Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lunch at Summer Jo's

My husband and I headed south for a couple days to celebrate our 28th anniversary. The first stop, about an hour from home, was at Summer Jo's Organic Farm, Gourmet Restaurant, and Artisan Bakery in Grants Pass, for a leisurely lunch. We had eaten dinner there two years ago on our anniversary and I was eager to go back. If you are anywhere in the area or just passing through at mealtime, do not miss the chance to enjoy a meal at Summer Jo's! If you live within an hour and a half of Grants Pass, it is well worth the drive for a special evening of incredible food in lovely surroundings.

We chose a table outside in the “backyard” of the old farmhouse. You can also eat indoors (even right up at the large counter watching the chef prepare your meal) or on the screened porch.

My husband ordered a bowl of macadamia nut granola with yogurt and two poached eggs. I opted for the Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich with garlic aioli on their own multigrain toast. The side salad came with a delicious creamy tarragon dressing. Everything was perfect. If I lived in Grants Pass I think I would have to eat there at least once-a-week.

On our way out I poked my head into the bakery and spied a table full of olive bread dough, neatly scaled into loaf-sized pieces, resting before being rounded into hearth loaves. Summer Jo's even grows their own wheat for the artisan breads they bake!


dramaspice said...

Jennifer.. You are so amazing with food. I love reading your blog and getting some pretty dang incredible recipes :) I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.. it's just a fun thing that Laura nominated me for :) check out my blog

Jennifer--flavorsoftheumpqua said...

Thanks for the plug. Did you know that Summer Jo's does internships in their restaurant and bakery? You should check it out. Maybe you could fit it in after you and Laura go to Europe next summer.