4th Annual Nicky Farms Rabbit Dinner at Lincoln Restaurant
Portland Ore. (July 27, 2015)–-Food & Wine Best New Chef 2012 and author Jenn Louis will host the 4th annual Nicky Farms Rabbit Dinner at Lincoln Restaurant on Wednesday August 5th at 6:30pm. Chef Louis is a longtime customer of Nicky USA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier butcher and purveyor of specialty game and high quality meat. The rabbit dinner celebrates a piece of Nicky USA’s history in this anniversary year, in that rabbit was the first item founder Geoff Latham sold to Portland chefs 25 years ago. Nicky USA now owns its own farm in Aurora, Oregon, and Nicky Farms raises rabbits to supply their restaurant and retail customers. Chef Louis has created a stunning four-course family-style menu featuring rabbit in three of the courses for this special dinner.
Lincoln Restaurant, 3808 N. Williams Ave., Portland, Ore., 97227
Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm
Rabbit liver mousse and butter lettuce panna cotta, toasts and accompaniments
Grand summer vegetable crudité with rabbit saddle and belly
Rabbit tagine with preserved lemon and green olives
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting & meringue
The dinner is $65 per person (not including gratuity) and wine pairings are available for an additional fee. To make a reservation please call Lincoln Restaurant at 503-288-6200.
About Nicky USA:
Founded in 1990, Nicky USA is the Northwest’s leading butcher and purveyor of specialty game and high quality meat. The Portland-based company has forged relationships with local and international ranchers, as well as James Beard Award-winning chefs in an effort to make game a mainstay of specialty markets and fine restaurants. Nicky USA recently developed a specialty line of products under their Nicky Farms brand, featuring Northwest raised rabbit, quail, elk, fallow venison, goose, water buffalo, and American bison. With the recent purchase of their very own 35.9-acre farm in Aurora, Ore, owner Geoff Latham is now able to raise game for Nicky USA and host friends and customers. The company has built one of the nation’s only mobile processing units (MPU) for the sustainable and humane processing of animals, specially designed to process both poultry and hooved animals, making it the only USDA-compliant unit of its kind allowing complete control of the process from field to table. Aside from selling specialty game and high quality meat, Nicky USA hosts Wild About Game, an annual head-to-head cooking competition and the meatiest culinary celebration in the Northwest, celebrating high quality meat and specialty game. Nicky USA expanded in 2013 with a second location in Seattle. Orders for either location can be made by calling 1.800.469.4162. For more information, visit www.nickyusa.com. Follow @NickyUSA on Twitter and Facebook, and @Nicky.USA on Instagram, as well as #NickyFarms on all channels.
About Lincoln Restaurant:
Lincoln is a balance between old and new, modern and classic, rustic and refined. Chef Jenn Louis’ menu takes its cue from the seasons, harvesting locally-grown Pacific Northwest ingredients and transforming them into sophisticated yet honest fare. Along with with husband and partner David Welch, Chef Louis has been a leading influence on the Portland dining scene with their two restaurants (Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern) and catering company, Culinary Artistry. With her acclaimed new cookbook, Pasta By Hand, Chef Louis shares her passion for authentic Italian hand-shaped pastas and local, seasonal products with the rest of the country. LincolnPDX.com