Wednesday, October 6, 2021

NORR Kitchen a Portland, OR Grocerant


If you picture great food looking good you might be thinking about NORR Kitchen, that opened today in Portland, Oregon. Developed by a group of collective passionate creatives. Consider that NORR Kitchen was a production studio turned eatery, originally designed for creating, testing, and video-graphing beautiful cuisine.

The NORR Team wanted to share their passion not only in pictures but in dishes for the community to enjoy at home, at the office or in NORR’s production studio in the heart of downtown Portland. Its clear that’s why they are focusing on elevated grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.

NORR Kitchen founder Christiann Koepke, stated, “We built NORR Kitchen to expand from digital work inside our four walls to also bring incredible food to the Portland community around us,” …. “This has allowed us to provide multiple offerings including on-site and off-site catering, multi-course ticketed dinners, and take-out and delivery services through a delicious and dynamic menu.”

Matt Hobbs, best known as chef de cuisine at Rosa Rosa, and previously as executive sous chef at the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C., has been tapped as executive chef and director of culinary operations at NORR Kitchen. It’s clear they have a talented team.

While at Rosa Rosa Hobbs garnered a deep understanding of the Portland palate, Hobbs will hand-craft starters, entrees, and desserts made with seasonal ingredients, local sources and innovative preparations. The goal is to have dishes will be as delicious as they are beautiful, aligning seamlessly with the NORR Team’s elevated culinary vision and aesthetic.

“We look at the food we make from so many perspectives; it needs to look beautiful, taste extraordinary, and be life-enhancing. The experience should make our customers’ lives both easier and more delightful,” says Hobbs.

So, when you take your next trip to Portland, you can find NORR located at 920 NE Glisan St. NORR Kitchen’s take-out and delivery menu will showcase elevated and updated versions of well-loved classics and regional specialties while always paying attention to sustainable ingredients and ethical sources.

The menu selection will be updated regularly as the culinary team and NORR Kitchen founder Christiann Koepke, explore seasonality and inspiring cultural trends. Highlights include:

·         White Truffle Garlic Bread with fresh Ricotta, Buffalo Mozzarella, Grand Padano, and herbs

·         Smoked Tomato Arancini with Smoked Tomato Risotto, Basil, Scamorza, Parmesan Reggiano, and Pomodoro Sauce

·         Tuscan Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas, Pear, Almond, Pancetta, Aleppo Pepper and Parmesan Vinaigrette

·         Ditalini with Pork Fennel Sausage, Rapini, Seasonal Squash, Parmesan Cream, and Aleppo Chili Oil

·         Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Ricotta Whipped Cream, Seasonal Fruit and Pistachios

NORR Kitchen’s takeout and delivery will be available Wednesday through Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and the weekly menu will be available online and on Instagram with weekly specials to be announced each week. Take-out orders can be placed by phone for pick up or delivery through Door Dash and Postmates.

Talk about being in the center of the grocerant niche, NORR Kitchen also caters events of all sizes both on and off-site. Catering inquiries can be made by calling 503-941-0407 or emailing Intimate ticketed, chef-led dinners inside the studio are planned for phase two of the NORR Kitchen experience. Details on dinners will be forthcoming soon.

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