Portland, OR – Here’s another example of why the weekend’s aren’t the only time of the week for good eats and great beers. Found on their Facebook © page, Ninkasi Brewing will be hosting a Brewer’s Dinner at Nel Centro in downtown Portland. Based on the impressive reputation of Nel Centro and Co-owner Jamie Floyd’s penchant for changing perceptions of what good beer is, this is going to be a hit.
Attached below is a comprehensive list of the menu that will be featured at the dinner. Make your reservations now for this five course, $60 (all inclusive) dinner, since events like this tend to sell out.
Reception paired with Ninkasi Pale Ale
- Salt Cod Croquettes with Sauce Rouille
- Pork Belly Rillettes
- Swiss Chard Tart
First Course paired with Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
- Grilled Shrimp with White Bean Salad & Salsa Genovese
Second Course paired with Ninkasi Believer Double Red
- Duck Leg Confit & Braised Red Cabbage
Third Course paired with Ninkasi Tricerahops
- Daube of Beef Short Ribs with Fried Panisse
Dessert paired with Ninkasi Oatis
- Chocolate Hazelnut Semifreddo
About Nel Centro
David Machado, Machado's downtown bona fides – earned in the kitchens of Pazzo and Southpark – have evolved and expanded. In his two Eastside restaurants he's created a distinct culinary sensibility – sophisticated food, friendly knowledgeable service, with neighborhood vibes and prices. The concept, in full flower at Lauro Kitchen and Vindalho, has reinvigorated the neighborhood bistro and this dining model is now headed west, accross the bridge. It's a short trip but Machado has thrown long. His hope is that Nel Centro, his new venture at the Hotel Modera, will re-energize Portland's boutique hotel food scene; a scene he had a hand in creating in the 1990's. [more] –source, Nel Centro’s website
The Cuisine of the Riviera
Fragrant, Sensous and Inspired
A Food Steeped in History
The roots of Riviera Cuisine begin in Genoa, a longtime maritime and trade power. The city was an important seaport hemmed in by mountainous and steep terrain. During its first fifteen hundred years, the city alternated between busy port and quiet fishing village. Vines, olive and chestnut trees, and small kitchen gardens dotted the countryside. Despite difficult growing conditions, difficult terrain, and a lack of water in the countryside, an unusual degree of culinary inventiveness formed the basis for a resourceful, peasant cuisine. [more] –source, Nel Centro’s website
About Ninkasi Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing began its history on June 15th, 2006 when Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge spent 17 hours brewing their first batch of Total Domination IPA in leased space inside a German restaurant in Springfield, Oregon. Once a brewery, the building was equipped with a 15 barrel brew house set up for brewpub brewing.
Within the next few months Ninkasi maximized its first home as they pushed their maximum annual output of 1600 barrels. Meanwhile, the two worked with the City of Eugene, the SBA, Liberty Bank and some investors to purchase their current location in the heart of the Historic Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene. Over time, Ninkasi transformed the old plumbing company's building into the modern production brewery it is today. [more] –source, Ninkasi Brewing Company