Photo of Trifecta Tavern courtesy Avila/EPDX
Bad news for eastside croissant fans: Baker Ken Forkish will temporarily close the daytime bakery counter at his SE hotspot Trifecta Tavern, with hopes to re-open in spring of next year. According to Forkish, the city's ongoing construction on SE Alder Street has severely impacted morning and afternoon business for the bakery counter, which had offered breakfast pastries at 8.am., five days a week. "The available parking during weekdays is a challenge and to date has made it too hard for people to even get here," Forkish says. "I intend to give the bakery's daytime pastry and coffee thing another try in 2014."
In the meantime, pastry chef Eve Kuttemann will focus on Trifecta's evening dessert menu, and fresh bread will still be available for purchase to-go after 4p.m. "This time off also gives me the benefit of time to develop some new pastry products that to-date I haven't had enough time to work on," Forkish says, hinting at new bread innovations, as well. "Right now I want to focus all of my energy on the tavern." The change is effective immediately; evening hours at the restaurant/tavern remain the same.
· Trifecta Tavern [Official site]
· All Previous Trifecta Coverage [Eater PDX]