Sunday, February 12, 2006

Night Out at Lucy's Table

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night with friends at Lucy's Table on NW 21st and Kearney.

There is a nice bar inside the front door where you can sip and eat. Inside the restaurant, the space is lit in a pinkish hue, very flattering. It was busy, perhaps the tables a touch too close together, but with all the people still not overly loud. Maybe its the drapery and carpeting. The wait person was knowledgeable about the food and how it was prepared.

The whole menu is varied, something for everyone on one sheet of parchment. We chose an Arigula salad with orange slices and cashew brittle. Excellent! Our server knew we were splitting the salad and brought it on two separate plates. For the main course, I ordered Oregon Salmon served on a pureed celery and spears of asparagus. Michael ordered the grilled “Painted Hills” beef Rib-Eye on a bed of Macarpone Potatoes and a gorgonzola butter & beet-enriched demi sauce, topped with “Smoky” Onion Rings. Donya ordered braised rabbit in a Chardonnay-Dijon broth including Applewood bacon, pearl onions, green olive, and fennel served on crispy white polenta and Craig ordered a double cut pork chop stuffed with spinich and arugula. The presentation of the meals was beautiful and all meals were done perfectly to our tastes.

I said there was something for everyone on the menu. There was lavender blackened Ahi Tuna, Grouper, vegetarian “meatloaf” and wild boar ravioli. One of the specials was a rack of venison. The meal was wonderful and with drinks came to $150 for four a far cry from the $150 for two we experienced in Cabo San Lucas in January.

Would we go back? In a heartbeat! Would we change anything? Maybe the dessert menu this night seemed a little limited.

Lucy’s Table is located at 704 NW 21st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209 — Telephone: (503) 226-6126

Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery

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