Friday, July 23, 2010
A Sip, A Nosh, A Meal
We'd just stopped in for a quick drink, but I can't help myself. The moment I see fresh oysters on a menu, I have to order them. Especially when I know that the owners of the restaurant love these little jewels as much as I do, which is definitely the case with Randy and Nancy at Bar Avignon. Even more so when Randy suggests which rosé would particularly complement the slurping. Dave, on the other hand, is a beer-and-oyster man, and Randy always has a select list on tap, including one on cask.
After decimated the oysters, the watermelon salad with cinnamon seemed like an appropriate palate cleanser, and the salty cured olives and basil made it one of those combos I'm going to copy here at home. (Come to think of it, it would also make a great appetizer on a warm summer evening. Hmmmmm…)
For an impromptu dinner, one that was originally going to be just a quick stop for a drink, it was not only lovely but relatively inexpensive, especially when we split the plates between the two of us. You gotta love a place where coming in, hanging out and having a quick drink and a nosh is so easy.
Details: Bar Avignon, 2138 SE Division St. 503-517-0808.
Posted by Kathleen Bauer at 11:17 AM