Red Agave Restaurant, a New Eugene Dining Experience

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Mortgage and Lending with Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of dining at the Red Agave Restaurant prior to attending Hal Holbrook's presentation of Mark Twain at the Hult Center.Red Agave

The ambiance of the restaurant was open without being like a warehouse. The noise level was quite low and we didn't have to shout to be heard. The wait staff was attentive and responsive. Then we come to the food. The Red Agave explains, in their words: "We create a unique cuisine derived from daydreams of Oaxaca, Havana, Buenas Aires and myriad places in between."

The restuarant is located just up the street from the Eugene Amtrak Depot at 454 Willamette St. If no other parking is available, there is plenty of pay to park at the depot. Eugene Amtrak Depot

We started with an exceptional Caesar Salad with a very tasty dressing. My companion had the Lamb Birria served with red cabbage, dried cherries and root vegetable escabeche. And, although they had duck and venison on special, I opted for the Columbia River Salmon, accompanied by butternut squash, brussel sprouts, lobster mushrooms and a chipotle lobster sauce.

We finished the dinner with an excellent flan that had a sneaky kick as an aftershock. All-in-all, an excellent dinner.

Following that, we enjoyed Hal Holbook's presentation. I think that Hal is probably about the age that Mark Twain was at the time he was being played. One of the quotes from the play that showed me that today's politicians were the same 100 years ago as they are today. "Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

If you get a chance to catch the Holbrook play, do it. If you are interested in an excellent dining experience, try the Red Agave. Here is their website.

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C Tann-Starr
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Fred, that looks like a wonderful place to visit for a meal. Love the eye candy! More please. Enjoy your day. Regards, C. :-)

Oct 25, 2008 06:26 PM #1
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Cameron Wilson
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FRED, Looks and sounds like a great place for an upscale dinner. I enjoy posts such as this as it brings reality to different parts of America.

Oct 25, 2008 06:33 PM #2
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Fred Chamberlin
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It was a lovely meal Carolyn. I will try to keep the eye candy coming.

Thanks Cameron, I really like trying new restaurants.

Oct 25, 2008 06:37 PM #3
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Fred - When I visit out that way, I hope to the high heavens that you will take me there and the bill is on you;)  I am able to set a barometer on most restaurants just by the Caesar Salad they prepare.  The Red Agave sounds delicious.

Oct 25, 2008 09:40 PM #4
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Fred Chamberlin
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You bet Jason, the dinner is on me. The Caesar was the best I have ever had, how is that for setting the barometer.

Oct 25, 2008 11:06 PM #5
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Nancy Larson
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When I go to a place to eat, I like quiet so I can be heard and not have to compete with the band that is usually playing in the background for music, but to me it's just noice.

Reminds me of a place in Haddenfield New Jersey.

 

Oct 26, 2008 08:10 AM #6
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Mike Saunders
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Fred - you make me want to try both the restaurant and the play.

Oct 26, 2008 08:23 AM #7
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Fred Chamberlin
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Nancy - I agree. Atmosphere is a very important part of a dining experience.

Mike - Well, when you get back to Eugene, you can sample the Red Agave. In the meantime, Hollbrook has been doing his show for 35 years, I am sure he will show up somewhere around you.

Oct 26, 2008 09:39 AM #8
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Fred, You're making my mouth water.  Sounds like a great meal,  I wish I was there.  Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Oct 26, 2008 09:48 AM #9
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Fred Chamberlin
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Well Sandy, when you visit Eugene, I will take you there for dinner.

Oct 26, 2008 11:34 AM #10
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Fred,

Great description and pictures of the restaurant. I think I've seen a TV version of Holbrook as Twain and it was good. :)

Steve

Oct 26, 2008 08:54 PM #11
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Thanks Steve, Hal definitely gets into the character. It was pretty obvious that Mark Twain had very little use for politicians.

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I've seen Hal Holbrook on TV but never in person. You have now inspired me to check it out next time he's in the area. He's also another one of those guys that you better catch soon before he's no longer around.

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Elizabeth - He definitely plays the character well. I really enjoy Mark Twain's wit and his political insight.

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