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Local guest chefs to join Albertina's executive chef Alex Diomis for eight-course Albertina's Chefs' Dinner: Autumn Harvest



Albertina's Restaurant (424 NE 22nd Ave., Portland) will host its first autumn harvest dinner on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Brian Landry of Bamboo Sushi, Christina Chambers of The Heathman Restaurant & Bar, pastry chef Charles Mason from Whole Foods at Tanasbourne, and baker McRae Freeman of Arleta Library Bakery Café will join Albertina’s executive chef Alex Diomis to prepare an eight-course tasting menu inspired by the rich flavors of the harvest season.


A variety of culinary creations comprise the evening's menu. Featured items include: spinach and acorn squash salad topped with soft cheeses, walnuts and brown butter vinaigrette; creton on sesame flatbread with pickled apples; slow cooked rabbit with chorizo; autumn inspired dolma; and pork belly pumpkin jus glaze with root vegetables and caramelized Brussels sprouts.


What:             Chefs’ Dinner: Autumn Harvest

Eight-course tasting menu prepared by chefs Alex Diomis, Brian Landry, Christina Chambers, Charles Mason & McRae Freeman

Where:           Albertina’s Restaurant, 424 NE 22nd Ave. (btwn Glisan & Flanders Sts.) Portland

When:             Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m.

Who:               Chefs Alex Diomis, Brian Landry, Christina Chambers, Charles Mason & McRae Freeman

Cost:               $55 per person (wine pairing available for additional cost). Proceeds and tips from the chefs' dinner help support the work of Albertina Kerr. 

RSVP:             Reservations only, limited seating. For reservations, please visit For more information, please call 503-231-0216.


The Chefs’ Dinner: Autumn Harvest, is one of a series of upcoming chefs’ dinners where local Portland chefs come together to showcase great cuisine while giving back to their community. On January 12, the chefs’ dinner will feature Oregon Truffles and Wines. On April 19, the bounty of the Northwest will be featured at the second annual Earth Day Chefs’ Dinner. Volunteer run Albertina’s Restaurant and Shops are celebrating 30 years with events all year long:


November 10: Cooking School: Holiday Apps & Wines

December 10 & 17: Albertina’s Tea: Holiday

January 12: Chefs’ Dinner: Oregon Truffles & Wines

February 11: Albertina’s Tea: Valentine’s Day

February 23: Cooking School: Cooking with Chocolate

April 19: Chefs’ Dinner: Earth Day

May 12: Albertina’s Tea: Mother’s Day

June 1: Party on the Patio

Albertina’s Restaurant and Shops is a volunteer-run business that benefits Albertina Kerr’s work with families, children and adults. Albertina Kerr helps children, adults and families in Oregon with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. When you dine with us, you earn your wings as a Kerr Angel, someone who reaches out to the most vulnerable and gives back to their community.


Albertina’s Restaurant serves delicious Northwest-inspired lunches in a cozy café setting Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Albertina’s hosts special events throughout the year including cooking schools, teas and has a private dining space available for groups. Profits and tips from the volunteer-run Albertina's Restaurant and Shops benefit Albertina Kerr’s work with families and the community to support children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead fuller, self-determined lives. For more information, visit or


Amy Miner
Albertina Kerr
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 503-408-4721
Fax: 503-239-8106