Secret Supper | Noble Rot

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Every Secret Supper is one to remember and Noble Rot was no exception! Thank you to sweet Eva Kosmas Flores and Danielle Firle for co hosting with me (make sure to also check out their recap posts!) and to our chefs for your incredible work. Thank you so much Kathryn, Alba, Meaghen, Megan, Elizabeth, Maril, Maudi, Gwen and Stephanie, you were all truly amazing to work with!

We’ve opened tickets to our first Secret Supper of 2017, happening on February 11th! Make sure to save your seat with us soon, and ps, a seat to our table makes the perfect gift for family and loved ones!

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A Look Inside the Secret Supper

This was our first Secret Supper held indoors and it carried such a beautiful emotion. It was everything an Autumn dinner should be – cozy and warm, filled with laughter, toasts, cheers and of course incredible food, wine and company. New-found friends were discovered and we had many returning guests at our most recent Supper, White Fir ( more to come on that in a few weeks!).

The secret location for this Supper was truly something else – we held it at Alderbrook Station, a net loft and boathouse on the Columbia River that was built in 1903. The first floor was our gathering place for drinks where we served my Autumn Spiced Whiskey Apple Cocktail.

The second floor is currently used as artist’s studios  and our guests wandered through in amazement. The third floor, the net shed, was where we dined together. The entire space only held running water and a small sink on the first floor, but thanks to our amazing crew, we set up a true pop up dinner and made the impossible possible!


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One of my favorite features of the space was where we held the appetizers, out on the deck that overlooked the water. Far off in the distance there were massive barges rolling by, and as the sun set, they lit up the water in the most beautiful way.

Our menu was inspired by the very essence of fall – all things spiced, warm and inviting. It was so fun featuring Eva’s new cookbook too, which many guests took home after the Supper.

I hope you enjoy the collection of images from this Supper and hope that you feel like you were right there with us. Perhaps our menu will spark some ideas to gather friends around your table this Holiday season as well; we certainly hope it does!

Noble Rot Menu

{ amuse bouche }

Sourdough Crostini with Beet sauerkraut, crumbled chevre + toasted pumpkin seeds

Fingerling potatoes + pickled mushrooms topped with maple caramelized onions, garlic butter + feta crumbles

{ le potage }

Leek and Celeriac Soup

with creme fraiche and truffle

{ greens d’automne }

Autumn Squash Salad

with mixed chicories, pickled currants + warm cider vinaigrette

{  la volaille }

Coq au Vin

with red wine, bacon lardons and foraged mushrooms

Crusty Bread

{ cours de fromage }

Vermont Creamery Bijou

with honeycomb + pomegranate jewels

{ doux }

Winter Squash Pie

with honeyed creme fraiche, spiced candied hazelnuts + pecans





Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Tournant @tournantpdx | Chef Services

West Elm @westelm | Mid Century Mercury Vase, Mercury tea lights , LED Light-Up Garland, Gold Wire Diamond garland

Alderbrook Station @alderbrookstation | Secret location

House Spirits @housespiritsdistillery | Westward Whiskey, Katun Rum

Willamette Valley Vineyards @willamettevalleyvineyards | 2015 Pinot Blanc, 2014 Estate Chardonnay, 2012 Elton Pinot Noir

Something Borrowed @something_borrowed_pdx | Vintage rentals

Vermont Creamery @vermontcreamery | Varioues cheeses

Amy Rochelle Press @amyrochellepress | Custom menus

Killer Roasting Co. @killerroastingco | coffee

Portland Juice Co. @portlandjuiceco | Cold pressed juice

Park Avenue Wines @parkavenuewines | Sauternes

Marion Acres @marionacres | Pasture raised chicken + fresh farm eggs

La Quercia @@laquercia | Tamworth Smoked Pancetta + various charcuterie & cuts

Foods In Season @foodsinseason | Truffles + various mushroom varieties

Song Tea @hellosongtea | Old Tree Yunnan Red tea

AHeirloom @aheirloom | Cakestand

Theo Chocolate @theochocolate | Various chocolates








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Secret Supper, Noble Rot | Christiann Koepke

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