Adam Berger Takes Over as Chef at Tabla

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From the press release - Yes, its true.  Six long years away from the stove.  Why, you ask?  Well, I turned 43 in October and started contemplating life.  I realized that since I stepped out of my role as Chef, I have been literally wandering around my restaurants as a front-of-the-house guy when I all wanted to do … [Read more...]

Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!

There is a new chef at the Brasserie Montmartre. Chef Johnny Nudd will lead the kitchen beginning July 24th. From the press release - “Talented yet humble, and with experience in San Francisco, New York, and Europe, Chef Johnny is the kind of chef I like to collaborate with,” says Chureau, former chef-owner of … [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...]

Survey 2011: Best Wine List


This question was suggested by a reader, and added at the last-minute. I think it was a good idea, and was interested to see which restaurants placed on top of the pack. Here are the results. Out of 490 votes cast: Metrovino -20% of the vote.  1139 Northwest 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) 517-7778 … [Read more...]