ALTABIRA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION’S BLENDED BURGER PROJECT
FOR THE SECOND YEAR
Chef Luis Escorcia’s Catalan Blended Burger Available on Altabira’s Menu Starting Memorial Day
PORTLAND, Ore. May 25, 2017 – Altabira City Tavern will be participating in The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project, a nationwide contest challenging chefs around the country to make a “blended burger” by combining ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier, and more sustainable burger.Chef de cuisine Luis Escorcia will feature a Catalan Blended Burger, that is hand-formed with a mixture of ground chuck and shiitake mushrooms. Chef Escorcia will garnish his creation with grilled spring onions, romesco sauce, and fresh aioli on a toasted house-made bun. Altabira will showcase this healthier burger, from Memorial Day, May 29 through July 31, 2017. Blending meat with mushrooms reduces calories, fat, and sodium while adding important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium, and B vitamins. A blended burger also brings more sustainable, plant-based items to menus allowing Americans to enjoy the taste and flavor of the burgers they love, knowing it’s a healthier and more sustainable preparation.
Diners can vote and support the Blended Burger Project in the following ways:
- Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject to view the gallery of blended burger photos, and cast your vote for the blended burger that best represents the most creative use of mushrooms, best flavor profile, and most appetizing appearance.
- Taste a blended burger at Altabira or any of the participating restaurants from Memorial Day, May 29-July 31, 2017 (view the list at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject/participants).
- Post your burger photos to social media with the hashtag #blendedburgerproject to spread the word!
When the promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 31st, 2017, the five chefs with the most online votes will win a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York to showcase their blended burgers at an exclusive event in 2018. Customers who vote for their favorite blended burger online will also be entered to win an all-expense paid trip for two to the 2018 Blended Burger event at the James Beard House.
Visit jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject for a list of participating restaurants and follow #blendedburgerproject on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Altabira City Tavern offers regional American cuisine focused on updated classic dishes with 6 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines, and locally distilled spirits. The restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner in a modern setting with large floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Portland’s downtown skyline and inner eastside. For more information and menu, please visit www.altabira.com. Altabira is located at 1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon on the 6th floor of Hotel Eastlund.