Photo of Paulée courtesy Avila/EPDX
Out in wine country, Dundee's ambitious restaurant Paulée — which brought an ingredients-focused menu and burgeoning garden to the Inn at Red Hills — will apparently not return from its announced "January break." Portland Food & Drink reports Paulée has closed, 19 months after the restaurant made its splashy debut. (UPDATE: The Oregonian has also confirmed the closure.) Paulée opened in May 2012 as a project by chef Daniel Mondok and sommelier Brandon Tebbe; by December of that year, Mondok departed, leaving the kitchen to chef de cuisine Sean Temple. In recent months, the restaurant attempted to weather the winter by launching daily dining specials and a three-course $35 menu (in June 2012, Temple spoke about the slow wine-country winters).
The Dude also floats the rumor that the space will be taken over by the owners of Lake Oswego's longtime Gubanc's Pub and year-old Babica Hen, a neighborhood breakfast spot. More as it becomes available.
· Paulee Restaurant in Dundee R.I.P. [Portland Food & Drink]
· All Previous Paulee Coverage [Eater PDX]