Sub Rosa is a virtual restaurant and underground wine bar located in Dundee, Oregon.
Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.
Sub Rosa comes from the Latin, literally "under the rose," from the association of the rose with confidentiality, in reference to the use of a rose at secret meetings as a symbol of the sworn confidence of the participants. The ceilings of ancient banquet-rooms were often decorated with roses to remind guests that what was spoken sub vino (under the influence of wine) was also sub rosa.
Anyone who is familiar with secret societies such as the Freemasons, Priory of Scion, Knights Templar or has read Dan Brown's book The DaVinci Code will be familiar with the concept of sub rosa. What goes on here, stays here.
As you might expect, this is an invitation only gig. If you know us or know someone who knows us - you're in. Otherwise you just get to read about us on this web site. One might guess that we're more of a state-of-mind than an actual place.
Thanks for taking a spin through our web site. Check out the menus and what's to drink. Print out a few recipes. Drop in on some of the tunes we spin here or order a spiffy t-shirt for your collection.
At Sub Rosa, we answer the question of the ages.
sub rosa looks at the sacred feminine and the relationship to goddess worship, sang real, holy grail, san greal, sacred union, rose line, compass rose, mary magdalene, royal blood, hieros gamos, knights templar, secrets of Leanardo DaVinci