Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dundee Bistro (Dundee, OR)

Our first really, really good meal in Portland was on day #5 of vacation. It was actually in Dundee, OR and was after a day of driving to through the Tillamook Forest to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, down the coast, through part of wine country, and finally stopping in Dundee to shop in some cute stores and have dinner at Dundee Bistro.
It's bright inside, and kind of minimal decor, if I remember correctly, but there's a welcoming fireplace, nicely spaced light wood tables, and very friendly employees. SP had iced tea but I tried a glass of an Oregon wine: Ponzi Pinot Blanc. I really liked this refreshing white wine.
SP's entree: the Seafood Stew Special. Lots of seafood - he said it was very, very tasty. Nicely cooked seafood, light and flavorful broth, greens on top.
I ordered Pappardelle Lamb Sugo. Oh my gosh. This homemade pappardelle was so delicious.., It was the thinnest pappardelle I've ever eaten and at first I was worried but I have to say that the thinness made it extra delicious, if a wee fragile, but that made it easier to eat. The lamb sauce was excellent, lots of moist and juicy lamb, tomatoes, and lots of grated cheese. One of the best pasta dishes I've ever eaten.
The entree portions filled us up, but not so much that we didn't have room to try Cherry Cobbler for dessert.
The cobbler was, like the rest of the meal, delicious, and just the right size for us to share and finish it.

We both really liked Dundee Bistro. There is a lovely outdoor patio, but we decided to not sit outside since our experience up to that point with OR weather had been nice one minute, too hot the next, too cold the next, sun one second, rain the next. Our hostess and server were fantastic. Friendly, checking on garlic for me, keeping water and iced tea filled, making suggestions. Just a really nice, relaxing, refreshing, delicious time after a day of driving. If we are back in the area, we'd definitely return.

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