Eater Young Guns is Eater’s annual search to recognize the best and brightest talent in the restaurant industry. Since 2012, Young Guns has recognized front- and back-of-house newcomers who exhibit tenacity and desire to succeed through food, drink, and service. These rising stars are under 30 or have less than five years of experience. Read the full list here.
The Forbes Travel Guide visited Portland and experienced a world of flavors within city limits. Destinations include Spanish paellas at Chesa, Russian tea at Headwaters, and chilaquiles at Q Restaurant & Bar. For the full article, visit Forbes Travel Guides here.
Town & Country Magazine selected Vitaly Paley's Russian Tea Experience at the Heathman Hotel for paying homage to his roots while turning out whimsical bites, paired perfectly with Smith Teamaker tea. To read the full article, and learn about Town & Country's complete list of the best spots for afternoon tea around the country, read the article here.
In Zagat's first-ever national 30 Under 30 list, Salt & Straw's co-founder and head ice cream maker, Tyler Malek was named a semifinalist for the honor. Finalists will be announced in June, and winners in Septembers.
On March 1st, The Daily Meal announced their annual ranking of 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2017. Restaurants on the list are selected by Daily Meal editors and then ranked by industry professionals across the country via an anonymous survey. The top 10 restaurants on the list include some of the world's finest such as Alinea, The French Laundry, and for the first time this year, Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon at number eight. Click here to read the full list of honorees, and you can read the full description of Le Pigeon's selection here.
The March 2017 issue of FSR Magazine featured the latest edition of their annual list of up-and-coming industry stars across the country. Portland was well represented on the list as culinary go-getters from Imperial and Little Bird Bistro were honored for taking on the great responsibility of leading the restaurants of James Beard Award Winning Chefs.
Little Bird Bistro - Chef de Cuisine, Marcelle Crooks
Little Bird Bistro - Pastry Chef, Erin Hughes
Imperial - Chef de Cuisine, Matthew Jarrell
To view the full list and description of why each chef was selected, visit FSR Magazine's website.
Le Pigeon chef/owner Gabriel Rucker joined Martha Stewart Living editorial director of food, Sarah Carey, for a delicious afternoon in the Martha Stewart Living test kitchen. Chef Rucker shared how to make one of his creative (and surprisingly easy to prepare) dishes from Le Pigeon, Spaghettini with Creme Fraiche, Meyer Lemon, Horseradish, and Trout Roe. You can learn to make the dish at home here. For more cooking tips and insight into the Le Pigeon kitchen, read Chef Rucker's Q&A with Frances Kim of Martha Stewart Living.
Bon Appetit writers, Julia Kramer and Andrew Knowlton, have been on the road for months searching for the The Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants. In their travels, Kramer and Knowlton have come across a plethora of new bites and treats. They decided to share a list of their favorites desserts with us! Read all about their new love for xurros and xocolata here.
Eater Portland announced that Q Restaurant, the upcoming seasonal and chef-driven restaurant from Chef Annie Cuggino and fellow members of the Veritable Quandary family, has commenced construction. Additionally, Cuggino confirmed that several beloved dishes from Veritable Quandary will find their way onto the new Q menu.