us to watch the greatest show performed by the chefs.
We had requested to sit at the counter to absorb the whirlwind of actions.
Serving dinner only, there are two ways to dine at Altura: three course menu for $75 or tasting menu for $137.
As much as I wanted the tasting menu, I knew we were going to waste food that night because DH was not too hungry, so we went for the three course, and they certainly did not disappoint.
It was an understatement to say I was wowed by every dish.