This Fall, we are proud to announce Salt Fire Water – the Jacobsen Salt Co. Dinner series, presented by Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen.
The inaugural dinner will be held on November 6th and 7th, at our SE Portland Headquarters, and will kick off an innovative, year-round collaborative dinner series at their new Portland headquarters and event space. Next week we will host nationally celebrated James Beard Winning chefs April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig and the Breslin in NYC, and our own Vitaly Paley of Paley’s Place and Imperial.
Throughout the year, the Salt Fire Water series will bring some of the most talented chefs in the nation to Portland – from New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and beyond. All chefs are supporters of Jacobsen Salt Co. – using Jacobsen Salt to season and finish dishes in their celebrated restaurants. Each itinerant chef will be paired with a local Portland chef, and the six to eight course menus that they create together will be constrained only by the idea of the traditional and modern uses of salt throughout the four seasons: curing, preserving, seasoning, and finishing. The series schedule and chef pairings are as follows:
· November 7-8 “James Beard Award Winners” – Chef April Bloomfield from the Spotted Pig in NYC + Chef Vitaly Paley of Paley’s Place in Portland
· December 12-13 “Chez Panisse Alumni” – Chef Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse in Berkeley + Chef Troy MacLarty of Bollywood Theater in Portland
· January – To Be Announced
· March – To Be Announced
· April 17-18 “Dynamic Duos” – Chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine in San Francisco + Chefs Greg and Gabi Denton of Ox in Portland
We hope that the series will become an integral yet continually evolving tradition in the local and national culinary community. We’ve been humbled by the support of chefs in Portland, and around the country and we want to bring those chefs back to Portland, and continue strengthening and expanding our culinary community. That’s the end goal of this dinner series– to create a special time and a space for new and old friends to celebrate community and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.
As such, ingredients for the dinners will be sourced from Oregon farmers, ranchers, fishermen and artisans, and beverages served will be produced in Oregon. In many cases, the very same farmers and vintners who contributed to the meal will join guests at the communal table. Dinners are held around the thirty-foot long Oyster trailer-converted to a table and housed in the historic building Jacobsen calls home in Portland’s artisan corridor.
Each event will span two days with one seating of 48 people each night. Tickets to the six to eight course, wine paired dinners are $135 per person. Guests can reserve seats online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jacobsen-salt-co-presents-salt-fire-water-april-bloomfield-vitaly-paley-tickets-13999999375.
We hope to celebrate with you!
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