Departure, Portland, OR
Chef Gregory Cooks in the Vineyard
Plate and Pitchfork Dinner at Domaine Drouhin
The clouds parted and the sun shined on the vines just as dinner was ready in the vineyard on a cool Sunday night. As part of the Plate & Pitchfork series which benefits local community groups, Chef Gregory partnered with Scott Ketterman of Crown Paella and Pastry Chef Kristen D. Murray to prepare a 4 course meal in the middle of Domain Drouhin vineyard. The evening’s dinner benefitted Food Works which is a local youth employment and empowerment program that engages young adults to plan, grow and sell organic produce. Many of the ingredients such as the Ginger Roasted Carrot Salad were donated by Foodworks. Many of the boys and girls who grew the vegetables were on hand to enjoy the “fruits of their labor” enjoying Gregory’s smoked albacore tuna with heirloom tomatoes as well as Chef Scott’s Paella Valencia with romano beans and chanterelle mushrooms. The evening was topped off with a beautiful “toasted rice” angel food cake served with zucchini and apricot marmalade by Chef Kristen. Each course was perfectly paired with Domain Drouhin wines, and Stumptown brewed Chemex coffee to accompany dessert just in time as the evening chill crept into the vines. Gregory and the crew can’t wait to cook at sunset again next year!