Secret Supper | September

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Last weekend marked yet another installment of my Secret Supper long table gathering series here in Portland on September 19th alongside Eva Kosmas Flores and Suzanne Fuoco ! The event was again a massive success and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful evening. Honestly, is there a better way to spend a late summer evening, just before the brink of Autumn comes and the cool evenings settle in?

We had a magical location – I’m not sure how we got so lucky! Thank you so much to Andrea and Taylor for hosting us on your beautiful farm. By the time the main course was served, we were well into watching the sunset over Mt. Hood, which felt close enough to touch.

Our team actually spent the weekend on the farm, and I felt so spoiled to wake up to the beauty there each morning. Andrea and Taylor actually have a little Airbnb tent on the farm, and let me tell you, it’s the best kept secret around! Well, it’s actually not a secret apparently, as it regularly sells out! Make sure to check it out and plan your next getaway- you won’t regret it.

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Weeks of event prep went into making this night happen, and it couldn’t have taken place without our brilliant sponsors (see listing below), and also the helping hand of not only Eva and Suzanne, but of our entire team that assisted us day of,  Jess & Kawika, Eva, and Jeremy and Christi. And of course a huge thank you to our event assistant, Danielle Firle – we couldn’t have pulled it off without her!

Make sure to check back for a follow up event post coming to you in the next few days where I’ll be featuring my film collection captured that evening.

So today is the opening of tickets for our next dinner, hosted just outside the Portland area at a beautiful lodge on an old Christmas tree farm. This event is outside of the Secret Supper series, but will be quite similar in nature. Our amazing friend and stylist Stacey Clark will be joining Eva in teaching a full day food photography & styling workshop! We’ll top off the day with part 2 of the event, a long table gathering. It’ll be wonderfully wintery and magical at the lodge and this is an event you won’t want to miss! Just think, you could treat yourself to an early Christmas present and join us!

You can find further info available at the ticket link below:

Food Styling & Photography Workshop + Long Table Winter Gathering

Space is extremely limited to maintain the nature of our intimate events, so make sure to book as soon as possible to secure your place with us!

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Thank you to each of these companies for your contributions to September’s Secret Supper!

Tumbleweed Farm: location & produce

Pink Slip Jam: Sir Isaacs Folly Chutney & Heart of Darkness Fig Jam

Old Salt Marketplace:  Pork & brioche buns

 

Big Spoon Roasters: Chai spice nut butter

 

Portland Apron Co. : Custom linen aprons

 

The Modern Proper: Custom linen napkins


Vermont Creamery: Chèvre, cremontbonne bouche, coupole, bijou, creme fraiche, cultured butters


Creminelli Charcuterie: Charcuterie assortment


Roman Candle Baking: Bread


Coava Coffee Roasters: Ethiopian Kilenso Cold brew


House Spirits DistilleryVolstead Vodka


T ProjectSomething Fine hot tea


Boundfor.Design: Custom designed menus

Amity Vineyards. – Willamette Valley wine selection : 2014 Pinot Blanc, 2013 Riesling, 2013 Pinot Noir

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We had yet again another incredible menu planned together with Suzanne and Eva:
Refresh
Cucumber & watermelon shrub martini with mint blossom simple syrup & House Spirits Volstead Vodka
2014 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc
2013 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Riesling
2013 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Amuse Bouche
Vermont Creamery Cheese
Mixed olives
Local honey
Roman Candle Bread
GF Crackers
To Start
Homemade thyme flatbread with caramelized onion & creme fraiche falafel, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, & tzatziki
Tumbleweed Farm’s Swiss chard, fresh fig, & crispy pancetta salad with roasted shallots & shaved sarmesan
To Share
Roman Candle Bread
Sir Isaac’s Folly spiced apple chutney
Heart of Darkness Fig Jam
Marjoram compound butter
Clove compound butter
Main
Pulled pork picnic brioche with anise & stewed fig glaze
Pickled jupiter grapes
Raw cabbage slaw
Dessert
Spiced fig, chai nut butter, & vanilla meringue eton mess
Coava Coffee Roasters Ethiopian Kilenso Cold Brew
T Project ‘Something Fine’ hot tea
Vanilla bean infused sugar
Organic cream

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And thank you to my co host Eva who provided the lovely photos below! You can see her event recap post here.

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