Din Din

You never know exactly what to expect from chef Courtney Sproule’s fantastical weekend supper club adventures, which is of course, part of their considerable charm. Perhaps the proceedings will begin with sparkling Vouvray, deep-fried mussels and mingling, until everyone is ushered to whimsically-decorated communal tables, where savory madelines with speck, peaches and brandied cherry tomatoes magically appear, followed by gooseberry sorbet and lamb tartare with currant and dried fennel. Once upon a time, Din Din venues varied with the menu, until Courtney found a permanent home for her moveable feast, a small, exquisite space hidden in the depths of the inner Northeast industrial district, where she also serves a light breakfast and lunch “Fee Fee” menu on weekdays, as well as a decadent Sunday “Matinée” brunch.

Details

Cuisine: French

Executive Chef: Courtney Sproule

Owner: Courtney Sproule

Atmosphere: Lovely, secretish space on a quiet industrial district street, feels like part open kitchen, part supper club, part teahouse

Outdoor seating: No

Best Seat: Facing the kitchen, which is always in action regardless of what time you go

Noise Level: Quiet when empty, normal to energetic when full

Dress Code: Casual is fine, but for dinner, you might want to dress up to match the elegant surroundings

Bring the Kids: To breakfast or lunch

Parking: Street parking is free and generally easy to find

Cocktails: Yes

Beer: Three canned/bottled beers, $3.50-$5

Wine: By the glass and bottle

Teetotalers: Fentiman's cola, orange juice

Coffee: Sterling Coffee Roasters

Tea: T Project

Ideal Meal: The full din din supper

Vegetarian Friendly: Yes

Good for the following occasions: Date Night, Dinner With Friends, Supper Clubbing

Catering: You can reserve the 50 seat dining room Sunday through Wednesday evenings, and Thursday through Saturday evenings (with five weeks notice). On weekdays, you can reserve a private 10-person table with kitchen views, separated from the dining room by a curtain. Offsite catering can be arranged, contact Courtney at 971.544.1350 or courtney@dindinportland.com.

Reservations: Call 971.544.1350 or email courtney@dindinportland.com

Take-Out: Yes

Delivery: No

Catering: You can reserve the 50 seat dining room Sunday through Wednesday evenings, and Thursday through Saturday evenings (with five weeks notice). On weekdays, you can reserve a private 10-person table with kitchen views, separated from the dining room by a curtain. Offsite catering can be arranged, contact Courtney at 971.544.1350 or courtney@dindinportland.com.