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Comfort foods get remodeled into avant garde works of culinary art by chef Will Preisch at Holdfast, a chef’s counter experience from the former pop-up-menu master. The nook of a restaurant lives in the front section of wine bar Fausse Piste, where 16 lucky diners (hold fast to your reservations) are treated to the young chef’s changing Nordic-inflected dishes that are plate reliably attractively: cauliflower and caper puree acts as a bed for a chunk of moist cod with a hat of crisped skin. Meals always begin with a piece of oven-steamed rye-pumpernickel and are punctuated with a hot towel, an old-fashioned touch after a modern meal.

holdfast dining portland
Portland

Holdfast

Holdfast

Comfort foods get remodeled into avant garde works of culinary art by chef Will Preisch at Holdfast, a chef’s counter experience from the former pop-up-menu master. The nook of a restaurant lives in the front section of wine bar Fausse Piste, where 16 lucky diners (hold fast to your reservations) are treated to the young chef’s changing Nordic-inflected dishes that are plate reliably attractively: cauliflower and caper puree acts as a bed for a chunk of moist cod with a hat of crisped skin. Meals always begin with a piece of oven-steamed rye-pumpernickel and are punctuated with a hot towel, an old-fashioned touch after a modern meal.