One of the most critically acclaimed chef's counter-style restaurants in Portland, Holdfast Dining is changing things up Mondays with Deadshot, a new weekly series dedicated to cocktails and a la carte bar food menus—so for the first time, you won't have to drop $125 or so for a reservation to get inside. Deadshot debuts at Holdfast July 25. With it, the restaurant officially welcomes experienced bartender Adam Robinson, who will man the bar Mondays and collaborate with Holdfast all July long.
Holdfast has been holding steady since relocating to 537 SE Ash St. inside the Fausse Piste urban winery February 2015. Chefs William Preisch and Joel Stocks typically serve modernist prix fixe meals bolstered by foraged ingredients Thursdays through Sundays, and thanks to their collaboration dinners, with local and international chefs, there's always something cutting-edge going on.
But this latest news shows a more casual side: In its email, Holdfast said Deadshot will feature an "ever-changing menu of 5-7 cocktails," and you can likely expect the cocktails to include some Asian flavors, thanks to a recent trip Robinson took to Taipei, Taiwan. Not in the mood? Holdfast will also serve cheap Montucky tallboys and other beers and wine.
In their email, Preisch and Stocks write the food will center on eight-to-ten plates of "elevated bar snacks and grub, nothing too fussy." They say their iconic cornbread madeleines will almost certainly be available by the piece, and in terms of the vibe, they write, "We hope to make this a fun night of partying and drinks."
With Deadshot, Holdfast will end its Thursday night six course dinners (the night will likely become dedicated to collaboration dinners), so you can now expect regular dinners Friday through Sunday. Deadshot will take place every Monday, from 8 p.m. to midnight, beginning July 25.