Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: Strange Brew
September 21, 2012 (Fri)
from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whether malt, barley, chocolate, blueberries, cranberries, grapes or even oysters, brewers have long used local crops as both inspiration and ingredient. Moderated by Bon Appétit Restaurant and Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton, author Christian DeBenedetti will assemble a spirited tasting featuring brewers who explore place by using ingredients that range from commonplace to bizarre.
Oregon's soil produces amazing fruits and vegetables. Our vineyards grow grapes that make award-winning wines. Our hops are the reason Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world. Our ocean provides sustainably caught salmon, Dungeness crab and tuna. And our beef, pork and chicken are organic and raised to the highest standards. We grow much of the world's hazelnuts, marionberries and green beans. And our forests are home to so many exotic mushrooms the Japanese have us on speed dial. Best of all, we have marvelous chefs who know what to do with all this abundance. So we decided it's high time we had our own world-class celebration of food, drink and everything else that makes Portland awesome. We're calling it Feast Portland.
At the heart of the festival is a mission to end childhood hunger in Oregon and in our country. A state where food is so plentiful should not also rank as one of the hungriest in the nation. This is part of the three-day dynamic exchange of ideas, inspiration and dialogue that Feast Portland will create with food enthusiasts from Oregon, across the U.S. and around the globe.
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