My friend Pat and I love Daveed’s, but it’s been a bit too pricey to make a regular spot. She and I each noticed last week, though, the mention in the press of Daveed’s new menu and adjusted pricing.
Next time we spoke, we each had Daveed’s on the mind, and so ended up going for dinner this evening. It’s always a great New York-y kind of place – tucked in at 934 Hatch Street in Mt. Adams. We met early, parked over by the Playhouse, and took a Mt. Adams walk before arriving.
Prices are more moderate, and meals are three courses, each course priced separately (and you don’t really have to choose three). We chose appetizers, then entrees and ended with salad. I had a wonderful squash soup, then an interesting pasta and rapini dish, and then a great salad with goat cheese, walnuts, cranberries. I goofed on the salad, though – had meant to ask about a different dressing, since the set dressing had bacon. They were very nice about replacing it, though it was clearly my fault.
The pacing was great, they kept my tea warm throughout (they use Harney’s – one of my favorites), there was not too much food nor too little. They brought two tiny canapes as starters – ingredients included mustard and salmon. I wouldn’t eat the salmon, Pat is decidedly un-fond of mustard. So she took the salmon off the top and I ate the rest. An excellent solution. The fresh and warm French bread came with a wonderful white bean spread.
So each of the courses was great, and so were the in-between happenings. The only mis-cue, since we didn’t want to be stuffed, was ordering cookies. They are made as ordered, so we had more coffee and tea as we waited. Unfortunately, we forgot to ask – and half the cookies were peanut butter. As long as we’ve been friends, we didn’t know that each of us doesn’t like peanut butter cookies. The birds will have a treat in the morning. The mini-chocolate chip cookies, though were great. Next time, we’ll be more adventurous.
It was a great treat of an evening, and nice to know that Daveed’s doesn’t have to be just a big celebration evening – surely we can find something to celebrate most anytime we want to go.