Gresham Street, Ashland, July 28, 2012—APOLOGIES FOR THE PHOTO: this is a difficult place to take photos in. What you're looking at is a plate of suckling pig, roasted and then perhaps braised a bit, I wouldn't know, with a circle of delicious creamy polenta, and garnished with olives, onion, little peas, and fresh corn; oh my it was delicious. Before it we'd had, as an amuse-gueule, a little cup of sorrel soup; and then I'd had a plate of salad and prosciutto and cooked dried figs. Dessert, of course: caramel ice cream on a slice of panforte.
Collio, 2010 I think, soft yet direct and full; Beaujolais, Domaine Dupeuble, 2010: light, of course, present, pretty.• New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro, 2210 South Pacific Highway, Talent, Oregon; (541) 535-2779