Matthew Lightner is the former executive chef of 2* Atera in New York City. 

His return to Oregon will hopefully bring Michelin to Oregon for the first time.

- Skinny 1-28-2022 9:09 am

I had the good fortune to be taken to Atera twice. Not sure I would ever pay that much myself (or, rather, I'm pretty sure I would not be able to pay that much), but I loved it. Not everyone agrees with me though. I think S DB said it was something like eating "the forest floor" and I don't think he meant that in a good way. Will be interested to see what he does out there. 

- jim 1-28-2022 4:20 pm [add a comment]

Oh hold on there good Sir...! We did go and loved it...! Forest floor a good thing...! Also had the curious distinction that when we (being the last to leave) got our coats the exceedingly well dressed fellows said--"Hope we see you again Steve, helicopters, octopus...we know..." Just when I thought I was famous I realized that when you are serving only 24 people a night you can easily Google every guest...Oh well... sdb
- steve db 1-28-2022 8:12 pm [add a comment]

He was loved here before..........but if course TBD...........they have a farm.......the 'fermentor' is from NOMA........fingers crossed.....what did it cost before wine in NYC?


- Skinny 1-28-2022 8:18 pm [add a comment]

I believe it was $74,000.
- jim 1-29-2022 12:52 am [add a comment]

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