Monday, April 29, 2013

When Relish opened in Westmoreland-Sellwood three months ago, Chef Valoff teased us with smatterings of winter's bounty [including brussels sprouts, root vegetable hash ...]; and now with spring here, his offerings have penne in a pecorino [cacio di roma] sauce with cremini, asparagus, radicchio & kale to start.

Also of note are three updates to the greens and the house kalamata sausage stuffed pork loin with butter bean, cauliflower, pickled kumquat-pepper salad. To everyone's delight, the house cut tagliatelle with white wine braised pork shoulder still rules, while the bavette steak and the burger haven't missed a beat!

As the weather continues to heat up, so does the outdoor spots - the cozy porch and the deck are gaining popularity with the local drinking and eating crowd.

Finally looking forward to May, following Mother's Day, a Premiere Grand Wine tasting is in the works for Sunday the 19th - hold that date ...