The first of our features this weekend is a Grilled Columbia River Sturgeon finished with a Mushroom-Thyme Reduction.
We are also serving one of our all-time favorites… Alaskan Halibut !!
Did you know?
Fresh from the deep frigid waters off the coast of Alaska, this is one of the very finest fish available anytime, anywhere. Wild harvested halibut has wonderfully firm, but flaky white flesh and a mild, yet rich flavor. Because they feed voraciously on crabs, shrimp and other fish they build a complex flavor profile and excellent texture. Alaska is known worldwide for the quality of their seafood, and halibut is no exception.
More about Sturgeon…
A prehistoric survivor of the ice age, Sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the world, some exceeding 2,000 pounds! Ancient Romans thought Sturgeon an aphrodisiac with life-extending properties. Henry I of England declared it the “Royal Fish.” King Edward II was so devoted to Sturgeon he issued a decree that any Sturgeon caught must first be offered to the throne.
Looking like an aquatic dinosaur, the sturgeon may be one of the strangest looking fish swimming, but the lean, firm meat has a delicious flavor. Those who love swordfish will enjoy the mild taste of sturgeon and find it an excellent alternative.
Our soup of the day is Art’s Fresh Cream of Mushroom!