Return to Traditional Tip Model
Last year, we implemented a gratuity-free payment model at both of our restaurants. While we are proud to have experimented with this format, it unfortunately, did not work as well as we would have hoped. Our hope was that it would enable us to better support all of our employees in different & better ways, and improve our guests’ experience. While it was successful in many ways for some, it was not so for all. Some embraced it and some did not. Starting on Monday (May 22nd) at Little Bird and Tuesday (May 23rd) at Le Pigeon, we will return to a traditional tip model for payments. We are and have always been, committed to supporting our employees and offering our guests the best service and hospitality experience we can. We will continue to welcome new ideas and try new things in order to provide even better experiences for our guests and our staff in the future.
New Cocktails for Spring
We are excited to welcome Aaron Zieske to the team as Little Bird’s new bar manager. A McMinnville native, Aaron was most recently serving up cocktails in sunny San Diego. Over the coming weeks he will be adding new spring cocktails. Now you can try the Pan-Pan with mezcal, tequila, lemon, maple and cardamom and the Appalachian with Bonded Rye Whiskey, Punt e Mes, Creme de Peche, angostura bitters.
Final Wine Flight of Oregon Wine Month
We’re closing out Oregon Wine Month with a duo Rieslings from Ovum Wines $13 for two, 3oz pours.
-Riesling, Off The Grid, Ovum, ‘15, Illinois Valley, Rogue Valley, OR
-Riesling, Toro y Scorpio, Ovum, ‘15, Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, OR
This duo of Riesling is from Ovum wines. A project founded by husband-and-wife duo John House and Ksenija Kostic in 2011. The focus is on white grapes only, and primarily riesling. They scour the state from the CA border to the Willamette, and into the Columbia Gorge. They have found sites with blustery Pacific winds, extreme diurnal shifts, and rocky, well-draining soils. To emphasize the idiosyncrasies of these vineyards, all of Ovum’s wines see the same practices in the cellar. These 2 vineyards were picked 12 hours apart, but arrived at the winery at the same time. They were treated almost exactly the same way, but the resulting wines are starkly different.
Logsdon Beer Dinner, Today, Monday, May 22 – Seats Still Available!
Little Bird is very excited to pair up with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales for an epic dinner. We still have a few seats available! Logsdon Ales have been in the front seat when it comes to small batch farmhouse ales. David Logsdon started the brewery in Hood River to showcase the wonderful Belgian style while showcasing the local harvests. Located on a beautiful 10-acre farm and brewed in an old red barn, the location is a beer geek’s dream. We will be pairing an array of their award winning brews with our playful and delicious food. The cost of the dinner is $95 which is inclusive of food, beer, and service. The dinners will take place today, May 22, 2017 with seatings at 5:30 and 8:30. Tickets are available for purchase online through Eventbrite.com.