Progressive dinners where one moves from restaurant to restaurant is always fun and exciting but even more so when it occurs on a trip to a new town or city.
So it was on our recent trip to Medford, Oregon with the primary purpose to explore southern Oregon's wine country. With its several wine trails that span out in several directions Medford is the perfect place to start.
Our group of Writers were staying at Inn at the Commons in the historic downtown area of Medford and the three restaurants we visited one evening were all in walking distance from the Inn.
We started at Porters which is located in the original 1912 built train station of the City. Porters has a great reputation for both its cuisine and ambiance and has been given many awards.
First course at Porters was a whole collection of platters offering various seafoods, another with several meats and hummus. Another with a collection of breads and dips like a warm spinach, artichoke and Parmesan cheese.
Then after thanking Chef Dustin Farley we moved on to our second location, a bistro called Elements which features Tapas with a full bar of spirits and Spanish wines.
We met owner Chris Dennett as he presented us with course after course of items like Ceviche, Mahi Mahi, Boquerone Canapes, tomato peppered anchovy, bacon wrapped dates or bacon wrapped sardines to name just a few that crowded our table that evening.