Chefs Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson ladle out traditional Mexican pozole soup along with ceviche, chocolate flan, and sheet pan nachos for a weekly celebration of flavor and friends (almost) every Thursday night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PORTLAND, Oregon (October 10, 2018) – On Thursday, October 18th, Tazon Pozole Thursdays return to Tournant! In many regions of Mexico, pozole is served only on Thursdays—a weekly tradition of gathering friends and family around the table. Chefs Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson continue this tradition at Tournant with Tazon (which means “bowl” in Spanish) every Thursday.
Steamy bowls featuring Three Sisters Nixtamal Organic Hominy start at $12, and guests can choose from pork rojo, chicken verde, or verduras (vegan) pozole, plus traditional and not so traditional add-ins. What’s more, Tournant friend Shauna Galante of Secret Language will create rotating ceviche selections in her signature fresh and vibrant style, and Joe Rodriguez, former chocolatier at Alma and Woodblock, will make his rich chocolate flan with mezcal caramel for a sweet ending.
No reservations necessary—just drop by for restaurant-style seating, order a cold cerveza, margarita or paloma, then close your eyes and imagine you’re in sunny Mexico. Mark your calendars, and be sure to check Tournant’s events calendar in case Tournant is closed for a private party.
TAZON POZOLE KICK-OFF DETAILS
Thursday, October 18th, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
920 Northeast Glisan St. Portland, OR, 97232 (map)
Shauna’s Ceviche Del Dia (market price)
Sheet Pan Nachos ($10) Juanita’s chips, Tillamook cheddar, black beans, housemade salsas, sour cream, escabeche, sliced black olives (Mona insists!)
All bowls come with shredded cabbage, chopped white onion, cilantro, radish, lime and Juanita’s chips
Pork Rojo ($14) Pork Stock, Three Sisters Nixtamal Organic Hominy, Chile-Braised Pork Shoulder
Pollo Verde ($14) Chicken Stock, Three Sisters Nixtamal Organic Hominy, Salsa Verde-Braised Chicken Thigh
Verduras* ($12) Three Sisters Nixtamal Organic HominyBurnt Onion Dashi, Three Sisters Nixtamal Organic Hominy, Roasted Winter Squash, Sik’l Pak (pumpkin seed salsa) *vegan
Awesome Add-ins ($2) Slow Egg, Avocado, Poblano Rajas, Queso Oaxaca
Tournant is a boutique catering company and culinary event space in Portland, Oregon, operated by Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson. The classically trained chefs honed their craft cooking on both coasts and met while working for the Portland Farmers Market. Their approach to food reflects a sense of place and ceremony, drawing inspiration from the seasons and local bounty from the land and sea. Known for their emphasis on live-fire cooking and hands-on communal feasts, Jaret and Mona love to turn a meal into an experience. As a welcoming and well-appointed space for both private and public events, the Tournant dining room hosts a spirited blend of pop-up dinners, holiday parties, supper clubs, company retreats, birthday celebrations, and cooking classes. Dedicated to the craft of good cooking and drawing inspiration from the seasons and bounty of the Northwest, Tournant catering is an extension of Jaret and Mona’s dining room and philosophy.
Follow Tournant on Facebook and Instagram at @tournantpdx. Tournant is located at 920 NE Glisan St. Portland, Oregon 97232. tournantpdx.co