Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday Night Fish Party

I got to be Kate's "plus one" last night at a five-course wild salmon tasting put on for media types by McCormick and Schmick's to mark the opening of the brief Copper River fishing season.

Some of the salmon we dined on was caught the day before and flown in from Alaska. They also served plenty of Willamette Valley wine. I had no choice but to sample all three varieties, which isn't doing wonders for my noggin this morning.

It was one of those decadent, three-figure meals I'd normally only indulge in for anniversaries and birthdays ending in zero. For a freelance music writer whose percs are typically confined to promo CDs, guest list spots, free beer and the occasional thanks-but-no-thanks herbal offering, this was a rare treat.

Needless to say, having a business reporter for a girlfriend has its privileges.

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