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I recently returned to McCormick & Schmick’s and had the Salmon Rigatoni. I had been to this Seafood and Steakhouse once before, and enjoyed a good steak with mashed potatoes. Not being in the mood for a steak this time, I tried a pasta and was not disappointed.
I started with the walnut mixed greens. The greens in question seemed hand picked, the feta cheese was slightly scarce, but adequate, and tender; and the candied walnuts a perfectly dusted, sugary, but not overdone accent.
Wanting to add a little tastiness to my meal but not being much of a drinker, I paired my entree with a Beck’s non-alcoholic beer. It had just the right combination of bubbles, brew, and a hint of hops. All in all, a good pairing to me.
Finally, the Salmon Rigatoni was outstanding. It arrived quickly, on a large curved plate: a huge mound of pasta, cooked just over al dente, with tender yet crispy and succulent mushrooms, salmon bits, asparagus, artichoke, and tomato. The pesto sauce was light and creamy; a perfect plate.
I just wanted to share this meal with my readers in case you enjoy a pasta such as this, and are considering heading over to McCormick & Schmick’s. I rarely get such a treat, but it was fun, and worth the splurge.