Nothing like a delicious meal in the most beautiful of settings!
Back in June my husband was asked to partake in a dinner series at Skamania Lodge, a luxurious hotel in the Columbia Gorge about an hour outside of Portland. When we heard that a room was included for the evening,
he we accepted immediately. I am not in the habit of turning down a complimentary night away from home!
The event, called Feast in the Forest, brought two chefs out from Portland each month, from June to September, to do a sit-down, multi-coursed dinner. After the four dinners had taken place, a final dinner was planned where each guest chef would return to the lodge to cook a dish for the Grand Feast.
My husband’s first dinner was in July and he prepared this dish as his contribution:
It was a wonderful meal and the view only got better as the night progressed:
The whole experience was so lovely that I couldn’t wait to go back…
The final dinner was last weekend, and we enjoyed the same awesome scenery with a touch of autumn in the air. Several chefs had canceled at the last minute but those who did come put out some damn good food and I ate until I couldn’t take another bite:
All in all, a great success!