Chef Gregory and his finest of kitchen crew are well known for creating amazing Asian inspired food, perfectly paired with a glass of bubbles and romantic sunset on Departure’s outdoor East Deck. So, it was a unique and adventurous opportunity for Departure to prove to Portland that we make just as tasty food suited for an early morning breakfast! Chef Gregory’s unique concoction: Smoked, Korean Fried Chicken, Nori Egg Custard, Spicy Miso, Crunchy Vegetable, Coconut Milk Biscuit.
Portland Monthly cordially invited Chef Gregory and Departure to participate in their first annual Country Breakfast and Bloody Mary Showdown at the World Forestry Center in Portland’s beautiful West Hills. Departure was in elite Portland foodie company, competing and participating with Oven & Shaker, Lincoln, Gilt Club, Irving Street Kitchen, Tasty n Sons, Screen Door, Podnah’s Pit, and Ned Ludd.
The Sunday morning hoedown, complete with live music, cowboy hats and loads of plaid, brought in over 300 hungry attendees. Proceeds support p:ear, one of Portland’s leading mentor programs assisting homeless and transitional youth through arts and education.
Complete details, including who took home the big prize, can be found here.