Thursday, December 5, 2013
In its April newsletter, Miyake, the Japanese restaurant at 468 Fore St., announced "a new concept" for the restaurant that will begin in June.
Chef Masa Miyake plans to restructure the menu to add a variety of international cuisines. The change will allow for greater creativity for the chef, and allow better use of the ingredients he grows/raises on his farm – including new products such as Mangalitsa pig, American guinea hog, and the first farm-hatched quail, chicken and duck.
Along with the new menu, the newsletter reports, Miyake will offer a six-item bento box that will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Fore Street restaurant will close on Sundays beginning in June, giving it the option of hosting events on that day or holding special dinners showcasing the farm's products.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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