Portland's landed another live one: Eat Beat brings first word that chef Peter Cho, who worked his way through the New York City kitchens of celebrated chef April Bloomfield to emerge as head chef at the Breslin and Salvation Taco, will move to PDX to open a "wood-fired Korean restaurant." Per Eat Beat's Ben Tepler:
Cho will be cooking Korean food centered around a wood-fired hearth, utilizing his expertise in Bloomfield's school of nose-to-tail butchery. That includes everything from traditional stews and grilled pork to dry-aging beef in house.
Cho hasn't found a location yet, but tells PoMo his decision to move to Portland was fueled by a desire to be closer to family (he's an Oregon native). At the Breslin, Cho (who started as chef du cuisine and was eventually promoted to head chef), he executed a menu best known for its roasted suckling pigs, lamb burgers, and pig trotters. More information as it becomes available.
Photo of Cho and Bloomfield, in A Girl and Her Pig, courtesy Eater National