Misc. News for 12.5.12

Castagna Summer squash dumpling of chicken and shrimp duck chipCould a review be forthcoming?

It's been a pretty slow period for restaurant news, but here are a few things that caught my eye: Michael Russell over at The Oregonian reports that Chef Jake Martin is returning to Portland from Seattle to take over as Chef de Cuisine at Genoa. He'll be working with Executive Chef David Anderson. You may remember … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Italian in Portland

John Valls - Nostrana Restaurant

As happened in 2010 and 2011, Nostrana wins by a large majority for Portland's Best Italian Food. The separation between the second group is pretty close, so I listed a few. Last year Genoa was 2nd, so Tabla has moved up. 732 votes were cast. I think that the big disparity in price played a big part between Italia and … [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...]