As much as I could remember, I did take pictures of most of the amazing meals we ate on our week long vacation. I really wish my pictures did the food justice…because they tasted and looked incredibly amazing.
We got to Sunriver around 6:15pm and after we unloaded everything and got the kids bed set up, we met my parents out a Mexican Restaurant in the Sunriver Village. I didn’t take any pictures of that meal because we were tired from traveling, ( Eden never napped in the car) we were starving, and we were busy trying to get Eden to stop dunking the chips in her water glass….oh kids!
The next night, we went out to The Trout House with my parents. We had a window seat and the view was quite lovely. However…Eden’s behavior was majorly stressing me out. She was tired and in no mood for a restaurant.
we split the Grilled Caprese Bruschetta with my parents…
IT was to die for!
I had the Seared Wild Salmon that was brushed with an Apricot Garlic glazed with caramelized pears
fried capers and garlic mashed potatoes and it was INCREDIBLE!
The next day (Tuesday) we spent most of the day driving to the Crater Lake Lodge for lunch and of course the views. I highly reccomend going there to eat. All four of us adults got the Northwest Fish and Chips which was made with Alaskan Halibut that was fried in a beer batter with fries and their homemade Slaw…and it was all incredibly amazing and filling.
Yes, I had to sneak a bite before I remember to take the picture…I just couldn’t help myself it was so good!
Our kids got Hot Dogs and these were amazing gourmet hotdogs…super yummy. Grace ate all of hers and Eden ate half…which she ate later on as leftovers one afternoon.
That night Josh and I brought the girls back to the cabin and he made Tomato Soup (out of a can) and grilled cheese sandwiches while I got the girls bathed.
It was super delicious!
Even Eden loved the soup…especially after she discovered she could dunk her grilled cheese in it :)
Wednesday, we did some more bike riding and came back home to the cabin where Josh made us all Turkey sandwiches out of croissants.
It was yummy and it hit the spot. My man makes some amazing sandwiches!
After lunch drove into Bend to our favorite area; The Old Mill District. We walked along the stores and gazed at the Deschutes River and it was a great time and that night we ate at Blondie’s Pizza. And it was sooo good! I ate so many slices…of course we had been biking miles and miles every day so I was earning that pizza. I wish I had taken a picture of it…but we ate it to fast, lol! The Pizza is very similar to Abby’s Pizza and Pietros Pizza. Very very Yummy.
Thursday night, we made my parents dinner. Our favorite Summer Grilling meal, Grilled Chicken Bruschetta. We would of gladly taken pictures, but the grill stopped working so we had to transfer everything inside and then the smoke detectors were going off which made Eden scared…so no pictures. But we did have a salad and Bread with it…I have a pic of the Bread.
Lovely shape to it eh?
Friday was our date night. Josh and I were incredibly blessed and fortunate by our extremely generous friends who offered to buy us a nice meal out…which we did :) Thanks guys…you know who you are :) Josh and I had originally planned to eat at the South Bend Bistro in Sunriver…but after spending a few hours in the Old Mill District of Bend a few days earlier we decided to eat there. It was a toss up between Anthony’s and Greg’s Grill. But after Josh walked into Greg’s Grill and was met by the manager who took an interest in Josh, asking him about his family and work and then proceeded to give him a tour of the restaurant along with facts like when the best time to eat it, Josh was sold…and impressed and after I peeked inside…I agreed that is where we should eat. So we did…And…I might even dare to say that it outdoes Portland City Grill. It’s completely different…still fancy and nice, but more casual. I can’t wait to go back and eat there again :)
We started by having a Field Green Salad with dried cranberries, toasted hazelnuts, and poached pears with a raspberry honey dressing…AMAZING!
Josh had the Oregon Beef Filet Mignon ( those sweet potatoes in the back of the plate-
OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! They tasted like candy…no joke)
I had the Grilled Salmon which had this amazing Chili and honey glaze…I could always eat Salmon like that!!!
One of the best Salmon’s I’ve ever ate…easily!
And for dessert, we each had the 4 berry cobbler (Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries) with a poppyseed pound cake and vanilla bean ice cream to top it off. I ate in record time ( it was sooooo incredible) that Josh was laughing at me at how fast I inhaled it.
We had some seriously good food…but not only that, we were seated in such a fantastic area. We had a table at a window on the far right side of the restaurant with a beautiful view of the Deschutes River and we were so lucky we got to see the sunset and all the ducks and geese flying around. It was perfect…completely perfect!
Our view after dinner when we were walking along the waterfront :)
Saturday was our last full day in Sunriver :( and we met up with my parents again at Blondie’s Pizza for pizza and beer. Again, the food was fantastic…and the mood of everyone at the table was reminiscent and somber. None of us, were ready to leave. :(
Sunday morning, after we got the cabin cleaned up and back in shape we went to the Trout House again, but this time for breakfast. As a rule, we normally go there once for dinner and once for breakfast. All week long in Sunriver, the weather was always sunny and in the mid-80’s. But Sunday morning we woke up to clouds…which was fitting since we were leaving.
We were lucky to get a window view again and it was beautiful…though we were all so sad. Grace had French Toast for breakfast which she inhaled. Eden ate half a slice of the french toast and some of Josh’s and Mine Wheat toast…and Josh and I both got the Carnivore Omelette.
A ham, bacon, and sausage omelette with country gravy on top and a side of toast, and yukon potatoes.
The Trout House Excels in their breakfasts!
After we ate, we walked along the water for a moment before saying goodbye and heading out of Sunriver to come back home.
We didn’t want to leave. It was the best family vacation we’ve ever had and were counting down time to whenever we can go again. I’m missing it so much already.
So there are my tasty meals from our trip to Sunriver. I highly encourage you to hit up some of those places if you ever venture to that part of Oregon. Your stomach will thank you for it :)