In conjunction with the annual Alberta Street Fair, Txakparti is a new food & wine festival being produced by cork wine shop with help from sponsors DeMaison Selections and New Seasons Market. It will feature a dozen examples of txakoli and cider from the Basque region and offer participants a chance to taste bite-size creations from some of the city’s top chefs, with Aviary, Bar Lolo, Jason French of Ned Ludd, Anthony Cafiero formerly of Tabla, John Gorham of Toro Bravo, and David Briggs of Xocolatl de David all hosting a table at the event.
Txakoli is a light, slightly effervescent white wine that is traditionally drunk alongside tapas or pintxos in the Basque region of Spain. Adventuresome guests at Txakparti can try drinking from a porrón, a traditional Spanish pitcher with a narrow spout that allows the wine to be poured directly into the recipient’s mouth, making it a perfect vessel for sharing between friends.
Txakparti 2012 will take place on Saturday, August 11th from 12pm to 5pm outside at the intersection of NE 29th and Alberta, across from cork wine shop. Tickets are on sale now and are $25 in advance ($30 at the door), and can be purchased at cork or online at www.albertamainst.org or www.corkwineshop.com. Attendees get to sample all 12 wines and tapas from all 6 food vendors and can purchase additional wine by the porrón. The event is limited to 300 people, so get your tickets in advance! Following Txakparti, an open cash wine bar will take place in the same event space from 5-7pm until the end of the Alberta Street Fair.
All profits from ticket sales will benefit two NE Portland nonprofit organizations:
Urban Farm Collective, whose mission is to promote food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture by transforming vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens. By it’s nature, this project builds community, provides educational opportunities and empowers participants. Learn more at www.urbanfarmcollective.com.
Alberta Main Street works hard to advance efforts to develop Alberta Street as a vibrant, creative and sustainable creative commercial district serving residents and visitors to our community. Learn more at www.albertamainst.org.
For more information about this event, please contact organizer Darryl Joannides of cork wine shop at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503.281.2675.