Chefs’ ovens burn much hotter than conventional ovens, allowing them to quickly roast meats and melt glacier chunks into gourmet ice water. Enjoy professional cooking with today’s Groupon to Touché. Choose between the following options:
- For $23, you get $50 worth of eclectic Mediterranean cuisine Sunday–Thursday
- For $25, you get $50 worth of eclectic Mediterranean cuisine Friday or Saturday</p>
The chefs at Touché seek out locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, including antibiotic- and hormone-free meats when possible, as they craft a menu that draws heavily upon Italian influences. After sautéing in gorgonzola cheese and black pepper, the Carlton Farms pork tenderloin saddles up alongside crispy polenta and helping of vegetables that, like the Queen of England’s facial expression, changes seasonally ($20). Fillets of wild Northwest salmon sizzle beside a fragrant confetti of cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and capers ($25). Meanwhile, the kitchen’s wood-burning oven bakes up stacks of perfectly toasted pizzas topped with golden cheese ($12.50+). Draping its pasta, imported Spanish tuna, and fresh basil in homemade marinara sauce, the spaghetti al tonno deliciously entwines itself on the fork tines of guests and the fingertips of visiting Neanderthals ($14). In addition to sating appetites with its succulent comestibles, Touché also quenches thirsts with a wine list that includes Willamette Valley pinot noirs, Italian sangioveses, and hand-squeezed juice boxes ($6.50+/glass).
Situated within a historic firehouse in Portland’s Pearl District, Touché’s first-floor dining room includes situates booths and tables as alongside a full-length mahogany bar that is flanked by stately Corinthian columns. A spiral staircase can lead guests to the second floor, which boasts six full-size pool tables, the same full dinner menu, and unparalleled views of the restaurant’s ceilings. Live musical performances grace the lower level on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Chefs banish nocturnal hunger pangs by keeping the kitchen open until 2 a.m. every night of the week.
Touche Restaurant & Bar
Located in a historical two-story firehouse, Touche Restaurant & Bar's stately dining room charms with a grand piano, a long mahogany bar, and the smell of wood-fired pizzas and steaming lasagna. An elegant staircase leads upstairs, where you can play a post-dinner game of pool or enjoy any entree from the menu while peeking out the room’s large windows to look down at the streets below. The dinner menu is served alongside wines by the glass and bottle from Italy, Argentina, and France, finished by desserts such as silky vanilla crème brûlée and rich chocolate pots de crème.