The front entrance appears simple and unassuming, however, it is an iconic part of history, nestled on Third Street, in the town of McMinnville, Oregon.
Nick’s has been a vital part of the Yamhill County wine scene for the past 30+ years. It is the norm to find local winemakers gathering to enjoy Nick’s amazing Italian food while sharing stories and winemaking advice.
The inside is warm and inviting and we had an amazing dinner there last night.
The meal was five courses and everything was absolutely fantastic.
Here’s what I ate:
Warm Poached Egg with Fava Beans and Pecorino
Spicy Ceci Bean Soup with Squid
Pappardelle with Bolognese
Butter Lettuce with Herb Vinaigrette
Halibut En Cartoccio with Artichokes, Asparagus and Pancetta Vinaigrette
This is what my husband enjoyed:
Grilled Squid and Corona Beans with Mint and Castelventrano Olives
Garganelli with Pancetta Cream
Mixed Greens with a Garlic Rice Wine Vinaigrette
Lamb Three Ways
For dessert we shared Chocolate Poundcake with a Honey-Marscapone Filling topped with Candied Orange Rind
2007 Panther Creek Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
A couple in the booth directly behind us who were swapping spit with such intensity our booth was shaking. They eventually (after eating) took it outside and continued in front of the big glass restaurant windows. It was…uh…interesting.
We can’t wait to go back, the food was truly excellent.