notes from cannon beach
Damn, had three excellent meals in Cannon Beach this week. Stayed at the Stephanie Inn, so had dinner there the first night. The menu changes every night; we had excellent mahi mahi, excellent tomato soup, pretty good bananas foster for dessert.
For the next night, the restaurant staff at the Stephanie Inn directed us to the Bistro. Someone else on the board dissed this place, describing it as -- among other things -- cramped. They must be smoking crack. Bistro had plenty of space. And excellent salmon in a vermouth reduction. Didn't check out the desserts.
The third stop was a moderately priced lunch at Ecola Seafood, way downscale atmosphere, great salmon and hot-smoked salmon (i.e. not cured, like lox.)
Next time you are in Cannon Beach, you must try Newmans at 988 (988 S. Hemlock, 503-436-1151). The chef there used to be at Stephanie Inn, where we had enjoyed some excellent meals created by him. In May, we had the pleasure of checking out Newmans for the first time. See my post above in a reply to an inquiry about Seaside for details. Outstanding experience.
We are big fans of Bistro as well. Always a pleasure. Next time try a dessert. Those that we have tried were very good. The last one I remember swooning over was a death by chocolate with caramel in addition to the ganache. Yum.