What to expect:
If you're looking for big flavors and interesting wine pairings, this is the meal for you. We're going for an Argentinian flair with this dinner - and Dominio IV will be showcasing their "Tango" Tempranillo. LeChon is a series favorite with dinners held in their gorgeous private dining room. Join us for what promises to be an evening of fun and festivity.
Seating - 24 guests at long tables in the private dining room.
113 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
LeChon is a South American dining experience that seamlessly combines the fiery cooking of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, along with creative inspiration of the chef. Enjoy perfectly charred 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, housemade piquillo pepper and braised brisket empanadas, slow roasted lechon, refreshing ceviches and smoked bone marrow.
Chef Jaco Smith
Executive Chef Jaco Smith consistently pushes the boundaries on traditional Latin fare by incorporating wood-fired flavors into his cuisine while boasting a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. Executive Chef Jaco Smith comes from a large family of cattle, sheep and grain farmers. He started cooking at a young age in his mother’s kitchen. She regularly catered themed events at their home which resulted in his falling in love with cuisines from around the world. His favorite childhood memories include the tastes of dulce de leche, flan and grilled breads, reminiscent of South American flavors and commonly found on South African kitchen tables.
After several years exploring global wine culture, Patrick and Leigh just knew they had to take part in the wine industry. Leigh is the expert farmer, managing several vineyards in the valley, and Patrick’s the resident winemaker. To say they're completely passionate about the work they're doing is an understatement. The whole team strives to expand our understanding of viticulture on the daily to ensure they are producing the best products possible.
Patrick Reuter, Winemaker and Co-Owner
Patrick Reuter is the winemaker and co-owner of Dominio IV. Patrick learned about wine-making while working harvests in Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Burgundy, and Oregon. He graduated from University of California Davis where he studied terroir while his wife, Leigh, studied viticulture. Patrick started the Dominio IV winery with Leigh in 2002 and has been working with the fruits of Viognier, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo ever since.
Leigh Bartholomew, Co-Owner
After gleaning hands-on vineyard experience in both Washington State and Chile, Leigh studied viticulture at the University of California at Davis. Master’s degree in hand, she then traveled the world, working harvests from California to Burgundy to New Zealand. Returning to the West Coast in 2000, Leigh became the vineyard manager for Archery Summit. Leigh now works on many Willamette Valley vineyards producing wonderful grapes for many wineries. In 2002, she and Patrick began the Dominio IV winery.
Photo by Marcus Larson for Oregon Wine Press.