Castagna is where modern sensibility meets natural ingredients for a sensory experience that defines a new Northwest cuisine.
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Wow. The place to go in #portland for a magical molecular meal. Do the tasting menu!
Justin Woodward, a Noma alum, spotlights foraged ingredients at Castagna. Expect a 12-course tasting menu with such dishes as Dungeness crab and yellow-foot chanterelles with an infusion of hops.
Chef Justin Woodward deftly continues Castagna's reputation as the pioneer of the local "au natural" culinary movement: Greens and flowers are foraged by the chef himself. [Eater 38 Member]
This place is amazing and the price is very reasonable for what becomes a 15 course meal. Highly rated for all foodies out there.
House-made Lavender Lemonade, yum!
Right next door to the Café!
The Dungeness Crab with Chilled Consume is to die for. Get some!
Food is creative, flavorful, and inspiring. The tasting menu for $95 is a steal. If you love food, appreciate solid technical execution, and enjoy surprising flavor combinations, this is your place.
Ask for some aoli with the fries. Delicious for dipping. Also request "light salt"; otherwise I have found they consistently arrive over-salted.
Almost everything's terrific, nothing's bad. But the soups.... Mmm best soup in town.
WW's Restaurant of the Year 2010 Runner-Up Ideal Meal: Choose one dish from each of the menu’s four categories for $65 to get the full Lightner experience.
The lamb is incredible!
Amazing! Everything we ordered was out of this world!
awesome staff. nice dinner portions. loved the rice pudding w/ caramel sauce to seal the deal!
When asked what keeps his dishes original, Chef Lightner says,“In food the best things are the subtleties, a texture, a seasoning, and balance.”
please, please, please trust me and order the chinook salmon w/ sugar snap peas, soaking in jamon broth. And then let me know what YOU think. Best.dish.EVER.