Odd that we get this news so far in advance - Imperial Chef Ben Bettinger is leaving the restaurants Imperial and Portland Penny Diner this August. According to Eat Beat, Vitaly Paley will be taking over the restaurant until a replacement is found. No word on where Bettinger is headed.Bettinger is an alumni of Paley's Place, which he left in early 2008 to head up the … [Read more...] about Chef Ben Bettinger Moving on from Imperial
The Oregonian got the scoop on two new restaurants that Vitaly and Kimberly Paley are planning for downtown Portland. The "Imperial" will go into the space at the Hotel Lucia recently vacated by Typhoon. The second will be called "Portland Penny Diner", which will be located across the hall.As I've reported before, Ben Bettinger, most recently of Beaker & Flask, will … [Read more...] about New News! Paley’s Adding Two More Restaurants, Pink Slime Deathwatch!
Ben Bettinger, chef at the popular SE restaurant Beaker & Flask, is leaving to join his old mentor Vitaly Paley at his new Downtown restaurant. From Oregon Live, "Coming to Beaker and Flask was a huge stepping stone, my first opportunity to find and develop my own style," he says. "Now I have the opportunity to work with a great friend and mentor again." Rumors have been … [Read more...] about Chef Ben Bettinger Leaving Beaker & Flask
Gregory Gourdet from Departure Restaurant, Jake Martin of Fenouil, Chris DiMinno of Clyde Common and Ben Bettinger from Beaker and Flask, and Jenn Louis have been chosen as candidates for a new award created by CNN Eatocracy and Food & Wine magazine. "The People's Best New Chef" is an expansion of the publication's highly esteemed Best New Chef award. There are ten nominees … [Read more...] about Portland Chefs Nominated for CNN/Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef”
Kevin Ludwig's eagerly anticipated restaurant, Beaker & Flask, has pushed back their opening date Now he's hoping for late August to September. Kevin has hired chef Benjamin Bettinger, most recently chef de cuisine at Paley's Place, Doug Paquin to handle the beer, and well-known bartender Lance Mayhew to help staff the bar. The restaurant at 720 SE Sandy will be about 1900 … [Read more...] about Beaker & Flask Opening Delayed, Lucier Horror Story and More