Irving St. Kitchen Wine Keg Tapping Party
Irving St. Kitchen Hosts “Tapping Parties” To Celebrate Exclusive Barrel-to-Bar Wine Releases All Summer Long
Portland, OR (June 15, 2012) – Irving St. Kitchen is celebrating its summer line up of
exclusive Barrel-to-Bar wine releases by hosting “Tapping Parties,” complete with
featured winemakers, wine-loving friends and delicious Happy Hour food pairings.
Many of the wines are proprietary cuvées, and all featured winemakers bring a fresh
approach to their craft.
“Over the last two years, we have developed amazing relationships with winemakers
across the state and are excited to offer a summer line up that includes many small
production premium wines on tap all summer long,” says Ryan Dixon, Irving St.
Kitchen’s General Manager. “We want people to cheers with us, and the featured
winemakers, the moment these special wines come to the bar each month,” adds Dixon.
Each “Tapping Party” takes place during an extended Happy Hour hosted throughout
Irving St. Kitchen’s bar, from 5:30 PM – 7 PM on the last Tuesday of each month. Chef
Sarah Schafer is designing HH special menus to pair with each release, and ISK is
providing complimentary bites for early arriving guests.
Irving St. Kitchen’s first Tapping Party takes place on June 26 with Matt Berson of
Love & Squalor Wine, who will be showcasing his 2011 Riesling. Berson describes this
summer sipper as a “grown up lemonade.”
Future dates include: July 31, August 28 and September 25, 2012.
Each tapping will take place promptly at 5:30 PM in the restaurant’s bar area.
Follow ISK’s Facebook Page to stay in the know about upcoming visiting winemakers
and special releases, and don’t forget to mark your calendars in advance.
Irving St. Kitchen is located at 701 NW 13th Street on the corner of Irving in the heart of
the Pearl District. For reservations or more information, please visit: Irving St. Kitchen
online at www.irvingstreetkitchen.com or call the restaurant at 503-343-9440.
About Irving St. Kitchen
Irving St. Kitchen is an anchor in Portland’s Pearl District dining scene, offering a soulful New American
menu rooted in slow cooking, deep flavors and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant is the vision of San
Francisco-based restaurateur trio Doug Washington and brothers Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal, who
jointly own and operate the Bay Area’s acclaimed Town Hall, Salt House and Anchor & Hope. The 200
plus seat restaurant is led by Executive Chef Sarah Schafer, who in addition to crafting everything from
charcuterie to crackers, extends her hands-on approach behind the bar, making limoncellos, moonshine and
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