Thursday, July 28, 2016

Three New Feast Portland Events, Ticket Updates, and More for 2016

Last year was my first time to cover Feast Portland. I was overwhelmed with the number of events and foodie ops. Now, I hear that, this year, there is EVEN MORE!

Here’s what’s going on with Feast Portland. It’s coming up in 8 short weeks! We have some exciting updates to share, including details about three all new Feast events that tickets just went on sale today, the schedule for the culinary stage and book signings at Grand Tasting, and which Feast Portland events still have tickets available for purchase!

FUN SIZE EVENT: Cocktail Crawl: Drink like A Pro
You belly up to a bar, study the menu, and the bartender asks what you’re in the mood for. You freeze. Deciding on a drink can be a harrowing experience, don’t be that guy. Join Bon Appétit’s editors on a cocktail tour of Downtown PDX as we learn all kinds of bartender secrets – from cocktail ice to whiskey 101 – by the end you’ll be a drinking pro. Now, what are you drinking? On this crawl, you’ll walk to the following bars:  Shift Drinks, Pepe Le Moko, Teardrop and the Green Room. Featured Tastemakers: Andrew Knowlton, Carla Lalli Music, Julia Kramer, Claire Saffitz, Amiel Stanek, Alise Moffat, Sean Hoard, Daniel Shoemaker.

"No offense to traditional panel discussions, but if you’re going to listen to people discuss the finer points of drinking, where better to do it than in a bar, getting served, and getting schooled from actual bartenders? That was the thinking behind Cocktail Crawl: Drink Like a Pro. We want to give our guests the chance to drink and learn as they check out some of the best bars in Portland.” - Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief of Bon Appéti

HANDS-ON CLASS: Inside the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen
Ever wonder how recipes in the BA Test Kitchen make their way onto the pages of the magazine? Bon Appétit’s food editors offer guests a glimpse into the recipe process (lots of cooking—and tasting!) as they explore some of the dishes developed for their October 2016 Issue. Come for the grub; stay for the stories and tips. Featured Tastemakers: Carla Lalli Music, Claire Saffitz and Julia Kramer

DRINK TANK: Wine vs. Beer: This Time It’s Personal
Ladies and gentlemen, let's get ready to rumble! It's round three of Feast Portland's epic Drink Tank panel, Wine vs. Beer. In this corner, we have wine spirit animal, Bon Appétit contributor, blogger and social media superstar, Marissa Ross, representing team grapes! And in this corner, we have the man who's always on the Great American Ale trail, founder of the brand new Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, and esteemed beer journalist, Christian DeBenedetti, representing team hops! Marissa and Christian will each receive delicious cheeses from top Portland cheesemonger Steve Jones, and they will each pair wine and beer with said yummy, cheesy goodness for YOU, lucky Feast fans. The audience will taste both pairings and vote for the pairing they think is a knockout punch. Featured Tastemakers: Christian DeBenedetti, Marissa Ross, Steve Jones.

Feast Grand Tasting Culinary Stage Schedule 2016

FRIDAY, 9/16
       1:30pm-2:00pm - Natural Wines Panel Discussion
       2:30-3:00pm – What is Pacific Northwest cuisine – then and now? A discussion with chefs Vitaly Paley and Tom Douglass.
       3:30pm-4:30pm - Bon Appétit's Podcast - Live on stage!
       3pm or 3:30pm-4pm - An interview on Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport
       4pm-4:30pm - An interview with BBQ master, Aaron Franklin

Feast Book Signings during Saturday Grand Tasting

Jeff Allworth, Beer Expert, signing“The Beer Bible” and Greg and Gabi Denton, OX signing “Around the Fire.”

Feast Portland 2016 Ticket Update:

In addition to the three all new events just added to the lineup, Feast Portland currently has tickets still available to Sandwich Invitational Presented by Portland Monthly Magazine on Thursday night at the Rose Quarter Commons, Friday Grand Tasting at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Friday Drink Tank events Meet the Press, Washington Wines on the Rise and Aperitifs Ascendant: Understanding Vermouth, Quinquinas and Aperitif Wines 

#FeastFab5 Artisan and Chef Collaborations: In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Feast Portland has asked their top participating artisans and chefs to create Feast-inspired, one-of-a-kind items, available for purchase for a limited time only. The #FeastFab5 collaborations include Xocolatl de Davíd, QUIN, Wiz Bang Bar, Pok Pok Som, Stumptown, Franklin Barbecue, Sqirl, Olympia Provisions, and Pok Pok. Full #FeastFab5 collaboration details to come next week!