‘Some Like it Hot’ Oyster Social ft. Ruchikala
For our monthly Oyster Social this Friday, we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Spice Queen Kusuma “Kumi” Rao, who you may know as Ruchikala. Kumi draws from her Indian heritage and upbringing in Arizona to create highly personal, mind-bendingly delicious spice-driven fare. She also bakes incredible sourdough loaves that you might have had the pleasure of enjoying at previous Oyster Socials.
Kumi with be serving some of her signature flavorbomb dishes, like chaat tostadas, Kashmiri lamb bolognese with house cavatelli, and brown butter congee with roasted tomato hirekai masala and a poached egg. She’ll also be featuring her beautiful breads with a beet masala tartine and her cult status habanero cheddar bread with lemon pickle butter.
As usual, we’ll be popping fresh NW oysters and beautiful tinned Spanish seafood from Conserva and our friends from Merit Badge will be behind the bar to make all your adult beverage dreams come true.
This is a super special opportunity to taste Kumi’s food, as she divides her time between Tuscon and Portland and only rarely does public pop-ups. You really do have to taste it to believe it!
When: Friday, September 1st
Time: 5-9pm, drop in seating, no reservations necessary
Where: Tournant, 920 NE Glisan Street