Bring your favorite knife with you and a mighty appetite. This small class will focus on all things ducky: fabrication, cooking techniques, serving suggestions, and wine pairings. You will walk away with a full belly, some exciting new kitchen skills, and a whole bunch of duck! Reservations required.more details
December 7, 2013
December 8, 2013
Taste and explore the offerings of Northwest Portland’s arts, theater, crafts, beer and wine.more details
December 15, 2013
Ever wonder why some sauces are so much better than others? Have you ever tasted one of those store-bought bouillon cubes and keeled over from sodium overload? In this demonstration class we will show you the expert way of the saucier. Some of the most challenging sauces in the cookbook…made easy. No need to suit up and sharpen your knives for this one, but you will be called upon to participate, so don't wear white! Reservations required.more details
February 2, 2014
In the mountain towns of Northern Italy, winter brings more than frost on the hillsides and a fire in the hearth. Two weeks after the first full moon of the new year, farmers and friends come together for the Maialata. An age-old Italian celebration of the pig – “maiale” is Italian for pork – the feast is steeped in peasant traditions in accordance with folklore and biodynamic practices. All day the community would work together to butcher and prepare the local pigs, all night they would feast on the bounty of their labor.
In honor of this tradition Nostrana Chef and Owner Cathy Whims is partnering with us to bring the Italian festival of the pig to Oregon. Friends and pork aficionados will come together to create an experience normally reserved for farmers, butchers, and Italian villagers.
Winter months afford the natural refrigeration necessary to process an entire 500 pound animal into sausages, salumi, prosciutti, steaks, ribs, behemoth roasts, and ragus. Cathy, owner Rudy Marchesi and friends invite diners to participate in the entire process: stuffing sausage and making ravioli alongside some of Portland's best chefs while enjoying hand crafted cheese, charcuterie, and wine. Once we have prepared our meal, side by side, we will then gather in the wine cellar to indulge in a multi-course feast accompanied by Montinore’s wines, of course. Reservations required. Schedule to follow.more details
February 8, 2014
Join us February 8th for our annual Pinot blending event for you and your Valentine. Make your very own “love potion” by creating a Pinot noir blend from the three best vineyard blocks on our estate. Once you've perfected your special blend we will recreate your blend and make a custom bottle for you with a personalized label.
Space is limited, so call Eddie to reserve your spot, 503.359.5012 x 106.more details