Here’s a post from a few weeks ago that I totally forgot to publish. Silly Blonde. Enjoy!
Yep, one more birthday dinner. This time in Wisconsin, in the lovely town of St. Croix Falls at the chef-owned, family run Dam Bistro. We’ve been there before and unlike most restaurants, the couple running this little joint really care about the food and the customers. It’s so refreshing to see the chef make your dish and to know that the food was most likely grown or raised within a few hundred miles.
Unfortunately, this little gem of a restaurant has been affected by the slowing economy. They’re numbers are down, and so they had to let a server go. Our server for the evening was working just her second shift, and doing a mighty fine job considering the learning curve. So there were some issues, but nothing that couldn’t be overlooked. Our appetizer failed to appear, but turned out we didn’t need it when we saw the size of our entrees. They apologized and bought us dessert. Hum, pizza or chocolate? I’ll take the chocolate.
Two of us ordered the Pork stuffed with Italian sausage and served with mashed potatoes. The other two ordered the horseradish-encrusted salmon served with mushroom risotto. The pork was perfectly prepared, the salmon was really large with a generous coating of gentle horseradish. And the risotto? Lets just say that I could have skipped the pork and the fish and just filled up on the risotto.
But I didn’t. It was my birthday, wasn’t it? So I accepted that dessert and went for the tiramisu. Not too boozy or too sweet, it was just right. And a nice way to wrap up a week of birthday dinners.