Monday, April 7, 2008

A treat for girls: The Cafe at Nordstrom

Shockingly enough I'd never been to the Café restaurant on the second floor at Nordstrom although I frequent the store's shoe department and makeup counter often enough.

A friend took my for my birthday. I'm 29 again. We did some restrained shopping, and then headed to the restaurant for lunch. I had a chicken, artichoke, roast red pepper and goat cheese salad with a vinaigrette. The roasted red peppers gave the dish a surprising sweetness. They were perfect little morsels. Sometimes roasted red peppers are just slimy and hardly worth eating. Goat cheese is my favorite food in the world followed by artichokes so I was very happy.

My friend had the Asian chicken salad which had a delicious ginger dressing.

Next time I will try the crab bisque and the pear and Gorgonzola salad or the club sandwich.

So if you ever need a break from strenuous shoe shopping at Nordstrom, head to the Café. It's a lot better than the food court inside the mall!


Matthew said...

Ah yes goat cheese.. but what type?

Anonymous said...

Oh, now you're onto my secret lunch spot, Nordstrom Bistro! Although the food isn't stellar, it is pleasing. We enjoy the atmosphere and good service there too. --Lisa S.

Anonymous said...

It's also a lot quieter than the food court. Very nice!

Ginny said...

Goat cheese and artichokes are in my top 10! Happy belated birthday.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be the random stranger posting on your blog, but YES try the Crab Bisque! I traveled all the way to Miami for the South Beach Food Festival, which was the first place I tried that was THE best thing I had at the festival