Last weekend, we had the distinct pleasure of spending some time on the farm at Pauleé. Many of you are familiar with Daniel Mondok’s new restaurant in Dundee, but this past weekend provided an opportunity for folks to get to know the farm that is attached to the restaurant.
Bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘farm-to-table’, the farm at Pauleé is a wonderful thing. Located in the plot next door to the restaurant, the farm at Pauleé is designed to bring the freshest possible ingredients to your table. Although the farm is still in its infancy, there was still plenty to learn from Pauleé’s resident farmer, Melody McCrary. She walked us through her processes, her plants, and long-term goals for the farm (and restaurant). We loved learning about this farm, and we are so excited to see how this farm blossoms and grows over the years.
July 28th was a special benefit dinner for the Oregon Tilth, and Chef David Anderson (of Genoa) treated us to an amazing meal, full of bold Italian flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Wine pairings were provided by Grochau Cellars, and Stumptown Coffee provided tableside pour-over coffee service for dessert. The very next evening, the chefs from Aviary – Jasper, Kat, and Sarah – teamed up with Daniel Mondok to create a diverse and stunning menu. The meal was enjoyed along with a variety of wines from Antica Terra. There’s really no way to put words on the evening: it was just fantastic.
Thanks to all the crew at Pauleé for being such great hosts, and thanks to everyone who attended the dinners this past weekend. We had a great time, and we hope you did too!
A glimpse of the farm at Pauleé, from the welcome table.
We feature Stumptown coffee at all of our dinners this summer, for your caffeination and enjoyment!
Celebrating 45 years of marriage with a surprise note & gift from their daughters who are 3000 miles away.
So happy we could share in their joy.
A giant pot of clams.
Chef David Anderson and Jon Grochau (from Grochau Cellars) educate guests on the menu and wines.