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On the Menu: Portland’s Rising Star



August 24, 2010


Matthew Lightner A recent JBF Rising Star Chef semifinalist and one of Food & Wine’s 2010 Best New Chefs, Matthew Lightner has been getting attention for his bold new way with seasonal cuisine at Portland's Castagna. He's taking over the Beard House next Wednesday, and we can't wait for a taste of his understated yet enticing menu. You can make a reservation by clicking here. Hors d’Oeuvre Lardo and Tomatoes on Brioche Salmon on Rye Toasts Cheese Puffs with Garlic Aïoli Crispy Pigs’ Ears with Radishes and Hazelnuts Pairing: Matello Ribbon Ridge Pinot Gris 2009 Dinner Willamette Valley Onion Salad with Caramelized Allium Vinegar, Herbs, and Crisp Vegetables Pairing: Andrew Rich Vintner Roussanne 2007 Black Cod with Shell Beans, Seaweed, Brown Butter Infusion, and Wild Salcornia Pairing: Matello Caprice 2009 Charred Oregon Beef with Poached Potatoes, Wheat Grass, and Leek Ash Pairing: The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2007 Beets and Berries with Salted Meringue Pairing: Andrew Rich Vintner Gewürztraminer 2007 Licorice Root with Streusel and Tahitian Vanilla