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Tonight at five

It’s very peaceful at Delancey right now. I’m going to try to remember what this feels like.

Wait. Is the art in this photo crooked, or is it just me? Maybe my eyes are crooked. Anything is possible. Delancey opens tonight at five.

There’s no signage outside the building yet, but that’ll be fixed soon. It’s at the top of our to-do list. In the meantime, for those of you in the Seattle area, maybe this map will help you find us? Our address is 1415 NW 70th Street. (It might be helpful, too, to know that we’re one block north of Ballard High School, directly across the street from a bar called Tarasco, and right next to Honore Bakery.) Like our signage, our web site is also still a work in progress, but our phone is up and running, and I consider that a small victory. The number is 206.838.1960. If you would like to reserve a table, please note that we take reservations for parties of six or more only. We’re open from Wednesday to Sunday, dinner only, from five to ten-ish.

A number of you have asked about our menu, so I should probably tell you about that, too. It will change often, depending on the season and what we can buy from local farmers, but this is the one we’re opening with. The scan is wonky, I know, but bear with me. If you click on it, it will enlarge to a much more readable size.

Eventually, we’ll get a stamp with our logo and bang it down at the top of each menu with some nice, orange-red ink, but until then, I’m writing the restaurant name by hand. It’s kind of a pain, and sometimes my mind wanders midway through the stack and I lose my ability to spell, but it makes me happy. So, I should mention, do chilled peaches in white wine.

I made these on a whim last week, tossed them up onto the menu, and they might now be my favorite dessert. (For this week, at least.) You just take some peaches, slice them, toss them with sugar, and then dump a bottle of dry white wine on top. Then you put them in the fridge for a while. You can serve them after only a half-day or so, and they’ll taste fantastic, like a very classy, grown-up version of peaches in light syrup. But after a whole day or two, they start to go translucent, and then they’re even better: thoroughly soused, barely sweet, cool and refreshing, almost dangerously easy to eat. (I did not mean to make that rhyme. Or half-rhyme. Whatever. Swear.) Before summer ends, you really should make some. I insist. Especially if you live too far away to come to Delancey and let me make them for you.

Chilled Peaches in White Wine
Adapted from A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, by David Tanis

I’ve tried this method with a couple of different wines, but my favorite is Domaine de Pellehaut “Harmonie de Gascogne.” It’s on our wine list, and it’s hard not to love: crisp and light, a little grapefruity, not too expensive - and perfect, perfect for peaches. And about the peaches themselves: be sure to choose specimens that are firm and meaty, not watery or mealy.

8 ripe peaches (white or yellow, or a mixture), washed well and rubbed dry
4 Tbsp. sugar, or more to taste
1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine

Slice the peaches thinly. (I get about 16 slices per peach.) Combine the peaches and sugar, and toss gently to mix. Add the wine, and toss gently again. Taste, and adjust sugar as needed. (Brandon likes them a little sweeter than I do.) Cover, and refrigerate for several hours - or up to a few days, if you want.

Serve the peaches cold, in a glass or shallow bowl, with a small ladleful of their liquid. Eat the peaches with a fork and then drink the liquid left in the glass.

Yield: about 8 servings


Anonymous Emily said...

Wow the big day is here! The restaurant baby is birthed. You guys will do great. Good luck and congratulations!!

9:28 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Michelle said...

Congratulations on the opening! I will be heading that way soon. I can't decide between the Crimini or the Zucchini Anchovy. All sounds delicious! Seattle has a new gem- Delancey!

9:28 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger kgr said...

Good luck tonight! I am sure you will be a smash hit!

9:31 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Shelf Elf said...

Best of luck to you tonight!

Another reason why I want to visit Seattle soon.

Happy Opening Day!

9:38 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Isabelle In NYC said...

Congratulations! Hope all goes well on... opening day!

9:41 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Reese-E said...

So exciting!!! Congrats!! I'll be in Seattle in about a month, and have already put dinner at Delancey on my list of must-dos. :)

9:45 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Sofia said...

Hi Molly,

I'm so happy that Delancey will be open in time for my visit to Seattle during Labour Day weekend. The menu looks delicious, I think I'm going to have to try all of the desserts :)

9:50 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog and just got your book on Monday (my birthday!) what a gift you are. Can't wait to try the peaches - yum. Wishing you all the best with your resturant and can't wait to try out more of your recipes! Congratulations!

9:51 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Seattle Date Night said...

oh my goodness, your place looks AMAZING! Congrats! i am SO hitting this up for Date Night!

9:52 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations on the big day! My sister and I are driving up from Portland next weekend to come to Delancey - and we're so excited. Sending you luck (which I'm sure you don't need) and maybe a little peace and calm too.

9:57 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exciting -- best of luck to you and Brandon! After I read your wonderful book, I feel like I know both of you. If only I didn't live too far away to come by and eat at Delancey and meet you both....so glad you are posting recipes again, too -- must give this one a try.

10:04 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Bria said...

Congratulations! It's been so lovely to follow Delancey's progress here and through your twitter feeds. When I saw this post's title in my Google reader, I swear my heart swelled with pride. Go get 'em - we're all pulling for you.

10:06 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Kerry said...

Menu looks delicious! And so inexpensive. I bet you could safely bump the prices a buck or two on the 'za. I'd pay it, happily.

10:10 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Laura said...

Menu looks amazing. Good luck!

10:18 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Cat said...

Wish we could be there! Good luck!

10:18 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Sam said...

Congratulations and many best wishes! I wish we lived in Seattle!

10:22 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Sara Ohlin said...

Good luck with everything tonight And have a ball!!!! Can't wait to get down there and try some pizza.

10:23 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous CB in Texas said...

Have fun tonight, congrats on the opening!

10:24 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger teal! said...


i'm very excited!

and, well, looking forward to a day when i'm actually in town and can visit.

mmmm. pizza.....

10:27 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Brittany said...

A visit to Delancey is at the top of my list for my Seattle visit next month. :) Can't wait, and congrats to you both!

10:32 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Amber said...

Congratulations - wish we lived closer and I could come for my birthday dinner tomorrow - I'm sure you'll be super busy though! It all looks delicious and those peaches sound so good!

10:33 AM, August 12, 2009  
OpenID ammanners said...

I love that this place feels like we are going over to your house for dinner. That is a great feeling

10:38 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Janice said...

I used to live in Ballard and can picture where you are talking about! Although I now call Indiana home, I will look forward to stopping by when I'm out visiting friends in your area.

It was always a treat for my one of my roommates and I to try out the local eateries around Ballard - supporting the local and smaller eateries instead of opting for chain restaurants.

My best to you!

10:41 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Michelle @ www.porktopurslane.com said...

peace is overrated. you'll be cooking for a room full of hungry people. it's chaos. it's an honor.

have fun tonight!

10:44 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger peachey said...

a big congrats to you and brandon!
deep breath & best of luck

p.s. those peaches sound divine

10:44 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger caroline said...

This might be a silly question, but are you supposed to ID people who order this dessert? It seems like the peaches would get rather boozy after soaking in the wine for so long.

10:45 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Danielle said...

oh, I wish I could come! That menu looks fantastic! Congratulations!

10:45 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

Enjoy tonight! I hope you continue to find those beautiful quiet and peaceful moments in your day as they seem to suit you quite well.

10:46 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I'll be thinking of you at 5pm!! Best wishes!

10:49 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger allisen said...

Good luck tonight! Delancy is on my list for the next time I visit Seattle. Can't wait.

10:53 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Ritu Harrison said...

I'm not sure if my eyes are crooked, but it looks like the framing of the photo may be askew, so the picture on the wall could be just fine.

The menu looks wonderful. Simple. I love that, not least because it indulges my fantasy that I could open a restaurant myself someday. For now I will enjoy the experience vicariously, through you and Brandon.

Congratulations and good luck!

10:54 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Alison said...

Good luck tonight and congrats on the opening!!!

I wish I had this yummy peach recipe a couple months ago when I had ubers of peaches in my kitchen. I'll have to go out and find some just so I can try this. Peaches and wine, does it get any better than that?!

10:56 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger spacecadet said...

I'm sure you get lots of recipe suggestions, but if you're ever inclined to include a brownie for dessert, you really should try this one from Bon Appetit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/
They are simple to make and get rave reviews wherever I take them.
Good luck with your restaurant!

11:00 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous dorie said...

Oh how I would love to be with you tonight at the opening, alas ...

I'll be thinking of you,knowing that your opening night will be wonderful - as will all the years to follow. I'm so sure of it.

11:12 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Anne Zimmerman said...

Looks like you are doing everything right. Congrats to you.

11:13 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations to you both on the Official Opening Night of your dream come true! Wishing you much success~

ps: menu looks awesome. i wish i lived closer! thanks for the recipe. will be making the peaches in white wine soon

11:13 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Susan @ SGCC said...

How exciting! Congratulations and best wishes to you both! I wish I were in your area so that I could try some of that delicious sounding food. Hopefully, some day I'll get back there.....

11:15 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Melanie said...

Congratulations, Molly! My husband and I are looking forward to eating at Delancey very soon.

11:18 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Broderick said...

I'm so happy for you both - have a great day, hope to see pix of the opening!

11:18 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Kelsey B. said...

Congratulations! We are wishing you all the best, I am sure it will go beautifully!

11:21 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Adrienne said...

So exciting! Good luck and congratulations to you both :)

11:23 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger eM said...

well, after attending your soft opening two times, I have been dreaming of that tomato salad... if I think i can snag a seat, I may stop in soon for a tomato salad/ peaches in wine nitecap

11:23 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Jo said...

Cannot wait to enjoy your delicious food and desserts. Although apparently you have a HIGH demand because we can't get reservations until the 30th ;-)

11:25 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Rose said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! How exciting! The menu looks perfect. Clean, fresh-ingredient focused and appealing. Good luck!

11:27 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger nath said...

oh goddamn i really really wish i could hop on over for some of those peaches. preceded by pizzas and that arugla starter.

i don't know you, i have only been reading this blog for a criminally short time, but i sincerely wish you so much luck, i feel sure you're both onto a winner here!

best best wishes from Dorset, England.

11:30 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger rhapsody1110 said...

you're killin' me. can't wait to visit from portland.
congrats and best wishes!!

11:32 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Cheryl Arkison said...

Speaking of rhyming, I bet those peaches would taste lovely with just a bit of fresh thyme sprinkled in.


11:32 AM, August 12, 2009  
OpenID londonfoodieny said...

Yay! Good luck I'm sure all your hard work will pay off! FYI I'm currently reading your book and yesterday I was so engrossed that not only missed my stop on the train but also the next five. Normally I would have sworn out loud except for the fact that I was so thoroughly entertained by your writing. So thank you. The Bouchons au thon for lunch today were brilliant!

11:33 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Amber said...

Best of luck to you guys on opening night! If I ever find myself in Seattle, I will be sure to stop in. (Meanwhile, you've inspired me to put some of my abundance of CSA zucchini into pizza form!)

11:37 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Annie@Imagination said...

how fantastic!! Sending happy happy thoughts your way for a successful venture :) I look forward to reading all about it!

11:41 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Quinn said...


Good luck with the restaurant opening. I'll be coming over from Poulsbo soon!

11:45 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Shauna from Piece of Cake said...


This is all so exciting! I am loving these updates. Makes me want to open the bake shop of my dreams! All the best tonight.

11:47 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Whitney said...

Good luck tonight!

Great idea with the peaches. If I make it out west soon I will sure to make a stop at Delancey.

11:47 AM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Lydia said...

Can't wait to come try!

11:48 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Olga said...

At least you have nice handwriting :)

My sister just moved back to Seattle and cannot wait to try out your place next week. I'll just have to live vicariously through her.

Congratulations and best of luck!

11:57 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Kristen said...

the menu looks wonderful, and we can't wait to join you at delancey soon! i am truly inspired by all the heart and soul you and brandon have poured into this restaurant. what a gift it will be to so many! best wishes for a beautiful opening tonight. --kristen & evan (and the rest of the fam, too)

11:57 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger cia007girl said...

Molly, I just read your article in Bon Appetit. Congratulations! I recently moved back to Seattle and will be dining at your pizza place on Monday - looking forward to it! Anna

11:57 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Ciao Chow Linda said...

So many good wishes going your way - you two both deserve it. If I haven't told you before - I LOVED your book! And those peaches - in my Italian household that's what we ate for a typical dessert in the summertime. Next time I'm in Seattle, I'm eating at Delancey.
Congratulations and all the best for a great opening.

11:57 AM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Salty Lass said...

Congratulations! May the droves come in perfectly spaced intervals. Luck's on your side.

12:12 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Tartelette said...

Wishing you all the best for opening night! It will be a success!
The menu sounds fantastic!

12:15 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger jonb (juan grande) said...

That table in the top photo is where we sat for the soft opening last Friday. I'm really excited to get in there and try more of the pizzas. I wouldn't go out of my way to say it, if I didn't mean it--this is the best pizza I've had in Seattle.

Thanks and welcome to the neighborhood!

Your neighbor,

12:18 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Deborah said...

Beautiful photo of peaches in wine. It's amazing how beautiful a simple image can be.

12:20 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Myrnie said...

Good luck tonight! Your menu looks fabulous- I see a date night in my husband and my near future :)

12:27 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Cooking Confections said...


12:31 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Melissa Marie said...

Wish I lived closer so I could visit. Sounds delicious! Good luck tonight.

12:49 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger lemon said...

Best of luck. Will be coming in soon!

1:54 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Halley said...

The menu is so simple. I love it!!! I wish I lived in Seattle to come visit. Good luck, I'm sure everyone will love it!

1:59 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger nicole said...

congrats, best wishes, and good luck!

2:02 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Janet said...

Totally drooling over the menu and oh, those peaches. Good luck tonight - I predict smashing success!

2:05 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Kelly A. said...

I have been following for a while, and am so happy for you that your restaurant is launched! Best of luck, and if I am ever in Seattle, I will be there for pizza and chocolate chip cookies!

2:10 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I'm a new reader, but I wanted to wish you luck tonight!

2:20 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger UNIFORM Studio said...

I'll be thinking of you tonight!

2:20 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous j'ai faim said...

This is so exciting!! I live on the East coast in Boston, but if I was closer, I would be there cheering you on and of course enjoying your amazing fare. I am sure you will have a line of customers waiting outside your door. Wishing you the best of luck and many, many happy dinners ahead!

2:35 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Emily said...

I'm so excited! We even live roughly in the neighborhood, so if we're lucky enough to survive the crushes of people who'll be lined up every Wednesday through Sunday, we'll no doubt make Delancey our regular haunt.

Have a blast!

2:55 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Dave The Angry Rhode Islander said...

Congratulations on your restaurant! Many happy years to you.

At last I've made my way to your blog, and now regret not doing this sooner.

3:02 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Dave The Angry Rhode Islander said...

PS - the artwork IS crooked. I'd be happy to nudge it ever so slightly square for you.

3:03 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger turtle and dragon said...

I am certain this evening will be a smashing success! The peaches and wine sound delicious. I made scones yesterday using your recipe, and I love them. I used raspberries and ww pastry flour and threw in a bit of wheat germ, so yummy!!! Thanks for all the inspiration and terrific recipes. ~Melanie

3:09 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Jeremy and Kathleen said...

I adore the hand-written Delancey.


3:17 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger this humble abode said...

I really wish I could be there to eat tonight! Good luck!

3:22 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger rebecca said...

Sounds great. Best of luck tonight. We'll eat the peaches on Friday and see you in January!

3:26 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Buffra said...

Good luck!!!!

Wow. I'm so nervous and excited for you. (Not nervous in a bad way -- I know you'll be fine. Just mostly excited.)

3:26 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger The Karrs said...

Love love love the simplicity of your menu! Everything looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it.
Good luck, you won't need it because your heart is so in it...have fun!

3:28 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

Best of luck tonight at the opening! It looks wonderful. I live in Vancouver and next road trip down to Seattle, I can't wait to stop by your restaurant.

3:39 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger deena said...

Congratulations! Hope the first night goes swimmingly.

I remember reading about a similar German treat wherein you prick a peach all over with a silver fork (which seems a very fairy-tale type detail), place it in a specially-made extra-large goblet, and fill with sparkling white wine. The bubbly wine makes the peach fizz and spin around in somersaults. And when the show is over, you get to enjoy the boozy peach (and peachy booze).

3:42 PM, August 12, 2009  
OpenID thecatskillkiwi said...

too far away to come to Delancy, but staring at a bowl of peaches on my counter right now!

4:03 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger MissAnna said...

Best wishes for opening night--so very, very exciting for you both! Looking forward to visiting the restaurant soon!

4:16 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Kali said...

Congrats on opening up your restaurant! If my husband and I are ever in the area, we'll be sure to stop by!

4:38 PM, August 12, 2009  
OpenID dishingup said...


You are going to love this grand adventure so much, and you'll hardly recognize yourself and how far you've come from one year to the next. Here's to a great opening night, and many more nights like it. Magical, terrifying, thrilling and satisfying. You are feeding people, body and soul. Treasure the honor. loves, Nancy


4:39 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Courtney said...

I've been wanting to visit Seattle, but now I'm simply dying to!
I recently finished your book, and it's inspired my cooking this summer. Thank you!

4:42 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Jennifer said...

CONGRATS on the restaurant, you will do sooo great! I cant wait to hear more about it!! :)

4:44 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Jennifer Lea said...

oh your menu sounds gorgeous, i love the dessert section as well.
with the art work, the left side is slightly higher

4:51 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congratulations! Hope your night is as sweet and delicious as those peaches sound! Hope to come visit your place some day, Molly. Until then, your recipes and stories will do just fine by me : ) Lisa

5:19 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger kathleen said...

As I write this you've been open for 20 minutes - WOW - all the very best - your menu looks awesome - I love the simplicity of it, but such a unique and delicious combination of flavours. I live in Auckland so can't pop in but if I ever pass through Seattle, I'll definitely be paying you a visit!

5:22 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger jen said...

congratulations! that menu looks amazing (both the food and the design). can't wait to come eat there one day.

5:49 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous The Leftoverist said...

Happy Grand Opening! I wish I was there to order at least one of every single thing on the menu. Tonight will be perfect, I'm sure.

5:54 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous The Gardener's Eden said...

Congratulations to Delancey, and to both of you. Things look pretty spiffy to me... crooked eye or not. Peaches in wine ?! I can't wait to try it.
And when I finally get out to the West Coast, I will be stopping in to sample your menu....

All good wishes,

5:57 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Devon said...

My mother and I chatted on the phone this morning. I asked her if she knew what today was. We both answered "it's the opening for Delancey!"

Umm, it's my dad's birthday too. But that was only second on our list.

Us Eastlake and Ravenna-ites are eagerly anticipating our first visit. Until we make it in, we will tide ourselves over with that amazing dessert recipe.

Best of luck!

6:17 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger janna said...

Good luck tonight! I know it will be wonderful! (And have you ever noticed that, when you write the same word over and over, eventually it looks misspelled?)

6:21 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger amelia said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to have all your hard work come together. I can't wait for an opportunity to visit my family out on the West Coast and stop by for a bite!

6:26 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous abc said...

I just read your book and thoroughly enjoyed every word/morsel. I love the way you write and express your love of life, humans and food. I made the Banana Bread with Chocolate and Crystalized Ginger tonight and it is fabulous. I wish I still lived in Seattle so that I could eat at your restaurant.

6:28 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Cheri said...

Best wishes for your opening tonight! Wish I could fly from Arkansas to be there!

6:29 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Judy said...

I hope your opening night is a success and I wish I was there! I am definitely making the peaches since I am way too far away to have you fix them for me.

6:35 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger sarah said...

The peaches sound lovely! Just might be the perfect dish for a dinner party this weekend ...

Congratulations on the opening! I suppose out here in the Eastern time zone, you're still in the thick of things ... Best wishes!

7:01 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Ayan Lim said...

congratulations! since I do not live in the U.S., I think I'll try this dessert during summer (I'm at a loss when it comes to cooking, but this seems easy and simple)

7:06 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Congratulations, and I know you will do great! I saw your interview in Bon Appetit magazine, and it was wonderful!

I can't wait to hear how it all goes! When I get up to Seattle, I will definitely be stopping by!

7:17 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Virginia said...

Good luck to you and Brandon, I know that your restaurant will be overflowing every night!

Love the menue, love the recipe, would love to know what wine you are using, I am very timid about using wine.

7:46 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Caroline said...

I. Want. To. Go. To. Seattle. Now!

I wish we lived in Seattle and could come by for a pizza! The Zucchini-Anchovy Pizza sounds great. The menu looks wonderful. I love the handwritten detail.

I hope you have a great opening night!!

8:15 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous tamara said...

All day I kept remembering, Delancey opens today. Super excited for you two. Hope everything went as smoothly as possible!

8:21 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger stacy said...

This is my first time commenting, but I've been reading for a while and simply love reading your work!

Have to say that although I'm sure the "Delancy" stamp will be beautiful, there is something really charming and inviting about the hand-written name. Definitely frame your first menu and hang it for future remembrance! :)

Break a leg tonight! Can't wait to venture up from Capitol Hill and bring a legion of hungry pizza eaters with me!

PS. I'm eating a peach right now and am so sad I have no wine available. Sounds worth the trip to me!

8:21 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Laura said...

I hope that you and Brandon can control the mayhem! Let there be pizza (in Ballard!) Best!

8:39 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger A Day That is Dessert said...

I cannot wait to visit! (It'll be a couple of weeks; we've got loads of visitors here and yet to come.) (And BTW I started a post about poaching apricots two full days ago; please don't think I'm sort of copying when I post it.) xo

9:09 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oooo...wish I had read this before turning a case of peaches into jam earlier this week. Haven't posted the peach jam recipe yet, but I have a blueberry rhubarb one up that I suspect you'd like: www.mmmmmama.blogspot.com.

9:39 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Romney said...

Congratulations-so much work to pull something like this off!! yeah! I hope to get up there from SF soon, in fact looking for a place to do a reading for my soon to be out book, My Nepenthe if you have any ideas.

The peaches look divine-I've tried something similar with Proseco, and it's pure heaven, topped with a little fresh peach sorbet would be over the top.

Best of luck!!!

9:56 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger G. Lee said...

Congratulations! I'll conveniently be in Seattle next week for a wedding, and you can be sure I'll stop in for dinner!

10:04 PM, August 12, 2009  
Anonymous Raquelita said...

I was thinking of you today and wondering how you were faring...and am so pleased to hear you sound calm (you must really have been, to be posting!) and more than ready.

The very best of luck for tonight. I can't wait to hear how it went, although I know it'll be superb. (Everything on your menu sounds delicious!)

11:24 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger shila said...

Congratulations with the opening! I must also say that I kinda love the charming handwritten "delancey" on the menus even though it might cause quite a hand cramp.

Best of luck with everything!

11:41 PM, August 12, 2009  
Blogger 13mimosa said...

Just finished the chapter of your book where you're back in Paris after your dad's passing. I should add that I wept at that chapter on a packed peak hour train - you commemorate him beautifully. Look forward to news of your restaurant craziness.


1:12 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Gemma said...

Congratulations on your first evening, hope it all went well? The menu looks fabulous - just going to send it to my boyfriend as part of my 'can we go to the Pacific NW on holiday next year?' plan...

1:52 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Annemarie said...


2:20 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous z said...

the art piece isn't crooked. i think the shadow plays tricks. anyway, good luck with the opening! everybody's dream is to have their own restaurant right? :)

2:26 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The menu looks great - wish I could have been there last night to try out the pizza. When I travel to Seattle you will definitely be a must-eat. Good luck!

4:24 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger elizabeth said...

congratulations! the menu looks divine. i am determined to get to seattle, and mainly delancey, at least before spring; i can't wait.

4:53 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Elspeth said...

molly, that dessert menu has you written all over it. i love it!

best of luck...

5:48 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Anna said...

It is all so lovely!!

7:12 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Anne Parsons said...

Congratulations and good luck! If I'm ever in Seattle again I'll be sure to visit Delancey!

8:07 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Best of luck with your first week! Everything on the menu looks lovely and delectable. Thanks for posting this recipe for those of us enjoying the sights from afar.

8:20 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Anna said...

I wish I could go to Delancey! Waaay too far away. But I love seeing your lovely handlettered menu. Now I want pizza, in a serious way. Congratulations on seeing this all come together so beautifully!

8:22 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Kaley Eaton said...

I can't wait to go - I'll definitely be there before the summer is over! Especially since last night I had a Cafe Lago pizza. Now I"m in good-pizza-addiction mode. And the peaches sound fabulous.

- Kaley (the girl who just sent you a really awkward e-mail about how we're the same person)

8:34 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Natascha Rosenberg said...

I hope it was a great night! I wish one day I visit your rstaurant.

9:47 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Aysegul - Ny's Delight said...

Congratulations and the best of luck! Cleaning crew will come in handy after those long hours!

10:40 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My grandfather made peaches and wine when I was a kid, but he used Gallo and canned peaches (yikes)... You make it look delicious and it still reminds me of him. Please don't judge that we were given alcohol at such a young age - we're Italian!

11:35 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Moly, Congratulations - I admire your effort, creativity and confidence!! Thanks for sharing your recipes; I am sure you have fantastic karma.
My daughter and I will be driving to your friendly city from Vancouver, BC, to taste your menu.

11:41 AM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

will you take reservations from a couple coming from Vancouver BC? :)

11:53 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In your spare time - hah! Check out the Rose Petal Preserves at Harvest Song Ventures.com. I just discovered them after making rose petal ice cream. Wish I had seen it sooner. All their preserves are made the old fashioned way in Armenia. Everyone is raving about them and you might get an idea or two. Not that you need any, but, I'm a sharer of info and this website just knocked me out! And btw Your website is a treasure. Between your website and your book - and the film, Julie @ Julia, I am wallowing in delicious ideas, wonderful food and beautiful photos! Good luck! KSS

11:55 AM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Heather said...

Can't wait to hear about your opening night, I know it will be a grand success. We'll be having Peaches in Chilled Wine at my house this weekend.

All the best!

12:33 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Molly I so wish I could go to your restaurant to taste all those goodies on your menu. I love your blog. I've just started reading your book. I am love love loving it!!! Good luck with the restaurant!

1:03 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous rachel said...

congrats on the opening! I live in seattle, and I look forward to coming by soon.

1:29 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Justin from Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Congrats on the restautant guys, and thanks for the great desert idea. Seems like it would be pretty hard to go wrong with a peach and wine combo. Continued success, and keep us posted on how things are going!

2:00 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Dan said...

Good luck. I'm excited to come try your new place.

2:18 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no idea how happy it makes me to see peaches in wine on a menu!

This is something we would eat at my grandmother's house in Rome almost every summer day at the end of the mid-day meal. I have it all the time when peaches are in season, and I tell people about it constantly. Most of those people look at me like I'm crazy until I make it for them.

It's a perfect light and refreshing end to a meal, especially on a hot summer day...

3:14 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Kim Graves said...

Break a leg!!! Wish I could be there. A reader from NY.

4:11 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:01 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck on the opening. I wished we lived in Seattle but we are in D.C. I am telling ALL of my friends in Seattle to check you all out.

5:26 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous sally said...

eek-how exciting!the menu sounds perfect. can't wait to see/hear all about the opening!

5:39 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous Mixing Bowl Mama said...

Oh, I wish I could come! Congratulations...the menu looks superb and I love that it's been kept so simple and seasonal. I will give the peaches a try for sure.

8:03 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger shari said...

the whole menu looks amazing and those peaches are perfect for summer. i was thinking of you yesterday and hope that it went smoothly for you and b. one day tom and i will show up unannounced probably with a little homebrew in tow. xoxo

9:01 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger annette said...

Thank you for making our thrid anniversary date so special. My husband and I visited your lovely resturant tonight and the food was AMAZING!!! I am in love with your rasberry yogurt popsicles. I feel so lucky to live in this area where I can come back again and again. Best wishes to you and Brandon!

10:54 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Sarah said...

So many congratulations to you both on making it to opening day. I'm visiting Seattle in October and can't wait to come and try whatever is on the menu then.

11:06 PM, August 13, 2009  
Anonymous rick @ à la mode said...

oh man, i'm sure these would make a beautiful bellini.

12:15 AM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger emily said...

There is a fantastic post about Delancey here: http://www.tastingmenu.com/2009/08/13/delancey-seattle-washington/

And it makes me envy you West Coast residents even more!

Sending you lots of love and as much sleep as you can find time for these days.

4:21 AM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger MP said...

Hope the big deal went off without a hitch! Those peaches look divine, the perfect mid-August heat dessert.

5:59 AM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous Mel H said...

Congrats on the opening! I'm sure it was smashing. :-)

Hope to visit Delancey myself whenever I can get to Seattle.

I hope you get some much needed rest sometime soon Molly! In the meantime try to revel in the funny delirium that comes from lack of sleep.

6:54 AM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous Terry said...

The menu looks terrific! Best wishes!

9:13 AM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous Sierra said...

Just flew in to Seattle from Boston on my annual summer visit and received an e-mail from my friend and fabulous foodie (www.palatetopen.com) that I must check out Delancey, so she can live vicariously through me, which I did. And it was simply lovely. Wish you the best of luck, although I doubt you'll need it.

9:54 AM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger Grace said...

Everything looks and sounds yummy. We will have to pop in this weekend and try.

10:39 AM, August 14, 2009  
OpenID biz319 said...

I wished I lived within driving distance of your place - the menu looks amazing - I may steel your zucchini pizza for my dinner tonight.

I make pizza every Friday night for my family, even if they are sick of it! :D

Best wishes to a smashing success!

12:33 PM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger hilary said...

I live in Ballard, and I can't wait to come have dinner at Delancey! Congratulations on all the hard work. It looks amazing!

2:19 PM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

I tried your recipe but I used pears and white grape juice. SIMPLY HEAVEN! Thanks for sharing!

I hope the opening was amazing! Can't wait to read all about it!

3:40 PM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Oh yum! I have to try that with peaches. I do a similar recipe with plums and Shiraz, then I stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours and it makes a super yummy slush.

3:47 PM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, I do a very similar peach recipe and add a few crushed basil leaves to the peaches and wine mixture ... the essence of summer!

Congratulations - Delancy is off to a fine beginning.


5:24 PM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger Mommy of three said...

Oh wow. I wish I could come to Seattle and eat your food. It's on my to do list. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

11:21 PM, August 14, 2009  
Anonymous G said...

Can't wait until you do the Gluten- Free Pizza mentioned by Shauna!

8:55 AM, August 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, Molly, you've a real trooper -- I wish you the best of luck.

1:16 PM, August 15, 2009  
Blogger Kerry said...

I hope that the opening was a terrific success! If I were there I'd have the Billy's Arugula, the Crimini Pizza, and the Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle. YUM! Thinking of you guys!

1:49 PM, August 15, 2009  
Blogger Katie W said...

Congratulations, Molly and Brandon! I cannot WAIT until my next visit to Seattle, when I will most certainly be stopping at Delancey for dinner! Everything looks mouthwatering and delicious! And I can't wait to dry those drunken peaches!

8:15 PM, August 15, 2009  
Anonymous june said...

Just wish I was closeby to come to your restaurant!! It all sounds so yummy!

9:29 PM, August 15, 2009  
Blogger Brit said...

i am a new follower of your blog..i read your book a few weeks ago and fell in love with it! good luck with your restaurant! hopefully one day i can make it there to try it..it looks amazing! also.. i just started a new food blog myself and would love for you to look at it when you get a chance! http://foodmyotherlife.blogspot.com/

10:27 PM, August 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in 2004, on August 12th, your post ended with the words "Serves one"; from that to here, in a blink of time -- congratulations & break a leg.

2:06 AM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

your menu looks amazing!!!! so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:39 AM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I made the peaches immediately after reading this. We had them with some nice vanilla ice cream the first night and then ate them at the beach the next day in little cups. Amazing! Used a Sylvaner-it was perfect.
Thank you!

8:27 AM, August 16, 2009  
Anonymous sarah said...

I rushed out to the market to buy peaches as soon as I read this post, and used a nice Spanish albariño (my summer wine of choice). They were simply wonderful - this is my new favourite summer dessert.

Congratulations on the opening, everything sounds delicious!

12:14 PM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger emily said...

this is so exciting! (do you still read comments after, oh, 150?). I'm coming down to Seattle from Vancouver next week and I am definitely going to try and make it to delancey for dinner... even if it means I don't get home until 1 a.m. Whatevs. But I hope I hope you still have peaches in wine for dessert.

1:11 PM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger One Fine Thing said...

Mazel Tov, Molly and Brandon. Wish I could stop in and eat a thing or two.

2:40 PM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger ReBekha said...

I just moved from Seattle to Okinawa, Japan and haven't regretted it until now. I want to go to your restaurant!
But I will just have to settle on sending my boyfriend and friends in my place. :)
Can't wait to try the recipe.

6:21 PM, August 16, 2009  
Blogger gail said...

Menu looks so fantastic! So do the peaches...mmmmm. I think everything you touch turns beautiful - great work you guys!

6:41 PM, August 16, 2009  
Anonymous Jeena said...

Just got home from my first dinner at Delancey. Everything was exceptional--and completely worth the 30 minute wait. Best wishes for your continued success!

8:47 PM, August 16, 2009  
Anonymous emma said...

I know that this is really off topic, but I just finished reading your beautiful, beautiful book.

I've had it for a while, but I've been drawing it out, because I really didn't want it to end.
It was everything I need in a book. Your voice was resonant throughout, and your stories poignant.

Congrats on the opening.
If ever my husband and I travel to Seattle, Delancey is on the top of our list!

7:17 AM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous kelie said...

SO?? How did it go? How was your first week with Delancy? Dying to hear, please let us know it was a tremendous success!!

Best of luck to you both!

11:32 AM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Love it!! I can't believe you're handwriting the logo on every menu yourself. So impressive - definitely gives the restaurant a more homemade feel. I can't wait to try it when I'm in Seattle!

12:13 PM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck. in the middle of your book now, in farmington nm, by way of nyc and mn, originally from kirkland wa. cut my gastronomic teeth woorking at the pink door, miss the access to unbelieveable ingredients in the nw. good luck with delancey, i will send my bro down from greenlake as my proxy


1:08 PM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the peaches. Then used them in a cobbler. Used a little of the juice for the whipped cream . So so Good

1:10 PM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Any chance you'll be able to offer gluten-free pizza crust in the future?

1:18 PM, August 17, 2009  
Blogger Nikki said...

Good luck! Everything sounds wonderful. I will be dreaming of those peaches tonight. YUM!

2:38 PM, August 17, 2009  
Blogger Zebulina said...

Mmm. Congrats on all your success. I grew up eating peaches in white wine with my father- he's Italian, from italy.

Best of luck with opening night!

4:57 PM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to visit when I'm in Seattle in September. And the peaches in wine, whether white or red wine, is my favorite!

6:59 PM, August 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly...Brandon... are you still alive?

7:13 AM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger The Mouse said...

The menu looks gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe so those of us in NYC can go get a slice and make this and pretend we're visiting on the big night. hope all went swimmingly!

12:37 PM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger The Wife of an Artist said...

Sounds like a perfect dessert to follow my dinner of peach caprese salad.

Congrats on the restaurant! If I'm every in Seattle...

3:22 PM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger shratter said...

Thank you for the chilled peaches in wine recipe. I prepared this for a BBQ and they went perfectly after wild alaskan salmon and farm share vegetables. Now I am obsessed with finding the perfect chocolate chip recipe. Will you be posting your bittersweet chocolate chip cookie with grey salt online? If not, can you let us know if the grey salt is mixed in the cookie dough or whether it's sprinkled on top? And what brand of chocolate? Thanks!

5:57 PM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

Molly, I've been reading you for years, and this entry made me tear up. There you are. You're open! You're giving out your phone number! You're drawing us a map! I'm so happy for you both. Congratulations and good luck.

6:28 PM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger Laura said...

I just read your article in Bon Appetit (I live in germany and have an international subscription!) about the resturant opening and found your blog. I love it, will be a reader! Good luck and congratulations, can't wait to hear how it's going?! Laura in germany

3:14 AM, August 19, 2009  
Blogger rddietrich said...

Good Luck with your latest venture. Also, made the peaches - AND they are my favorite dessert this summer! Thanks and beijinhos (kisses) from sunny Portugal.

9:34 AM, August 19, 2009  
Anonymous Melinda said...

The peaches sound amazing, and this caught my eye because I just saw a bunch at the farmer's market. Will try soon.

1:44 PM, August 19, 2009  
Anonymous Clare said...

I've just come across you on the times online - one of the top food blogs! Those peaches sounds AMAZING!

7:25 AM, August 20, 2009  
Blogger Floridagirl said...

Good luck on your new adventure! I just read your book and so (of course) went to your blog and viola'! a new restaurant in a town we can visit next year. See you soon.

11:53 AM, August 20, 2009  
Anonymous Ryan Fasshauer (Chicago) said...

Congrats on the restaurant!! I don't know how these blogs work very well. I wanted to tell you I made the braised pork from your entry on 02/16/06. It was ridiculous!! We have been on a pork kick lately. Thanks!!

6:41 PM, August 20, 2009  
Blogger Autumn said...

Gosh, I turned away from your blog for a week and you went and opened the restaurant. Congratulations! I will definately be by for a delicious meal, soon.

9:51 PM, August 20, 2009  
Blogger EAT! said...

Love, love, love fruit in my wine. It makes me not whine.

6:45 AM, August 21, 2009  
Blogger Liska said...

Congratulations! I wish I was there to try anything you serve, but as I am far far away, I cross fingers for you :-)

10:48 AM, August 21, 2009  
Blogger Becca said...

These peaches are fantastic by themselves, but have you tried spooning them (and a bit of the juice, of course) over a slice of spice cake? Oh dear sweet goodness, it was the best dessert I've had all summer!

3:01 PM, August 21, 2009  

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