Press Release – August 25, 2011
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY WITH NEW SAKE PROGRAM
AND COCKTAIL LINEUP AT H5O BISTRO & BAR
Downtown Portland restaurant adds to its urban contemporary bar selections
PORTLAND, Ore. – (August 25, 2011) -Executive Chef Nick Yanes and Lead Barman Nathan Gerdes of H5O bistro & bar continue to showcase their talent and culinary innovation with the release of their new sake program and cocktail menu, available now at the downtown Portland restaurant.
H5O bistro’s sake program features a selection of seven sakes, including one brewed in Oregon. Complementing Chef Yanes’ restaurant menu, which includes contemporary sushi rolls, each sake has been carefully selected for unique flavors and pairing options. Sake is available in 4- or 12-ounce pours, as well as bottles.
H5O bistro & bar Sake Program Menu:
“The Brewer’s Sake” Yuri Masamune
Slightly dry sake that offers rich and earthy flavors with a smooth finish
“Kabuki” Chikuha Junmai
Well-rounded sake balanced with both earthy and soft fruit flavors
“Plum Tree Snow” Setchukanbai Junmai Ginjo
Fruity sake with a tropical, balanced flavor that pairs well with savory food
“Cabin in the Snow” Yuki no Bosha Junmai Ginjo
Incredibly smooth sake with hints of strawberry, dried apricot and white pepper finish
“The Can” Minato Harbor Namazake in a Can
Bold sake with intense yeasty aromas, strong notes of mushroom and higher alcohol content
Pearl Nigori Genshu
Forest Grove, Ore.
Notes of vanilla and pineapple with banana, coconut and anise finishing out with a creamy body
“Sparkling Flower” Ozeki Hana Awaka
Sparkling sake with sweet, bright fruit flavors and tangy bubbles
In addition to the new sake program, H5O bistro also released a new spirited cocktail menu featuring flavors from seasonal fruits and house-made infusions.
H5O bistro Cocktail Menu:
Traditional Italian digestif made with lemon peels and sugar, steeped in alcohol
Available in a lemondrop for an additional $2
White Watermelon Cooler
Rain organic cucumber lime vodka, fresh lime juice, watermelon syrup
Cucumber Chamomile Gimlet
New Amsterdam gin, fresh lime juice, lemon chamomile syrup, muddled cucumber
Sauvie Island Stem
H5O raspberry brandy, fresh orange, muddled cucumber
El relingo tequila, aloe vera juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, peychuads bitters
Cinnamon Blood Orange Sunrise
H5O cinnamon anise tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, fresh orange juice, blood orange puree
Buffalo trace bourbon, fresh lime, sarsaparilla syrup, ginger beer
Balentine’s finest blended scotch, gran classico bitters, licor 43
H5O bistro & bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Happy Hour is available in the bar Sunday through Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight. For more information about H5O bistro & bar or to make a reservation, visit http://www.h5obistro.com or call (503) 484-1415.
H5O bistro & bar
H5O bistro & bar, voted one of Portland’s best restaurants for scenic view on the OpenTable.com® Diners’ Choice list, is a casually upscale restaurant located at Hotel Fifty in downtown Portland, Ore., featuring urban contemporary American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Nick Yanes (YAW-nes). H5O bistro & bar boasts a welcoming, contemporary interior that showcases its beautiful Northwest setting with wall-length windows overlooking the popular Tom McCall Waterfront Park and several famous Portland bridges and waterways. H5O bistro & bar is inside Hotel Fifty at 50 Southwest Morrison Street. For more information please visit http://www.H5Obistro.com or call (503) 484-1415.
About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group, visit http://www.CoastalHotels.com.