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What's Cooking: News and notes from the Inland Northwest's culinary community 

click to enlarge Milford's Fish House opened in 1980 and closed last weekend, after 38 years in business. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Milford's Fish House opened in 1980 and closed last weekend, after 38 years in business.

Milford's Fish House Closes

The longtime Spokane institution serving fresh seafood and more at the corner of Monroe and Broadway went dark over the weekend, closing after nearly 40 years in business to the surprise of many customers. A message from Milford's owners posted on the restaurant's website (milfordsfishouse.com) explained that the shuttering is to allow its owners to enjoy retirement: "Milford's is closed now - Saturday past was our last day in business. Thank you so much to all our good friends made over the years... it took us nearly forty years to get to know all of you. It's just a case of old age and it's time to retire." Customers with outstanding gift cards can contact the restaurant for a refund. No word yet on the future of the historic building.

Historic Titanic Menu at the Davenport

In conjunction with the ongoing Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, on display at the MAC through May, the Historic Davenport Hotel is getting in touch with dining trends circa 1912. Served in the Palm Court Grill, the special five-course menu is based on an original First Class dining menu served aboard the ill-fated ocean liner. Created by chef Adam Swedberg and team, the fixed price ($50/person) menu includes suggested wine pairings to go with each course: canapés a l'Amiral (baguette with shrimp and shrimp butter), asparagus salad with Champagne-saffron vinaigrette, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, filet mignon lili, and Waldorf pudding. Reservations for the menu, served from 5 pm to close, are not required; the hotel is also offering special overnight guest packages that include two tickets to the MAC exhibit, dining credit and valet parking.

Inlander Restaurant Week Menus are Live

Start working out your gastronomical attack plan for all 10 days of Inlander Restaurant Week, happening February 22 through March 3. Menus for all 107 restaurants went live online Feb. 1 at InlanderRestaurantWeek.com. Three-course, fixed-price menus offered at participating restaurants are $21 or $31 per person, and include diners' choice of up to three options for each course. If you'd rather browse the printed event guide, which will be inserted into the Feb. 22 edition of the Inlander, stop by a Numerica Credit Union branch, or a participating restaurant, to pick one up. The guides also include profiles on local chefs, highlights of interesting menu items and suggestions of what to do before and after dinner. This year marks the sixth installment of the culinary celebration highlighting the growth and innovation of the region's flourishing hospitality industry. ♦

The original print version of this article was headlined "What's Cooking?"

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