Catching up on my local blogs this weekend, my jaw hit the floor when I saw a post over at the Food Fight Blog reporting that Kalga Kafe had closed. I can't tell you how sad this news is to me. Kalga Kafe was one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.
Kalga wasn't the fanciest of places, and it was often overlooked in the crowded Portland restaurant scene when it came to accolades. But I adored it. It's a place which will always hold many fond memories for me and I'll forever miss Sukhdeep's phenomenal Indian food.
Kalga Kafe would have best been described as eclectic, it was one of the only places in town with Indian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Mediterranean and Pizza all on the same menu (and all served very well).
Kalga's owner Sukhdeep Singh had a deep commitment to the food he served and the community which surrounded the restaurant. The cafe was maintained as a highly sustainable business using mostly fresh, organic and local ingredients.
It's an extremely sad day when such a fundamentally good place like Kalga Kafe closes.
ed note: Looks like Sukdeep is moving to brazil.