Salmon for that girl who became your Mom

So easy to forget that our moms were once girls, full of dreams and spunk and sass. And that maybe they gave some of that up to care for us through projectile vomiting, bad grades, acne, and that night we climbed out the basement window.

So take a flier on that card with the sappy verse, and give your mom (or your wife or grandmother) some real payback: take her out to dinner and buy her salmon.  Because we’ll have fresh Pacific salmon, and we’re serving it with things we know Mom will like: lemongrass coconut risotto cakes, Wildwood Farm bok choy, and citrus miso vinaigrette.

And after Mom makes her way through that (or our steak, or pork shank, or ravioli, or our spinach salad with pickled corona beans and candied bacon) she gets a FREE DESSERT: salted caramel creampuffs with chocolate and caramel sauce and hazelnut praline.

So make a reservation now. We open at 5:00 on Sunday, May 13.

Lunch one way or the other

If you haven’t tried www.mylunchin.com, our way-cool on-line lunch ordering web-site, give it a spin. Or, if you’re in the neighborhood and just want lunch on a plate, the restaurant is now open for lunch, Monday-Friday at 11:30. See you soon.

There’s a fungus among us, and that’s just peachy

We didn’t know peaches grew up close to Mt. Hood, but the lucky guys at Logsdon Farmhouse Ales discovered a nice, organic orchard of them, and turned them into Peche ‘n Brett, which is like the best bellini you’ve ever had, conjured together with the best ale and the best champagne, all in one bottle. If you think we’re exaggerating, the Peche ‘n Brett just won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup in San Diego this past week in the new “Brett” category.

What are Bretts? They’re ales made tart and flavorful with Brettanomyces yeasts, or as the Greek word means, “British Fungus.” Isn’t that peachy?

Anyhow, the Logsdon people are bottling this fine stuff in a 750 ml bottle (same size as a regular wine bottle). At 10% alcohol, it’s meant to be sipped and shared. And we think it’s just great with so many of the big, flavorful dishes on our menu, such as the Peking duck wings and the calamari. David Logsdon is a local treasure, and his ales are unforgettable. Try a bottle this week.

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One response to “Salmon for that girl who became your Mom

  1. Kathy

    Projectile vomit? check. Acne? check. Climbing out the basement window? Actually I was a second story guy and climbed down the TV antennae! Always a pleasure to read your blog – but I must say – it takes a fair amount of chutzpah to tout a fine meal in the same article as you ask us to recall projectile vomit! Hope you have a successful mothers day at Nora’s.

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