The Love Apple
Nomad.PDX and Rubinette Produce reconsider a forbidden fruit.
PORTLAND, Ore. – A fruit that is known as a vegetable. A new world plant that colonized European cuisine. A poison. A potion to become a werewolf. A hot climate vegetable that grows beautifully in Oregon. The refreshing, juice-laden tomato – big, small, heirloom, slicer and cherry – is at its peak in the heat of August.
Join Nomad.PDX on Monday, August 14th, as chef Ryan Fox explores the origins and the beauty of locally farmed tomatoes in all of their forms. Working closely with Rubinette Produce owner Josh Alsberg, Chef Fox will select from fruit grown by sustainable, small farms from Sauvie Island to Corvallis. Discover the sweet, the savory, the mysterious and the addictive in summer’s storied vegetable.
Monday, August 14
Arrive: 6 pm. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm.
Optional “Pink & Orange” Wine Pairings Available Upon Arrival $45
Specialty Cocktail & Full Wine Menu Also Being Served
About Rubinette Produce: Named for a small, unassuming yet surprisingly delicious Oregon-bred apple, Rubinette Produce Market specializes in new, unusual and delicious greens, fruits and vegetables. Josh Alsberg, owner, founder and fruit-obsessive behind Rubinette Produce Market, is a 14-year veteran of Portland produce. In 2014 he proudly took an unripe heirloom tomato to the face at Organically Grown Company’s annual tomato war.
About Nomad.PDX: Nomad.PDX is an artistic think-tank that revolutionizes the experience of fine dining. Based in Portland, Oregon, Nomad.PDX does away with traditional white tablecloth dining for a breathable and expressive environment. Nomad.PDX invites guests on their food sourcing journey from the earth to the dinner plate through a new atmospheric dining approach.