Boulangerie means bakery, right? Well, Normandy native Chef Dominique Geulin, the owner and head baker at St. Honoré Boulangerie on Division Street, has shown that his style of boulangerie is a community gathering place providing excellent French pastries and breads and so much more.
St. Honoré Boulangerie on Division Street is participating whole-heartedly in Portland's Cider Summit and Oregon Cider Week. Not only has Chef Geulin developed a specialty cider cocktail program with Portland mixologist and author Jacob Grier, he has organized special cider based events, one being a dinner with each course using cider ingredients.
On Thursday, June 26th, enjoy the St. Honoré Boulangerie Cider Feast with a prix fixe menu featuring such delights as salad tossed with Finnriver Black Current Cider vinaigrette, Hors D'oeuvres served with their own cider mustard and desserts such as cider and saffron sabayon and cider-green apple macaroons. The five courses all made in some way with ciders and then paired with local ciders.
And then on Friday, June 27th enjoy a Cider Tasting and Live Music by the Djangophiles playing music made famous in the 30's and 40's by French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. You'll also enjoy the Happy Hour menu.
Daily you can enjoy a menu that includes quiche, salads, dinner entrees, spaetzle, soups and, of course, beautiful desserts, all made in-house under the guidance of Chef Geulin. Specialty cider cocktails such as debuted by Chef Geulin this week include cider sangrias (perfect for summer sipping). The sangria rouge is made with Finnriver Black Current Cider, raspberries, orange, pineapple and honey. The blanc features 2 Towns Bright Cider, apple, honey and mint.
So, St. Honoré Boulangerie is far from a simple French bakery. It is a great place for special events, a dinner date or a grilled French style panini at lunch time. They feature delightful wood-fired oven pizza. While you won't find a full bar, you will find a full range of cocktails, creatively crafted with cider, as well as beer and wine. Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to closing.
The atmosphere at St. Honoré on Division is light and inviting. Dine at intimate bistro tables or at a large communal table. Just perusing the pastry case is fun to do. Be sure and take home a dessert or quiche!