Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Driftwood Room
We went to the Driftwood Room's late night happy hour. This time capsule is located in the lobby of the swank Hotel de Luxe in Northwest Portland. One of those timeless lounges that serves Champagne cocktails with bitters and specialty drinks of days gone by. Happy Hour is the way to go here. Nothing over $5 and such a huge selection and portion size. The cheese platter included spiced nuts, quince paste, dublinger, Port Salute, and Roquefort. The mussels were fresh and flavorful, cooked with tomatoes and sausage
The grilled pork sandwich with apple pear chutney was crisp and delicious. By far my favorite were the Sizzling Wild Mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil and served with grilled bread. The double portabello mushroom burger was a beautiful and flavorful vegetatian option, and the Prawns Picatta were cooked just to perfection. Needless to say the portion sizes were more than generous and we ran out of table room quickly.