The Allison Inn’s stylish restaurant, under the direction of Chef Sunny Jin (formerly of the French Laundry in Napa), adheres to the same high standards you’ll find throughout the resort’s property. The windowed walls look south across the Willamette Valley toward the farms and woodlands where much of the food is sourced. Fresh vegetables and herbs are also planted and harvested in the chef’s garden on the grounds of the hotel. The menu is seasonal, so you might find starters like a chilled English pea soup or a freshly picked salad. The preparations are kept fairly simple: If fresh halibut with asparagus is on the menu, the flavors of both will come through clearly and the fish will be perfectly seared. The wine list here is exemplary and features lots of Oregon pinot noirs, some from the Allison’s own vineyards. You should reserve in advance here, and request a booth with a view. If you’re a real foodie, you might want to sit at the chef’s counter and watch the workings of the kitchen.
- Frommer's Staff