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Chef Zarate's new restaurant- Paiche preview w. visiting chef Naomi Pomeroy

Chef Ricardo Zarate's is having a preview meal at his new restaurant on the West side Paiche and sharing his kitchen with other "Food & Wine Best Chefs" chefs on two nights March 26 and March 27.

I've booked a table on the March 26 for the dinner Zarate is preparing with Naomi Pomeray. Pomeray is the chef/owner of Portland's Beast a high rated restaurant that received 27 out of 30 for its food from Zagat. Pomeray was also just nominated for a James Beard Award in the category Best Chef in the Northwest.

This is a 5 course meal, and the cost is $52 excluding tax, tip.

Cocktails are extra. The corkage fee is $20.

The way these typically work is that the chefs will each prepare two courses, and the pastry chef will prepare dessert.

Note we have three four tops, not one big table. They said they'll try to put our tables as close together as possible. According to Stephane, the menu is fixed (i.e. no options) so this is not a family style meal

A wait list will be available, but if you add yourself to it, please check back since due to the required deposit, the wait list will not automatically move you to the attend list if a space opens

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  • Darrell

    Great photos Stefhan! Sounds like you all had a good time and meal!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Sarah

    Excellent dinner with some excellent dinner companions!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • shaRon

    Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing delicious food too ! oh what an evening :)

    March 26, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    Hi Stefhan. Thank you so much for getting in touch to those on the wait list. I tried to respond a few days ago and kept getting an email saying couldn't be delivered bc I was responding to general meetup. I had a medical procedure and cannot attend. I'm sure it will be wonderful! Enjoy!

    March 25, 2013

  • Stefhan

    Okay gave people on the wait list plenty of preliminary notice, so soon will notify every one else via email that the attendance number was increased. Not sure why this always happens that wait listed people so frequently don't update. I often expand the attendance just to accommodate these wait listers and then they don't take attend any way. Hmmm.... Do they not get the email sent only to them? Or do they remain on the wait list because they weren't sure that they really wanted to go in the first place and being wait listed just allows them to equivocate? Hmmm...again

    March 21, 2013

    • Stefhan

      Thanks, the phone app maybe doesn't take into account deposits. Glad you were able to figure it out

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • Preston

      Seems like Meetup does not quite have the notification thing worked out. Part of the problem is that by default the site generates too much email. In a few cases the organizer sent me notices directly, when he moved off the wait list. Hopefully the apps are improving.

      March 23, 2013

  • Mindy

    i ate at Beast in Portland this summer and it was a dining experience not simply a meal...pretty outstanding.

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Stefhan

      thanks Portland has a really great dining scene now

      March 21, 2013

  • Nancy F

    So sorry. It turns out I will not be able to make it after all. Will be curious to hear how it was. Enjoy!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    didn't think I'd get in so made my own reservation. Thanks anyways Stefhan. :-\

    March 20, 2013

  • shaRon

    looks like you have one 4top table. Any possibility of adding another table?

    March 19, 2013

    • Stefhan

      two more four tops added at 8 PM

      March 20, 2013

  • Darrell

    I used to work in that same mall and lived a few blocks down the street on Maxella...

    March 19, 2013

  • Stacey

    Sounds like a very nice evening. Sorry I won't be able to attend.

    March 19, 2013

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