Tilth Restaurant

Meet the Wine Buyer
October 11, 2007, 11:02 pm
Filed under: Wine

Hello Tilth Oenophiles!

Since this is my first blog transmission, I wanted to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Adam Chumas and I am the wine buyer and dining room manager at Tilth. Now, a bit about our wine program: Our goal is to keep a stock of reasonably affordable Northwest and Old World wines. Both Maria and I love Oregon and French wine. I am particularly interested in keeping a list that matches our seasonal menus. For instance, this month I’ve bulked up on some Oregon pinot noir and chardonnay as well as some Rhone varietals. I think they best match the hearty fall dishes our kitchen has assembled for October.

An additional note about October: It is harvest week in the Willamette Valley. I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Argyle Winery, learning from the winemakers and enjoying plenty of great juice! This harvest has been a wet one, but the team at Argyle seems optimistic nonetheless. While I was there, I was enticed to pick up their Nuthouse chardonnay for my list. I think it’s a great pairing for our albacore tuna dish. The toasty oak notes hold up wonderfully to the brightness of the fresh cilantro and mint flavors and the acidity is sharp enough to cut the richness of the sumac-dusted tuna. Come check it out for yourself!



Wine Questions?
September 25, 2007, 12:55 pm
Filed under: Wine

If you have a question, comment or whine about our wines, please contact Adam Chumas, Tilth’s dining room manager and wine buyer.


Cocktail Land
September 12, 2007, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Beverages

Hi. This is Jason K. at Tilth and I take care of the cocktail list. Our current list is focused on lesser-known classics. I love the craft and history of cocktails, so we’re digging around in the vaults for some of these and giving them a fresh spin. We certainly don’t own any of these recipes, but I’m excited to use them as vehicles for some of our housemade ingredients. It’s been mentioned that we’re featuring Billy Alstot’s strawberries in a classic Strawberry Daiquiri — unblended, of course. Something else to note is that we’re making our own falernum, which is a sweetener that has notes of almond, ginger and lime. It has a long history and the only way to get it is to make it yourself. So I did. Our falernum shows up in a drink called Corn ‘n Oil, which has an uncanny ability to make you want another and another.

Stop by for a sip.


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New Drink
August 17, 2007, 8:20 pm
Filed under: Beverages, What's New

Jason was trying to create a strawberry sidecar, but it didn’t work out. He decided to change course and he will now offer a classic strawberry dacquiri. We’re going to order several flats of Billy Allstot’s  strawberries to puree and freeze for the dacquiris.

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