Archive for 2010

Gift Certificate Holiday Promotion

Dec 7th, 2010

It is that time of year when we are hoping to express our appreciation to those of our customers who keep coming back! Since our gift certificate promotion of last season was so successful we decided to repeat it. The … Continue reading

DC power dining

Oct 26th, 2010

Truly the trip was arranged to attend a very important wedding for a very special friend of ours. We managed to pack every other minute with shear indulgence. Continue reading

Best of summer

Aug 14th, 2010

We are doing more cheese boards on the deck this summer, despite the clouds. Continue reading

SUMMER

Jun 9th, 2010

For most people summer is a time to take long walks on the beach, sip wine on the deck and enjoy being outdoors. For Lenore and me those activities are Continue reading

FAMILY MEAL GETS COMPETITIVE!

Jun 7th, 2010

The concept of a family meal is not new. Staff members eating together prior to dinner service is part of the kitchen culture. It bonds us and gives the opportunity to discuss service, new ideas and just get caught up … Continue reading

FRONT PAGE OF THE TRAVEL SECTION OF SUNDAY’S OREGONIAN

Jun 6th, 2010

So don’t hesitate to ask if we have space–most likely we do. Continue reading

HAPPY EASTER!

Apr 4th, 2010

PHOTO on recipe page! Continue reading

A Productive Day

Mar 30th, 2010

I finally feel like I am getting traction with our goal to get some products to market. I found a local chef / manufacturer today who has similar ideals and philosophy. He will take a look at our spice blends, … Continue reading

TAKING A BREAK

Mar 28th, 2010

I know it sounds weird that we take a break exactly when Portland schools are on break–presuming lots of people will migrate to the beach, and that’s good for business. Actually we had planned to go a week earlier but … Continue reading

words

Mar 5th, 2010

“dis put ta’ tion,” noun- the act of disputing or debating; verbal controversy; discussion or debate. Continue reading

new beginnings

Feb 28th, 2010

Lenore used to teach high school. She told me how each year meant a new beginning because the student were new, of course, and her curriculum could be rewritten for a fresh start. She’d keep what worked and dreaming up … Continue reading

It’s busy but slow here

Feb 14th, 2010

Just realized it has been long since I wrote in this blog. I promised Lenore I would write at least once a week. Then she got me signed up for Facebook and while she was there we did a page … Continue reading