Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable-cookware footprint with today's Groupon: Embrace nearby flavors with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get $37 worth of seasonal fare and drinks at Gilt Club. Due to the constantly changing menu, you can choose from the following expiration dates:
- February 23, 2012
- March 1, 2012
- March 8, 2012
- March 15, 2012
Each Groupon option will be available for use on the day following purchase, and reservations are highly recommended.
The passionate chefs at Gilt Club build inventive menus on the farm-to-table model from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Featured on Portlandia and the Food Network show Meat & Potatoes, Gilt Club embraces meat’s many permutations and sources its fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms to ensure that customers are never faced with a plate of summer squash with frostbite or snow peas with suntans. Executive chef Chris Carriker's dinner menu, served six days a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., allows for a blizzard of small plates such as sugar-fried almonds with lavender sea salt ($6) or pork-head croquettes with pickled pear purée ($9). Commitments can form around larger entrees: Berkshire pork short ribs with a soigné bing-cherry shawl ($25) and lamb neck crêpinette with sweetbreads sate multiple carnivorous cravings ($23). The restaurant’s signature cocktails and wine list add further destinations for exploratory taste buds in the form of drinks such as Tracy’s First Love, which unites cucumber, vodka, basil, and lime in a muddled rendezvous ($8).
The warm gleam of Gilt’s palette and ornate light fixtures befits the restaurant’s name. The restaurant hosts numerous events and chef’s table dinners, and in April 2011, chef Carriker prepared a benefit dinner at the James Beard House in New York City.
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.
Old Town - Chinatown
306 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97209