No Stumbling at the Stumbling Goat
I have enjoyed this neighborhood bistro well enough over the years, through some ups and downs, but never had such a delightful meal as the one last night with its new crew.
The soups (I had the oxtail and farro, a friend had the white corn bisque) were steaming hot and truly delicious - the seasonings so on target you tell a lot of care went into them. The halibut was amazing -- perfect crust - served with cherry tomatoes, pickled walla wallas, and parsley...it made a delightful little salad when you mixed it all up with a bite of the perfectly cooked fish. So yummy, I want it again.
For dessert I had the huckleberry sorbet -- you cannot believe the color (so, so deep) and the taste was nothing short of standing in the mountains with your mouth full of huckleberries, intense, intense. Run don't walk to get some of that stuff. The berries came from Foraged and Found, I was told, so who knows if they will still have it, but it seems that huckleberry season is just starting.
I wasn't tracking that the place was changing hands. I will now be finding it difficult to stay away. My only complaint is that the lighting is still just a few notches too low for my aging eyes. As needed, take your reading glasses and an itty bitty flashlight for the menu and the bill, and you'll be fine.
New owners, with a somewhat modified space. Also a new menu - you can check it out online - but looks like they still have a roast chicken dish. I appreciated that the bowls of soup and the tomato salad on the "small plate" menu were not too tiny. Starters around $7, entrees around $24. Yes, it's still a bit pricey but given their high quality purveyors I can understand why.