Field & Vine Dinner in the Field at Southeast Wine Collective

Where Has Wendy Been Eating?


I’ve been having an eventful winter eating season. Here is what I’ve covered on the Portland Sustainable Foods Examiner site:

Field & Vine Dinner in the Field at Southeast Wine Collective
Field & Vine Dinner in the Field at Southeast Wine Collective

Field & Vine offers 19 Dinners In the Field 2015
Visit the farm, vineyard, or urban winery and enjoy a dinner by Chef Pascal Chureau crafted from the bounty of the field. I attended the first dinner of 2015 at Southeast Wine Collective, Portland.

Heritage Distilling Company - the big Nonna still
Heritage Distilling Company – the big Nonna still

Heritage Distilling Co. crafts Washington spirits
Gig Harbor is home to a craft distiller that not only makes vodka from wine grapes, but also allows you to come distill and age your own spirits.

Chef Ryan Roadhouse at the Nodoguro Twin Peaks dinner
Chef Ryan Roadhouse at the Nodoguro Twin Peaks dinner

Nodoguro pop-up serves up food to match its awards: Chef Ryan Roadhouse wows diners with his elevated Japanese cuisine served at pop-up dinners with a monthly theme. I attended his Twin Peaks dinner in February, 2015. The food was an umami-bomb – packed with soul-satisfying flavor.

Patria Pop-up with Chef Cristina
Patria Pop-up with Chef Cristina

Patria pop-up brings Puerto Rican flavors to Portlandia: Chef Cristina Baez launched a pop-up series, held at Ataula. Don’t miss the next one March 15 and April 19, 2015.

Chefs Week PDX:
I was going to skip this excellent event, but as Top Chef came to the finals and Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams were in the top three, I had to go.

Elk Shank by Douggie Adams,  Cascadia by Fire, Chefs Week PDX
Elk Shank by Douggie Adams, Cascadia by Fire, Chefs Week PDX 2015

Chefs Week PDX: Cascadia By Fire dinner review: One ticket was remaining so I knew it was meant for me. A great evening at Ned Ludd with an amazing elk shank from Top Chef fan favorite Douggie Adams.

Chefs at Chef's Week PDX 2015
Chefs at Chef’s Week PDX 2015

Chefs Week PDX: West Coast 2015 Review: The finale dinner – 24 courses, 27 chefs including the top 3 from Top Chef. Best of all, at my table were Cristina Baez and Elena Roadhouse, whose pop-ups I was booked to attend.

Purringtons Cat Lounge
Purringtons Cat Lounge

Purringtons Cat Lounge:
I communed with the kitties while enjoying coffee and a cookie on their first full day of operation. I was a little disappointed that the cats were being cats – a little standoffish, deigning to play with a toy.

Dessert at Beast Truffle Dinner
Dessert at Beast Truffle Dinner

Beast has New Chairs! And a truffle dinner to remember. The chairs at Beast were so famously uncomfortable, that half of the diners at our table said the announcement of new chairs was enough to bring them back.

A Kitchen Box: Great subscription for the home cook and food lover.

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