Grüner, Chris Israel's new Alpine restaurant now slated to open three days ahead of previously reported schedule on December 28th, swung its Skylab-designed doors open last night for a little Friends and Family party. Byron Beck has a full party report--plus slideshow!--over at his site, and just today an Eater operative slipped in and got a few dodgy cameraphone shots of the interior while photographer Lauren Coleman spent some time with advance dishes of the charcuterie, roast duckling, short rib goulash, and winter chicories that'll be gracing tonight's preview dinner, the first in a series of $100 ways to check out Israel's long-anticipated return.
·Swiss Chris: Grüner Restaurant Swings Open its Doors [Byron Beck]
·Grüner Opening Date Revealed! [Eater PDX]
·Chris Israel's Grüner One Step Closer to Opening [Eater PDX]
·Grüner [Official Site]