Friday, December 13, 2013
Cocktail at Gingko Blue (Courtesy photo)
Gingko Blue, the cocktail lounge and live jazz venue at 455 Fore St. in Portland, has introduced a new small plates menu with a New Orleans bent.
Executed by chef de cuisine Barry Morrow, who previously worked at Walter's next door, the menu includes bayou classics such as barbecued oysters, gator sticks and fried okra. There is also Cafe du Monde coffee and for dessert, King Cake.
Here is the current menu, which will change seasonally
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod