Right at The Fork Podcast
Right at The Fork Podcast: Chef Daniel Mondok
Daniel has one of the deepest resumes of Portland chefs, earning high acclaim at his own Sel Gris, Genoa, the opening of ambitious Paulee to his current position at Raven & Rose, which he now calls home. He speaks with adoration for his time at the historic restaurant and the relationship he has with colleagues Lisa Mygrant and David Shenaut.
Men's journal: Whisky Cocktails for Purists
“This is a great twist on a classic Sazerac, with the same flavor component as the classic, but in a softer, easier-to-drink way," says David Shenaut, beverage director and operations manager, Raven & Rose, Portland, Oregon. "The name comes from my favorite term behind the bar: all the unnecessary noise bartenders can make when going through the process of making a cocktail."
Food & Wine Magazine
Food & Wine: Best Bars in America
“Inspired by the 1883 building that houses Raven & Rose, bar director Dave Shenaut's concoctions are complex and Victorian-themed. Rotating $4 to $6 small plates like corned-beef-stuffed Yorkshire puddings are served during their daily happy hour.”
The Oregonian: Portland named best small domestic restaurant and cocktail and drinks culture city by Saveur Magazine
"Readers also named Portland has having the best cocktail and drinks culture across the country because of craft beer, local distilleries and favored bars (Pepe Le Moko, The Rookery at Raven & Rose, Multnomah Whiskey Library)."
Culture Trip: Best Whiskey Bars in Portland, Oregon
“Inside a two-story Victorian carriage house, find Raven & Rose: a British-inspired gastropub modeled after the warm and inviting public houses commonly found in the UK. But this isn’t your average pub. Here, sourcing local, high-quality ingredients is a priority, even in the beverage program where syrups, tinctures, and cordials are made in-house and juices squeezed by hand."
Fresh Toast: 5 Spring Break-Inspired Cocktails That Are The Next Best Thing To Being In Mexico
“You don’t have to take your top off on South Padre Island to find that spring break feeling again. Here are five bartender-recommended cocktails paying homage to the mid-term academia tradition of fleeing to Mexico. Vive le youth."
Cooking Up A Story
Cooking Up A Story: Historic Building Now A Restaurant: Raven & Rose
"Lisa Mygrant admits that buying a 7,000 square foot, high-profile historic building in the center of downtown Portland was a larger project than she’d envisioned for her first restaurant.
“Terrifying,” she said when asked how it felt when the deal went through. “But really exciting. It was an amazing opportunity and such a special building.”
Imbibe: Whiskey Sour Riff: The Aviary
"Mezcal adds a layer of smokiness to this simple Whiskey Sour riff.
1 oz. bourbon
½ oz. mezcal
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
¾ oz. fresh egg white (pasteurized if you like)"
Oregon Wine Press
Oregon Wine Press: Seared Dayboat Scallops and Cacio e Pepe Pasta
“Cool climate Chardonnay, like those often produced in Oregon, are inspired by the crisp whites of Burgundy, and can be dramatically different from the oaked interpretations of California. The acidity and minerality will cut the richness of the scallops, butter and cheese and refresh the palate. Enjoy.”
Thrillist: Portland's Must Try Cocktails
“The bartenders at Raven & Rose and The Rookery (the upstairs bar) excel at making the classics, and the best example of this is their take on a mint julep. It’s not available in winter. But during the summer, it’s the best mint julep in the city, due mostly to the Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve bourbon, at 120 proof, that's been personally selected by the bar staff."
Tasting Panel: History in the Mixing
Oregon Wine Press
Oregon Wine Press: 2016 Oregon Wine A-List Awards
“There is a depth, a breadth and a history to the cuisines of this region of Europe that many people are unaware of, and that is definitely worth exploring and celebrating,” says Mygrant. “My time living and cooking in both London and Ireland opened my eyes to a world of food that I hadn’t previously understood.”
Thrillist: Euro Comfort Food Meets Local History in Ladd Carriage House
"The first floor's reserved for upscale dining/upscale watching the cooks toil over a wood-fired oven, while you sit at tables lit by antique gas lamps or obnoxiously quote Poe to historical society lushes at the bar until they ask you to come back nevermore.”
The Oregonian: Portland's 21 Essential Cocktails, Bar Tab 2015
"Sim's Old-Fashioned, Raven & Rose: Named in honor of Simeon Reed, founder of Reed College and BFF to William Ladd himself, the Sim's old-fashioned is this classic cocktail perfected. Eagle Rare bourbon, muscovado, Angostura & orange bitters are stirred and poured over a big, clear cube with a large twist of orange peel. Raise a glass to the good ol' days."
FSR Magazine: Raven & Rose puts Daniel Mondok at the Helm of the Kitchen
"The beginning of 2016 marked the third anniversary of Raven & Rose restaurant and The Rookery Bar, housed in the Portland, Oregon’s Art District’s historic Ladd Carriage House from 1883. At this milestone, owner Lisa Mygrant announced that her friend and colleague, Daniel Mondok, has taken over the kitchen as executive chef."
The Oregonian: Downtown Portland's Best Restaurants 2015
"It seemed like an illusion worthy of a Las Vegas stage. In 2007, downtown Portland's historic Ladd Carriage House was jacked up, placed on a flatbed and slowly trucked away. That day, anyone strolling through the Park Blocks would come face to face with a 500,000-pound building gently nudging its way through a canopy of American elms."
New York Times
New York Times: Table Talk: Raven & Rose in Portland, Ore.
"The evening wouldn’t be complete without a visit upstairs to the Rookery Bar, where the carriage house’s hayloft used to be. Here, the bar manager David Shenaut presents a collection of cocktails that he says “are inspired by the history and craftsmanship of the beautiful building.” His St. Croix Sling (St. Croix Rum, sugar, lemon and ginger) is his spin on the hot toddy. It’s spicy yet soothing, and soul warming.”
The Oregonian: Downtown Portland's Best Restaurants 2016
“This spare-no-expenses restaurant in the historic Ladd Carriage House has a British-inspired menu and some of the city's best cocktails.”
The Oregonian: Portland's 21 Essential Bars
“Upstairs at the historic Ladd Carriage House, the Rookery taps Portland history for a bar that's half country saloon, half leathery English parlor. It's also one of Portland's best craft cocktail bars, full stop.”
Everyday Runaway: The Best Bars in Downtown Portland
"There are numerous reasons why I love this bar, but the number one reason I bring all of my out-of-town guests here is the cocktails. The Rookery takes craft cocktails to a whole new level, and the mixologist behind them is arguably the best in Portland. The custom cocktail menu changes seasonally and everything is good. The bar atmosphere (and the history behind the it) is equally as impressive."
The Oregonian: Portland's Raven & Rose Restaurant Gets Killer Publicity from 'Grimm'
"Some viewers might be wondering, given that Friday's episode of "Grimm" had a storyline in which the restaurant's chef was serving beef and truffle tartlets made with a mushroom that caused any Blutbad (a werewolf-like creature) unlucky enough to eat it to develop the worst stomach ache imaginable. As in, their stomachs rumbled, swelled, and then exploded."