Tusk’s ever-changing daily menus take shape around the vegetables, fruit, grains and proteins grown and raised for the restaurant by local farms. The restaurant takes this ethos to the glass in a collaboration dinner with Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery on Wednesday, July 11th. Wolves & People brews farmhouse ale and a variety of fresh and barrel-aged beers in an 100 year-old barn on a family hazelnut farm in the Willamette Valley. The beers are inspired by those historically brewed for farmers with farm-grown ingredients, and incorporate ingredients from on-site, as well as fruit, herbs and hops from nearby farms. Tusk’s Executive Chef/Partner Sam Smith and Chef de Cuisine Wesley Johnson will prepare a vibrant, family-style menu around midsummer’s produce bounty to pair with Founder/Brewer Christian DeBenedetti’s selection of five Wolves & People beers poured that evening.
When: Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 pm
Where: Tusk, 2448 E Burnside, Portland, Oregon
Details: Tickets are $100 per person, including dinner, beer and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t
Tusk’s vegetable-driven, Middle Eastern-inspired menu is the creation of Submarine Hospitality Founders Joshua McFadden and Luke Dirks with Executive Chef/Partner Sam Smith. Smith’s time spent as opening sous chef at Philadelphia’s acclaimed Israeli restaurant Zahav, followed by his years as Chef de Cuisine at Ava Gene’s informs the ever-changing seasonal menus. All vegetables and most flours and grains are sourced directly from local farms Smith has built close relationships with over the years, and the dishes are meant to be shared in a convivial dining atmosphere. All flatbreads are baked in-house. The dessert program, helmed by pastry wiz Nora Antene, along with the cocktail menu by Bar Manager Tony Contreras, are equally as seasonal. Tusk was named a FOOD & WINE Restaurant of the Year 2017, to Bon Appétit’s 50 Best New Restaurants (2017), and has received praise from The New York Times, PUNCH, Portland Monthly, The Oregonian and others. Tusk is located at 2448 E. Burnside, Portland, Oregon, and open for dinner 7 nights a week, and brunch as well as a weekend happy hour on Saturdays and Sundays. Tel. 503.894.8082 tuskpdx.com Instagram: @tuskpdx Facebook: TuskPDX
About Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery
Established in 2014 by Founder/Head Brewer Christian DeBenedetti on historic Springbrook Hazelnut Farm in Newberg, Oregon and opened to the public in May 2016, Wolves & People is a true farmhouse brewery in the Willamette Valley, dedicated to farmhouse brewing styles of all stripes. Wolves & People is dedicated to an array of balanced, food-friendly, and meticulously crafted beers utilizing extensive wild-, native-, and indigenous yeasts, and barrel-aging in wine and spirits barrels. The brewery uses pure well water and many local- and farm-grown ingredients. With tranquil seasonal beer garden and year-round tasting room, the beers are mainly self-distributed in limited quantities in Portland, Seattle, and the Willamette Valley. The brewery was recently named “Best Brewery in Oregon” by Outside magazine, “Best Oregon breweries” by Jeff Alworth and among “America’s Best Breweries” by Tasting Table. The brewery’s tasting room is located at 30203 N.E. Benjamin Road, Newberg, Ore., in Oregon’s wine country, and open to the public Friday-Sunday. For more information, go to wolvesandpeople.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @WolvesandPeople.