Photo diary: Feast Portland’s Shabbat Shalom Dinner with Jenn Louis
My photo diary for the mega-epic Shabbat Shalom dinner at Feast Portland 2016
You guys, I have an important announcement! Today I am ON A PODCAST, Portland’s own Right at the Fork! I am a regular listener – not only am I a podcast junkie, but I love hearing Heather and Chris interview Portland’s finest about the food scene (and behind the scenes). I’m stoked to be hosting this week’s Sound Bite: my favorite happy hours in town!
To celebrate, I went and checked out two of my favorites from the list to grab some photos of their menus. I’m starting with Lincoln, one of my very favorite spots in town (ok, it’s probably my VERY favorite).
Jenn Louis is such a creative chef – not only is she an expert on handmade pasta, but she incorporates food inspired by her recent travels in her menu (even when it’s very far from pasta). Check out what we enjoyed the last time we were in:
This togarashi fried chicken is, quite frankly, da bomb dot com. Can you tell I’m a sophisticated food writer? 🙂 But seriously, I’ve tried it at least three or four times and it’s always one of my favorite parts of my meal.
This handmade rigatoni was on the happy hour menu, as well – I love getting handmade pasta to share (we are so lucky this is on happy hour!), but as a bonus, this pasta has red shiso in it! I love the blend of flavors here.
Another of my favorites that we tried was this amazing Vietnamese hamburger sandwich – Jenn recently traveled to Vietnam and she told us this treat is her travel inspiration at play. SO good. The dish features a fish sauce caramel and as you can see, a giant pile of veggies, which gives the sandwich great texture in addition to the spicy-sweet flavor. My husband immediately claimed half of it for his lunch the next day 🙂
I loved these dates, too – they’re stuffed with cheese and almonds, and showered in lime zest. What a great idea. I want to recreate this one at home.
And finally, dessert! These baked crabby apples were so tart and tasty – they were balanced with a bath of creme fraiche and gorgonzola dolce. I would eat this basically any day of the week.
Anyway, as you can see, this happy hour is decadent and amazing. I can’t wait to go back! Now go make sure to download my podcast and tell me about your favorite happy hour spots in the comments.