Raven & Rose has announced that Daniel Mondok has taken over the kitchen as executive chef. Raven & Rose owner Lisa Mygrant is working with Mondok to strengthen and deepen the restaurant’s focus on the cuisine of the British Isles. Combined by the bar talents of Dave Shenaut, this could be the kick the restaurant needs to get more attention.“My time living and … [Read more...] about Daniel Mondok Executive Chef at Raven & Rose
Finishing up on News for August 2014 – Mondok, Le Vieux, Kukai Ramen
Oy. This bit of news makes me cringe: "It’s electricity à la mode. Diners are now offered a portable cell phone charger as part of the 15-course tasting menu served by Philadelphia restaurant Volvér, which is owned by chef Jose Garces. The charger is delivered on a small silver platter by wait staff between the sardine and live scallop course. The restaurant calls their … [Read more...] about Finishing up on News for August 2014 – Mondok, Le Vieux, Kukai Ramen
Musical Chefs: Mondok, Bettinger, Adams, Giambalvo
Daniel Mondok, most recently of Genoa (closed), Paulee (closed), Sel Gris (closed), June (closed), Olea (closed), and Carlyle (closed), has taken a job at Swank & Swine. (Note that I may have missed some restaurants on that list, but does anyone notice anything in common?)Portland Monthly has sort of a review of Swank & Swine that isn't exactly a rave, saying "A few … [Read more...] about Musical Chefs: Mondok, Bettinger, Adams, Giambalvo
Paulee Restaurant in Dundee R.I.P.
We always get a group of restaurant closures in January/February, and this one is no surprise, as I wasn't able to get any information their New Year's Eve plans. Paulée Restaurant in Dundee Oregon has closed. Rumor has it that Babica Hen from Lake Oswego is taking over the space. A note on the Paulée website says the restaurant "will be closed for the month of … [Read more...] about Paulee Restaurant in Dundee R.I.P.
This and That – News Clips Portland and Around the U.S. – May 29th
This Wednesday will finally see the opening of Paulée in Dundée (yes, I did that on purpose). Chef Daniel Mondok, most recently known for Sel Gris which burned in 2009, told OregonLive, "We want to make this the next Napa Valley," says chef Daniel Mondok. "Today, people come from all over the world to the Napa Valley to eat. Now they're going to come from all over the world to … [Read more...] about This and That – News Clips Portland and Around the U.S. – May 29th