Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday morning we went to the Portland Farmers Market, not to be missed on a trip to Portland. We feasted on brilliant colors, rich earthy aromas and the sound of people having a great time.
We made some great discoveries, artichoke flowers (Who knew?),
tables of fungi in varied colors and sizes and a yummy breakfast biscuit that was the perfect companion to a crepe with fruit compote.
That evening we had an exceptional dinner at the Serratto Restaurant and Bar, The Serratto serves Italian, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Our first dish was their French onion soup in small cup covered with Gruyère cheese and the traditional toasted crouton, followed by a light salad of organic baby greens, candied walnuts, and red wine vinaigrette. (This was not the usual 5 walnuts, I had one in every bite!) I added the Gorgonzola cheese to top mine off. Fresh French bread accompanied the entire meal.
We each chose a different entrees. Andy had the Antelope on a bed of Risotto which had a rich glaze and plated with Swiss chard, broccoli and potatoes. I had the Roasted Asparagus with fried polenta, summer squash, Manchego, almonds, heirloom carrots, romesco. All their ingredients come from local growers.
We shared the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cobbler served warm with house-made vanilla bean gelato. It was so good, could have used some more gelato, but who's complaining.
Have you been to Portland? What was one of your great finds?
Posted by Pam Torres at Tuesday, October 26, 2010