According to a recent post in Portland Food and Drink, Pascal Sauton is planning to open Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine in downtown Milwaukie. From Food Dude’s post the shop will include:
a coffee shop featuring Ristretto Roasters, a cooking school where Pascal and guest chefs will offer demonstrations, a deli offering charcuterie, homemade soups, salads, specialty sandwiches and prepared dinners to take home, catering both in-house and off-premise, and special events, such as dinners with winemakers, authors, farmers, food celebrations, and fresh, seasonal produce from local farms.
Ristretto Roasters…in Milwaukie? Charcuterie…in Milwaukie? Seasonal produce…in Milwaukie?
Needless to say, we are stoked. This could be a game changer for the sleepy downtown. Will local Clack yokels support something like this? (“Do they serve 7-11 coffee?” “No smoking?! What is this? Russia?!”) or is Sauton banking that our demographic is changing or that Portlanders will make the trek (after noshing at the popular Casa de Tamales)? We all remember what happened to Hartwell’s - a delightful restaurant that just didn’t seem to jibe with the community.
We’re definitely throwing in OUR support.
10/2/11: UPDATE: Oh, it’s ON. (It’s not an elaborate hoax.) They’re constructing the new space and have a Facebook page. Sweet.