Finishing up on News for August 2014

News

Oy. This bit of news makes me cringe: "It’s electricity à la mode. Diners are now offered a portable cell phone charger as part of the 15-course tasting menu served by Philadelphia restaurant Volvér, which is owned by chef Jose Garces. The charger is delivered on a small silver platter by wait staff between the … [Read more...]

Paulee Restaurant in Dundee R.I.P.

Paulee entree

We always get a group of restaurant closures in January/February, and this one is no surprise, as I wasn't able to get any information their New Year's Eve plans. Paulée Restaurant in Dundee Oregon has closed. Rumor has it that Babica Hen from Lake Oswego is taking over the space. A note on the Paulée website says the … [Read more...]

Daniel Mondok Leaving Genoa

Daniel Mondok, Sous Chef at Genoa Restaurant in Portland, will be leaving for Harvest Inn, previously known as Farm to Fork Restaurant and Press Wine Bar, in Dundee Oregon. Farm to Fork Restaurant is part of the Inn at Red Hills at 1410 N. Hwy 99. It should be noted, that Daniel changed his Facebook work location … [Read more...]

Review: Genoa Restaurant

Genoa Dessert

I’m going to assume that you know the history of Genoa, and its status as a Portland institution slowly sliding over the years as the restaurant began to be seen as a staid, old-fashioned relic of a time gone by. It closed in November 2008, changed owners, was completely remodeled, and reopened exactly a year … [Read more...]

Daniel Mondok To Join Genoa

Genoa has announced that Daniel Mondok will be joining Genoa as Sous Chef. Daniel was most recently the chef at June, before that, Sel Gris, which burned in 2009. June has been getting somewhat mixed, so it will be interesting to see what they are planning to do if Daniel is leaving. "I'm very excited to have … [Read more...]

News – United States Barista Championships and More!

Barista, Billy Wilson's new coffee shop is now open in the old Acorn spot at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia - you can pick which bean you want them to use. It's really interesting comparing the … [Read more...]