Bistro Open Daily
11:30am – 9pm
The Ponzi Family has been producing world class wines in the northern Willamette Valley since 1970. For over 40 years they have been leading participants in the development of the Oregon wine region.
They patterned The Dundee Bistro on the many examples of culinary hospitality they have observed in the world’s finest wine regions. They envisioned a restaurant capable of preparing and presenting dishes reflecting the highest culinary sophistication accompanied by wines and wine service of comparable excellence. At the same time, they wanted to create a casual, friendly atmosphere welcoming tourists, families, local residents and winemakers still in their overalls and field boots.
The wine program for The Dundee Bistro, under the guidance of the Ponzi Family, offers emphasis on local Pinot Noirs, rare vintages and bottlings, as well as an award-winning international selection of the world’s finest producers. While wine is the beverage focus at The Dundee Bistro, a complete bar serves classic cocktails, Northwest microbrews on draught and Italian coffees.
Executive Chef Chris Flanagan
Christopher Flanagan, Executive Chef of The Dundee Bistro, is a native of Oregon Wine Country; born and raised in the small wine town of Carlton. His culinary style is inherently wine friendly, light and intuitive. He knows Oregon and travels from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Range to be outdoors engaging in his favorite pastime…foraging for mushrooms and other wild delights.
Flanagan’s epicurean journey started with a high school senior project featuring culinary arts…a month-long internship at The Dundee Bistro. That teen-age opportunity changed his life – he fell in love with cooking. He went on to culinary school and kitchen positions in some of Portland’s finer restaurants but came back home to The Dundee Bistro and has been creating and cooking in the kitchen for nearly as many years as the restaurant has been open.
Flanagan, open to adventure (if it includes good food), interesting finds and tasteful experiences, has embraced the long-haul field trips to Italy in recent years. Hosted at their home abroad, owners Rebecca and Michel Ponzi, encourage him to continue to expand his creativity and knowledge of unpretentious yet beautiful and delicious cuisine. Fresh pasta, sauces, pizza, seafood specialties and so much more have slowly made their way into an inspired menu reflecting his never-ending enthusiasm and creativity.
Let Beverage Director Ayla Z. Holstein make your day in wine country extra special. As a true local, she can tell many stories about the history of the area or help guide you in your tasting journey. With many experiences in the wine industry, you can be confident her wine recommendations will pair well with your menu choice.
Contact Ayla Z. Holstein with any wine questions you may have.
The Dundee Bistro Manager
We are pleased to have Yvette Silva, who has taken the reins in her promotion to Service Manager of The Dundee Bistro. We welcome her expansive experience in the hospitality industry, enthusiasm, attention to detail and warm personality. Yvette is dedicated to creating memorable culinary experiences from the tip of your fork to the bottom of your wine glass.