Quaintrelle Continues Winemaker Dinner Series with Jackalope Cellars
Four-course, family-style seasonal menu with wine pairings, $75
February 15, 2018 – Portland, OR – Join winemaker Corey Schuster and chef Bill Wallender for four courses of Portland’s best seasonal and local cuisine with his wines on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m.
Jackalope’s wines will be matched with multiple courses from Quaintrelle’s seasonal menu in a private, family-style event in the upstairs dining room at the restaurant. Corey Schuster will be present to discuss Jackalope’s wines and will be dining with guests.
“I began my journey in the wine industry pouring for a small, family-owned winery near Salem, Ore.,” says Schuster. “My first career was all office work, so when I found myself working in a bucolic setting, the grin didn’t fade for days.
When Fall hit I joined a harvest crew. Harvest work is hard, wet, with long hours, but ultimately satisfying work. Camaraderie is formed through the suffering, and there is always something new to learn. The first team lunch I had began my love affair with the industry, and wine: a tired, wet, exhausted crew sharing a large meal and a glass, taking a break from the work to regroup and prepare for the afternoon’s tasks. This showed me: the wine industry is about community, and a love of the work, something I’d not experienced before. For me, the chance to create something, to have an end product I could hold in my hand and share led me to want to make my own wine. Further, wine is a social beverage. A wine bottle contains memories, experiences, and love. I want to create this.”
Other scheduled Quaintrelle winemaker dinners include:
- March 22, 2018 – Random Wine Co.
- April 5, 2018 – Division Wine Co.
Located in Portland’s bustling N. Mississippi neighborhood, Quaintrelle serves cuisine inspired by the Pacific Northwest and made with passion and intention, working with purveyors to ensure the best seasonally available local ingredients. The restaurant is located at 3936 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland. Reservations may be made through OpenTable, www.quaintrelle.co, or by calling (503) 200-5787