Springtime in Italia! Benefit Dinner for OPAL

Inner Southeast, Portland


Pop-up space
Available for purchase
Banquet (20+ Guests)
european, mediterranean, italian
This Italian-inspired meal highlights some of our favorite spring ingredients, including lamb, artichokes, wild nettles, green garlic, and abundant fresh herbs. Giant loaves of casatiello, a traditional bread studded with cheese and cured meat, will accompany the meal. Wine pairings will feature a pinot gris and Meadowlark (!!) pinot noir donated by Cooper Mountain Vineyards. All proceeds will support the environmental justice work of OPAL ( Substitutions politely declined.

Menu detail

nettle tortellini in brodo
handmade tortellini stuffed with wild-foraged nettles, green garlic & sheep's cheese, served in a delicate broth with fresh spring vegetables ***paired with Cooper Mountain Pinot Gris***
herb-crusted lamb rib chops
whole racks of lamb cooked sous vide to the perfect temperature and finished with a crisp herb & bread crumb crust served with charred scallion salsa verde and a farro, salami & marinated artichoke salad ***paired with Cooper Mountain 2012 Meadowlark Pinot Noir***
our take on a traditional Neopolitan custard pie featuring housemade ricotta, wheat berries & citrus enveloped in a sweet pastry crust this unusual dessert is customarily served at Eastertime, the wheat berries thought to be a relic of spring planting celebrations dating back hundreds of years ***paired with Priorat Natur Vermut***


wine pairing

Springtime in Italia! Benefit Dinner for OPAL

Inner Southeast, Portland
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)