This compilation cookbook contains more than 100 recipes that will inspire romance in any kitchen. For years, Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest has guided readers to the most romantic restaurants, wineries, B&Bs, and inns in the area. Now, the establishments featured in the travel guide share the dishes that have helped them build such amorous reputations. The book is divided into 5 sections: In Breakfast & Brunches, discover some classic early-morning dishes from B&B owners, people who know a thing or two about morning romance. Appetizers & Small Plates includes such delectable treats as Fresh Oysters with Granite or Classic Mignoette Sauce (from Vancouver Island's famous Point no Point Resort) and Bookwalter Winery's Famous Dates. For a light romance, the Salads section includes such favorites as Crush chef Jason Wilson's Duck Breast Salad and The Herbfarm's Celery Root, Pear, and Hazelnut Salad. Then it's on to Main Courses, which include such seafood delights as Halibut with Hazelnut Sauce (from the Silverwater Cafe in Port Townsend, WA) as well as heartier fare, including Juniper Rubbed Venison Tenderloin with Parsnip Puree and a Blackberry Balsamic (from the Freestone Inn in the Methow Valley). Finally, no meal (or cookbook) is complete without Desserts. Some of the lip-smacking sweets included are Baked Apples a la Mode (from Portland's The Lion and the Rose Inn) and Green Tea Creme Brulee (from the Northwest Asian fusion franchise Dragonfly Bistro).
About the Author
Carol Frieberg is a former food editor for General Mills and a spokesperson for Betty Crocker. Her four previous books include Breakfast in Bed (NW) (40,000 copies sold). She lives in Edmond, WA.
Praise for previous editions of Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest: "[The] ultimate travel guide to the most romantic destinations in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia …"—Seattle Magazine " … every page oozes with suggestions on how to perfe