Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chick's Birthday Weekend!

I spent last weekend in Portland with Chick in honor of her birthday!

No birthday weekend would be complete without a mani and a pedi at our favorite local salon.

Afterwards, we stopped off at the Veggie Grill for lunch.  If you are lucky enough to have a Veggie Grill where you live, check this place out!  Amazing vegetarian fare, crisp, clean and super affordable.  It's "fast food" for the health conscious!

Saturday evening, we had a wonderful dinner at DeCarli Restaurant in downtown Beaverton.

I've eaten there a few times and I am always super impressed with not only the creative menu, but also the service and atmosphere.

Here is what we ate.....

POLENTA FRIES with Gorgonzola Butter - $6.5
FOIE GRAS TORCHON with apple puree, fennel, almond crumble and brioche - $15
BEET SALAD with shaved fennel, panchetta, mizuna greens and pear - $9

GRILLED PAINTED HILLS Bone-less Ribeye - $35

BEEF SHORTRIBS in espresso and dried prunes with creamy spaetzle and fresh horseradish     $20.5
   I hope Chick had a wonderful weekend!