I love a parade, and the upper level of Ten 01
looked like one Thursday evening as owners Michael Rypkema and Adam Berger seemed to have their entire pretty staff on hand to show off what brand-new executive chef and LA-transplant Jack Yoss
can do. Hamachi sashimi with green apple-celeriac vinaigrette christened the seven-course feast that also included a damn-near perfect slab of sautéed Alaskan halibut with Maine lobster and buttered leeks, a cute n' tasty pan-roasted quail stuffed with brown butter and morels, the ubiquitous glazed pork belly, and grilled lamb chops with goat cheese gnocchi that could warrant a methadone shot.
It's too early to say, but the exclusive sneak preview of Yoss's menu hints at some focused attention at the restaurant that the Oregonian
's Karen Brooks formerly dogged
as Portland's Ishtar
. Let's not forget who
reviewed it first. While Willamette Week
doesn't have a verdict on the new Ten01 yet, we'd love a comeback.