Hello and welcome back to the last installment of FEAST 2016! We made it through the Grand Tasting events with part two last Twosday (#seewhatIdidthere), but of course after all of that food I couldn’t just go home and relax and go to sleep.
There were still parties to attend and more food to eat.
Location: Irving Street Kitchen. Theme: Tiki. Lots of roasted meats, amazing music, a dancing Godzilla, Hawaiian style rum drinks in fresh coconuts, a photo booth, AND A NACHO CHEESE VOLCANO. I almost died and I can prove it.
Two words. Mic. Drop.
Saturday: After After Party—Karaoke at BUNK (Public Event!)
Except after that mic drop, go ahead and pick it back up for the After After Party at BUNK Sandwiches! This is a public event and is open to anyone looking to get their pizza, brews, and drunk singing performance on in style. More than just a regular karaoke machine, BUNK offers the hottest KARAOKE BAND in town—have you ever wondered what it’s like to command the room with your own personal band in tow? Look no further, this event is for you!
Sunday: Brunch Village presented by Whole Foods Market (Public Event / Ticket Required)
Ok ok. This was my big Kahuna. This was the main event that I was looking forward to all week. BRUNCH! Brunch is my favorite. Brunch is my thang. Brunch is the one meal to rule them all. This event is chock-full of amazing chefs and makers tantalizing your tastebuds with their spin on the greatest meal known to man.
Just scroll through these and let their collective goodness wash over you.
Did you see the picture at the start of this post? Oh man. Olympia Provisions brought their A-Game with their Monte Cristo Breakfast Dog. Breakfast sausage wrapped in swiss cheese and ham and stuck on a stick. Dip that in pancake batter, fry it, powder it with sugar, and serve it along side raspberry jam and maple syrup for dipping. I don’t care if you’re 4 years old or 72—that shit is good. You KNOW I’m going to try and re-create that at home.
Another of my favorites was the congee from Chef Johanna of Smallwares. Congee is a type of rice porridge served in many Asian countries for multiple meals—it could be breakfast lunch or dinner. I’m in love. I didn’t get a great photo of the individual dish, but check out the plate on the table on the far left. Under the sunflower. Congee, Black Bean Sausage, Honey, Black Vinegar, Scallion. This was an epic victory of a brunch dish. #slowclap
There were so many more epic dishes there is no way I could include them all. Fat Rice, Sqirl, The Woodsman Tavern, Trove—this year was a giant treasure chest of savory dishes in unique combinations. Several dishes were Asian in theme and it gave me a lot of new techniques to aspire to in my own kitchen this next year.
I can’t wait to go again next year!
I know there were still several events I didn’t attend, so here are some other post-event coverage links if your curiosity has not yet been satiated. Several other PDX bloggers will have other posts coming out in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled.
- Mary from The Kitchen Paper shares her photos from the Grand Tasting and Night Market
- Pechluck offers her perspective on the Night Market
- Pechluck on the Twisted Filipino Dinner
- Pechluck talks about the Go Get You Some Picnic fun-sized event
- Mary at Vindulge shows us her fantastic FEAST experience through pictures
- Gary from NomNerd shares his Five Favorite Bites from FEAST 2016
- Erin at Bakery Bingo shows us her favorites dishes and has a giveaway!
Food for thought: Were you in attendance this year? Did you have a favorite event or dish? How many brunches could a Brunch Girl brunch if a Brunch Girl could brunch good?