Here’s a food geek’s idea of a good time: spend an hour at a public hearing on agricultural development in Kitsap County, then take yourself out to dinner at a local food restaurant.
The hearing was interesting; it was a smallish crowd tonight and I recognized pretty much everyone in the room. Alex attended yesterday’s hearing and tells me there were at least 30 people there so it seems most folks hit the earlier meeting.
After I collected information and handouts I left the county building and headed to Bay Street Bistro. I don’t get a chance to get to Port Orchard often enough and I jumped at the chance to eat there again. Just now the specials focus on seafood. I had a gravalax (salted salmon) appetizer. I picked this particularly because I make gravalax myself. Chef John Strasinger drizzled thin slices with oil and topped them with salty capers and surprisingly sweet pickled red onions. For the entree I went with the smoked gouda ravioli paired with asparagus for a smoky-tangy contrast and topped with an herbed cream sauce that I wanted to lick off the plate. I’m glad to see Kitsap Sun food reviewer Bernard Jacobson is as in love with this place as I am, check out his review in last Saturday’s paper.
I spent dinner reading the handouts. See? Food geek!