In the News:
The Newberg Graphic December 2012:
"Cream of the Crop: Gourmet Twinkies"
The Oregonian June 2012:
"Underground, But Not Under the Radar"
News Register "Discover Yamhill Valley" April 2011 :
"What to Expect When Dining"
News Register April 2011 :
"Equinox extols Eola-Amity AVA"
Chehalem Valley Chamber "Spotlight on Business" March 2011:
"Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant"
Yamhill Valley News Register, Feb. 16, 2011:
"Caterer Comes with Glittering Credentials"
Newberg Graphic, Dec. 29, 2010:
"Subterra add hours, meals; renovates bar"
Yamhill Valley News Register, Jan. 16, 2010:
"Subterra, an underground restaurant, makes its debut"
Newberg Graphic, Dec. 22, 2009:
"Going underground for food"
Fine dining — Subterra restaurant offers affordable food, wine pairings
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Janet Bleck and her husband Martin along with son Kelsey moved
to Oregon in 2008 from tropical Miami, Florida to fulfill their
dream of living in the most beautiful state in the nation and
participate in its vibrant and burgeoning food and wine scene.
Martin, a chef, and Janet, a caterer, come from the world of
high-end, off-premise, full-service event planning. Janet founded
Creative Tastes Catering in 1984 and grew it to be one of the
largest event catering companies in the Miami area. In 1991
a young man named Martin applied for a prep cook job, and the
rest is history! Garden Café Catering was founded in 2004 to
provide all the food service needs at an 83-acre tropical garden
venue named Fairchild Tropical Garden, including an award-winning
Café, a seasonal restaurant, catering for festivals, groups
and events, and more.
Although a fine dining restaurant was really not in the plans, when Janet and Martin saw the location of Subterra they saw potential in opening an affordable white tablecloth restaurant in this area. Subterra – A Wine Cellar Restaurant, was conceived, and offers lunch Monday through Friday and dinner daily. Additionally the wine bar offers small plates hors d’oeuvres, classic cocktails, craft beers, and affordable wines by the glass.
Janet and Martin are extremely active in the Newberg community through Rotary International, the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, Women of the Willamette (WOW), various vineyard/winery trade associations, and various foundations for the arts and music, and charities.