Gastro Mania keeps things simple – delicately grilled seafood, crisp salads, herbs, lots of olive oil and lemon, and creative original sauces and marinades. Chef Alex Nenchev decided to blend hip with his background as a classically trained Continental and Mediterranean executive chef, his crafty and finessed gastronomy uses only fresh and local gourmet ingredients to deliver Mediterranean inspired delicatessens daily. Fast and fine can go together – Go ahead and treat yourself.
Seres Restaurant is a modern, sustainable interpretation of classic American Chinese cuisine. Everything from ingredients to practices follows a commitment to the health of diners as well as the planet. In addition to using primarily locally farmed produce, Seres grows some of their own vegetables and garnishes. Seres' dishes feature meats raised with no hormones and no antibiotics, sustainably caught or sustainably raised seafood, and bean curd from Portland’s own OTA Tofu Company. Essentially, you will still find every traditional long-loved Chinese food like fried rice, dumplings, or Kung Pao at Seres, however with a lightness and purity that is not only delicious but also important.