Portland’s first xurreria welcomes Food & Wine Best New Chef Peter Cho and his xurro inspired by traditional Korean Ho Dduk benefitting Providence Cancer Center
PORTLAND, Ore. (May 2nd, 2017) – 180, Portland’s first Spanish xurreria, launched the Chef Xurro Collaboration series in April 2016, welcoming local chefs each month to create their own xurro creations, inspired by their favorite sweets and memories from childhood. Fresh, authentic xurros were an integral part of chef José Chesa and partner/chef David Martin’s childhood growing up in Spain, they along with co-owner Cristina Báez kicked things off with Lardo chef/owner Rick Gencarelli and his “Xurroli” a xurro, cannoli mash-up. This May, 180 will team up with chef Peter Cho, the Food & Wine Best New Chef winner and James Beard nominated chef/owner of Han Oak, which was named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of the Year. Peter’s Korean Red Bean and Sesame Xurro is inspired by traditional Korean Ho Dduk, a sweet pancake that’s fried until crispy, and favorite treat from his childhood. This vegan Xurro Relleno is stuffed with sweetened red bean paste and sesame seeds, and coated with a black sesame and barley sugar. Proceeds will benefit Providence Cancer Center.
Available beginning Monday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 31st
180 recently debuted new hours, now open daily weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Peter Cho’s Korean Red Bean and Sesame Xurro will be $3 for two stuffed xurros. Proceeds will Providence Cancer Center, a leading cancer treatment center.
Although Americans may be familiar with the churro they get every year at the local county fair, it doesn’t compare to authentic xurros ( chu rō) from Spain. Originally dreamed up by husband and wife team José Chesa and Cristina Baéz, long time friend David Martin joined forces with the couple to bring 180, Portland’s first xurreria, in order to share the traditional and beloved Spanish xurros. José and David were raised eating these scrumptious treats in Spain and are eager to transport those young and young at heart to the streets of their youth, where they can watch xurros made to order and fried at 180 degrees celsius (hence the name) through large windows in the open kitchen space. The menu features plain, sugar & cinnamon, chocolate covered, or filled xurros, expertly paired with hot chocolate supplied by Cocanú and coffee from Local Roasting Company. Bon Appetit Magazine named 180’s xurros as one of the Best Desserts of 2016, Eater featured 180 as one of the best doughnuts in the country, and Portland Monthly Magazine named 180 Portland’s Best Dessert of 2016. 180 is open daily weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Address 2218 NE Broadway St.,Portland Ore. 97232 Website: www.180pdx.com; Twitter/Instagram/Facebook: @180pdx; email: email@example.com phone: (503) 477-9163.