Tonight brings the sad news that chef Pascal Sauton’s Milwaukie Kitchen and Wine . He is well known in Portland for the French inspired bistro, Carafe, which closed he sold in early 2011. Pascal went on to found Milwaukie Kitchen and Wine later that year. The 2500 square foot storefront offered a retail section, with specialty groceries and over 100 wines from Europe and the Northwest, as well as a wine club, wine tasting, and a broad selection of prepared foods.
This month marks my 40th year of being behind the stove. And to celebrate that big achievement I’ve decided to hang up my apron for good. It’s time to step away from the heat of the kitchen and explore my many other passions in life. I’m going to start by spending the remainder of the summer enjoying my wonderful children.
Tonight, Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine closed its doors for good. No, I will not be coming to you in a few days announcing a new project; I really am done cooking professionally. It’s been many years of hard work and I am looking forward to stepping back and exploring all the things I am passionate about while I’m still young and sexy!
I am very grateful for the support you have shown the Kitchen, and I will miss seeing your smiling faces. Most of all I will miss working with my talented staff, in particular my daughter Prunelle.
Thank you for all those many memories and I look forward to dining with you instead of cooking for you!
Another in a series of sad days. Best of luck Pascal.