Aviary hosts Portland Cider Week fundraiser for the Portland Fruit Tree Project
PORTLAND, Ore. (June 10, 2016) – Aviary welcomes summer with a cider celebration and garden party during Portland Cider Week featuring Alter Ego Cider and benefitting the Portland Fruit Tree Project. On Wednesday, June 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. join the Aviary team, Anne Hubatch of Alter Ego Cider, and the Portland Fruit Tree Project for an evening spent in the restaurant’s charming patio garden, enjoying appetizers and a taste of local ciders produced by friends and winemakers Hubatch, Nate Wall, and Kris Wall. Aviary’s cider celebration will feature three Alter Ego ciders; The Brute, The Sunny Sider, and The Dark Sider. The Portland-based small batch craft cider producer has quickly ascended to become a local favorite, for more info on Alter Ego Cider, visit: http://www.alteregocider.com/. Known for her incredibly creative plates and passion for the season’s best vegetables and ingredients, Chef Pliner will offer an array of passed hors d’oeuvres. Chef Pliner is excited to celebrate the summer bounty grown in her gardens at the restaurant and at home. The Aviary Summer Cider Garden Party will be $25 per person, with $5 benefitting the Portland Fruit Tree Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce. For more information on the Portland Fruit Tree Project, visit: http://www.portlandfruit.org/. For more information on the fifth annual Portland Cider Week, June 16 – 26, visit: http://www.nwcider.com/oregon-
GARDEN PARTY MENU
Alter Ego Ciders
The Brute – a NW off-dry apple cider
The Sunny Sider – an apple cider blended with fresh lemon and ginger juices
The Dark Sider – an apple cider blended with blackberries and plums
Deviled tea eggs
Duck liver toasts
Tai snapper crudo
Sticky rice cakes
Chicken skin salad
Sesame sweet potato noodles
Wednesday June 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Aviary, 1733 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211
Ciders and appetizers
Aviary’s cider celebration with Alter Ego Cider is $25 per person, $5 donation to Portland Fruit Tree Project
To make reservations, call Aviary at 503-287-2400
Located in the Alberta Arts District of Northeast Portland, Aviary presents an inventive and eclectic menu of small and large plates, boasting cuisine that applies classic French technique to exotic Eastern flavors and the freshest ingredients of the season. Chef/Owner Sarah Pliner’s dedication to clean flavors and disciplined methods is inspired by decades of cooking experience in New York and Portland in restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Aquavit, Aldea, Socialista, and The Heathman Restaurant and Bar in Portland. Aviary’s new Pastry Chef Matthew Zack brings decades of experience in fine pastry to Aviary’s dessert menu, presenting refined dishes to finish the meal with surprising flavors that compliment Pliner’s savory dinner menu. The cocktail list created by Bar Manager Justin Garcidiaz puts creative, culinary-inspired twists on classic favorites, drawing inspiration from the kitchen. The restaurant setting combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood and locally crafted lighting and features a chef’s counter, 18-seat private dining area, and a seasonal patio beside their vegetable garden. The Oregonian recently ranked Aviary #6 on a list of the 2016 Portland’s Best Restaurants, and #5 in 2015. Aviary’s Crispy Pig Ear was named one of Portland’s 25 Most Iconic Dishes by Eater PDX and OpenTable recently named Aviary as one of the 100 Top Restaurants for Foodies in the U.S. as rated by verified OpenTable diners. Chef Sarah Pliner was a nominee for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Northwest in 2015. Follow Aviary on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @aviarypdx. Aviary is located at 1733 NE Alberta St., Portland, Ore., 97211. www.aviarypdx.com
ABOUT ALTER EGO CIDER
Alter Ego Cider crafts pure and exciting ciders made from Northwest apples. We take a winemaker approach to produce ciders with depth and vibrancy. We finish off our ciders with fresh pressed apple juice to add a kiss of sweetness to make balanced and refreshing ciders. Until Spring 2016, our ciders were only available on draft. We are pleased to now offer “The Brute” cider in 500mL bottles. Coming this summer, you will also be able to find “The Guardian Angel” in bottle. Look for our ciders at your favorite local retailers and restaurants around Oregon.
ABOUT PORTLAND FRUIT TREE PROJECT
Portland Fruit Tree Project mobilizes communities to plant, harvest and care for fruit trees in the city of Portland. In doing so, PFTP creates a healthier, more resilient and equitable city. We promote health, build neighborhood connections and knowledge and foster community leaders. For more information on the Portland Fruit Tree Project, visit: http://www.portlandfruit.org/.