A new supper club and catering operation called The Hunter’s Bend (website, twitter, instagram) is now in operation in Portland.
Founders Frank Anderson and Rebecca Ambrosi originally hail from northern Maine and Chicago respectively. Frank has spent the last 15 years cooking restaurants across the country including as the chef de cuisine at Son of a Gun in Los Angeles. Rebecca is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute and has worked for both Thomas Keller and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The supper club is described as a “closed-door restaurant offering an intimate, dinner party style experience at unique locations around Portland.”
The hunter’s bend club is a closed-door restaurant offering an intimate, dinner party style experience at unique locations around Portland. The evening includes a guided food tour of the one of a kind menu, where Frank and Rebecca explain every course, it’s ingredients and why they chose it. Their favorite parts of the dinners so far include bringing people together, strangers who are seated next to each exchanging their information by the end of the night and answering guest’s questions about technique, ingredients and anything else they might be curious about.
The upcoming dinner they have planned is a 6-course meal featuring Ora King king salmon from New Zealand.
The Hunter’s Bend is a reference to a type of knot credited to Dr. Edward Hunter.