Holiday reservations now open for the celebrated Pacific Northwest chef’s creative take on tea with a distinctly Russian flare
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 2, 2017) – James Beard chef Vitaly Paley will launch daily tea for the holiday season beginning on Black Friday, November 24th, with a distinct Russian flare at the historic Heathman Hotel. Gearing up for the holidays, Paley and team have recently ramped up tea service to include two seatings now on both Saturdays and Sundays. Hosted in the wood-paneled two story Heathman Grand Tea Court, adjacent to Headwaters, the tea court is adorned in rich fabrics, Russian tableware, and decorated warmly especially for the holidays. This unique experience is perfect for holiday gatherings with friends and family alike. Russian Tea features a prix fixe menu, $38 for adults and $16 for children, complete with tea and a three-tiered stand of sweet and savory treats. A specially curated list of cocktails, vodka and champagne will be available for purchase. Seatings will be available Black Friday November 24th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations for Russian Tea are open now, and can be made booking online on Open Table.
Holiday Russian Tea Menu:
includes choice of loose leaf tea
- Mushroom Piroshki fresh made potato bread stuffed with mushrooms
- Khachapouri Georgian cheese bread, local honey
- Stuffed Eggs sumac
- Walnut Stuffed Eggplant Roll sunflower seed oil, preserved lemon, mint
- Traditional Blini salmon caviar, sour cream
- Buterbrodi open face rye bread sandwiches, various toppings
- Steopka grandmother’s sour cream and walnut cake
- Medovik Tort honey cake, graham dust, light cream
- Lemon Zest Halva crystallized sesame candy
- Tort Po Kievski hazelnut meringue, coffee buttercream, chocolate ganache
- Zapekanka russian cheesecake, lemon zest
- Rulet S Makom Ukrainian poppyseed roll
includes choice of loose leaf tea
- Deviled Eggs, Cheese Bread
- Cheddar Blocks & Carrot Sticks
- Ants on a Log, Cheesecake Squares
- Chocolate Cake Balls
- Medovik Tort
- Daily Fruit Gelée
- Caviar Buterbrodi
- Ikura Salmon (8g) 4.
- Trout (8g) 8.
- Golden Brook Trout (8g) 34.
- Hackelback (8g) 22.
- Catherine et Pierre Breton
- Brut Vouvray, FR NV 15.
- Moet Imperial
- Brut Champagne, FR NV 17.
- Domaine Brazilier
- Brut Rose, FR NV 13.
Vodka Flight bartender’s choice of a russian, local and infused vodka 12.
K’vass Punch our nod to HH’s tiki room, spiced dark rums, russian ‘bread drink’, creole shrubb, pineapple, pink peppercorn 10.
Heel Clicker bulliet bourbon, novo fogo cachaça, bonal, benedictine, bitters 12.
Bai Mu Dan
This White Peony tea, is produced in China using either the bud or top two leaves and bud of the tea bush. Pale in color and delicate in flavor, white tea is slightly sweet and creamy with a clean, lingering aftertaste.
An upscale salute to the classic caravan teas of Russia. Great all by itself, it tastes even more wonderful when mixed with our house-made jam.
Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, this blend of first and second flush organic Darjeeling teas produces a light, yet complex tea with the aroma and flavor of fruits, nuts and flowers.
A flavor somewhat superior to traditional Earl Grey. Fragrant Ceylon Dimbulla and Uva are artfully combined with select teas from India’s Assam valley, then scented with the flavor of bergamot from the realm of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Slender needle-like leaves produce a deeply vegetal taste and aroma, ripe with notes of toasted rice and nori. Harvested in the spring to early summer just south of Mt. Fuji, the leaves are steamed to perfection to stop oxidation of the leaf, as well as to lock in their deep jade color and flavor.
Chocolate Peppermint Pu’erh
A decadent and cooling offering blended with Pacific Northwest peppermint leaves, rich cocoa nibs, aged pu’erh and European orange blossoms.
A blend of golden Egyptian chamomile flowers and mildly stimulating, fragrant hyssop joined with smooth Cape rooibos, rose petals and linden flowers.
Made with the best peppermint from the Pacific Northwest. Gently hand-screened for perfect leaf size, it infuses a full, creamy flavor with distinct chocolate notes and an intense finish.