Winner winner chicken dinner!!! Congrats to Angy, who is the winner of my favorites from Papertrey Ink :)
Thank you so much for all your amazing comments... I was completely blown away by the support from the PTI community. You ladies are wonderful. For various reasons, back in the fall I stopped blogging about my personal life and turned this into just a crafty blog. So I really hope that I'm sharing enough good stuff to keep you reading. Will certainly do my best to start sharing more for my wonderful readers!
Right now I'm in Portland, OR teaching at CKC. I did two 3.5 hr classes today and they were amazing! I've heard that Portland is a fabulous venue and I definitely have to agree... I had a blast today.
So for those of you that are new to my blog, I have to tell you that I have two big passions in life... travel and food. And this traveling foodie is love love loving Portland! Last night I had an amazing dinner at Le Pigeon. One of the cool things about this little resto is that the kitchen is right in the middle of the dining room, with bar seats around it. As I ate I was able to watch food be prepared and talk to the chefs. Brilliant.
This is the chef/owner Gabriel who is so talented (2007 Food & Wine Magazine's Rising Chef winner) and so friendly.
I had pigeon onion soup and beef cheek... so delicious and beautiful!
And this... this, my friends, was one of the most incredible desserts I've ever had. This was three little foie gras profiteroles with caramel and sea salt. Heaven. (And I do want to note that I apologize to those that feel strongly about foie gras.) Excellent wine list to boot. Love Le Pigeon.
More on Portland travels and eats to come :)