Departure Restaurant + Bar, Portland, OR Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 28th, Chef Gregory Gourdet hosted “Salon” a casual reception where chefs and restaurant owners from all over the Portland area came together to celebrate each other and the industry. Notable guests included Yelp ambassador Don Baroussa, local writer and IACP board member Mike Thelin as well as fellow Food & Wine “People’s Best New Chef Northwest” contestants Ben Bettinger and Chris Diminno. “This is an amazing gathering! Nowhere else would you find this group of people mingling and hanging out together celebrating Portland,” said Byron Beck of Eater PDX.