Chefs from Bad Saint, Nyum Bai, Raymonds, Rolf & Daughters and more will cook in Central Oregon next year
PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 11, 2019) –In 2020, The Suttle Lodge’s 4th annual chef series reaches nationwide, inviting some of the brightest culinary talent to Central Oregon. From January to June, the lodge continues its tradition of hosting one-of-a-kind dinners in a cozy forest setting. These intimate dinners have a certain magic to them, where chefs cook whatever they feel inspired to, and serve a feast family-style to tables filled with happy guests. Soon, strangers become friends beside the warmth of the big fireplace. This year’s lineup is curated by former longtime Bon Appétit Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton, who recently joined The Mighty Union, the hospitality group that runs The Suttle Lodge. Each of these award-winning establishments are destinations in their own right, but what unites the lineup is sharing in the spirit of The Suttle Lodge: adventure, community, and incredible food.
Each dinner is $95 per person, served family-style, and will donate a portion of ticket sales to a partnering Oregon non-profit. Tickets and information can be found at TheSuttleLodge.com/Happenings, and on Eventbrite.
Kicking off our 2020 Guest Chef Dinner Series is James Beard Best Chef: Northeast-Nominee (Semifinalist) and Noma alum, Ben Sukle. Ben will bring the preciousness of Birch – his 18-seat fine dining restaurant with the adventure of his seafood-centric, Italian joint Oberlin, named one of Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 best new restaurants in America. Ben embraces whole-animal cooking, seasonal ingredients, and has a knack for foraging—we can’t wait to see what kind of tasty treasures he’ll dig up around the lake for this debut dinner.
Canada’s 2018 Best Chef and unofficial (but maybe most important) ambassador for Newfoundland culture, Jeremy Charles, and his restaurant Raymonds, are continually ranked at #1 in Canada on almost any list that exists. Jeremy aims to showcase and celebrate Newfoundland and Labrador products, indigenous ingredients, and wild game. Oregon’s natural bounty should prove a fitting and delicious challenge for this gifted chef.
Philip Krajeck has earned a whopping four James Beard nominations—all before his 35th birthday—and hasn’t slowed down a bit. His restaurant, Rolf & Daughters, has earned accolades from the likes of Esquire, Bon Appétit, Eater, Star Chefs, and many more for his seasonal cooking, and especially his pastas. Bon Appétit wrote, ”Krajeck was simply put on earth to make pasta,” and we can’t wait to try them.
Bad Saint is the brainchild of powerhouses Genevieve Villamora, Nick Pimentel and James Beard Award-winning chef Tom Cunanan. Bad Saint is considered the most popular Filipino restaurant in American, bringing Filipino cooking into the national spotlight. The team’s creative approach to regional Filipino cuisine has earned them a place on the Bon Appétit Best New Restaurants list almost immediately upon opening. We’re beyond stoked to have them here to cook with us.
Wife and husband team Katy and Joe Kindred earned Best Restaurant bragging rights from the likes of Bon Appétit and Wine Enthusiast after only two years in business, and Joe brought home a James Beard Semifinalist title for Best Chef Southeast in 2017. Their restaurant Kindred delivers lake vibes from the other side of the country, taking inspiration from the Southern-style fish camps around Lake Norman, N.C.. Their passion, dedication to seasonality, and integrity of ingredients will be right at home cooking in the Pacific Northwest.
After spending his early years as a chef garnering acclaim for creative and eclectic cooking, Elliott Moss returned to his roots and has dedicated his life to the art of BBQ. He takes inspiration from the rich characters, humble attitude, and world-famous whole-hog BBQ he grew up with in South Carolina’s low country. The New York Times, GQ, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and many more have all sung his praises, and he’s been a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southeast,” two times!
Nite Yun founded her Bay Area restaurant, Nyum Bai, with the goal of sharing and preserving Cambodian culture and building community through food. Far surpassing that goal, she’s been named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs, earned kudos from the likes of Bon Appétit (Hot 10 Best New Restaurants), San Francisco Chronicle, and Michelin Guide—all through her authentic approach to classic Cambodian street foods. Someone we’re all keeping an eye on, especially after earning a place on Time’s 100 NEXT list.
In 2017, a sandwich shop was named #1 Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appétit, and Restaurant of the Year by Food & Wine. When you try Mason Hereford’s food, you’ll see why. His inventive and absolutely craveworthy take on classic combinations has won him fans from all over the country. His approach to ingredients is straightforward, but a sense of humor, nostalgia, and irreverence informs everything else.
ABOUT THE SUTTLE LODGE
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse is a rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon. The 15.5-acre property is comprised of a large timber lodge with guest rooms and a cocktail bar, fully equipped lakeside cabins, rustic camping cabins, and The Boathouse restaurant on a lakefront dock. Versions of this resort have been in continuous operation since the 1930s. In its latest incarnation, the lodge has been revived by The Mighty Union, a hospitality project behind The Ace Hotel Portland, The Carpenter Hotel in Austin, TX, and projects in the works in Honolulu and San Antonio. A year-round retreat with a camp-like feel, in the summer there is canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, fishing and swimming just steps from the lodge, a beer garden with lawn games, and live outdoor music; in the winter there are snowshoe and Nordic ski trails, nearby hot springs, chef dinners, a downhill ski slope just nine miles away, and a big roaring fireplace to read or sip bourbon by. The Suttle Lodge has been featured in Sunset, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, and The New York Times. National Geographic Traveler included it among “The World’s Best Lake Resorts, and “Architectural Digest called it one of “The World’s 9 Most Beautiful Cabin Hotels.” The lodge is located at 13300 US Highway 20, Sisters, Oregon, 97759. Tel. 541.638.7001 | TheSuttleLodge.com | Instagram @SuttleLodge