il Solito Grand Opening Party
il Solito means “the usual” in Italian. It’s also a new Italian restaurant that opened in downtown Portland. The restaurant’s executive chef, Matt Siegler, is excited to create some amazing Italian fare for the Northwest. il Solito has been open for a little while but decided to wait until the craziness of opening a restaurant settled to have their big party.
You’ll notice in the photos an array of foods- most of them not falling into the Italian category. The folks at il Solito said they just wanted to have fun and Matt just wanted to create fun dishes for everyone attending. It was also a reminder that the Hotel Vintage (where il Solito is located) hosts a space that people can rent and cater food. il Solito will cater- and it doesn’t have to be Italian cuisine. Yes, you can have Chinese cuisine or even a ranch fountain. Both items were a huge hit at this party. Along with the delicious Negronis that head bartender Bryan Gallagos concocted.
I heard the staff say before the party started that this “was going to be a lot of fun.” They just wanted to celebrate the opening and have a great time with the guests. And I think everyone had a wonderful time.
Visit il Solito soon and find out what menu item will become your usual. Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from the event.