Big city dining in a small town setting.
Before I forget, I have to write about Crawford Whitehouse Restaurant where we had a divine dinner on Sunday before returning home. Fellow guests at the Green Gables recommended CWR at breakfast Sunday morning, so we sought it out and were happily seated, even though we had not made reservations. I don't think Sunday evening is too awfully busy for them, just pleasantly so. CWR is housed in a historic reclaimed lumber planing mill which they share with Seven Hills Winery. The exterior brick has been nicely cleaned and pretty container plantings welcome you. Inside you find the original beams whitewashed, wood floor refinished, and spare decorations. Your gaze is drawn to the windows through which you see the barrels from the winery, then a flare-up from the open kitchen catches your attention. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered the Alaskan halibut which our server told me would be marvelous with a glass of semillon - and it was. :) Gary ordered a burger which came with fried sweet onions, mmmm. For dessert we shared a rhubarb compote - just the right combination of tart and sweet.
What a surprise to find this kind of luscious food in Walla Walla!