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Montage

Montage

Although I have been going to Montage since high school, I have a continued appreciation for the tastiness of their food as well as the set-apart atmosphere that they offer.

Montage is best known for their out-of-this-world mac and cheese menu–that’s right, not one, but many kinds of mac! Traditional “old” mac and cheese, spicy mac (with a cajun gravy), or “spold” (half traditional, half spicy; my favorite option) as well as some more adventurous ones, such as pesto. Not only is this mac delicious (my favorite in Portland, now that Velour has closed), but it is also very affordable–around $6-$8.

This last time I ventured to try some other items, and found that they have some tasty vegetarian gumbo and jumbalaya options, and Jon swears by the “mad good” chicken fried steak.

Of course, my favorite part is the creative tin-foil structures they construct for your leftovers (see our most recent takeaways, … Read more…

Felicity’s Indian Feast

Felicity’s Indian Feast

The other night we were lucky enough to have our good friend Felicity invite us over to dinner to show off her mad cooking skills. The theme of the meal was Indian—a cuisine that we love and is somewhat hard to find in Portland. Best of all, whenever we cook with Felicity she teaches us a lot of her cooking knowhow, and we come away able to better prepare our own meals. So we jumped at this opportunity to pick up some pointers.

One thing we learned is to use lots of garlic (don’t have to tell me twice :) ). Felicity also taught us about a few Indian spices that we don’t ever really use: coriander and turmeric. Besides these new additions to our spice rack, Felicity also showed us why she uses grape seed oil for Indian frying: … Read more…