We’re Back! Canard Reopens for Takeout + Delivery 6/2 We’re excited to announce that beginning Tuesday, June 2nd, Canard will reopen its doors for takeout and delivery.
We’ll have a fun and focused menu featuring Canard favorites like Steam Burgers, Fried Chicken Wings, vegetarian Mushroom Pastor Quesadilla, plus meal packs like the family-oriented “Quack Pack”.
For takeout only, you can enjoy two new soft serve sundaes – the Funfetti Sundae (pictured) and the Bananas “Foie ster” Sundae. Swing on by for a treat on the go.
Canard will also have a bottle shop featuring wines from our James Beard nominated wine program, beers, ciders and more. These can be ordered online for takeout, or come by to pick up a bottle.
Canard will be open for takeout and delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Canard is located at 734 E Burnside Street. Follow us on social for new dishes and info @canardpdx.
Cellar Sale: The Wine of the Summer Redux We owe many of you an apology. Last week at the very beginning of the summer we announced that we found THE wine for the summer, that we only had a little bit, and that it was sold out. It wasn’t even May yet! So, last week we looked long and hard for another wine that we could actually offer more of you to keep you hydrated this summer. We found one and bought it all up!
A few people have asked what makes the perfect summer white wine… is it just bright and crisp? Well no, not necessarily. For us it’s a wine that has lots of exotic aromatics leaning to floral and citrus, and a nice kick of fruit. It also has to be fully dry, have some weight, and a good amount of minerality in a way that makes you think of the sea. We want it to have all that so then you can get it super cold in a cooler of ice, and then have it be cold and refreshing, but still showing aromatic and fruit complexity. In other words, super refreshing.
Nosiola, Pojer e Sandri, 2018, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Nosiola is the name of the grape. It is indigenous to this one corner of Northern Italy, and grown by few people. The name may refer to hazelnuts (nocciola in Italian) because of the amber color of the ripe berries, or a light bitterness that may have been found in the wines historically. However, you won’t find that now. There are lovely aromatics of flowers, delicate pine, orange peel, salt air, and stone fruit. The palate exhibits a round medium bodied beginning, with a fully dry finish laced with minerality and acidity. All at around 11.5% alcohol, so no problem to drink some in the sun.
We are offering it in 2 ways.
6 Pack of Nosiola, Pojer e Sandri, 2018 (6 6-packs available) $125
3 Pack with (2) bottles of Nosiola, Pojer e Sandri, 2018 & (1) Awesome bottle of Rosé (36 3-packs available) $65
Rosé (Grenache/Mourvède/Counoise), The Withers, 2019, El Dorado County, CA This Rosé is inspired by the rosés of Bandol in Provence. Rosés that are light in color, but big in flavor, and still are wines made in a warm place for drinking in warm weather. Made with the traditional grapes of Bandol grown in the Sierra Foothills of California. Aromas of citrus, cherry, watermelon rind, and pepper. The palate has weight and acidity too. This wine has the aromatics to drink cold, but as it warms in the glass you’ll be rewarded with another wave of smells and flavors.
Champagne of Every Shade (16 6-packs available) $265 Ok, so “of every shade” may not be the most accurate, perhaps “Champagnes of Various Styles” would be, but we do love alliteration. We have been receiving requests for a Champagne 6-pack for weeks, but have been putting off presenting one. Perhaps, at first, we were not feeling celebratory, and then we had other wines cued up for the sales. Then we reminded ourselves that while Champagne is often used to celebrate, it is just bubbly wine after all, and if that is what strikes your fancy, than any day is the right day for it. This pack features an 100% chardonnay, an 100% Pinot Noir, and an 100% Pinot Meunier bottling, as well as two more that are blends, and rounding it out with a Rosé. Each of these is distinctive and delicious.
Extra-Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru Oiry, Aurelien Suenen, NV Aurelien Seuenen is part of the rising generation of Champagne vignerons who are questioning the norms of the past in an effort to better explore the specific nuances of their individual terroirs. The Domaine has a number of parcels scattered throughout the Côte de Blancs, but totals a mere 2 hectares in size. All farming is organic which is no easy feat in the marginal climate of the Champagne region. This 100% Chardonnay cuvee is sourced from the Grand Cru village of Oiry and to date, is the only Champagne produced with exclusively Oiry fruit. The Seuenen wines always walk the line between piercing tension and acidity and generous yellow and green apple fruit that make them a great match for oysters and salty foods, AND delicious to drink on their own.
Brut, Cuvée Tradition, Grand Cru Äy, Gatinois, NV Gatinois is located in the Grand Cru Village of Äy in the Vallée de la Marne – it is the 90210 zip code for Pinot Noir in the Champagne region. Many famous Champagne houses are located in the village including Bollinger, Gosset and Deutz. The Gatinois family has been growing grapes in the Marne since the 1600s but only recently began to bottle their own production (they still sell a lot of fruit to Bollinger). The Cuvée Tradition is 80% Pinot Noir with 20% Chardonnay. The hillside vineyards are south-facing with lots of limestone subsoil. This wine has opulent fruit that ranges from Meyer lemons, to Fuji apples, to kiwi, it has broad texture but the Chardonnay brings acidity to freshen the palate.
Brut, Cuvée Tradition, Diebolt-Vallois, NV The Diebolt and Vallois families joined in 1960 and brought together centuries of combined grape growing in Champagne. Their holdings are spread across 11 hectares of some of the best growing sites in the region. The Cuvée Tradition is a roughly even blend of the primary grape varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Munier, and blend base wines from multiple vintages. It is plush and approachable with ripe apple and floral notes and great minerality. A great Champagne for a rainy night.
Extra Brut, Blanc de Noirs (Meunier), Les Vignes d’Autrefois, Laherte Frères, 2013 Laherte Frères is located in the tiny commune of Chavot which is in the sub-region of Côteaux Sud D’Epernay which is sandwiched between the Côte de Blancs and the Vallée de la Marne. They are technically registered as a negociant because complicated French inheritance laws have caused their holding to be parceled up amongst family members since the Domaine’s founding in 1889. Their 10.5 hectares have been divided into 75 separate parcels! Being a negociant allows them to source fruit from all of their aunts, uncles and cousins, BUT it’s all in the family. This is a rare, tiny production cuvee of 100% Pinot Munier sourced from 2 vineyards planted in 1947 and 1953. It is bottled with very little residual sugar, 2 grams/liter, in order to showcase the natural ripeness of the Munier grapes. It smells of Rainier cherries and wild berries, with lots of pretty floral tones. Incredible length and evolving texture.
Extra-Brut, Blanc de Noirs, Résonance, Marie Courtin, 2014 The southern Champagne growing region known as the Aube was always overlooked by the large houses, but in recent decades a small set of growers has emerged at the forefront of experimentation. The area is actually closer to Chablis than to downtown Epernay, and has many soil and climatic similarities to Champagne. Dominique Moreau (who named her winery after her Grandmother) bottles her Champagne as single vineyard, single vintage, and single variety wines with zero-dosage. These are a true study in expression of site and vintage. The “Résonance” cuvée is 100% pinot noir from 35-year-old vines. Hints of apple, stone, and white flowers. Nervy and electric.
Extra-Brut Rosé, Les Terres Roses, Grand Cru Bouzy, Pierre Paillard, NV The Paillard family farms 11 hectares of vines exclusively in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy, where their roots go back to the 1800s. Bouzy is known for the quality of its Pinot Noir, but what is unique about the Paillards is that a large percentage of their plantings are Chardonnay. They believe that great wine starts in the vineyards, and all of their vineyards are planted to a massale selection of vines to ensure complexity through diversity. Furthermore, they are meticulous farmers. This cuvée is comprised of 65% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Noir vinified as red wine. It smells of citrus, raspberries, and ginger, and for a rosé it stands out for its delicacy and nuance.
TO ORDER select your wine bundle of choice, follow the steps to securely order your wine. All payments will be processed ahead of time through our website.
Once you order they will be available for pickup at CANARD this week, on Friday and Saturday, June 5th and 6th, from 12 to 5 p.m. You can pick them up from our front door, or we can bring them out to your car. If those times do not work for you, please let us know and we can arrange an alternative.
We are all in this together, and when you’re drinking good stuff, well hey, you’re keeping it classy.
St Jude Best Chef Challenge: Best of the Northwest Our own chef Gabriel Rucker was selected as a St. Jude chef partner, where this month he will help raise funds for the organization. Tune in for some new original cooking demos coming soon, with the whole family. If you are able, please help Gabe on this fundraising mission. (Photo credit David Reamer)