Beginning July 31 Chef Patrick McKee’s Estes will expand its residency at Dame Collective to Wednesday through Sunday nights
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 31, 2019) – Beginning today, Wednesday, July 31, Estes will expand at Dame Collective into the weekends. You can now find Chef Patrick McKee’s Italian-influenced menu Wednesday through Sunday evenings every week. The Collective’s incubator model has proven a success of the past several months, including the growing partnership between Estes’ Chef Mckee and Dame Collective Owner Jane Smith. Now offered during weekend evenings, Estes and Dame are excited to continue building on a successful partnership. Monday and Tuesday nights at Dame Collective will remain open for future popups from burgeoning chefs, restaurants and winemakers.
Estes was born from Italian family roots, seasonality and technique. Chef Patrick McKee is formerly the Executive Chef at Perlot and a 10-year veteran of landmark Portland restaurant, Paley’s Place, where he worked alongside his mentor, James Beard winning Chef Vitaly Paley. Named for his mother, Estes is rooted in straightforward personal cooking. Growing up, Sundays meant gathering together for family-style dinners of lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, polenta and beef tongue, with Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin on the stereo. McKee uses these memories, his mother’s recipes and his Italian heritage as the foundation for the restaurant. Estes is open Wednesday through Sunday 5:30 to 10pm at Dame Collective.
Cappelletti, Pancetta, Corn, Basil, Cherry Tomato, Cream, Lemon Zest
The Dame Collective launched in spring 2019 and features chefs-in-residence, with thoughtful service, focused natural wine list and bottle shop. With Dame Collective, Owner Jane Smith envisioned a creative new restaurant model, collaborating with different chefs, burgeoning restaurant concepts, and winemakers. Dame Collective invites chefs into the kitchen for extended residencies, curating dinner menus and collaborating with Dame’s natural wine program. Dame Collective launched with Estes from Executive Chef Patrick McKee (formerly Perlot and Paley’s Place), open every Wednesday through Sunday. Dame’s elegant design, elevated service and wine program offers a creative environment and platform for the chefs. From the wines lining the shelves in Dame Bottle Shop, to the chefs leading nightly dinners in the restaurant, Dame Collective has created a unique and welcoming community where quality food and natural wines are the focus.
Marinated Olives 5
Bay Leaf, Thyme, Orange Zest
Grilled Flatbread 7
Ricotta, Fennel Pollen, Olive Oil
Oven Roasted Tomato, Summer Squash, Mint, Pecorino, Pistachio
Romaine & Braised Farro Salad 14
Leek, Fennel, Tomato, Aged Balsamic, Feta
Sprouting Broccoli 10
Green Garlic, Golden Raisin, Almond-Caper Vinaigrette
Beef Carpaccio 16
Fried Capers, Shaved Foie Gras Torchon, Calabrian Chile Oil
Cacio e Pepe 16
Grana Padano, Black Pepper
Summer Risotto 14 / 24
Basil Hazelnut Pesto, Cherry Tomato, Carrot, Radish, Pea, Chanterelle
Spaghetti & Meatballs 12 / 23
Pork, Beef, Veal, Tomato, Opal Basil
Pancetta, Corn, Basil, Cherry Tomato, Cream, Lemon Zest
Rabbit Cavatelli 26
Carrot, Guanciale, Sprouting Broccoli, Ricotta, Chile Flake
Marinated Summer Squash, New Potato, Padrons, Preserved Lemon, Basil
Mushroom, Pancetta, Fresh Corn, Peach, Wax Beans
ABOUT DAME COLLECTIVE
Dame Collective features chefs-in-residence, with thoughtful service and a focused natural wine list and bottle shop. Open every evening, Dame Collective invites chefs into the kitchen for extended residencies, curating dinner menus accompanied by Dame’s natural wine program. Dame’s elegant signature design and elevated service offer a creative environment for its resident chefs, currently Patrick McKee of Estes. Estes is open Wednesday through Sunday at Dame Collective. Monday and Tuesday evenings are available for popup events and dinners. Dame Bottle Shop provides an intimate setting to discover and learn about interesting natural wines from around Oregon and across the globe. All wines are sourced from small producers farming ethically with minimal manipulation in the vineyard and winery. Dame Bottle Shop is open Wednesday through Friday 4pm to close and Saturdays and Sundays 2pm to close. Dame Collective is located at 2930 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217. Visit http://www.damerestaurant.com/ or call (503) 227-2669 for more information, or follow along for news and updates on Instagram @damerestaurant. Reservations are available via Resy.