dessert & drinks in Portland?
I usually go out for one or the other but not often both, so... Where would you go for dessert and drinks in the Portland area? The only caveat is that it would be around 8ish on a Friday or Saturday night and I don't want to wait forever. Thoughts? Thanks!
I don't think you can have your cake and eat it to (c'mon, someone was gonna say it!). Friday or Saturday....summer tourists.....quality dessert and drinks. Get in line like everyone else or make a reservation for a table with impunity since there is no rule that says you must dine on entrees when seated . I would take a chance on the lounge at Fore Street. As you mentioned in another post, why not Evangeline as they are not widely known yet by el tourista. I had a creme caramel there that was simply off the hook.
I agree with Noreaster: at that hour on a weekend, you don't stand a chance, but here's a suggestion: desserts are outstanding at Bresca, where chef Krista Kern hangs her toque. She's the chef who's collaborating on Monday nights at Evangeline (you'd think she'd want some rest!), and they have a small but well-stocked bar. You might actually be able to sneak a reservation for 8 or 8:30.