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Out west, Chef Gourdet pushes fine dining frontier with new Haitian restaurant


By Noah August

Inside a corner brick building in Portland, Oregon, brews what some are calling a “future for Haitian cuisine” – the only indication of ties to Haiti being two palm trees out front.

Kann, the vision of award winning chef Gregory Gourdet, opened earlier this year in the Pacific Northwest. Already, it has made the list of Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants in America for 2022 and is considered among the first fine dining venues serving Haitian cuisine. 

Overview:

Kann, award winning chef Gregory Gourdet’s newest restaurant, in Portland, Ore., aims to blend Haitian cuisine with the fine dining expectations of an American palette. It’s already been named America’s best new restaurant by Esquire magazine.

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