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PNW Restaurant Updates

kim c | Jun 26, 200412:16 PM

Last night marked my fifteenth consecutive night of dining out in Oregon. With the exception of Cucina Biazzi & the Baked Alaska, everything has been wonderful.

The Schooner's Bistro in Astoria has been a staple for us. A few nights ago I had the sea scallops with linguine in a very good pesto sauce. Excellent, also they have a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand that I love. At times the service can be slow, but the place is fairly new and still working out things. They also provide the room service to the highly esteemed Hotel Elliott across the street.

Silver Salmon Grille on Father's Day was excellent, as always. Very good clam chowder and the dungeness crab stuffed

salmon was excellent. I got my son's GF hooked on creme brulee here. It's nearly perfectly prepared and the atmosphere is very nice here, service impeccable and an extensive PNW wine list.

My experience at the Sanctuary was very memorable. Located in Chinook, WA in an old church building, you dine with the angels here. Very romantic, great date place. I started with the clam bisque which was excellent and then had the svenska kottbullar which are swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pickled beets. Outstanding! Next time I'm ordering this as my entree.

We took at bottle of our Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris to have with the dinner. ($10) corkage fee. Awesome wine, I have to pick up more of this somewhere.

My entree was the wild salmon which was caught that am and it was excellent. Served with very good garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies.

For dessert, I had the Swedish creme with huckleberry sauce which was light and deliciuos. A perfect finish to a perfect meal. We will definitely return.

We were also allowed to sample some of the fish and chips from their casual place called Little Ocean Annie's next door. A perfect evening.

More reports to follow. I hope to try the 42 Street Cafe in Seaview and The Stephanie Inn in the next week here. The PNW is a seafood lovers heaven right now!!! Bon appetit! ***kim***

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