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$70  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 5/22
5:15 PM & 7:45 PM


Day 2: 5-Course Avant-American Tasting Series

Opened in 2018, this French bistro on Southeast Ankeny Street immediately jumped onto Eater's List of "38 Essential PDX Restaurants" and, since then, has garnered places on Eater's "Best Seafood in Portland" List and "Best French Restaurants in Portland," as well as Resy's 2024 list of "Amazing Women-Powered Restaurants in Portland." Executive Chef/Owner Heather Kintler spent 16 years as Executive Sous Chef at The Veritable Quandary before joining Side Yard Farm & Kitchen as Sous Chef and Co-Farm Manager. That experience deepened her understanding of utilizing every part of vegetables and herbs, from root to seed, fruit, and flower. At Normandie, she showcases the abundance of the Pacific Northwest with dishes like charred octopus with pickled kumquats, crispy duck confit with chicories, hazelnuts, and citrus, poached prawn terrine with green apple and tarragon, and chili-glazed cured pork with charred cabbage. And then perhaps miso-caramel ice cream for dessert or brûléed challah bread pudding? "Eclectic and chic,” says Eater, and so we are excited to visit and chat with Chef Kintler, who will share her food ideas with us.

About the Host:

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Heather Kintler


Hailing from Florida, Chef Heather Kintler discovered cooking while studying photography in college and within three years, she rose through the ranks to Executive Chef at her first restaurant, Emiliano’s Café. She then moved to Portland, where she has cooked for The Veritable Quandary and Side Yard Farm & Kitchen.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Chicken Liver Mousse

    armagnac prune, pickled rhubarb, mustard seed, baguette

  2. Roquefort Terrine

    roasted beet, endive, saffron honey, walnut crumb, pickled kumquat

  3. Seared Albacore

    radish & herb salad, black sesame miso crema, pickled shallot, furikake

  4. Chile Glazed Pork Shoulder

    charred brassica, kimchi crema, pickled vegetable, candied cashew, shiso

  5. Buttermilk & Citrus Semifreddo

    rhubarb ice cream, lemon curd, hazelnut brittle, torched meringue


1005 SE Ankeny St

Portland, OR 97214

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, there is a nearby paid parking lot, as well as street parking available.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.

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