Scratch is an amazing restaurant in Lake Oswego that uses all seasonal and local or artisan ingredients. Chef Patrick Warner has appeared on Iron Chef! He came by our table and seems like a really down to earth, nice, easy going guy.
We split a bottle of Rutherford Cabernet. I've been to Rutherford's Grill in Napa Valley.........it's where I tasted Ostrich for the first time! They have delicious wine and I really liked this bottle.
Our appetizer that you can't see very well is the Radish crudettes. They serve these radishes with a whipped flavored butter and you top with smoked sea salt. The sea salt comes to the table under a glass, and we could actually see the smoke come out as we lifted the glass.
I ordered the eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash , tomato, onion and garlic risotto. It had kind of a Greek flavor to it, and it reminded me of Eleni's.
My date ordered the Salmon, leek crepe, brie, tomato, corn, onion, garlic, basil, parsley and lemon dish. The salmon was wrapped in a yummy buttery crepe and topped with brie. This was super yummy and I immediately wished I had ordered this!
I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant the most. It is a really small place and we sat in the back by ourselves. It had a romantic vibe and we enjoyed sipping wine and talking. I kind of felt like we were at home.
I really haven't ventured into Lake Oswego much for restaurants but this place is a gem!