And we have a brewpub in Eugene with food I like! You may have a hard time finding a seat, since Falling Sky Brewing is already popular since their soft opening last week. Grand opening will be February 7, and they hope to have at least a couple of their beers ready to go.
Executive Chef Corey Wisun, formerly of the Nosh Pit and Field to Table catering, whose cart graced the Saturday market for the past few years, has crafted a promising and thoughtful menu that isn’t too chichi…or too downmarket, either, thank goodness. It’s really taking a smart assessment of changing tastes in Eugene, with many small plates and vegetables.
I tried the chef’s choice meat board and the pork belly on toast with quince jam and pickled vegetables with my glass of Two Towns cider, really the best cider I’ve had in the U.S. Delicious! I wish there had been a cured meat instead of one of the cheeses, and the chicharrones (directly above) were far too much for one person to handle, but I love the board concept and the pickles were quite good.
My favorite of all was the potted rabbit rillettes (top), as plain and nondescript a dish as possible, but almost addictive spread on bread. The man across the table from me enjoyed his corn chowder soup and radicchio/frisée salad. I also heard appreciative murmurs about the vegetarian version of what I was enjoying: a board of mushroom paté, beet terrine, winter squash rillette.
Looking forward to going back to enjoy Red Wagon Creamery’s beer-influenced ice cream, the poutine, the greens, and the beer!