CHEF GREGORY GOURDET OF DEPARTURE TEAMS UP WITH CHEF JASON FRENCH OF NED LUDD FOR BENEFIT DINNER AT ZENGER FARM
Zenger Farm hosts the two beloved chefs for a charity dinner on Saturday, October 14, with all proceeds being donated to educational and food access programs in Portland
PORTLAND, OR (October 6, 2017) — Departure Restaurant + Lounge Chef Gregory Gourdet partners with Ned Ludd Chef/Owner Jason French for a benefit dinner at Zenger Farm (11741 SE Foster Rd.) on Saturday, October 14 from 6-9 p.m. The three-course collaboration dinner will benefit educational and food access programs in Portland and the surrounding area.
“We deeply value our relationship with Zenger Farm, as they provide us much of Portland with fresh, home-grown produce,” says Chef Gregory Gourdet. “I am honored to be able to cook at the farm for a cause close to our hearts—food education is extremely important to me and the entire team at Departure.”
The three-course dinner features wine pairings and dishes prepared with fresh produce sourced on-site at Zenger Farm, including Sunshine Red Kabocha Squash Soup with miso, charred brassicas, smoked peppers, and shiso; Grilled Pork Neck with fish sauce and maple glazed roots, alliums, and bulbs; and Quince poached in coconut milk with cinnamon, sticky rice, and Thai chili. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. for wine tastings and a tour of the farm grounds, with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. at Zenger Farm Urban Grange. The dinner is $85 per person and $170 for couples. Space is extremely limited; for more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.zengerfarm.org/farmdinner.
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Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded by restaurateur Peter Karpinski, creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. These independent restaurants, adjacent to hotels, deliver exceptional catering and in-room dining experiences. With locations across the country, Sage Restaurant Group’s concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. For more information, please visit www.sagerestaurantgroup.com.