A Food Romance
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If you are looking for a great restaurant in the Willamette Valley you have to look no further than The Painted Lady in Newberg. With boutique hotels and resorts finding their way to the wine country in the near future the restuarant scene has already arrived. The Painted Lady is located in Newbergs historic downtown which is just minuets away from some of Oregon's most well known wineries.\r On my first forray into the Wine Country I was told by several different tasting rooms that I needed to go to The Painted Lady and so I did.\r \r I was greeted with a warm hello and promptly sat in their beautifully restored dining room. After looking at the menu for a minuet I knew it was going to be a hard choice, but I decided to really go for it and chose to go with the Grand Tasting menu. The food was amazing. Starting with an amuse just to get my palate ready. The next course was a venison carpacio with an arugula salad. Followed by a dish of Diver Scallops in a Chestnut Sauce with White Truffles. A true suprise was how good the next course of Basil fed Escargot and Potato Gnocchi was. The Gnocchi was amazing and I consider myself to be somewhat of a gnocchi conaseur. The main course was Roasted Quail stuffed with mushrooms over a bed of melted leeks. Finally I had a chocolate torte with a chocolate and marshmellow terrine.\r \r The pairings with the wines were excellent and being from the Bay Area I would have expected to pay much more for this experience. The service is both friendly and knowledgeable along with being extremely attentive. I would recommend anyone to the Painted Lady and have been back myself many times.\r \r In fact anytime the Chef has Foie Gras on the menu you should not miss it. One time he prepared it two ways; one way a pate and the other served warm inside a muffin, absolutely genius. I have found very few restaurants that compare to the Painted Lady.