Foster’s Craft Cooking’s Lamb Bo Ssam

Foster’s Craft Cooking
Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
at Good Keuken (Enter through the red door behind Old Salt Marketplace)
5031 NE 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97218

The Bo Ssam dinners presented by Foster’s Craft Cooking are epic communal feasts starring bo ssam (Korean for “wrapped”), an interactive meal that includes succulent, slow-roasted meats, kimchi, rice and condiments to be wrapped in lettuce leaves and devoured. The contrast of textures and flavors, the interplay between tender, savory meat, crunchy, spicy kimchi, fluffy, mild rice and crisp, fresh lettuce and herbs is truly a revelation.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious food grown and crafted by local farmers and producers and expertly prepared by Jaret Foster—chef, farmers market director and bo ssam enthusiast. The meal, served family style and eaten with your hands, is meant to be tactile, fun, indulgent, and a little bit messy. It is a shared experience that engages your senses, invites conversation and celebrates community.


In honor of spring, the April Bo Ssam dinner will feature lamb from Reister Farms.  Here’s what else you can expect:

Oysters + Bubbly
Freshly shucked Hama Hamas with a trio of mignonettes

Bo Ssam + Tesoaria Wine
Slow-roasted lamb shoulder and gochujang-braised shanks,
kimchi, rice, herbs, lettuces and sauces

Sweets + Spirits

Featuring lamb from Reister Farms,  Tesoaria wines, oysters from Hama Hama Oyster Company, kimchi from Choi’s Kimchi, spirits from New Deal Distillery, and produce from Portland Farmers Market.

Tickets inclusive of all food, plus wine/spirit pairings with each course.  Additional pours of wine available for $5 a glass (cash only).

Click here for scenes from the last Bo Ssam dinner!



Jaret Foster knows good food.

If you shop at Portland Farmers Market, you already know that as Operations Director, Jaret puts on world-class markets every week, but did you know that he is also a world-class cook?  As a classically trained chef, he honed his skills cooking in kitchens on both coasts for over ten years, all the while researching nutrition and working on small farms.

Jaret’s love of food from farm to table and direct access to the region’s best growers, ranchers and producers inspired him to create Foster’s Craft Cooking, a boutique catering and event company, where his dedication to the craft of good cooking and using stellar ingredients is evident in each special event, cooking class and small gathering he creates.