Charcuterie has hit Seattle in a big way. Restaurants across the city are offering house-smoked this and house-cured that but if, like me, you prefer creating your own picnic fun, you'll need that pâté to go. Here are six great picks from Seattle charcuteries to satisfy your carnivorous side.
'The Swinery' on Serious Eats
What makes this BLT special is what's slathered on the lightly toasted Macrina Bakery brioche bun: chicken liver paté mayonnaise. The Swinery makes its own mayo, folding in a generous amount of housemade paté at the end of the process. The spread has a rich, mineral-like, earthy (and yet sweet) flavor, combining with the pork belly in elevating the sandwich from comfort food to something more elegant, sophisticated, and delicious.