Michael Russell picks Portland's 10 best dishes of 2016  No. 8: SpaghettiO's at SuperBite  This tiny, two-bite bowl of truffled house SpaghettiO's slick with Irish butter, which you will order, then order again, then ask fruitlessly for a much larger bowl.

Michael Russell picks Portland's 10 best dishes of 2016

No. 8: SpaghettiO's at SuperBite

This tiny, two-bite bowl of truffled house SpaghettiO's slick with Irish butter, which you will order, then order again, then ask fruitlessly for a much larger bowl.

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The new restaurant by Ox's Greg and Gabi Denton is accepting reservations by phone only for NYE. See what a "superbite" – the flavor-packed, amuse-style bites — is all about. Note the Dentons' Ox is also currently accepting reservations by phone for NYE.

      How one Portland restaurant evened out restaurant wages  By contemporary standards,   SuperBite’s   menu is relatively long. There are nearly 30 dishes available at the Portland, Ore. restaurant, opened this spring by   James Beard Foundation Award nominees Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton ,  and guests are supposed to order a bunch of them.  In practice, that means the pass is perpetually chockablock with braised king trumpet mushrooms; halibut fish sticks; duck liver scrambled eggs and the Dentons’ truffle-gilded interpretation of SpaghettiOs. “There are dozens of dishes leaving the kitchen every minute,” Gabrielle Denton says.  That arrangement was part of the inspiration for what the Dentons call a “one-house system,” a clever solution to the nationwide problem of underpaid cooks....  Read the whole   article

How one Portland restaurant evened out restaurant wages

By contemporary standards, SuperBite’s menu is relatively long. There are nearly 30 dishes available at the Portland, Ore. restaurant, opened this spring by James Beard Foundation Award nominees Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, and guests are supposed to order a bunch of them.

In practice, that means the pass is perpetually chockablock with braised king trumpet mushrooms; halibut fish sticks; duck liver scrambled eggs and the Dentons’ truffle-gilded interpretation of SpaghettiOs. “There are dozens of dishes leaving the kitchen every minute,” Gabrielle Denton says.

That arrangement was part of the inspiration for what the Dentons call a “one-house system,” a clever solution to the nationwide problem of underpaid cooks....

Read the whole article

       Michael Russel: Portland's Best New Restaurants   SUPERBITE: At this Downtown Portland Restaurant, Greg Denton and Gabriele Quiñónez Denton are attempting to tap the collective creative energy of their team, with cooks developing their own recipes for the menu, and sometimes even delivering them in person.  The only problem with the signature truffled spaghettios is that they don't come in a bigger bowl.

Michael Russel: Portland's Best New Restaurants

SUPERBITE: At this Downtown Portland Restaurant, Greg Denton and Gabriele Quiñónez Denton are attempting to tap the collective creative energy of their team, with cooks developing their own recipes for the menu, and sometimes even delivering them in person.  The only problem with the signature truffled spaghettios is that they don't come in a bigger bowl.

      Bites to Remember   SuperBite Gives Downtown the Restaurant It Desperately Needs    RECEIPTS FROM SUPERBITE  look like those monumental tree-killers you get at Safeway: a veritable scroll, chronicling the last few hours’ worth of serendipitous bites and balanced cocktails. It sits in your wallet until you find it at work weeks later and get jealous of past you.  SuperBite, the new space from chef/owners Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of the insanely popular Ox, manages to capture the culinary excitement of its parent restaurant and yet distinguish itself from the original—like  The   Godfather  and  The Godfather, Part II . The Dentons have said they wanted to create a restaurant full of seemingly mismatched flavors that taste great together, with smaller plates so the bold flavors don’t overwhelm eaters, but compel them forward.  Mission accomplished. Here, the bill will be about $60 a person with drinks and tip, but it’s a luxury worth indulging in. The former Grüner space is reworked with Mediterranean blue-and-white tiles, white walls, and an open cooking station, where the chefs will personally bring your dish to your table to explain what’s in it. The menu’s 25-plus items are divided into bites, plates, and platters, and the welcoming servers do a good job explaining how best to order.  Read the entire  review ...

Bites to Remember

SuperBite Gives Downtown the Restaurant It Desperately Needs

RECEIPTS FROM SUPERBITE look like those monumental tree-killers you get at Safeway: a veritable scroll, chronicling the last few hours’ worth of serendipitous bites and balanced cocktails. It sits in your wallet until you find it at work weeks later and get jealous of past you.

SuperBite, the new space from chef/owners Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of the insanely popular Ox, manages to capture the culinary excitement of its parent restaurant and yet distinguish itself from the original—like The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II. The Dentons have said they wanted to create a restaurant full of seemingly mismatched flavors that taste great together, with smaller plates so the bold flavors don’t overwhelm eaters, but compel them forward.

Mission accomplished. Here, the bill will be about $60 a person with drinks and tip, but it’s a luxury worth indulging in. The former Grüner space is reworked with Mediterranean blue-and-white tiles, white walls, and an open cooking station, where the chefs will personally bring your dish to your table to explain what’s in it. The menu’s 25-plus items are divided into bites, plates, and platters, and the welcoming servers do a good job explaining how best to order.

Read the entire review...

       Travel Portland: Media Update   CULINARY BITE   SuperBite    SuperBite , the latest project from Greg Denton and Gabi Quiñónez Denton ( Ox ), promises intense flavor by the mouthful. Fresh off the release of their cookbook, “ Around the Fire ,” the celebrated culinary duo is focusing on bold flavors culled globally. Roughly a third of the menu is devoted to “superbites,” (dishes enjoyed in one to three bites) such as duck liver scrambled egg with sturgeon caviar; halibut brandade fish stick; and grilled shiitake with porcini-miso marshmallow. Small plates and platters for sharing as well as dessert spoons and plates round out the fare, developed and delivered directly by the chefs and cooks in “one-house” service style.

Travel Portland: Media Update

CULINARY BITE

SuperBite

SuperBite, the latest project from Greg Denton and Gabi Quiñónez Denton (Ox), promises intense flavor by the mouthful. Fresh off the release of their cookbook, “Around the Fire,” the celebrated culinary duo is focusing on bold flavors culled globally. Roughly a third of the menu is devoted to “superbites,” (dishes enjoyed in one to three bites) such as duck liver scrambled egg with sturgeon caviar; halibut brandade fish stick; and grilled shiitake with porcini-miso marshmallow. Small plates and platters for sharing as well as dessert spoons and plates round out the fare, developed and delivered directly by the chefs and cooks in “one-house” service style.

      Food GPS Interview: chefs Greg Denton + Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton (Ox + Superbite)  Greg Denton Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton are the partners behind   Ox   and   Superbite   in Portland, Oregon. The duo met at Terra in St. Helena, became Food & Wine Best New Chefs in 2012, and recently released   Around the Fire  , which spotlights wood-fired cooking at Ox and at home. I met the couple at Republique in Los Angeles, where they shared culinary insights.  The full   interview .    

Food GPS Interview: chefs Greg Denton + Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton (Ox + Superbite)

Greg Denton Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton are the partners behind Ox and Superbite in Portland, Oregon. The duo met at Terra in St. Helena, became Food & Wine Best New Chefs in 2012, and recently released Around the Fire, which spotlights wood-fired cooking at Ox and at home. I met the couple at Republique in Los Angeles, where they shared culinary insights.

The full interview.

 

      SUPERBITE REVEALED: FIRST MENU, PHOTOS FROM OX CHEFS’ NEW RESTAURANT  "They're going to have to look at a table and know when someone's glasses are low on water, or a napkin is on the ground," Greg Denton says. "If you want to be a chef, or own your own restaurant, you should know how the front-of-house works, and you shouldn't be afraid to cross that line."   OREGONIAN

SUPERBITE REVEALED: FIRST MENU, PHOTOS FROM OX CHEFS’ NEW RESTAURANT

"They're going to have to look at a table and know when someone's glasses are low on water, or a napkin is on the ground," Greg Denton says. "If you want to be a chef, or own your own restaurant, you should know how the front-of-house works, and you shouldn't be afraid to cross that line."

OREGONIAN

      Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting From Ox Restaurant  The cookbook aims to take backyard grilling from a casual cuisine to one excited as ambitiously as any other special occasion home cooking.   EATER

Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting From Ox Restaurant

The cookbook aims to take backyard grilling from a casual cuisine to one excited as ambitiously as any other special occasion home cooking. 

EATER

      JAMES BEARD FINALISTS FOR BEST CHEFS PACIFIC NORTHWEST  OX Restaurant chefs and owners Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. make the cut and are named on the prestigious 2015 James Beard Finalist for Best Chef Pacific Northwest for the first time.    J BF 2015 FINALIST LIST

JAMES BEARD FINALISTS FOR BEST CHEFS PACIFIC NORTHWEST

OX Restaurant chefs and owners Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton. make the cut and are named on the prestigious 2015 James Beard Finalist for Best Chef Pacific Northwest for the first time. 

JBF 2015 FINALIST LIST

      FIRST LOOK: KASK, FROM OX RESTAURANT OWNERS, REOPENS IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND  The new Kask, from OX owners Greg and Gabi Denton, is offering a short menu of creative drinking snacks, alongside a pared-down cocktail list.    OREGONIAN

FIRST LOOK: KASK, FROM OX RESTAURANT OWNERS, REOPENS IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND

The new Kask, from OX owners Greg and Gabi Denton, is offering a short menu of creative drinking snacks, alongside a pared-down cocktail list. 

OREGONIAN

WITH SUPERBITE, OX CHEFS LOOK TO DELIVER ANOTHER BLOCKBUSTER RESTAURANT

“We love to snack our way through menus,” Gabi says.
“And that’s SuperBite: A dining adventure in small plates.”

OREGONIAN