Autumn Secret Supper

I am so excited to share a magical dinner I had recently on a gorgeous, September evening, under the stars at the foot of Mount Hood. Over the past few months my friends EvaChristiann, Suzanne and I planned this awesome event as part of the Our Secret Supper dinner series. See posts from our July dinner here and here. We were joined by 30 friends from Portland, Seattle and beyond – even as far as San Francisco! 

Andrea and Taylor, from the adorable and picturesque Tumbleweed Farms were our gracious hosts. This warm setting provided a breathtaking backdrop that exceeded everyone’s expectations – food and wine always taste better when paired with a view!

Custom made sign welcoming dinner attendee's down the path to dinner

Elements of our cocktail barn

Gifts from Madewell for each attendee

More cocktail hour details

Wonderfully balanced Amity Vineyards whites

See our delightful early fall menu below. I will be making the slow roasted pork again - I have been dreaming of that, paired with Amity Vineyard's Pinot Noir, ever since. See the cocktails listed immediately below and the rest of the menu to follow further in the post. 

{REFRESH}

Cucumber & watermelon shrub martini with mint blossom simple syrup + House Spirits Volstead Vodka

2014 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

2013 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Riesling

2013 Amity Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Our adorable cocktail/amuse bouche portion of the night tucked in Andrea + Taylor's barn

{AMUSE BOUCHE}

Vermont Creamery Cheese

Creminelli Meats

Mixed olives

Local honey

Roman Candle Bread

Gluten Free Crackers

 

{TO START}

Homemade thyme flat-bread with caramelized onion & creme fraiche falafel, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, & tzatziki

Tumbleweed Farm's Swiss chard, fresh fig, & crispy pancetta salad with roasted shallots & shaved Parmesan

First starter wrapped and ready to be served. 

Mouthwatering thyme flat-bread w/ caramelized onion & creme fraiche falafel, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, & tzatziki - A M A Z I N G

{TO SHARE}

Roman Candle Bread

Sir Isaacs Folly spiced apple chutney

Heart of Darkness fig jam

Marjoram compound butter

Clove compound butter

 

{MAIN}

Pulled pork picnic brioche with anise & stewed fig glaze

Pickled Jupiter grapes

Cabbage slaw

 

{DESSERT}

Spiced fig, chai nut butter, & vanilla meringue eton mess

Coava Coffee Roasters Ethiopian Kilenso Cold Brew

T Project 'Something Fine' hot tea

Vanilla bean infused sugar

Organic cream

Finishing touches

How adorable are these place settings? Complete with crab apples picked from the tree right on the property

No table is complete without a bottle (or 2) of wine

Brings dinner with a view and farm to table to a whole new level

Amazingly delicious apple chutney + compound butters spread over artisan breads

Dinner continuing on after sunset

Our incredible sponsors (list below) provided us with an array of tasty, fresh and unique items that made for a ridiculously memorable experience. Below are the event details, and of course, more pictures! Keep your eyes peeled for our next venture together in December {INFO + REGISTRATION} or contact me to create your own unique event experience. Cheers!

What a perfect backdrop!

I love seeing people enjoying and learning about wine!