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Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
There are no trade winds in the Pearl, but if you duck into Callaloo you'll spot lazily spinning fans, straw beach umbrellas and rum drinks on almost every table. Callaloo's culinary efforts are sometimes deeply satisfying, sometimes overingenious and overzealous, but its best dishes are the simples   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
An anthology of Greek signature dishes—dolmathes, spanakopita, calamari, saganaki and moussaka—is fortified by Middle Eastern classics like baba ghanouj and lentil soup. The pan-fried goat cheese appetizer ($8) lusciously melts and oozes, but the stuffed vine leaves ($8) are too mushy. Every main co   More
 
Thursday, June 1, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
No one in town makes tapas better than Ricardo Segura. He blends Iberian heartiness and French elegance in his personality and his cooking�he shares that role with cooking partner Bernard Malherbe�and the result is Patanegra�s atmosphere of spirited energy. Choice among the cold tapas is a tun   More
 
Friday, February 24, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
In the early �90s when Assaggio opened, its signature style�a trio of pastas for the table�was a welcome innovation, introducing Portlanders to a world beyond �spaghetti� with canned tomato sauce. Assaggio�s cheery d�cor and menu, which changes according to seasonal ingredients, has no   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Perched on the north side of Jamison Square, Fenouil is one of the most glamorous restaurant in the city; if it lacks any ingredient, it�s an easy manner and an atmosphere of bonhomie. With few exceptions, however, the cooking is authoritative and assured. Chef and co-owner Pascal Chureau has crea   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Ya Hala, whose name is an Arabic expression for �welcome,� is a casual place where the greeting couldn�t be warmer, typical of the region�s vaunted hospitality. It your wait is lengthy, as ours was on a recent mobbed weekend, an adjacent well-stocked Middle East grocery store will keep you f   More
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Restaurant Guide 2005


Food Reviews & Stories
In warm weather you can eat under a shady tree, or retreat to one of a scant six tables. You'll spot regulars here, and even detect a spot of Italian. Caffe Allora is probably more a lunch than dinner place, but if you want a light supper you can enjoy a salad of smoky bresaola, fresh arugula and Pa   More
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
You’ll so want to like Cuvée, for the welcome is warm and gracious, the staff generously attentive, and the simple décor pleasingly serene, with white tablecloths set against warm wood floors and prints of vineyards. But alas, it wanes prosaic. Much of its fare is mundane, and its merely calling the   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
You'll so want to like Cuvée, for the welcome is warm and gracious, the staff generously attentive, and the simple décor pleasingly serene, with white tablecloths set against warm wood floors and prints of vineyards. But alas, it wanes prosaic. Much of its fare is mundane, and its mere   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Roger J. Porter

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
The Gino's quartet's new restaurant is the one we have been waiting for: a rustic yet beautiful Italian restaurant with a kitchen that turns out some of the most honest, authentic food in the city. Housed in a former grocery store with 25-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, Nostrana features acres of warm   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2006 Roger J. Porter
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