Tabla Pasta e Vino will close on December 3rd. The Italian restaurant, which opened as Tabla in 2002, was once one of the brighter lights of our culinary scene, mostly around 2006 when Anthony Cafiero was in charge of the kitchen. It was noted for a $39, three-course dinner, which was an absolute bargain for the … [Read more...] about Tabla Closing, Kachka Opening Second Location, Salt & Straw Expands to SF and More!
Tabla Pasta E Vino Restaurant
According to a press release today, long-time Italian favorite Tabla Mediterranean Bistro is changing its name to Tabla Pasta e Vino. From the PR, it looks like the bargain prix fixe three-course meal has been discontinued. If true, I think many regulars will be disappointed. The menu online doesn't show that option … [Read more...] about Tabla Mediterranean Bistro Turns 11, Unveils New Name and New Menu
Not a top vote getter, but always in interesting question: "What restaurant did you "breakup" with in 2013?" We all have reasons we stop going to a restaurant - price increases, lousy service, the food goes downhill... I didn't ask the specific reason, but some restaurants stood out to survey participants: In 2012 … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: I had to breakup with this restaurant
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...] about Adam Berger Takes Over as Chef at Tabla
Tabla may feel like a local, neighborhood restaurant, but it strives to be something more. Located on the NE corner of Davis and NE 28th, it has plenty of windows for a bright airy feel. The space is long and thin, a full bar taking up a good part of the north side, and a large open kitchen in the back. For the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Restaurant in Portland #13 Tabla
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...] about Lots of Old News and a Rare Mushroom Find!
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...] about Reader Survey 2012: Best Italian in Portland
View the 2012 Reader Survey results here! Here are the results of the reader survey of the best restaurants in Portland. The total number of votes was a bit daunting, but I narrowed them down to a group which stood far above the rest. Within each of the three groups, the votes were very close. The tally dropped off … [Read more...] about 2011 Reader’s Survey: The Best Restaurants in Portland!