Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October Pairing Dinners

The boys at House Spirits are at it again with a couple of awesome-sounding cocktail dinners. The Carafe event sounds particularly interesting. I love eating at Carafe but the cocktails on their regular menu can leave something to be desired. Here's what’s in store:

House Spirits & Clarklewis Pairing Dinner, with chef Dolan Lane
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at Clarklewis, 1001 SE Water Ave # 160, Portland, OR
Dinner starts at 7:30pm
$95 per person gratuity not included, limited seating
Contact Kurt Heilemann for reservations 503.235.2294

• Roasted autumn squash with sweet coppa; The Aviation Cocktail
• House Krogstad-cured salmon with peperonata and mint; Pepper Delicious #2
• Spaghetti with Pacific bay scallops, tarragon, fennel and citrus; Botticelli
• Hearth roasted Carlton pork shoulder with apple dumplings, braised red cabbage and cider jus; The Hearst
• Chocolate torte with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry coulis; The Raspberry Bramble Burn

House Spirits & Carafe Pairing Dinner, with chef Pascal Sauton
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 @ Carafe, 200 SW Market St., Portland, OR
Dinner starts at 6:30pm
$76 per person gratuity not included, limited seating
Contact Carafe for reservations 503.248.0004

• Gougères with Rabbit Pate, House Cornichons, Plum Compote; Breaded Escargots with Garlic & Parsley; French 75

• Foie Gras "Club", Foie au Torchon, Whole Roasted Foie, Roasted Riesling Grapes, Foie Chantilly; Christian's Ee-chem
• Butter Poached Dungeness Crab, Sauce Vierge, Viridian Farm's Peppers; Pepper Delicious #2
• Corn Crusted Sweetbreads, Crawfish Ragout, Sage Gnocchi; Lady Sage
• Braised Lamb Ribs, Heirloom Shell Beans "Cassoulet"; Trident
• Meredith's Treats; 30/20/1

By the way, I recently discovered that House Spirits lists a few recipes on their website, including their signature Pepper Delicious, a really fun application of Aviation gin.

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