Steak lovers take note: the RingSide Steakhouse is celebrating its 70th anniversary with some special events and menus. In the rough and tumble world of the restaurant business, 70 years is, well, a lifetime, especially one that has managed to stay at the top of its game. It remains a barometer of quality in terms of food—you’ll have to travel a long, long way to find better steak—and service.
There are two collaborative dinners— the first is tomorrow on June 1, when the Woodsman Tavern’s Andrew Gregory and Duane Sorenson take charge of the six-course dinner, while June 8 sees Toro Bravo’s John Gorman in the RingSide’s kitchen. Both dinners are paired with wines from a local winery. Tickets, all inclusive, are $200. There’s also a more affordable ($75) three-course menu running throughout June that features a trio of delicious beef cuts—braised short rib, char-boiled ribeye cap and tenderloin of beef Oscar. It’s a good time to invite the out-of-town parents, and their credit card, to visit. RingSide Steakhouse, 2165 W Burnside
A different kind of anniversary—June 6 will mark 70 years since D-Day and the Multnomah Athletic Club are hosting an honorary dinner. MAC executive chef, Normandy native and James Beard award winner Philippe Boulet is joining with Dominique Geulin, master baker of St. Honoré Boulangerie, to create a three-course dinner focused on the food of northern France. Reservations cost $55 (including gratuity, drinks are extra) and are available from the Alliance Francaise website. A good way to improve your French and pay your respects. Normandy Dinner, MAC, 1849 Salmon Street