One of Portland's most watched restaurants right now, Coquine announced today in a press release that it will begin serving breakfast and lunch. The first day of extended service will be tomorrow, August 7, and with executive chef Katy Millard's extensive experience in fine French cuisine, the pastries should be a highlight.
A list of menu items released to Eater includes coffee cake, scones, warm buckwheat biscuits with honey-thyme butter, and Coquine's signature chocolate-chip cookie. The coffee will be Stumptown.
The lunch items are surpising, another signature of Coquine's. A smoky chicken-salad sandwich swaps regular ol' celery and mayo for pickled celery and gribiche, which is a cold-egg sauce with a twist. Additional lunch items released to Eater include a tomato open-faced sandwich with chevre pesto and arugula; a porchetta sandwich on ciabatta with crunchy cabbage, lemon, mint, and basil; fresh potxa beans with fennel and lemon; and potato salad with mustard seed vinaigrette, charred scallions, and celery.
The last bit of the press release reads, "They'll have cookies and popsicles, too!" We can only guess at what a Coquine popsicle might involve.
Coquine's New Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday Cafe Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lunch begins at 11 a.m.
Dinner Service Hours: 5 p.m. -10 p.m.