Chefs’ Week PDX

PunchCan_1 This past February we were a part of the second annual Chefs’ Week PDX, a four day dinner and party series that brings together some of the best west coast chefs, local artisans and purveyors to celebrate community and creative  collaboration. Some of the highlights for our team: working with our friend Gregory Gourdet to create a delicious canned punch wine, tasting through some spectacular modern cuisine by all chefs at Ataula, watching the reactions of guests as Chef Aaron’s Pot au Fue’s were set down on each table,  Chef Doug’s elk leg at Nedd Ludd, and the gastronomical spectacle that is a 26 course meal finale put on by all chefs involved at Departure. We are proud to be a part of a city that can offer both the resources and creative genius to put together this kind of event, and give a huge round of applause to Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Kissell, and Drew Tyson for making it all happen.

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Tasting Truck Build Out

Our Citroën H-van has been spending its evenings with another crew.  The good folks over at Orange PDX  took a few slabs of old barn wood and some steal to create an amazing build out for our tasting truck. Thanks Orange for letting us roam around and capture some behind the scenes moments and Wendy Etter for the great design.  We look forward to seeing you all at our weekend home on SE Division and 33rd!

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Monthly Cocktail : Mint-Basil Slush

We are having a hard time believing it’s already August! The hot months of summer are almost behind us, but until then lets raise a glass to this last month of river dipping, tent pitching and backyard drinking. This month’s cocktail is a Mint-Basil Slush. The dry sweetness of our Kings Ridge Riesling and the savory basil leaves create the perfect balance. Enjoy!

 Serves 2

3 oz. 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling
3 oz.  Vodka (we enjoy Reyka) 
2 oz. St. Germain
1 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Basil Leaves
3 Mint Leaves
Around 10 Ice cubes (depends on the blender)

Simply place all of the above ingredients in a blender, pour your cocktail into a glass and then go back to enjoying the rest of summer!

Photography + Recipe
Julia Saltzman

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