First noticed on a National scale for her former Portland, OR-based catering company Ripe's innovative and cultish Family Supper, followed by several years of holding poise following the crumble of business empire (and marriage) with partner Michael Hebb, Naomi Pomeroy has made it clear she's only just getting started. Her newest endeavor, Beast, is a cozy innard-pink-painted space in NE Portland opened in September '07 with business partner and sous chef Micah Camden (think of Beast as the big sister to LA's Animal - of which, coincidentally, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo joined Pomeroy this year as winners of Food & Wine Best New Chefs of 2009).
Beast hosts two nightly seatings (6 and 8:30 pm) only, during which you'll enjoy a six-course prix fixe meal of masculine-feminine meat-centric seasonal fare "inspired by French grandmothers" ($52), all prepared in a tiny open kitchen with two gas burners, an oven and a prep table. Pomeroy has opted to keep things intimate - but unlike the bustling, invite-only, catered vibe of Family Supper, with Beast Pomeroy is more welcoming you for a low-key, memorable meal in her home.
This Sunday June 14th, Beast is hosting the second in their series of six Summer Wine Dinners. This week will feature guest Tad Seestedt of McMinnville's Ransom Wine Co.
24 seats only.
$95 per person Including all food, wine & gratuity.
Reservations Required. (By telephone only) 503.841.6968
Menu and Wine Pairings for the dinner will be:
BLACK COD AND NEW POTATO CHOWDER
WITH LOCAL PEAS & GREEN GARLIC
RANSOM PINOT GRIS SELECTION-2008
FOIE-GRAS BON-BON, SAUTERNES GELEÉ
STEAK TARTARE & QUAIL EGG TOAST
PORK, PORK LIVER, SOUR CHERRY & PISTACHIO PATE
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE, PICKLED SHALLOT
RANSOM RIESLING EOLA HILLS VINEYARD-2008
QUAIL STUFFED WITH HOUSE PORK SAUSAGE
& FENNEL, TOMATO BRAISED CHARD
RANSOM PINOT NOIR SELECTION WILLAMETTE VALLEY-2006
BEETS WITH PROSCIUTTO & TARRAGON SALSA VERDE
SHAVED SHEEP'S MILK CHEESE
RANSOM JUNEHOG OREGON WHITE BLEND-2008
~SELECTION OF STEVE'S CHEESE~
ANISE & FLEUR DE SEL SHORTBREAD
POACHED FRUIT, CANDIED HAZELNUTS
RANSOM GEWURZTRAMINER TEMPERANCE HILL-2008
LEMON VERBENA ICE CREAM
RANSOM REDS CUVEE PORT-2002
June 28th-- Julie Johnson from Tres Sabores - Rutherford, Napa Valley
July 12th-- Poppie Mantone & Luke Bradford from Syncline wines - Lyle, Columbia Gorge
August 9th-- Aron Hess from Daedalus Cellars - Dundee, Oregon
5425 NE 30th Ave. Portland, Oregon; 503.841.6968
Photo via Beast