Reservations now open for the Russian Tea Experience by Vitaly Paley hosted on Saturdays in the New Year
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 17, 2017) – Beginning Saturday, January 14th, the Russian Tea Experience by Vitaly Paley will continue on into the New Year. Reservations for James Beard Chef Vitaly Paley’s tea service will open Thursday, January 5th. Hosted in the historic Heathman Hotel, tea will be offered throughout the year on Saturdays with two seatings, the first at noon and the second at 2:30 p.m.. Initially launched for the 2016 holiday season Chef Paley’s tea service added a distinct Russian flare to the two story tea court at the historic Heathman Hotel. The Russian Tea has been recognized nationally in publications such as Bon Appetit Magazine and Wall Street Journal, and features a prix fixe menu complete with drinks and a three-tiered stand of sweet and savory treats inspired by Paley’s Russian heritage. The stand includes such delicacies as Steopka (grandmother’s sour cream and walnut cake), Lemon Zest Halva (crystallized sesame candy), Tort Po Kievski (hazelnut meringue, coffee buttercream, chocolate ganache), Khachapouri (Georgian cheese bread, local honey), Stuffed Eggs (sumac), Walnut-Stuffed Eggplant Roll (sunflower seed oil), Traditional Blini (house cured caviar, sour cream and dill), and Buterbrodi (open face rye bread sandwiches, various toppings). The beverage program features a traditional Russian samovar service including an array of teas from Smith Teamaker, plus wines, champagne, and vodka. The tea is $38 for adults and $16 for children. Reservations for Russian Tea are now open, and can be made by calling (503) 790-7752.