Perlot launches with special 3-course menu featuring an array of rotating globally-inspired plates from Chef Patrick McKee for $35 through July
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 19, 2018) – On Tuesday, June 19th, SouthFork reopens as Perlot! Perlot is a creative, globally-inspired neighborhood restaurant, with unparalleled live jazz music. Approaching their one year anniversary, co-owners and childhood friends Eric Schindele and Casey O’Brien decided to start fresh, with a new look and name. Perlot draws inspiration from Schindele’s pioneering family history. To celebrate the launch, Perlot will feature a rotating 3-course menu of some of Executive Chef Patrick McKee’s most daring and seasonal plates that source inspiration from across the globe. This special menu thanks customers for a wonderful first year, and will be available through the end of July, for $35.
…The Perlot name takes inspiration from co-owner Eric Schindele’s family history here in Oregon. Inspired by Jean-Nicolas Perlot, Eric’s great, great uncle, an Oregon pioneer by way of Belgium and France. Jean-Nicolas had many adventures in the early west – including mining the California gold fields, and opening the first tourist trail to Yosemite National Park. He was known as the “French Gardener” in Portland, as one of the first landscape architects who worked with legendary Portland families like Ankeny. Perlot first planted a vegetable garden at Ankeny’s home, then sold the vegetables and shared the profits. Ankeny later asked Perlot to landscape the property, which launched his landscape career. Jean-Nicolas Perlot wrote a book in French called “Vie et adventures d’un enfant de l”Ardenne” (translated as “The life and adventures of a child of Ardennes”) which was translated into English by UC Berkeley and retitled “Gold Seeker”.
An Iron Chef America winner and 10-year veteran of James Beard winning chef Vitaly Paley’s Paley’s Place, Executive Chef Patrick McKee has spent time in some of the best kitchens in the world, including the Michelin-starred restaurant Arzak in Spain. Perlot’s menus change with the seasons, and always feature the freshest vegetables a result of McKee’s deep relationships with local farmers. McKee has even partnered with Urban AG Solutions to build a microgreens project in the kitchen. Perlot’s menu features daring plates that source inspiration from across the globe, like the Vegetable Plate, with market vegetables, herb goat cheese, topped with shredded aged goat cheese, Fried Oyster Ssäm, with butter lettuce, bourbon pickles, hot sauce, and Mushroom Dashi, with smoked tofu & oyster mushrooms, shoyu & miso butter.
“Music fuels us here at Perlot“, says Perlot co-owner Casey O’Brien. “We’re really proud to have built a platform for Portland’s best musicians to be heard.”
Perlot provides two unique and distinct experiences an open kitchen in front and a moodier back lounge where you can take in dinner and a show. The lounge features some of Portland’s best jazz performers live on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as during brunch. Perlot is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, a one of a kind jazz brunch on Sunday, offers all night happy hour on Tuesdays and half-priced wines on Thursday. Perlot also boasts a patio open in the warmer summer months.
Perlot is a creative, globally-inspired neighborhood restaurant, that doesn’t compromise on food or music. Perlot was opened by Eric Schindele and Casey O’Brien, childhood friends and longtime Portland industry professionals. The Perlot kitchen is led by Chef Patrick McKee, a veteran of some of Portland’s most esteemed kitchens including Paley’s Place. Perlot’s menus change with the seasons, and always feature the freshest vegetables a result of Patrick’s deep relationships with local farmers. Perlot’s menu features daring plates that source inspiration from across the globe. Perlot provides two unique and distinct experiences, including an open kitchen in front and a moodier back lounge where you can take in dinner and a show. The lounge features some of Portland’s best jazz performers live on Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10pm, as well as during Sunday brunch. Perlot is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, jazz brunch on Sunday, offers all night happy hour on Tuesdays and half-priced wines on Thursday. Perlot also offers patio dining in the warmer months. Perlot is located at 4605 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213. For reservations, call 503-477-4453 or you can book on OpenTable. Follow Perlot on social media for the latest news, including performance schedules @perlotpdx on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.