Here is the official announcement from Chef Johanna Ware’s lil’ wares summer vacation at Red Fig.
lil’ wares will open for lunch and happy hour from 11am-5pm, everyday, with happy hour from 3-5pm starting on June 1. Smallwares brunch will be taking a holiday at lil’ wares so fans can enjoy the summertime patio. Located across the street from the critically acclaimed Smallwares and funky Barwares, lil’ wares will kick things off with an all-offal dinner.
The first dinner of several Ware plans to host this summer is The Fun Bits Dinner that will take place on Wednesday, May 27. There will be two seatings, the first at 6:15 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 971.229.0995. The prix fixe dinner will be $50 per person plus an optional $25 drink pairing. A preview of the menu is listed below:
- Sea urchin, cinnamon quinoa cereal, cashew milk
- Vietnamese salad rolls with a peanut and liver sauce
- Sweetbread tikka masala, naan
- Smoked BBQ beef tongue, with macaroni salad dressing, collard green chips
- Tripe menudo stew, egg yolk, white kimchi
- Durian mousse
Starting June 1, lil’ wares plans to feature food straight off the grill, with familiar but boundary-pushing dishes like avocado toast with sesame chili dressing shiso and a fried egg, General Tso’s sandwiches, and the Smallwares cob salad with kimchi Thousand Island dressing. The restaurant will also offer a version of the Smallwares kids menu.
Sarah Egeland will curate a full wine list with a daily wine spritzer, and cocktails will include plays on summer favorites like mango gin lassis, and strawberry and pink peppercorn vodka slushies. Beginning June 1, lil’ wares will also open for private parties and events, and reservations can be made by calling 971.229.0995.
About lil’ wares:
Opening June 1, 2015, lil’ wares is the new restaurant concept from Chef Johanna Ware of Smallwares and Barwares. The restaurant, located at 4537 NE Fremont Street in Portland, Oregon, features a 30-seat patio, and is open everyday for lunch from 11am-5pm, including happy hour from 3-5pm. The ‘inauthentic Asian’ cuisine is a further exploration of Ware’s eclectic, yet refined style that is focused, but not defined by any one influence. Ware opened her first restaurant, Smallwares, in 2012 after working for some of New York’s best chefs and her food and restaurants possess a quirky, cosmopolitan style that fits perfectly into Portland’s culinary scene. For more information, please visit www.smallwares.com/lil, and follow on Instagram.
Phone: (971) 229-0995
Address: 4537 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR