When left to its own devices, the natural world has an inherent knack for weeding out evil from good, sickness from health, and wax apples from pie ingredients. Nosh on nature's goodies with the help of today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of organic food and drinks at Pitxi, located on Lombard Street. This deal is not valid for Pitxi's bar menu or private tasting events.
Pitxi, pronounced "pea-chee," is as green as the food on its tables, having just opened this past April. The sapling hotspot serves up a petite, specialized variety of robust regional flavors, with each dish prepared with locally sourced and organic ingredients. Turn the closing-day ritual of counting sheep on its head by starting your meal off with some lamb pillows ($9), and then freshen your mouth's crimson hues by adding a bowl of cold beet soup ($9) to your belly. Meat-centered main dishes, such as quail ($18) served with asparagus, potatoes, and quail egg and beer-marinated pork ($18) with broccoli and quinoa, satisfy acute carnivorous palates, while the earthy flavors of Pitxi's mushroom patty ($18) with fresh noodles, stinging nettles, and Oregon truffles happify even the hardest-to-please herbivores. For dessert, treat sweet chompers to a slice of fresh strawberry cheesecake ($7) or a more savory serving of saffron ice cream with olive-oil cookies ($7).
The nuanced notes of fine wine beautifully accompany Pitxi's luscious, sustainable sustenance, with an impressive bill of beverages featuring homegrown and global grapes. A brewhaha of beers is also on tap. Let one of the friendly, knowledgeable staff members suggest a proper drink pairing for your chosen dish, and rouse your appetite awake from dietary daydreaming with organic eats in Pitxi's elegant yet unpretentious abode.
- April of last year I had brunch at Pitxi in Sandy, Oregon, and was completely blown away. The soufflé was incredible, as was a dish featuring a rolled, cigar-shaped, stuffed chicken breast. I may not remember exactly how it was prepared, but it was incredibly tender and explosively flavorful. – Patrick Alan Coleman, Blogtown
- Airs of simplicity that may fool you at first. However, at the first bite you are allured to this world of complex flavors and aromas. – Violet P, Yelp
- Wow, What an incredible experience. – Momo S., Yelp