What a special treat to welcome Chef Vince Nguyen to the Tournant kitchen! At Jolie Laide, Vince's weekly pop up held at Langbaan on Monday nights, diners are treated to a parade of twelve thoughtful, vegetable-forward dishes, each more exquisite than the next.
While you should absolutely take the opportunity to experience one of Vince's multi-course feasts in its entirety, this will be a rare and lovely opportunity to sample some of his vibrant dishes à la carte, in casual and convivial environment.
Prior to creating vegetable magic at Jolie Laide, Chef Vince cut his classic and modernist teeth at Coi in San Francisco, Noma in Copenhagen and Castagna here in Portland. He has won legions of fans with his lively flavors, unbridled creativity, and hyper-seasonal approach to vegetable cookery. Willamette Week dubbed Jolie Laide one of "Portland's most singular dining experiences" and Portland Monthly named his pop up a "Best Unrestaurant of 2017"...along with Tournant!
This evening will be such a fun collaboration where you can enjoy signature dishes from Chef Vince (see below for what is close to the final menu!), fresh NW oysters and other little dishes from us and cocktails from Matt of Merit Badge.
Join us! No reservations necessary, just drop by for a la carte selections and restaurant-style seating. Hope to see you at the table, friends.
JOLIE LAIDE MENU
roasted carrot, ricotta, sweet cicely $8
honey, milk skin, black lime $10
oyster, fresh horseradish $8
pickled garlic, mushroom/yeast broth $16
steamed mussels and clams, pecorino, shellfish/chicken jus $16
meyer lemon kosho, brown butter, kale $16
Not Too Sweet Sweets
Fluffy Apple Sorbet
licorice, cream $5
warm savory almond cake, frozen curd, bay leaf $6