Robert Reynolds is well known in Portland for his small, coveted cooking school, Chef’s Studio, on SE Pine Street. Every month, small batches of students and a few lucky diners bask in his erudite symposium of old school French and Italian cooking. This March, Reynolds is hosting his "Class Act dinners," a month long series featuring some of Portland’s top chefs.
This years roundup is an all-star list: everyone from Paley’s Place dessert queen, Kristen Murray, to Thai cooking ambassador, Nong Poonsukwattana and Portland legend, Alton Garcia will be serving up a feast in their own unique style.
Each intimate dinner is part four-course meal, part cooking demonstration, with the chefs counter within reach. Each night features a different lineup led by appetizers, aperitifs, “what the French might call an entrée,” a main course, cheese, and dessert. The price is $45, with an additional $7 fee for wine. Seating is for 10 people per night. As Reynolds puts it: “We cook, we talk, we serve—you eat and drink.”
March 4th: Rodney Muirhead (Podnah’s Pit)
March 10th: Nong Poonsukwattana (Nong’s Khao Man Gai)
March 11th: Alton Garcia (Portland MVP, with stints at Genoa, Nostrana, Broder)
March 24th: Kristen Murray (Paley’s Place)
March 25th: Robert Reynolds (the man himself)
TBA: Kevin Gibson (EVOE)