This is my first post of 2012 and on the first of day of the new year I ended up at the Montage restaurant for a late brunch you might say. I have heard people rave about this place and since there was no line I decided to check it out.
The Montage is an unique restaurant right under the Morrison Bridge located in the heart of the Central Eastside Industrial district. The building was once known as the Royal Hotel but now it is home to Le Bistro Montage, one of Portland, OR signature restaurants. While dining on the linen covered tables there are a variety of meals to choose from like rock shrimp pesto linguini to alligator jambalaya. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing, everyone that worked there was awesome, down to our server, although I cant remember her name but she was one of the best and so bubbly with personality. I was there early on New Years Day and they were serving a brunch. One item that caught my eye was Green Eggs and Spam. Yes I said it “Spam” that unforgettable word (Stuff Posing As Meat). What also freaked me out was the price, not that it was expensive but it was $6.66. Ya I know but I through my superstitions and my fear of that number to the side and decided to be daring, because if I was to write a food blog then I have to be fearless and try new things. Oh and I swore that I would never never never eat spam, well just a caution to everyone never say never.
The Green Eggs and Spam was an Omelet with spam, pesto, parmesan and tomatoes. It was served with cubed potatoes and choice of toast or homemade biscuit. I chose the biscuit. The whole meal was a-mauz-ing (that means really good!). The portions were more than generous and the biscuit was so light and fluffy. My recommendation is forget the toast when you go there for breakfast or brunch or anytime actually because they serve it all day, get the biscuit!! Really good meal for your money I highly recommend it.
I am going back to tackle some other items on their menu that peaked my curiosity. The Montage is known for their Mac and Cheese and that is one, but they also have Craw Fish Hushpuppies, Frog Legs, and Alligator bites. I’m not a southerner but a southerner at heart so when they start talking about Hushpuppies I am all over that.
Overall this is a great place, great atmosphere, awesome staff, whether it be brunch, lunchor dinner I highly recommend this place.