Date Night with Jeff~Another Fabulous Dinner at The Port

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For date night this week we had planned on going to listen to live music at Jimmy’s Pub, a beautiful place located at the top of the St. James Hotel. It’s a great place to relax on a Friday or Saturday evening with a nice glass of wine and delicious, unique appetizers. But, silly us didn’t think to make a reservation, and since it was a night when they were featuring live music at the “Jimmy,” it was packed. Lesson learned. Next time we’ll call ahead.

So we took the elevator down to the bottom floor and had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, The Port of Red Wing. We usually have to make reservations to go here, but since everyone seemed to be in the mood for live music, the restaurant was fairly quiet for a Friday night.

If you’ve never been to this fantastic restaurant, you’re in for a treat. Beautiful atmosphere, amazingly talented and imaginative chef, and an awesome wine list.

We sat by the cozy fireplace…

I had…

~Chicken & Waffles~

Pan roasted Callister Farm chicken breast, savory cheddar & sage waffle, sauteed greens with Blis bourbon maple jus.

wine selections:

Duckpond Pinot Gris

La Crema Chardonnay

Jeff had…

~Pan Seared Wild Steelhead Trout~

grilled, scallion braised lentils, crab brown butter & grilled chantrelles

wine selections:

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

My dessert…

~Fried Ice Cream~

cinnamon and cornflake crusted vanilla bean ice cream, whipped honey, cinnamon foam, toasted pecans & Busy Bee honey comb

Jeff’s dessert…

~Guinness Chocolate Lava Cake~

Bailey’s ice cream, Jameson syrup & toasted pistachios

Another wonderful meal! The next time you’re visiting Red Wing be sure to give this place a try.

What did you do for date night this week?

~Melissa

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  5 comments for “Date Night with Jeff~Another Fabulous Dinner at The Port

  1. Dana
    January 31, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I think for my next inspiring contribution as a Guest Artist, I should have a date night out with you two. I’ve never been a date like yours! I promise I won’t eat much, and I can dress fancy if I have to. LOL

  2. admin
    January 31, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I would LOVE it if you’d join us some time! That would be so fun! 🙂

  3. Dana
    February 1, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Ha… I meant to say “never been ON a date like yours,” although I’ve probably never BEEN a date like yours, either. LOL

    It would be fun, though, wouldn’t it? Maybe see what your date like looks like through the eyes of an observer? Not stalker. OBSERVER. And, of course, drinking some of the wine. 😀

  4. admin
    February 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    ah, yes. the wine. what would our date night be without the wine? 😉

  5. Kimber Dunn
    February 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I’ll be your date Dana – and we can double with Jeff & Melissa!! hee hee

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