I just got a call from the Oregonian and was told that Navarre has been named restaurant of the year. A strange and wonderful declaration. Over the years there has been so much hard work. Figuring out how to open the doors with Garcia and Susan. Working out our relationship with farmer Laura and how to process and cook all the produce she has been able to grow for us. There has been so much hard work by so many people, in the kitchen and on the floor. The thing that really stands out in my mind are the regulars that have braved the quirkiness over the years and have supported Navarre by eating and drinking and sharing a small bit of their lives with us. The richness that I have been privy to enjoy over the years with those that I work with and those i get to serve and dine with has been extraordinary. I really want to thank everyone for the support and also ask for patience with all the attention this may bring.