We have just held our latest food and wine pairing, this time a tour of USA wine regions including Oregon, California, Washington and New York, paired with small plates such as a broccoli salad with lime and mint dressing, pork tenderloin with ginger and honey and an awesome white chocolate and raspberry torte. As I … Continue reading Tasting & pairing food and wine
Having been open for for almost 4 months, one of the things that has struck me more than anything else is how important our building has been in the lives of Matthews residents. The Portrait Gallery Restaurant and Bar is part of a building in the historic downtown area of Matthews, a building that has … Continue reading Renovating a historic building
We just had our 1st pairing event, where a large group of us sat around tasting great Bourbon and pairing them with plates prepared by our executive chef Brett. It was such a fun evening, getting to know some of our regulars a little better and meeting some new people for the 1st time. Bourbon … Continue reading Bourbon & Banter
Thank you to those who have commented on the blog, always good to hear your thoughts. We are busy preparing for the holiday season at the restaurant. Brett and the kitchen team have been putting together party menus for the groups wanting to use our private dining room, along with the menu for New Years … Continue reading The Holiday Season
This weekend represents the end of our first month of business and its been a whirl-wind! We have been overwhelmed by the good wishes from everyone as we try to get this thing off the ground. Business has been good, especially at the weekends, although brunch hasn't been as successful as we hoped, Matthews seems … Continue reading The first month!
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