Though it looks like they aren’t quite yet open for daily business, the Volunteer Park Cafe & Marketplace will open its doors Friday night for its “premier” dinner event. There’s information on VPCM’s site about signing up for the dinner. The menu makes us regret entirely our weekend travel plans.
* Smoked Trout Tartlettes
Caramelized onion, triple cream Brie, shaved apple salad
2005 Yakima Valley Chardonnay
* Lamb Pops
Ginger cherry compote
2003 Yakima Valley Merlot
* Braised Oxtail and Creamy Polenta
Watercress salad, red wine reduction
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
* Chèvre Cheese Cake
Drunken poached pears
VPCM is being readied in the former home of Cafe Europa whose demise we noted here. Volunteer’s Web site promises a breakfast and lunch service coming soon and take-out and wine available for dinner. There are also plans for monthly wine dinners. Sounds good to us.
The good people at VPCM also note they’ll be closed on Mondays. If we can make one small request, can somebody consider closing on a Wednesday or maybe a Tuesday? Easy for us, to ask, we know but just think about it, ok?