Aaron Barnett’s French restaurant St. Jack, is now starting preview dinners.
From a secret sign-up form, “Chef Aaron Barnett’s unique tasting menus will feature rustic dishes from the countryside of Lyon, the heart and soul of French cooking. Dishes on offer will include such delicacies as Fried Rabbit with Celeriac Remoulade, Honey, and Lemon; Whole Roasted Trout with Warm Lentil Salad and Browned Butter Vinaigrette; and Sweetbreads with Cauliflower Puree, Bacon, Leek & Caper Vinaigrette…”
Aaron has a pretty extensive interest in modern French cooking, combining that cuisine with influences from many other areas. As far as I know, his last chef position was at 23Hoyt, just before their change in direction towards “gastropub” cuisine. He’ll be joined by pastry chef Alissa Rozos most recently from Bluehour (which seems to be hemorrhaging employees). The opening is scheduled for December 20th, 2010.
St. Jack is another restaurant in the ChefStable development group, who has been working with Foster Burger, Grüner and Ping.
The restaurant is located at 2633 SE 21st Ave in Portland. It has a capacity of about 50, and according to the liquor license, will offer sidewalk dining during the warmer months. We look forward to bringing you a review!
Are you sure about that NW 21st St. address? I clicked on their website and it lists location as 2039 SE Clinton. Which is quite another thiing. I can get there easily because that’s MY neighborhood, smile. Quite another thing to trek to NW Portland from here.
Oops, ignore previous post. I’m guilty of Careless Reading :-(
Former space of the Clinton Corner Cafe? I was wondering what was going on there with all the new paint and whatnot.
What’s with the sudden burst of French joints opening in this town (this place, Little Bird, Cocotte in the former Fats space)?
His website lists an address of 2039 SE Clinton
The best escargot in town, it’s not actually drowned in butter and is pretty flavorful. The sweetbread was good and had a nice salty kick with capers and bacon. The fish stew was light with subtle tastes of herbs and lemon. Be sure to order the madelines for dessert, a nice sweet ending to a french meal.