If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic seasonal fare and drinks at Gilt Club. A seasonally driven menu derived from local and organic products complements Gilt Club’s lush, romantic ambiance. Executive Chef Chris Carriker's entrees star meat encircled by orbiting vegetables, such as the pheasant boudin blanc with brandy-soaked prunes ($18) or the grilled lamb blade chop surrounded by farro, black kale, and mint jus ($20). Diners can coat innards and slap first date jitters into submission with a signature cocktail such as the Moscow Mule, a bubby blend of vodka and homemade ginger beer ($6.50).
Gayot featured Gilt Club and named it a Top Ten Portland Romantic Restaurant; The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury, and The Culinary Addict also featured it. Yelpers give Gilt Club an average of four stars, Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars, and 84% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- You can fill your table with a variety of charcuterie and bite-sized goodies, or design a dining experience of several courses that leads toward an entrée, portioned small or big according to your preference. – Patrick Alan Coleman, Portland Mercury
- As a chef, I was struck by how much effort and thought the chef put into this evening. It takes a couple days just to make a proper terrine, and that was only one small part of the first course. Thus, knowing the work and dedication he put forth for this event I”m confident each plate of food coming out of his kitchen will be treated with the same passion. – The Culinary Addict
The Gilt Club Restaurant
The Gilt Club Restaurant caught the attention of national foodies when it hosted a James Beard Foundation event, and won over the public with its cameo on the first episode of Portlandia. Described as "part lab, party swanky James Bond hideaway," by Portland Monthly, Gilt Club's décor swaddles guests in crimson curtains and high-backed booths illuminated by organically shaped chandeliers. Owner and manager Jamie Dunn is often spotted prowling the house in shiny gold shoes while executive chef Neil Everett helms the kitchen. Neil's seasonal menu marries European tradition with gourmet local and organic ingredients—such as tom yum mussels, ricotta gnocchi, and hanger steak—that come from businesses and farms with sustainable practices whenever possible.
Behind Gilt's gilded bar, a pair of bartenders whips up signature cocktails from an impressive list of 125 spirits, including house-infused liquors spiced with ingredients such as beet, habanero, and blood orange. Even in the vintage cocktails, house-made bitters surprise jaded taste buds like a soufflé stuffed with joy buzzers.
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