Katy Millard and Ksandek Podbielski bring French-inspired cuisine to the Mt. Tabor neighborhood with Coquine, opening today July 17, 2015. They begin with dinner service and will expand to lunch in the coming month.
Twenty-five Portland Food Adventures diners got a full tour of the menu last night. The spot is small and cozy (the space formerly housed Songbird), with only 32-seats, including bar, indoor and outdoor tables. Millard brings serious skills honed in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Daniel Patterson establishments in the Bay area. Podbielski is known for his wine pairing skills.
Each dish arrived as lovely as a floral arrangement and ready for its Instagram moment. Millard enhances the local/seasonal produce and composes plates that are delicious as well as beautiful.
Diners will be able to enjoy ala carte or a four-course prix fixe with optional wine pairings. I look forward to enjoying lunch service when it begins.
They take reservations online via OpenTable for dinner but also hold some seats open for drop-ins.
6839 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
Dinner: Wed-Sun 5PM to 10PM
Cafe Hours – coming soon.