What to expect:
We are excited to welcome James Beard Award-winning Chef Vitaly Paley's Rosa Rosa, featuring a creative menu touching on the culinary traditions of the Ottoman and Roman Empires. And with this dinner, you don't just get one winery - you will enjoy the wines of two stellar Oregon producers. Taste J.K. Carriere's high acid, smooth tannin, classically built Pinot noir and Chardonnay along side Goodfellow Family Cellars' handcrafted old-vine wines.
Seating - private room for 40 guests
750 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
In late 2018, renowned Chef Vitaly Paley opened his fifth restaurant, Rosa Rosa, located in Downtown Portland on the ground floor of the Dossier. Vitaly Paley, the James Beard Award-winning chef of Paley’s Place, Imperial, Headwaters and The Crown opened Rosa Rosa with his partner and wife, Kimberly Paley, and Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo.
Rosa Rosa, named after Paley’s grandmother Rosa and as an ode to the City of Roses, takes inspiration from the rich culinary traditions born across the Ottoman and Roman Empires, from the Caucasus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.
With Rosa Rosa, Chef Paley brings together ingredients and flavors from recent travels to Turkey and Georgia, where Vitaly and Kimberly have deep family roots. Those exotic flavors, combined with the comforting Italian fare of New York City where they met and lived for many years, round out the menu at Rosa Rosa.
Rosa Rosa offers pastas, kebabs, locally sourced salads, shareable plates and seasonal specials, such as Çiya-style lamb meatballs stewed in sour cherries, tomatoes, sumac and shallots; and Chicken Chkmeruli, the signature pressed chicken from Hotel Zuzumbo in Telavi, Georgia.
J.K. Carriere makes primarily Pinot noir (and a bit of Chardonnay), producing classic, vivid and ageable wines with fruit on the first uptake, movement on the palate and elegance throughout. The wines are classically built and substantial, residing at the highest end of the acid spectrum amongst domestic Pinot Noir.
The name J.K. Carriere is a contraction of Jim Prosser’s two grandfathers’ names. The wasp that features prominently on the label has, due to severe allergy, twice nearly killed him. In 1999, on the heels of cellar work for eight classic Pinot Noir producers (OR, NZ, AUS, FR) and still working for two, Jim boot-strapped his operation and started making wine as J.K. Carriere Wines in Newberg, Oregon.
For its first ten years the winery operated from a true 100-year-old barn, which allowed both the business and reputation to flourish. In November 2007, Jim purchased 40 acres of grape-growing land on the southeast flank of Parrett Mountain, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. In 2009 the first vineyard blocks were planted, a new winery building was completed, and J.K. Carriere settled into its new home in the hills.
Goodfellow Family Cellars produces elegant and structured wines of site in Oregon's Willamette Valley. All wines are produced from sustainably farmed, non- irrigated vineyards, with individual and hands on attention to process. Founded in 2002, and producing approximately 4,000 cases annually, they focus on old vines planted in unique and beautiful sites, conscientious farming, and techniques of tradition in the cellar.