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Inventive Seafood Restaurant Normandie Surprised Diners and Opened Super Early [Updated]

The seafood-heavy restaurant in the former Rue space opened two weeks before its proposed opening date

Cheese and apples at Normandie
Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Normandie, the mind-boggling seafood restaurant taking over the abandoned Rue space on SE Ankeny, swung open doors two weeks before its proposed opening date. Originally scheduled to open in November, the restaurants started slinging eyebrow-raising dishes like sea urchin blini and croque madame croquettes on October 18.

Chef and co-owner Heather Kintler has developed a smattering of mainly small and medium plates for the main dining room, like the sea urchin blini with tempura fennel and togarashi creme fraiche, or seared scallops with cashew brittle. Over at the bar, the restaurant serves dishes like duck fat madeleines with chicken liver mousse, a burger with five-hour onions and alpine cheeses, and two different croquettes, including one inspired by classic French croque madame.

Kintler, along with co-owners and Veritable Quandary alums Judson Winquist and Amanda Cannon Winquist, have debuted some dishes on the restaurant’s instagram, from apples with cheese and calvados caramel to pickled shrimp with cucumber. Take a look at some of the latest dishes below.

Update: October 22, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
This story has been updated to include the new opening date and Instagram dishes.

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