Image of Ten 01 courtesy syrahgirl via TripAdvisor
The tony Ten 01's been workin' it lately: In addition to branding a new small-plates menu for its downstairs dining room, the Pearl spot will be serving up one hell of a cheese plate on Monday night. In a partnership with Steve Jones of Cheese Bar, the upcoming Cheese Bar Spectacular will feature tastes of more than 100 cheeses, in addition to beer and wine pairings by PDX's most entertaining sommelier, Jeff Groh.
"Putting together an event to highlight cheese in a party atmosphere takes the stuffiness out of it," Groh says. "Cheese, like food in general, is a visceral experience — the Cheese Spectacular gives people an opportunity to get down and dirty with it."
And in a general middle finger to wine stuffiness, get ready for some (good!) cheap stuff. "It’s a party, so I can hand select crazy unknown wines from around the world that might be cheap — but are damn good," Groh says. "I have like six different versions of PBR-priced wine at 'damn, that’s good quality' — most of the time I don’t get to play that way with wine outside of my house so its nice to bring my personal habits to work."