Images courtesy Lauren Coleman
Five more days until Chris Israel's long-long-long-anticipated Alpine restaurant, Grüner, opens its SW 12th and Alder doors, and Eater has obtained a few shots of the gloriously spare inside from local photo operative Lauren Coleman. The quick recap: Israel is the former Vanity Fair editor and Bruce Carey sidekick (Israel cooked at both 23Hoyt and Saucebox) who's been working on this restaurant, his first solo Portland effort, for about the past year, give or take a spätzle. The quick anticipation: word is his short rib goulash and mushroom gratin will prove well worth the wait.
·Alpine Bliss [Portland Monthly]
·Chris Israel's Grüner First Preview Dinner Menu Revealed! [Eater PDX]
·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]