In my year and a half in Portland thus far my roommate and best friend, Heather, has been telling me how good The Country Cat is and how badly I need to go there. Finally, I went - as a Plan B whim - and then again, and I hope again soon. The following is what was consumed during these two visits. Go there!
Dinner with Heather:
Deviled Eggs $3: Was that horseradish? We think so!
2008 Kiona: well rounded with a little acid.
Moscat marinated beets, goat cheese, mint and rosemary walnuts $9: making these beets lush.
Hickory Smoked Duck Crepe: with roasted plum puree, chanterelles and hazelnuts $14.
On my two visits, at least one dinning compadre ordered this fantastic combination of meat and a little sweet.
Crispy quinoa and barley cake on smoked squash puree with soft goat cheese $11: my chosen dish, surprisingly the cake was spicy, making the dish even better with the cool goat cheese.
Sauteed chard with preserved lemon, garlic and chili $6: bright and hot.
House potato bread and butter $2: we ordered this for dessert
Commuter Cuvee: rhubarb and strawberry, a delicious choice by Beau.
Cast Iron Skillet Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy $15: H.C. went Mmmmmm
Fish & Shellfish Pot Pie $10: This dish looked like an appetizer, but it was still hearty and didn't end up leaving me with cat breath.
Heritage Burger with Onion Rings $10: It's a burger that's made USA Today's Top Burger List.
The Collard Green with Pork Hock: a very satisfying side.
Chocolate Turtle Tart with salted almonds and chantilly $7: Just like biting into a See's nuts and chews, expect this time it was an entire slice.
Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Ice Cream $7
7937 SE Stark