Dundee Bistro

Staff Fun Fact Friday – Nancy!


Meet Nancy, The Dundee Bistro’s Pantry Chef, and this week’s featured team member for #FunFactFriday!

Nancy first started working at the Bistro eight years ago as a dishwasher and soon found she had a passion for working in the kitchen. She began watching, observing and learning from the other chefs, and several years later began working as the Pantry Chef. Today her favorite foods to prepare are pizzas and salads, with her absolute favorite dish being The Dundee Bistro’s Salumi Pizza. Cheers to Nancy and all of her hard work and dedication!

¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction 2014

The Dundee Bistro participated in this year’s ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction, an event that marks the world premiere of Oregon’s finest Pinot Noir. Winemakers from the state’s foremost wineries debut the 2013 vintage at this benefit for Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families. The Dundee Bistro team prepared a divine five-course meal to pair with these one-of-a-kind wines, ranging from a first-course Crispy Duck Confit and Persimmons Salad to a Honey Crisp Apple Galette for dessert.

2014 Oregon Wine Walk of Fame Induction at The Dundee Bistro

In celebration of The Dundee Bistro’s 15th anniversary, new honorees were inducted into the Oregon Wine Walk of Fame. Nominated and selected by their peers, these individuals are honored for their invaluable contributions to the Oregon wine industry.

Those inducted included:

Pat Campbell

Joe Campbell

Jim Maresh

Loie Maresh

Tom Elliot

Karen Hinsdale

Eric Hamacher

Mark Vlossak

Joel Myers

Allen Holstein

Maria Stuart

Ed King III

Terry Sherwood

Thank you to the honorees and event guests for helping us celebrate this amazing wine region!

The Dundee Bistro mentioned as “superb restaurant” in The Seattle Times

The Dundee Bistro Courtyard

Head for the Dundee Hills for remarkable wines

By: Andy Purdue

Read full article online.

The Dundee Hills are famous with pinot noir lovers. And rightfully so. Of the six small winemaking regions in the northern Willamette Valley, the Dundee Hills wines are perhaps the most distinctive.

IT’S A SMALL community not unlike so many others in Oregon’s rural Willamette Valley. But this little town is the heart and soul of wine country.

Named after a Scottish town, Dundee has long been agricultural. It wasn’t until the late 1960s and early ’70s when such pioneers as David Lett, Dick Erath, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser arrived and began planting pinot noir in the ancient red soils.

The resulting grapes became remarkable wines, turning a dream into an industry. Today, wines from the Dundee Hills are famous with pinot noir lovers.

And rightfully so.

In 1979, a pinot noir from The Eyrie Cellars made by Lett finished high in an international tasting in France. While it wasn’t nearly as dramatic as the “Judgment of Paris” tasting in 1976 (which put California on the world wine map), it did raise plenty of eyebrows and ultimately encouraged famed Burgundian vintner Robert Drouhin to buy land here and open Domaine Drouhin Oregon.

Of the six small winemaking regions in the northern Willamette Valley, the Dundee Hills wines are perhaps the most distinctive. The wines from these hills tend to be bright, elegant and suggestive of high-toned red fruit such as Rainier cherries, raspberries and cranberries. It’s remarkable, really. In blind tastings of Oregon pinot noirs, the wines of the Dundee Hills almost always stand out.

Today, some of Oregon’s biggest stars are in the Dundee Hills, including Erath Winery (now owned by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates), Archery Summit,Stoller Family Estate and Argyle Winery.

In addition, Dundee is home to superb restaurants, including the Dundee Bistro, Tina’s and Red Hills Market. (For a completely different dining experience — including cold beer and great burgers — head to Lumpy’s Tavern.) And some terrific B&Bs, including the Black Walnut Inn, capture the essence of wine country.

About the only downside to Dundee is the traffic. Highway 99W goes through town and can be snarled at certain times, especially when people who live in Portland head to the coast for the weekend.

But just head into the hills, where many of the wineries have tasting rooms amid beautiful vineyards, to soak in Oregon wine history and some great wines.

The Dundee Bistro’s Grass Fed Burger is in the running for #1 Burger in Wine Country!


The Dundee Bistro is competing with other local restaurants for #1 burger in Wine Country! The deliciously mouthwatering Grass Fed Burger is complete with a warm brioche bun, pickles, white cheddar and a side of their famous truffle fries. If you haven’t tried it yet, stop by the Bistro this weekend. You won’t be disappointed!

Vote online now.

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