We were wandering Portland and found ourselves on Commercial Street. A valet in front of a new restaurant suggested we look at Spread - free valet service by the way - a plus on Commercial Street. It was an excellent choice. We were in the mood for a fairly light dinner as it was the day after Thanksgiving. There were 3 of us, so we split the Wild mushroom Spread and the Slow cooked shortrib. The mushroom spread was excellent - served with their freshly toasted bread slices, and grilled vegetables, and the shortribs were served with thicker slices of the toasted bread. We also split the Baby Kale salad with local apples, pecorino and a red wince vinaigrette, and the bitter green salad with local blue cheese and roasted pears - both were excellent - they provided us with very attractive small plates with each couse so we could all take portions from the various plates on our own plates. Then we had Wagu Beef Sliders with bacon date jam and Pineland Farm cheddar - these were to die for. Could not have been better! The beef was seared on a very hot grill so there was almost a hint of crunchiness to the outside of the beef, and the bacon date jam added saltiness and just the barest hint of sweet, topped by a thin slice of the cheddar. It was fabulous - highly recommended. Then we had a plate of three cheese Gnocchi with cheve and brocolini - there were other vegetables on ours too - this also was very good. The manger had recommended the Ponzu Glazed Scottish Salmon, with misu butter, pork dumplings and dashi - not what we were in the mood for, but sounded excellent. We asked to look at the dessert menu - which was a mistake, as we were looking for a light meal. There were only 4 desserts on the menu, but we really struggled deciding between them - we ended up with Apple Beignet and a spice Ice cream. Good beers on tap, and an excellent drink menu to top off a great dinner. Well worth a trip
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