The first thing I ate on Friday was a really sub-par patty melt from Whole Foods.
I didn’t eat anything else until I met up with REDACTED. We were originally going to cook something at her house, but we decided to instead go to Aviary to check out their Portland Dining Month menu.
I ordered the chawanmushi, the short rib, and the chocolate bundino. The flavors in chawanmushi were great, but the texture was a little off-putting after a while. This is not a criticism of the quality of the dish, I’m ust kind of iffy on gelatinous textures.
The short rib was a little dry, which was disappointing, though I did enjoy the taro puree.
Oh, we also shared a bottle of wine.
After that, we walked back to REDACTED’s house, stopping to pick up a bottle of bubbly.
We proceeded to polish that bottle off while watching a documentary about champagne. Then we drank another bottle (not pictured), ate some peanuts, read each other’s tarot cards, and went to bed.