Known for her famed Foie Gras Bao, Chef Sarah Pliner and the Aviary team have created 7 unique baos for 7 days of the inaugural Bao Week
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 6, 2018) – Aviary is excited to launch the first Bao Week, featuring a different $3 bao bun for every day of the week, That’s 7 bao buns for 7 days! Known for chef Sarah Pliner’s famed Foie Gras Bao – a nightly sell out dish – this April, the team at Aviary dreamed up their own bao bun interpretation. Each night, guests will be able to indulge in a new bao created by a member of the Aviary team, including members of the kitchen and front of house. Each bao dish will cost $3 with versions ranging from pork, nori, pineapple and soy to Moroccan spiced lamb with apricot. Bao dishes will be available in the dining room, but guests can also pop by the bar to try the bao of the day! Call Aviary at (503) 287-2400 or book online at OpenTable.com.
Beef Bulgogi created by Jamie Cady
French Onion Soup Bao with Persillade Butter created by Silas Biggs
Pork and Smoked Fruit created by Amelia Lane
Pork, Nori, Pineapple, Soy (musubi) created by Jess Gorham
Sweet Soy Japanese Eggplant with Yuzu Kosho created by Sarah Pliner
Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Apricot created by Eric Anderson and Thomas Renaud
Ma Po Tofu created by Nate Perhay
Monday, April 23rd to Sunday, April 29th
Monday through Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m, Sundays: 4:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Each bao of the day costs $3!
Reservations can be made by phone (503) 287-2400 or on OpenTable.com
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. The bar at Aviary offers a special retreat with a thoughtfully developed cocktail program led by bar manager Seth Bortolotti. 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 Willamette Week named Aviary one of Portland’s best restaurants in 2017. The Oregonian recently ranked Aviary #8 on a list of 2017 40 Best Restaurants. Aviary was #6 in The Oregonian’s 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 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, 2016, and 2017. Follow Aviary on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @aviarypdx. Aviary is located at 1733 NE Alberta St., Portland, Ore., 97211. www.aviarypdx.com