For one of my coworker’s birthday I offered to take her out to dinner. It happened to be the the last day of SRW so it was perfect timing. We work in lower Queen Anne and realized we hardly ever get to dine at the many great restaurants nearby. I picked Portage after reading in the papers about this little French restaurant owned by Vietnamese-borned Chef Vuong Loc. I don’t know why I was expecting to see fusion dishes, but the menu actually stayed on the classic French side. Myself and two coworkers ordered off the SRW menu and pretty much ate family-style with the petite sized dishes. We’re all Asian so we’re used to family-style, hah. We collectively enjoyed our meals. Portions are small, but they’re perfect that way. The black pepper creme brulee was quite interesting. I’m not sure if I would say I liked it (my coworkers did not), but I ended up finishing the whole thing! Also, I apologize an image of an appetizer and entree are missing. Some of us got too hungry and I didn’t get the opportunity to snap a photo.
Appetizers: poached duck egg over mushrooms and beet carpaccio.
Entrees: New York steak with vegetables and chanterelle, Parsnip Gnocchi with treviso, hazelnut brown butter and sage.
Desserts: pear tarte, black pepper creme brûlée, chocolate terrine.
April 19, 2012