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Events for June 19
Tasting Tuesday at Liner & Elsen
German Wines with the Owner-Winemakers of Weingut Ackermann
Plus a line up of German-style local wines by Teutonic Wine Co.
Tuesday, April 3 6:15-7:30 – Presentation begins at 6:15 sharp
Join us for an informal tasting of great German wines from Ackermann and local Germanic-style offerings from Teutonic Wine Co. Winemaker-owners Harlad Junglen and Anne Junglen as well as Teutonic’s Barnaby and Olga Tuttle will be on hand to discuss their wines. No reservation needed. Fee: $10.
Teutonic Wine Co.
2011 Riesling, Crow Valley Vineyard
2011 Pinot Gris, Maresh Vineyard
2011 White Blend (70% Pinot Noir / 30% Muller Thurgau)
Weingut Ackermann Selections:
2010 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese Trocken
2011 Zeltinger Deutschherrenberg Riesling Spätlese, Halbtrocken
2010 Zeltinger Schlossberg Spätlese
2003 Zeltinger Schlossberg Trockenbeerenauslese
2002 Zeltinger Himmelreich Eiswein
2011 Teutonic Wine Co. “November Harvest” Pinot Gris, Maresh Vineyard
Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants • 2222 NW Quimby Street, Portland • website •503-241-9463 • Mon.-Sat. 10am – 6pm
Brasserie Montmartre Easter Brunch
Brasserie Montmartre Easter Brunch Buffet & Bottomless Bubby
…lavish & delectable buffet, bottomless bubbly, and blood bar
Le Brunch de Paques
Easter Brunch Buffet & Bottomless Bubbly
…lavish & delectable buffet, bottomless bubbly, and blood bar.
April 8th, 2012 | 9 am – 2 pm
$24 per person | $30 w/ bottomless bubbly
Kids 5 to 12 for $10
Organic Farms Greens with Oregon blue and toasted pecans
Artisanal Cheese & Imported Charcuteries
Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
Tomato & Goat Cheese Frittata
Chorizo & Wild Mushroom Scrambled Eggs
Caramelized Leek & Roquefort Cheese Quiche
Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Thyme,
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Carlton Farm Bacon
Sliced Molasses Glazed Ham
Homemade Biscuits & Gravy
Belgian Waffle, Strawberries, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup
House Made European Pastries
Seasonal Fresh Fruits
Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice & Apple Juice
Executive Chef Michael Hanaghan ·
Sous Chef Ryan Carrar
Chef/Proprietor Pascal Chureau
Reservations Recommended | Call 503.236.3036 or Reserve Online Here
din din Easter Brunch
From the din din newsletter
Easter brunch is often a more elegant and formal affair than the habitual easy Sunday morning but this year we want to give you both fuss and fun!
Bartender Kelley Swenson will join din din on Sunday, April 8th at The Little Church to pair cocktails, beer, and wine with our four course brunch.
Also in honorary attendance will be Tears for Fears & John Cusack! In the kitchen at our cocktail brunches with Distillery Row a couple of years ago, we learned that the 80s pair really well with brunch, and we wanted to share that with you as well this year. So we’ll be cranking 80s favorites and projecting romantic comedies like Say Anything!
Here’s a sketch of the menu:
we’ll mingle first over
Bleu d’Auvergne mousse on pain d’épices with dressed spring shoots
Market radishes, Ken’s country brown bread, and French butter
English Gin, Farigoule de Provence, Lemon, Honey, Egg Whites
and then brunch on
wilted chicories with baked oyster and sunchoke gratin
Manzanilla Sherry, Bitters, Grapefruit, Grey Salt
rockfish with herb vinaigrette and fennel soubise
Ayinger Bräu-Weisse (Beer) OR Macvin du Jura (Wine)
rabbit with Pineau des Charentes cream & duck egg omelette
Domaine Berthournieu 2007 Lacassagne, Vielles Vignes, Tannat
tangerine warmed in rosemary syrup with rhubarb sorbet
Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, Punt E Mes, Amaretto
Make your rezzo with Courtney at 971-544-1350 or email@example.com
Sunday, April 8th
The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave (Just north of Alberta on NE 23rd)
4 courses and cocktail, wine, and beer pairings as well as coffee
$55 + gratuity
We look forward to it!
– din din
Columbia Gorge Wineries Portland Grand Tasting
Columbia Gorge Wineries Portland Grand Tasting
Monday, April 9th, 2012
Public Event: 4pm-7pm
Location: The Melody Ballroom
615 Southeast Alder Street , Portland, OR 97214
This is our exciting kick-off event for the Columbia Gorge Passport Weekend featuring wineries from the Columbia Gorge in Washington and Oregon.
Over 28 wineries will be coming to Portland for one night to pour wines from the Columbia River Gorge. Come meet with our winemakers and discover the variety of wines from the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Valley AVAs. Tickets are $25 each and include a commemorative wine glass, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a Passport for Passport Weekend in the Gorge, April 13-15th (Passport is a $15 value)
Trade Tasting: 1pm-4pm
Tickets can be purchased at www.columbiagorgewine.com/Passport_2012.htm or by Calling CGWA at 866-413-WINE
Old Town Pizza Benefit Dinner at Aviary
AVIARY RESTAURANT TO HOST BENEFIT DINNER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OLD TOWN PIZZA AFTER RECENT FIRE
Help Support Old Town Pizza’s Reopening By Attending Aviary’s First Beer Dinner on April 11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sarah Pliner, Jasper Shen, and Kat Whitehead of Aviary Restaurant are hosting a family style dinner benefit to support the Northeast Portland Old Town Pizza, after a recent fire. Aviary will be pairing some of their signature dishes with Old Town Pizza’s newest beers recently produced in-house at Old Town Brewing Company. These beers were scheduled to be released two days after the fire, and due to the fire, production of these beers have been temporarily suspended. There will be one seating, family-style, with beer pairings included.
“We are so happy to help considering how the Portland food community rallied around us after our fire last summer. We are thankful we were able to reopen quickly due to everybody’s support and it’s important to us to help another restaurant in need,” said Jasper Shen, of Aviary Restaurant.
WHEN: April 11 at 6:00 pm
COST: $45 per person
WHERE: Aviary Restaurant, 1733 NE Alberta St,
House cured gravlax, eggplant mousseline, ginger vinaigrette and
Tempura pumpkin, red curry, scallions
Pairing: Pale Ale
Chicken skin salad, watermelon. bitter greens, baba ganoush and
Mussels, sugar snap peas, pig snout bacon, chile miso broth
Pairing: Wheat Beer
Roast leg of lamb, zucchini, chinese sausage, mint, and saffron and
Crispy pig ear, coconut rice, avocado salad and asian herbs
Pairing: Irish Red Ale
Brown butter almond cake, rhubarb, buttermilk ice cream
Pairing: Winter ale
Recently profiled in Portland Monthly Magazine as “a destination to watch,” Aviary Restaurant, located in the Alberta Arts district of Northeast Portland, combines traditional and exotic ingredients with unexpected culinary technique. Aviary Restaurant was awarded the 2011 StarChefs Rising Star award as well as Eater’s 2011 Restaurant of the Year nomination. Profiled in 2011 Diner issue of The Oregonian in “Everyday Excellence.” The intimate restaurant has a Pacific Northwest meets New York urban industrial design with local art, expansive windows, reclaimed wood from the original site and locally crafted lighting. The three co-chefs, Sarah Pliner, Jasper Shen, and Kat Whitehead, collaborate on an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by more than a decade of cooking experience in New York (Ducasse, Aquavit, Jean Georges, Tabla, Aldea, 5 Ninth), and Portland (The Heathman, Giorgio’s, Couvron). The menu focuses on the creative use of quality, locally sourced ingredients with a fresh perspective. With a chef’s counter, communal table, new bar, private dining space and seasonal patios, Aviary welcomes guests for dinner Monday to Saturday. Aviary is located at 1733 NE Alberta St. Please call 503.287.2400 for reservations.
Smart Chefs Stay Slim Dinner at Departure
Forwarded by Art Smith, the book reveals undisclosed tools some of the country’s best-known chefs use to stay trim. Chefs such as Tom Colicchio, Cat Cora, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, Marcus Samuelsson, and Michael Symon touch on eating what they love, dessert, how to eat out, and more. The book is designed as a guide for the reader in making the right decisions about food while not missing out on flavor or fun.
Portland’s very own Gregory Gourdet, Chef de Cuisine at Departure in The Nines Hotel, is featured in the book and is hosting a dinner Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm with Allison to demonstrate their collaboration. He will be featuring his favorite recipes from the book and he and Allison will chat about their adventures in staying slim.
Dinner is $60 including a copy of Smart Chefs Stay Slim (gratuity not included).
Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm
Butter Lettuce Salad, Mango, Herbs, Coconut Vinaigrette
Herb Marinated Wild Salmon, Roasted Root Vegetables, Olive Oil, Ginger, Chili
Spice Roasted Pineapple, Macadamia Nut, Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Please call Departure to make a reservation – (503) 802-5370.
Saké Fest PDX
This Thursday, Portlanders will gather in the Heritage Ballroom at The Governor Hotel (map it) on Thursday 12 April 2012 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – to experience the finest Japanese and US sake brands, as part of Saké Fest PDX.
Your ticket purchase allows you access to all food and all saké sampling stations – including rare & premium saké varieties – while learning how to pair the traditional Japanese drink with a wide variety of food, including cheese, desserts, chocolate and a wide range of fusion, Asian and continental cuisines.
Your Saké Fest PDX ticket purchase also includes a souvenir sampling glass … a modern glass vessel donated by our friends at Momokawa Saké.
Tickets for the event are $49 per person in advance online. (sorry, no phone orders) Participants must be 21 years or older to attend. Proper ID required. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $59.
Many premium and several rare sakés will be available to taste, as will regionally micro brewed “jizake”, which means small, regional saké brewer. Prominent local chefs will prepare and serve a selection of food samples that complement any type of saké.
Saké Fest was created in Philadelphia by Ed Markus & David Wagner, owners of Event Navigators, an international event production company specializing in fundraising events for non-profit organizations.
A portion of the net proceeds from Saké Fest PDX benefits the Japan-America Society of Oregon
Saké is more than a drink to be served with Japanese food. It is a beverage that is as versatile as wine. It can be enjoyed with cheese, chocolates, and all varieties of ethnic foods. Similar in profile to wine, saké is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity.
Good Soup Fundraiser at Community Plate
Join us on Friday, April 13th at Community Plate from 6-9:30pm for a convivial supper of soup, salad, bread, dessert and of course, wine! And you get to go home with your soup bowl- handmade by Linfield College art students!
There are 2 seating available, reservations required.
$48 per guest
Call 503.687.1902 to reserve your seat!
Beast Vegetarian Dinner
From the Beast newsletter:
Spring is Springing and THIS TUESDAY, April 17th, we are hosting a Vegetarian Dinner showcasing the finest vegetables that the season has to offer. Call 503.841.6968 or click for a reservation. Hurry, this dinner will definitely sell out!
Tuesday April 17, 2012
One Seating at 7p
$125 per person including wine pairings
SPRING CARROT VELOUTE
FRIED LEEKS & CHERVIL SAUCE VERTE
FARM EGG AND FRESH HERB NOODLES
RAMP BUTTER & ROSEMARY BLOSSOMS
BEETS, PARSLEY & CITRUS
TOASTED SESAME SAUVIGNON BLANC VINAIGRETTE
GIANT WHITE BEANS
ASPARAGUS & MAITAKE MIXED GRILL
SELECTION OF CHEESES FROM STEVE AT CHEESE BAR
ANGELINO PLUMS, FRIED ALMONDS
ANISE SHORTBREAD, WILD FLOWER HONEY
JASMINE TEA CUSTARD
RHUBARB SAUCE & PINK PEPPERCORN TUILLE
Ox Restaurant Preview Dinners
Ox Restaurant Hosts Preview Dinners April 18-21
Ox, the project of husband-and-wife team Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, is excited to host preview dinners beginning on Wednesday, April 18. Ox finds inspiration in the simple and primal wood-fired grilling traditions of Argentina and, with it, the culinary heritage of Spain, France and Italy.
Ox will offer rustic and authentic Argentine classics, as well as new twists. A traditional Argentine empanada filled with spiced meat, olives, raisins and egg may be offered alongside an empanada filled with foie gras and maple-glazed heirloom carrots. Ox will serve grilled meats and fish in both individual and family-style portions, accompanied by unique preparations of the freshest local produce. The bar will feature artisan cocktails and both local wines and microbrews on tap, as well as a generous selection of affordable wine bottles from the Pacific Northwest, South America, Spain, France and Italy.
We are currently accepting reservations for preview dinners on Wednesday April 18, Thursday April 19, Friday April 20, and Saturday April 21. Examples of some dishes that may be on offer are: Wood-fired house ricotta, morels, balsamic brown butter, and grilled bread; Grilled radicchio, lentil-dijon vinaigrette, fourme d’ambert blue and house bacon; and a family-style Asado Argentino of grilled short rib, chorizo, morcilla sausage, skirt steak, sweetbreads, fried potato, and chimichurri. We will also provide wine pairings and specialty cocktails. The cost is $90 per person, which includes all beverages and gratuity. Ox is located at 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Preview dinner reservations can be made here.
Cantina Tramin Wine Dinner at Grüner
Set amid the towering Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy’s Alto Adige wine region, Cantina Tramin is a cooperative winery renowned for producing the world’s best Gewürztraminer – as well as noteworthy Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, and Lagrein wines. Grüner Wine Director Greg Cantu is pleased to announce the unique opportunity to enjoy a selection of Cantina Tramin’s sensational, mineral-driven wines with special guest Wolfgang Klotz, Sales & Marketing Director of Cantina Tramin.
On Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00pm, we will be serving a four course tasting menu of Northern Italian inspired, Pacific Northwest Cuisine paired with the wines of Cantina Tramin in our private Glacier Room. Chef de Cuisine Jake Sheffield’s dinner menu will include:
Shaved black radish with liptauer
Wild mushroom-leek tarte
Smoked fish gougere
Warm Chicories Salad
Crisp prosciutto, Marsala chicken liver crouton
Creamy polenta, red wine-tomato sauce
Rhubarb coulis, lemon lavender sorbet
The cost is $75 per person. Please respond quickly, as seating is limited for this very special evening. For reservations or more information, please call Greg Cantu or General Manager Damien Baker at 503-241-7163. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mountains to Metro
This unparalleled tasting features wines from the stunning 100 square mile viticultural area on Portland’s doorstep. Guests will enjoy the best of restaurant fare as well as signature tastings and the opportunity to purchase wines from over 35 wineries, from boutique producers to several of the most recognized names in Oregon wine.
EaT’s Southern Crawfish Boil at Montinore
Montinore Estate and EaT: An Oyster Bar Host a Southern Crawfish Boil
Southern flavors, Cajun music and the release of Montinore’s 2011 Rosé, Müller Thurgau and Gewürztraminer jazz up Oregon wine country this spring
Forest Grove, OR (April 3, 2012) — Montinore Estate and EaT: An Oyster Bar are bringing a little Cajun flavor to Oregon’s wine country this month to honor the release of Montinore’s 2011 Rosé, Müller Thurgau and Gewürztraminer.
On April 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., EaT owners Ethan Powell and Tobias Hogan will boil up big ol’ batches of crawfish and shrimp at Montinore Estate’s scenic property in Forest Grove, Oregon.
“There’s no better way to celebrate spring than with good crawfish boil,” says Rudy Marchesi, owner of Montinore Estate, “except when it’s accompanied by great friends and a glass of our 2011 Gewürztraminer.”
Since there’s always room for dessert, resident pastry chef Jillian Mackey will serve her tasty bread pudding while The New Iberians Blues and Zydeco Band serenade guests from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The whole Montinore Estate team will be at the event, including the mastermind behind the new releases, winemaker Stephen Webber. Tickets are $45 per person or $35 for wine club members. Reservations are required, please call as soon as possible. To RSVP, contact Jill at 503-359-5012 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Montinore Estate, visit www.montinore.com.
Montinore Estate is a family owned and operated winery in the northern Willamette Valley that produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Müller Thurgau. All of our 230 acres of grapes are farmed using the strict methods of Biodynamic farming.
Artisanal Market Day at Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Celebrate Earth Day with Oregon’s Local Bounty
Artisanal Market Day at Cooper Mountain Vineyards
PORTLAND, Oregon: March 26, 2012. –This Earth Day Cooper Mountain Vineyards will invite friends and fellow artisans to express their labors of love for a day. Today Oregon is renowned around the world for the culinary products created from its abundant natural resources. Market Day at Cooper Mountain was created to showcase the artisans who are growing, foraging and grazing animals in the state’s backyard and creating these culinary delights. In addition, Ashley Gartland will be on site signing her newly released book, which chronicles the stories and recipes of various local artisanal food producers, ‘Dishing Up Oregon’.
Oregon Truffle Oil and the Czar’s Sauces
Feastworks : Charcuterie
Fraga Farms : Organic Goat Cheese
Red Ridge Farms : Oregon Olive Mill
Cooper Mountain Vineyards : Apicio Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Decadent Creations: Bakery
Ashley Gartland : “Dishing Up Oregon”
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Cooper Mountain Vineyards, 20100 SW Leonardo Lane, Beaverton, OR 97007
Portland Homestead Supply Author Reading
Peg Schafer, author of The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm: A Cultivator’s Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production will be at the shop to discuss Asian healing herbs, the cultivation of effective medicine and current trade practices and conservation issues. Join us for refreshments and an opportunity to hear this longtime grower and teacher share her experience and historical perspective on the production and cultivation of medicinal herbs.
Berlin Inn 20th Anniversary Wine Dinner
Since 1992, The Berlin Inn has offered more than just fresh, authentic German food; we’ve offered a place where people feel at home with family. Our guests come together in our little house to celebrate life, to grieve loss and everything in between. It has been our honor to share these moments with you, and to serve you meals made from scratch with love. We are proud to celebrate the passing of another decade by inviting you again into our home with some of the world’s finest winemakers for a magical night of epic culinary proportions.
To celebrate their 20 years in business, the Berlin Inn is having a wine dinner on Sunday April 22nd @ 6 pm. This will be an all inclusive dinner (4 courses, 4 wines) $65/person including gratuity. The food will be German (of course) and the wines will be from Teutonic Wine Company and Weingut Ackermann.
Join us Sunday, April 22nd at 6:00 for a night of perfect pairings…
Weingut Ackermann Winery & Teutonic Wine Company w/ Ewald Moseler pouring their world-class wines with four delicious courses at The Berlin Inn German Restaurant & Bakery…
Warm Lentil Salad w/ Blackberry Vinaigrette, Marinated Cucumbers, Arugula & Rinette
Paired w/ Ackermann 2011 Riesling
Smoked Hamhock & White Bean Soup,
w/ garden fresh thyme & garlic crostini
Paired w/ Teutonic 2011 Riesling
Jager Scnhitzel w/ Spatzle & Rotkohl
Paired w/ Teutonic 2011 Pinot Gris
Cherry Strudel w/ Sweet Cream
Paired w/ Ackermann 2002 Spatlese Riesling
$65/person including gratuity
Reservations Appreciated, call 503-236-6761
Please mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservations…
it’s no problem; it’s our pleasure!
Apolloni Vineyards Pasta & Pinot Dinner at Coppia
Apolloni Vineyards Pasta & Pinot Dinner at Coppia
We have put together a great Pasta & Pinot dinner line-up, March – May, and we hope you can join us! These dinners are designed to be relaxed and informal. They feature local chefs producing hand-crafted pasta dishes, paired with our wines. We will be bringing out selections from our cellar, new releases and Apolloni favorites to enjoy with the food. All wines will be available for purchase exclusively to dinner guests with special pricing.
Sunday, April 22nd, 6:00 PM
We are reuniting with this great Pearl District hot spot! Formally known as Vino Paradiso, Coppia Restaurant is an initimate resturant featuring Piedmont-inspired food from Chef Aren Steinbrecher.
4 courses, paired with Apolloni wines
$50 per person + gratuity
Limted Seating, Reservations required
Contact: Coppia Restuaurant
417 NW 10th Avenue, Portland
Ox Open House
From the Ox newsletter…
As you may have heard, Ox is preparing for its grand opening next week. This exciting new project of husband-and-wife team Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton finds inspiration in the simple and primal wood-fired grilling traditions of Argentina and, with it, the culinary heritage of Spain, France and Italy.
Ox will offer rustic and authentic Argentine classics, as well as new twists. A traditional Argentine empanada filled with spiced meat, olives, raisins and egg may be offered alongside an empanada filled with foie gras and maple-glazed heirloom carrots. Ox will serve grilled meats and fish in both individual and family-style portions, accompanied by unique preparations from the garden. The bar will feature artisan cocktails and both local wines and microbrews on tap, as well as a generous selection of affordable wine bottles from the Pacific Northwest, South America, Spain, France and Italy.
We want you to be among the first to get a taste of Ox. Please join us for an open house on Sunday, April 22 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. This celebration will be open to the public. Food will be complimentary, and there will be a cash bar.
Ox is located at 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. We look forward to seeing you!
Taste Washington Portland
The upcoming second annual Taste Washington Portland is a great excuse to get to know our northern neighbor a bit better, the best way possible–over lots and lots of drinks. Because when you add 75 Washington wineries, a cherry-picked group of Portland’s finest eateries, and a beautiful, airy Pearl District event space in spring, there’s nothing less than an extremely fun time to be had.
Washington wineries large and small will be pouring everything from Merlot to Cabernet, Riesling to Rosé, accompanied by the culinary stylings of Metrovino, Laurelhurst Market, Bar Avignon, Wildwood, Cheese Bar, Chop Butchery, Alma Chocolate and Saint Cupcake.
You can buy tickets ($50 per person/$90 for two) at Brown Paper Tickets>>, or if you’re already headed to Liner & Elsen (2222 NW Quimby St.) or Cork (2901 NE Alberta St.) for a bottle of wine for dinner tonight, you can get them there too. There’s also a Win Them! option, just head over to the Under The Table Facebook page and reveal your favorite Washington wine and you’ll be entered to win a pair of passes to the event, plus a beautiful Riedel wine decanter. Wheee! (I’ll pick a winner on Monday, 4/16)
Here are the details:
When: Monday April 23, 2012
Time: Trade 1:00pm – 4:00pm / Consumer 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $50 each or 2 for $90; all food and drink is included in the ticket price
Where: Pure Space – 1315 NW Overton Street, Portland OR 97209
Monday Tasting at Division Wines
We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to kick the doors open on a Monday and host Lorenzo Palla, as he walks us through a number of the wines which his family produces. His families historic estate, Venegazzu, is located north of Venice in the Veneto region and is home to sparkling wine and two Bordeaux blends. The more serious of the two reds, the Capo di Stato, is a legendary wine, which was once mistaken for a “great St. Emilion” by Charles De Gaulle at a state dinner in Venice. In addition to these wines, from the high elevation vineyards of Ronco Blanchis, Lorenzo crafts richly complex whites that should not be missed. This is a tasting I would make time for.
When: Monday, April 23rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 3564 SE Division St. Portland
How much: $15
Salt Dinner at the Heathman
ENJOY A SALT INSPIRED DINNER WITH MARK BITTERMAN AT THE HEATHMAN!
On April 23rd the Heathman will be offering a four-course, salt inspired dinner featuring Executive Chef Michael Stanton and The Meadow’s Mark Bitterman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chef Michael Stanton has teamed up with Mark Bitterman for a salt inspired dinner at The Heathman Restaurant and Bar in downtown Portland. Join us at The Heathman on Monday, April 23rd for a multi-course meal inspired by a selection of artisan finishing salts. Mark Bitterman is a selmelier and co-owner of The Meadow, a gourmet shop located in the historic Mississippi Historical District in North Portland. Mark Bitterman’s James Beard Award winning book Salted, a Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral will be available for purchase before the event. The festivities start at 6:30 and costs $70 per person and $20 for cocktail/wine pairings. For reservations or more information, please call the Heathman Restaurant at 503-790-7752.
Salt Dinner Menu
Hors d’oeuvres Passed on Salt Plates
Deviled Quail Eggs on Pumpernickel
Black Diamond salt (dramatic appearance, bold flavor, and playfully mirroring the pumpernickel in color)
Beef Tartare, Dijon Sabayon
Fleur de Hell (faintly, buzzy-piquant)
Molokai Red rim, (fine grind) for color, clean flavor, playful color
breakfast radish, pickled ramps, beet jus
Garibaldi salt (a nice local salt with big mineral flavors and a pleasant crunch)
Poached Duck Egg
brioche, frisée, bacon, crème fraiche,
Maine Hickory smoked salt (cracked over the top for campfire aromas)
Roast Loin of Oregon Lamb
with Piran sel gris
(opalescent beauty, gentle persistence of mineral-sweet flavor)
fricassee of spring vegetables lamb jus, Hakanai Flake sea salt
(supremely fragile crystals with effortless vibrancy)
macadamia nut crust, malted milk topping,
Lemon Flake sea salt (lemony-sweet, bright yellow color)
About the Heathman Restaurant and Bar
The Heathman Restaurant exemplifies the best of the Pacific Northwest using seasonal ingredients inspired by the flavors and cuisine of France. Executive Chef Michael Stanton and Culinary Director Philippe Boulot partner with the region’s select growers, producers and vintners to find the highest quality ingredients. Gourmet Magazine recognized the Heathman as one of Portland’s best restaurants in the 2005 Restaurant Guide. Boulot was honored by the Academie Culinaire de France as the Academie’s Chef of the Year, was the recipient of the James Beard Best Chef: Pacific NW award in 2001, and is the first and only chef in the Pacific Northwest to receive the award of Officer in the National Order of Agricultural Merit (Ordre National du Mérite Agricole) by the French National Minister of Agriculture. The Heathman Restaurant also offers casual dining in the adjacent Marble Bar. Cocktails and live jazz are available in the intimate Tea Court. For more information, please call 503-790-7752 or visit www.heathmanrestaurantandbar.com. The Heathman Restaurant and Bar is located at 1001 SW Broadway in downtown Portland’s cultural district.
Salty’s 3rd Annual Panoramic Pinot Gris
Salty’s on the Columbia presents the 3rd annual Panoramic Pinot Gris
PORTLAND, OR – March 19, 2012 – Salty’s on the Columbia is eager to welcome more than a dozen wineries from Oregon and Washington to their highly anticipated spring event, Panoramic Pinot Gris, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginning at 6:00pm.
Beverage Manager Dan More and Executive Chef Josh Gibler have planned a not-to-be-missed celebration featuring amazing Pinot Gris producers, fresh seafood, local backyard ingredients and the mighty Columbia River. Guests can sip, savor, and enjoy the view of the Columbia while chatting with wineries about the process, passion, and perfection of Pinot Gris.
The event is $29, plus gratuity and reservations are highly recommended.
Enjoy wine from the following Oregon and Washington producers. Select vintners will have wine by the bottle for sale at great discounts (for one night only).
Goat Cheese Crostini with Black Cherry Pepper Jam,
Crispy Pork Belly, Steelhead Medallions with Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Rosemary & Chevre Shortbread, Smoked Salmon, Almond Kumquat Tartlets, Honey Pistachio Filo Rolls and much more… (menu items subject to change)
Call 503.288.4444 for reservations, must be 21 and older.
About Salty’s Seafood Grills:
Salty’s Seafood Grills are Seattle and Portland’s “Premier Seafood Restaurants”™ offering extensive menus featuring fresh Northwest seafood, USDA prime aged charbroiled steaks, local produce, and delicious house-made desserts. Located on prime waterfront beaches, Salty’s Restaurants give you unrivaled views in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Recently, the readers of Seattle.Citysearch.com and Portland.Citysearch.com voted Salty’s the Best Brunch and Best Waterfront Restaurant in Seattle and Best Seafood Restaurant in Portland. Our Bar-Cafés feature live entertainment on select evenings where you can enjoy cocktails, Northwest seafood appetizers, and smaller meals. Our outdoor decks are open in season for al fresco dining, and our private dining rooms are the best in Seattle and Portland for catered meetings, private parties or wedding receptions – with specialized services, we do everything for you. For additional information and reservations, please visit www.saltys.com. Follow us on Twitter at SaltysSeafood and friend us on Facebook at SaltysSeafood.
8th Annual Brewfest at the Oregon Garden
Get your tickets now for the 8th annual Brewfest at The Oregon Garden, April 27-28! You’ll enjoy 95 beers from 46 breweries from across the country, as well as 18 live bands on two stages, including Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, The Dimes, Weinland and Tango Alpha Tango, along with Salem’s The Ty Curtis Band and Silverton’s Ben Rue and Tiffany Kuenzi.
Tickets are $15 ($12 for members) and include a tasting mug and five tasting tickets. Two-day tickets are also available. Get your tickets online now, and bypass the entrance line (member tickets only available at the door). Want to get in free? Volunteer for a shift and receive entry, a mug, tasting tickets and a t-shirt!
If you’re a beer geek, you won’t want to miss the special connoisseur tasting from noon to 2pm on Friday the 27th, where brewers and reps will be available to talk shop. Interested in trying small-batch brews and rubbing elbows with brewers? Then come to our Brewer’s Tasting Dinner, Thursday, April 26th at 7pm – you’ll enjoy special brews from six Oregon breweries, paired with small plates. Tickets are $40, and only a limited number are available to the public, so act quick!
Specially-priced overnight packages are also available at two Salem hotels and shuttles will be running regularly (the Oregon Garden Resort and Silverton Inn & Suites are sold out Friday & Saturday). Thank you to our amazing sponsors Pepsi, Wave Broadband, Portland General Electric, Venti’s Cafe + Taphouse, The Oregonian and Beer West Magazine!
Hillsboro Farmers’ Market Opening Day
HILLSBORO FARMERS’ MARKET CELEBRATES 30 YEARS ON OPENING DAY APRIL 28TH!
HILLSBORO, OR (April 17, 2012) Spring is here, and so is the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market season. They’re kicking off their 30th anniversary season on Saturday, April 28th with a lively Opening Day Parade led by the Liberty High School Band. Following the parade, join the market in the plaza for cake! The Opening Day Parade, starts at 10am on Saturday April 28th at Lincoln Elementary School, and features a convoy of tractors with your favorite farmers at the wheel, the founders of the markets, your favorite bakers, sauce, spice, and cheese makers offering up samples to the crowds, and examples of beautiful works of art designed by the market artisans. Led by the Liberty High School Marching Band, the parade will wind down Lincoln between 6th and 9th, turn onto 9th and then turn again onto Main St and proceed to the Civic Plaza at 1st and Main. The parade is free and everyone is invited to attend. Cake provided by market pastry vendor favorite, Decadent Creations, will be provided in the plaza at 11:30.
The Hillsboro Saturday Farmers’ Market takes place from 8:00am – 1:30pm every Saturday in Downtown Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Sunday Market kicks off on April 29th and takes place from 10:00am- 2:00pm every Sunday at Orenco Station. This year, the markets welcome more than 100 vendors featuring fresh produce and berries, nursery stock, and hand crafted specialty food products.
The Hillsboro Farmers’ Market 30th Anniversary Season presents an exciting line-up of new, special events, including: Master Your Life series, classes by Master Food Preservers, Master Gardeners, and Master Recyclers. Other attractions include The Bookworm Corner, sponsored by Jacobsen’s Books featuring author appearances and book signings featuring Linda Sundve author of “Life Must Go On” on April 28, Market Sprouts, a contest with prizes for children, and the first ever Amazing Market Race that involves all Washington County farmers markets. Visit the website for more details on event descriptions and dates at www.hillsboromarkets.org.
The Amazing Market Race/Washington County Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt encourages the exploration of the many farmers markets and market stands and farms in Washington County throughout the season, including farmers markets in Tigard, North Plains, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Forest Grove, Oregon. This is an interactive fun learning experience for kids and families as they visit Washington County farmers’ markets and collect “stamps” for items purchased and participation in market activities. Tasks include giving blood, picking a flat of berries at a favorite U-Pick farm, tasting Arcane Cellars pinot gris, volunteering with Tualatin Valley Gleaners, purchasing three items at a market, making a dish and posting a photo, and many more. Comments and race status are posted on The Amazing Race Facebook page. To play, participants can find information on www.hillsboromarkets.com, or at the market information booths. There will be a Grand Prize of a market shirt and reusable market bag from each of the Washington Co. farmers markets for the person with the most posts.
Downtown Hillsboro, April 28: The Hillsboro Saturday Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, April 30 through October 29, 2012.The Hillsboro Saturday Farmers’ Market is located on Main Street and 2nd Avenue, one block northwest of the Third Avenue MAX station
Orenco, May 6th: The Hillsboro Sunday Farmers’ Market at Orenco Station takes place every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, May 6 through October 28, 2012. The Hillsboro Sunday Farmer’s Market at Orenco Station is located in the parking area between Orenco Station Parkway and NE 61st Avenue, just off Cornell Road.
About Hillsboro Farmers’ Market: Celebrating a tradition in Hillsboro for 30 years, the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market is a seasonal outdoor event that supports the local farming and small business community. Each market features fresh local produce and specialty foods, garden products, arts and crafts, live music and educational information. Some of the great things you can purchase and see at the market are:
Fresh, locally grown produce and flowers
Arts and Crafts
Prepared hot food and processed goods such as jams, jellies, bakery goods, nuts, etc.
Chef Live! demonstrations
Music by local artists
Festivals and Events (Market Sprouts, Master Your Life demonstrations, Chef demonstrations, Book signings, WIC By-Lingual Market Tour and more)
Downtown Saturday 8:00am-1:30pm 4/28 – 10/27
Orenco Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm 5/6 – 10/28
Tanasbourne Wednesday 4:30pm-7:30pm 6/6 – 8/31 Tuality Hospital Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm 7/19 – 9/20
Visit www.hillsboromarkets.org for more information. Free wireless services provided to Hillsboro Farmers’ Market’s by www.hillsboro-wifi.com
58th Annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival
58th Annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival
Nothing compares to spring in the Hood River Valley, where the abundance of fruit trees produce spectacular blossoms of pink, white, and peach. The Hood River Blossom Fest, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring with events and attractions throughout the Gorge over these three special weeks in April.
Hood River Valley, which spans the north slope of Mt. Hood to the South shore of the Columbia River Gorge, is the largest pear-growing region in Oregon, producing 50% of the nations’ winter pear crop—with an abundance of cherry and apples as well. These beautiful orchards come to life in spring when they bloom.
Visitors to Blossom Fest will want to drive the world-famous 35-mile-long Fruit Loop, where farm stands, alpaca ranches, and wineries share the best of the rural lifestyle. This gorgeous drive is the showpiece of Blossom Fest and winds through the Festival’s activities at over 20 different venues. Craft and quilt shows, pancake breakfasts, a pansy party, a grange blossom dinner, wine and beer tasting are all part of the festivities. Baked goods, preserves, yarn, fresh produce—it’s a festival for the whole family. Come visit!
Download a copy of the 2012 Blossom Fest Activities & Route here.
Coming East on I-84, take exit 64, take a left under the overpass toward Hwy 35. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand will be on your right near Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company. Coming West on I-84, take exit 62, take a right. You will see the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand on your right near The Red Carpet Inn.
TOAST: The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting
Oregon Distillers Guild presents the 2nd annual TOAST: The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting
The largest craft spirits tasting in North America
On Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012, on the sky bridge level of the World Trade Center in Portland, the Oregon Distillers Guild will hold the largest public tasting of craft spirits in North America, featuring more than 50 local, national, and international artisan producers, pouring over 100 different spirits. TOAST allows small distillers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond. From Absinthe to Whiskey, virtually every spirit category will be represented.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 28th & 29th, 2012
Time: 3–8 p.m., both day
Admission: $49 at the door, $40 advanced online. Use promo code SITE HERE. Includes spirit and cocktail samples, ODG logo tasting glass, and buffet.
Location: Two World Trade Center. 121 SW Salmon Street. Portland, OR, 97204 Bridge Level 3, Sky Bridge Terrace
Parking: $4 per day, on-site
Food: Light buffet, included with admission
More info + Tickets: Website
An exciting new addition to this year’s event will be The Bottle Shop. For the first time in Oregon, bottles of select spirits will be available for sale on site, allowing attendees to purchase bottles of some of their favorite spirits sampled at TOAST.
A cornerstone of the event will be The Mix Lounge, featuring the Oregon Bartenders Guild mixing and pouring samples of cocktails using many of the local spirits at TOAST. This will allow show attendees to meet some of Oregon’s best bartenders, and experience how some of the spirits being tasted at TOAST can be used to create unique artisan cocktails. As the bartenders mix their drinks, they will be discussing how and why they use the techniques they do, making this an opportunity for the public to learn about the art and skill involved in mixing cocktails. Complementary collectible recipe cards will be available for each cocktail.
TOAST is open from 3–8 p.m. on both April 28th and 29th. Admission at the door is $49 each day, and includes spirit and cocktail samples. $40 advanced tickets can be pre-purchased online, and two-day passes are just $75. Purchase tickets @ www.showclix.com/event/TOAST. A souvenir ODG logo tasting glass and light buffet are included with admission. Complementary drink recipe cards are available at participating distiller’s tables. The Distillery Merchandise and Home Bar Gift Shop will offer great prices on drink condiments and home bar accessories.
The second annual TOAST is sponsored and presented by The Oregonian, KINK FM, KXL FM News, and the Oregon Distillers Guild. Weekend stays at Hotel Fifty and the Downtown Marriott Hotel area available at a special rate of $119 a night plus tax. Contact the hotels for reservations.
This event is restricted to adults 21 and over with valid ID.
Shochu Talks at Ping Restaurant
WHAT TO EXPECT:
An educational talk about the history and process of shochu production from Tim Navarrette, Ping’s resident Bar Manager
A tasting consisting of four shochu from our selection of over 30 (and counting!)
An array of small bites from Ping’s kitchen
To kick off the first tasting on Saturday April 28th, Matt Mount of House Spirits will be talking about shochu and his experience producing shochu in Oregon at House Spirits. To celebrate Matt’s contribution we will be pouring Uchi No Kami numbers 9 and 11 in addition to the scheduled tasting (this is some of if not the last of it in the state!).
Expect some other surprises as the tastings continue….
Saturday, April 28th 3:00pm
Thursday, May 3rd 2:30pm
Saturday, May 19th 3:00pm
Thursday, June 7th 2:30pm
The price for each event is $35.00.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or call the restaurant at (503) 229-7464.
Portland Culinary Workshop Classes
Can you believe it’s April!? Our classes have been filling up fast, so we’ve made sure to bring some of the most popular classes back. From Wine and Cuisine Classes to Technique classes, check out our calendar for a great way to learn a new cuisine or skill in the kitchen!!!
We still have lots of room in these awesome classes. Did you miss them the last time they were offered?
April 3rd Healthy Cuisine 6pm-9pm $65
April 4th Pho, Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup from Scratch! 6pm-9pm $65
April 5th Wine and Cuisine of Spain 6-9pm $75 (includes wine pairing with multiple courses and a wine lecture with Maxine, sommelier extraordinaire!)
April 7th Sushi and Sake 9am-Noon $65 (Sake on a Saturday morning you say? YES PLEASE!)
April 8th Born to Braise 9am-Noon $65
April 11th Week Long Meal Planning 6pm-8pm $25
April 13th Couples Cooking 6pm-9pm $65
April 15th Master the Chicken! 9am-Noon $45
April 18th SE Asian Cuisine 6pm-9pm $65
April 21st Go Fish! 9am-Noon $65 (Learn to fillet round and flat fish like a pro!)
April 24th Pasta from Scratch 6pm-9pm $45
April 27th Vegetarian/Vegan 6pm-9pm $65
April 28th Fresh Herbs and Spices 9am-Noon $65
Don’t forget to use the coupon code: “pcwpost” to receive 10% off your class purchases
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Lincoln Mini-Series: Pizza 101
We are pleased to announce the next installment of our new series offered exclusively to our email subscribers: Pizza 101.
Join us for a 30 minute demonstration on all things pizza. Join Chef Jenn Louis around the chopping block in our commercial kitchen located right next to Lincoln at 5pm for a quick, informative and interactive presentation. You will leave with a packet of recipes to create your own pizzas at home.
Saturday, April 28th at 5pm
Cost: Free to subscribers (includes +1 per request)
Please click here for a reservation: first come, first served with 20 spots available.
The Sugar Cube Book Signing
Jura & Savoie Wine & Cheese Tasting at Cheese Bar
Jura & Savoie Wine & Cheese Tasting
Often under-appreciated, the Jura and Savoie are two of the most beautiful and untamed parts of France. Some amazing wines and cheeses are produced there, and this is your chance to sample and compare a number of them.
Brian and Tony from Galaxy Wine Company will be at Cheese Bar pouring a number of great wines including:
Stephane Tissot Cremant du Jura Rose
Domaine Saint Germain Coutax St. Germain Jacquere 2010
Julien Labet Chardonnay Les Varrons 2008
Domaine Labet Fleur de Savagnin 2008
Domaine Labet Vin Jaune 2004
Julien Labet L Paille Perdue 2007
We will be sampling cheeses from both regions including Comte, Ecorce de Sapin, Abondance, Gruyere de Savoie, Tomme de Savoie, Chevre de Savoie, Abbaye de Tamie (reblochon – raw), Delice de Jura, raclette, and morbier.
There will be special pricing on wine during the event. Hope to see you there!
Teutonic Wines 2011 Release Party + Barwares Sneak Peek
Join Teutonic Wines at a sneak preview of Barwares as we present Teutonic Wines’ 2011 wine line-up!
When: Sunday Apr 29, 2012 4-7pm
Where: Barwares, 4605 NE Fremont Street, Suite #101
How Much: $25.00
2 pours of Teutonic’s latest wine releases
1 pour of beer
Food provided by Smallwares
Cash bar will also be available
Kenny & Zuke’s Married to the Mob Dinner
Call the Deli at 503.222.3354 to reserve.
Ken’s inspiration for this menu comes from his childhood growing up in Queens where he was surrounded with hundreds of Italian/American restaurants. The Sunday menu will feature dishes like arancini, antipasto, meatballs and sausages, baked stuffed clams, garlic bread and ricotta cheesecake.
$37.50 per person
Beer and Wine available for purchase
Kids under 12 $18.75
World of Ribs Dinner With Steven Raichlen
The World of Ribs with Steven Raichlen
Presented by the Portland Culinary Alliance
A tasting dinner and book event to welcome America’s foremost BBQ expert to Portland
Portland, OR (April 9, 2012) – On April 30, 2012, the Portland Culinary Alliance will host a finger-lickin’ dinner extravaganza to welcome guest-of-honor, the award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV personality, Steven Raichlen.
Join the party at Irving Street Kitchen for a multi-course tasting menu of various styles of ribs from around the world. Hosting chef Sarah Shafer is teaming up with B.J. Smith of Smokehouse 21 to take on the world of ribs. Their offerings will include beef, pork, and lamb ribs done in a variety of preparations that exemplify how this beloved cut of meat is prepared in countries across the globe-Mexico, India, Morocco, Thailand, and the American south.
Each chef will prepare two recipes from Raichlen’s latest book, Best Ribs Ever, as well as one style that is all their own. Yep, that is six varieties of ribs, plus their accompanying, cuisine-appropriate side dishes. The evening will begin with a book signing and cocktail party-this is the chance to talk ‘cue with the master himself. During dinner, Raichlen will provide an around-the-world education of the diverse rib styles as they are served. Barbecue aficionados from across the Pacific Northwest will flock to this one, so sign up now to reserve your seat at the table. Books will be available for sale and signing at the dinner.
When: Monday, April 30 from 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 N.W. 13th Avenue, Portland, Ore.
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, April 25
Cost: $49 for members, $59 for non-members (Join the PCA now and sign up for the dinner at the members’ rate!)
Price includes, beer, wine, a signature cocktail, and gratuity. Payment reserves your seat and can be made here or by mailing a check to: Portland Culinary Alliance, PO Box 3846, Portland, Oregon 97208 (payment must be received by April 25).
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About Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen is America’s “master griller” (Esquire). His books have won James Beard and IACP awards and his last, Planet Barbecue!, was a New York Times bestseller. Articles by him appear regularly in The New York Times, and numerous food magazines. He founded the sold-out Barbecue University at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and his popular TV series “Primal Grill” and Barbecue University air on PBS. He and his wife live in Miami and on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
About the Portland Culinary Alliance
The Portland Culinary Alliance (PCA) is the foremost association of culinary professionals in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1987 PCA has provided educational programs and invaluable networking for chefs, educators, nutritionists, winemakers, entrepreneurs, cookbook authors, food journalists and others whose work or studies relate to the food and beverage bounty of our region. Members generally reside in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Monthly programs are designed to meet members’ educational needs and curiosity about food trends and techniques. For a rundown of past programs, please visit our blog.