There are a lot of eat for a good cause events in and around Portland so it's always hard to choose which ones to write about here. I don't have a complicated formula. It's usually pretty simple why I write about one and not another. If it's an event that I'm going to, or would want to go to, and if I like the folks involved and I have time and space to write about it then I do. It's that simple.
This Sunday's Winter Neighborhood Dinner at Pascal Chureau's Allium Bistro in West Linn -- The Farm Comes to Allium -- has all that going for it. The dinner is in partnership with Oregon Tilth and 10% of the evening's proceeds go to the organization. I wish I could attend but unfortunately I'll be at the Oregon Historical Society's Annual Cheer all day and have plans for the evening. Check out the info. below if you're interested in attending and be sure to make your reservation soon because there aren't too many seats left.
More info. from Allium's site:
Join Farmer Conner Voss of Oregon Tilth's Demonstration Garden at Luscher Farms & share the farm's organic provisions and inspiration.
Cheese Plate~local & imported, fruit confiture, toasted almonds, grilled breads Sautéed Shrimp~citrus marinated shrimp, garlic, almonds, romesco sauce, piri-piris Endive Salad~mache, oregon blue cheese Coq au Vin~braised chicken, smoked bacon, pearl onions Steamed German Butter Balls Potatoes~truffle butter, chives Pan Roasted Rock Fish~confit garlic, cream, mustard, tarragon Oven Roasted Butternut Squash~ Kruger's Farm wild blackberry honey, cumin, oregano Warm Chocolate Cake~caramel crunch, eggnog crème anglaise Red wine & White Wine
7 dishes + wine ~ $36 per person including wine/ $10 per child
10% of the proceeds will be donated to Oregon Tilth's Educational Farms
Reservations required-- 503.387.5604
Allium Bistro Winter Neighborhood Dinner Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 6:30pm, drinks at the bar at 6pm www.alliumoregon.com