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Coming Attractions

2011_06_lightner1.jpgWant to know what's in store when Portland chef Matt Lightner comes to town to reopen the shuttered Tribeca chef's table Compose? Portland Monthly critic Karen Brooks pens a love letter to the departing chef today in a review of his restaurant Castagna, writing that he "ennobles" weeds and transforms sea lettuce "into a briny perfume that goes straight to the brain" while name dropping painter James Lavadour, writer Ken Keasey, abstract expressionism, and the concept of alternative reality. [PoMo via Eater Portland; previously]