Dining Out 2018: Feast your eyes on some of the prettiest plates in the Inland Northwest

We've all heard the cliche: "You eat with your eyes first." And while it's true that not all meals are visually created equal, the dishes and many others at the restaurants featured in this year's Dining Out guide certainly fit the description of beautiful food. Of course, they all taste just as good as they look, too — we promise.

From appetizers to entrees and drinks to dessert, a single dish is featured from each of six regional restaurants, along with stunning cocktails from a few more. We also recommend some of the best local restaurant Instagrams to follow now, so you'll never miss out on other pleasing plates on the next season's menu and beyond.

Prepare your eyes and your stomach for the visual feast ahead, and then start planning your next meal at one of these esteemed fine dining establishments.

DINING OUT 2018

"Asian Inspiration"

"Balancing Act"

"
Pastry Passion"


"Simple Twists"

"
Stunning Sips"

"Tall Order"

"Vegan Visuals"

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Mon., Oct. 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...