last and final day at feast portland was much easier than day one. since our booth was already set up, we just had to show up. so my coworker and i decided to trek 15 minutes to go get some voodoo doughnuts. while they weren’t my favorite doughnuts by far, they did have some really cool flavors - like the cereal covered ones (yum captain crunch!) and the bubblegum one literally tasted by dubble bubble.
we brought the donuts back to our booth, set up and got ready for the attendees to swarm in. and swarm did they everrrrrrrr. saturday was straight up nuts. everyone was like jumping on us for our bamboo plates and our line ended up being like a 15 minute wait! because of this i ended up having to help serve our rolls and got peanut sauce directly on my boobs. so attractive: party of one.
we sold out of plates and food in under two hours and closed up our booth early. walked around the show for a bit (aka got lots of beer) and went home early to change for our dinner series we were sponsoring later that evening at our client restaurant bluehour.
before dinner though, we stopped off at saucebox for drinks. i got the downtown girl. it was spectacular.
then we went to bluehour and drank and ate our asses off. the dinner was prepared by chris cosentino (top chef masters 2012 winner!) and kyo koo (current chef at bluehour), and was very interesting.
i say interesting because it was a lot of food i wouldn’t normally even consider ordering off a menu. but the wine pairings were spectacular. some of the photos above are of the piel de sapo melon salad course (one of my faves), the hazelnut fed pork tartare (this had the cider pairing from virtue that was AMAZING), the dessert carmelized sansa apple brioche…and then of course the picture of me man-handling the main squab course.
chef cosentino literally told us to eat this caveman style. like pick up the bird (with its full head on) and bite in. so i did. when in portland right?
since i was a little bit tipsy and exhausted and my next flight to new orleans was in approximately 5 hours, i decided to skip the after party and head to bed.
but portland, i like you. a whole lot. i’m coming back some day.