Guest blog post by Leila Fischer, the author of the Spinach and Skittles blog.
Nestled in an unassuming pocket of downtown Spokane, Wild Sage American Bistro offers diners an assortment house made breads and local ingredients. In addition to supporting local farmers, Wild Sage American Bistro supports their patrons’ dietary needs, offering many gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian options.
Each meal starts off right with delicious popovers, made from scratch, and served with whipped to perfection lavender butter. Be careful not to devour the entire bucket, however, as you will want to save room for the expertly crafted meal, which will soon be on its way.
On my most recent trip, I decided to order the from the water selection of the day, a Hazelnut, Coconut and Macaroon Crusted Halibut. The halibut was served with a lemon grass yellow curry, which provided a slight kick to my meal. The macaroon topping provided the perfect amount of sweetness to offset the spice, and was a flavor combination I would never have thought to combine, but it magically worked. My glass of Townshend Sauvigon Blanc was the perfect pairing to the lemongrass sauce, adding a nice citrusy crisp finish.
My husband also picked a meal that paired well with the Townshend Sauvignon Blanc, the Wild Prawn Pasta. This subtle, yet elegant, dish was the perfect medley of sweet basil chardonnay cream and slightly spicy seasoned prawns. The made from scratch egg pappardelle pasta was the ideal base to soak up this delicious sauce.
If you’re smart enough to save room for dessert, their menu is full of tantalizing options such as the Soon to be Famous Coconut Cream Layer Cake, Old World Huckleberry Cheese Strudel and the Sinful Mocha Torte. After debating back and forth for 10 minutes between the Coconut Cream Layer Cake and the Sinful Mocha Torte, I finally decided chocolate was calling my name and I ordered a slice of the Sinful Mocha Torte to go. The friendly wait staff brought the torte with a side of house made whipped cream, and a slab of white and milk chocolate, decorated in its to-go box as if I were eating it on a white plate in the restaurant itself.
If you’re not in the mood for a full dinner, stop by between four and five-thirty p.m. Monday through Thursday, or nine p.m. to close Friday and Saturday to take advantage of their amazing Tapas and Happy Hour menu. I highly recommend the Yukon Taquitos, which provide a delectable blend of creamy, mashed potato quality Yukons, tang of white cheddar and crisp cabbage. Whatever hour you choose, venture into Wild Sage American Bistro often, as their menu changes often and always complements in-season ingredients.