Coquine - Carrots Roasted and Raw

Coquine debuts on Mt. Tabor


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.

Ksandek Podbielski and Katy Millard
Ksandek Podbielski and Katy Millard

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.

Coquine Bar
Coquine Bar
Coquine Table
Coquine Table

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.

Coquine Crispy Duck Wings
Coquine Crispy Duck Wings – with  Calabrin chile and lemon.
Coquine Snap Peas
Coquine Snap Peas – with honey mustard glaze and black sesame.
Coquine - Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup
Coquine – Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup, with English peas and nasturtiums. Paired with Savoie Rose, Eugene Carrel, France 2014.
Coquine - Carrots Roasted and Raw
Coquine – Carrots Roasted and Raw – with mustards, caper-berries, sieved egg and rosemary crumbs. Paired with Rioja Blanco, R. Lopez de Heredia, Spain 2000.
Oil cured Oregon Albacore
Oil cured Oregon Albacore – with new potatoes, cucumber and sorrel-scallion vinaigrette. Paired with Elbling Trocken, Hild, Mosel, Germany 2014.
Coquine - Summer Squash
Coquine – Summer Squash with sunflower seed pesto and shaved chanterelles, paired with Crowley Chardonnay 2013 (Willamette Valley)
Coquine - Pork Ribs
Coquine – Pork Ribs with black pepper molasses lacquer, charred onion, corn, green beans and padron peppers. Paired with Rossese Punta Crena, Italy 2013.
Coquine - Almond Milk-Cardamom Sorbet
Coquine – Almond Milk-Cardamom Sorbet with peach soda, gewurtztraminer and almond meringue. Paired with Sparkling Muscat, Archard Vincent, France.
Coquine - Candies and Sweets
Coquine – Candies and Sweets

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.