Dining Al Fresco: A Night at a Classic Steakhouse

**Disclaimer: I was invited to this dinner as a guest of Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast. As always, my opinions are my own.**

When you think steakhouse, what do you think? I often think of a formal atmosphere with blindingly white tablecloths, perfectly set tables, and a rich, dark interior.

The al fresco setting for dinner

Well, take that thinking and throw it out the window! At the Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast, they take formal dining to a whole new level. The night I was there for their Supper Club dinner, it was Classic Steakhouse night. Except we didn’t have the formal atmosphere that you would think of for a steakhouse. Oh no, we were dining al fresco with the beautifully set tables, white table linens, etc.

The beautiful place setting

This dinner was exquisite. Everything was delicious and perfect…and each course paired beautifully with the glass of Maryhill Winery Grenache that I selected as my beverage of choice!

First Course: Chilled artichoke, potato, and leek soup; crispy potatoes, dill curried aioli
Second course: August farmer’s salad – organic lettuces, roasted eggplant, peppers, and patty pan squash; green beans, cherry tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, garlic croutons, Bulgarian sheep’s milk feta, purple basil, fig vinocotto vinaigrette
Smoked beef tenderloin, demi glace, horseradish garlic mashed potatoes, candied red onions
Dessert course: Napoleons of Peruvian chocolate mousse, almond florentines, raspberry coulis
Wine pairings from Maryhill Winery
Menu for the night

Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast‘s Supper Club has ended for this season, but look for their glorious return in the Spring of 2018! However, if you’re looking to book a romantic getaway, this should be on your short list of destinations. It’s conveniently located within 15 minutes of Hood River, Oregon.

Also, due to the devastating effect of the Eagle Creek Fire, please consider the Columbia Gorge region as your next weekend destination. All of the businesses would appreciate the support!

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