Thursday, November 14, 2019


Seats: $100 per person

What to expect: 

Chef Lauro never fails to present big flavors in his delicacies inspired by the sea. Immerse yourself in a memorable waterfront dining experience with wines paired by the iconic Willamette Valley winery, Torii Mor. 

Seating - 18 guests in a private dining room with a beautiful river view.


King Tide Fish & Shell

1510 SW Harbor Way

Portland, OR 97201

They say the worst day fishing is still better than the best day working. Good thing we love our work—and the river views don’t hurt, either. Close enough to cast a line into the Willamette, King Tide takes its inspiration from fishing lodges of old: Casual and comfortable enough for a round of beers after work, with a little something extra for special occasions.

Chef Lauro Romero

The “local and seasonal” ethos comes naturally to Chef Lauro Romero. Growing up on a small farm in Mexico, it was just how things were done. Lauro credits his mother with stoking his passion for cooking, launching a career that began when he got his first restaurant job in Salt Lake City at just 14. Since then, Lauro worked his way up the ranks at restaurants including Bambara in SLC and Portland’s Three Degrees, where he became Executive Chef in 2016. Today, Lauro puts his farm-grown sensibility to work in the King Tide kitchen. When he’s not busy grilling Oregon seafood to flaky perfection, Lauro loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, exploring the outdoors and gardening (you can take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy).

Winery Partner

Torii Mor Winery

Dundee, OR

Torii Mor Winery started with a vision: the pursuit of elegant, Old World style Pinot Noir.


Dr. Donald Olson moved to Oregon to pursue this vision and purchased an older vineyard in the Willamette Valley, planted in 1972, and renamed it Olson Estate Vineyard. High in the Dundee Hills, the ten acres of old vines produce high-quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay year after year.


Don was drawn to the close ties Pinot Noir has to the earth and its ability to express terroir. The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together, the name is a nod to Pinot Noir’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.


After the first vintage in 1993 with just 1,000 cases, Torii Mor today produces 10,000 cases annually under the direction of Burgundian winemaker Jacques Tardy. Jacques produces those wines of elegance and balance that Don began pursuing years ago and Torii Mor continues to pursue elegance in wine making, respect for the earth, and balanced wines that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Jacques Tardy, Winemaker


Jacques Tardy was born into a love of wine. As the eighth generation of a Burgundian winemaking family from Nuit Saint Georges, Jacques pursued wine making and vineyard management from a young age. After studying Viticulture and Enology at Lycee Viticole de Beaune, Jacques moved to California in 1982. By 1990, he had made his way to the Willamette Valley and in 2004, he joined the Torii Mor team as head winemaker.


Jacques carefully produces wines of elegance, balance, and intention.


Jacques brings his Burgundian heritage and his years of experience to Torii Mor and carefully produces wines of elegance, balance, and intention, utilizing our Olson Estate Vineyard and other prestigious vineyards in the Dundee Hills and other AVAs within the Willamette Valley.



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