PAST DIM SUM TAPAS DINNERS


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DIM SUM TAPAS
Big Night with Tommy Habetz

Friday, October 26 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s Dim Sum Tapas finale dinner featured chef Tommy Habetz of acclaimed restaurants Pizza Jerk and Bunk Sandwiches. Tommy presented a menu in the service style of Dim Sum with tapas inspired by Italy and influenced by his career in kitchens such as Italian restaurant , Joe Bastianich’s Roman trattoria Lupa where he trained with acclaimed chef Paola di Mauro, Tuscan restaurant Lucca, and Portland restaurants LucereGenoa, and Navarre. Toro Bravo Inc restaurateur John Gorham, PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler, and pastry chefs Ashley Claybaugh and Stephanie Calderon filled out the Dim Sum menu with additional dishes and desserts to complement Tommy’s menu. 


Dim Sum Tapas Langbaan

DIM SUM TAPAS:
Langbaan Chef Brandon Hirahara
Friday, September 7, 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s eighth edition of the Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured chef Brandon Hirahara of lauded Portland Thai restaurant, Langbaan. Brandon presented a menu in the service style of Dim Sum with tapas inspired by Langbaan and influenced by his 14-year career in kitchens throughout his home state of Hawaii and Portland restaurants such as Aviary and Genoa. PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler and pastry chefs Ashley Claybaugh and Mary Silvfen filled out the Dim Sum with additional dishes and desserts to complement Brandon’s menu. Guest bartender Jon Lewis of PaaDee designed a specialty cocktail menu in collaboration with Tasty n Alder bartender Jeremy Meilen. 


Bluefin Tuna Week DIM SUM TAPAS

DIM SUM TAPAS:
Bluefin Tuna Week
Friday, July 27 2018

La Ruta PDX gastronomic festival and Toro Bravo Inc imported an entire 500-pound Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna from sustainable Spanish tuna producer Balfegó for Portland, Oregon’s premiere Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Week. Eleven chefs from John Gorham’s Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Group put their own twist on Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna dishes at their restaurants from July 27th-August 5th, 2018. The week kicked off with a once-in-lifetime culinary event where all the chefs came together to prepare their dishes under one roof at the seventh edition of gastronomic society PLAZA DEL TORO’s Dim Sum Tapas dinner series. 


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DIM SUM TAPAS
Tacobar's Jack Schwartz

Friday, June 8 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s sixth edition of the Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured Mexico City native and award-winning restaurateur Jack Schwartz of San Francisco’s lauded taqueria, Tacobar. Jack presented a menu in the service style of Dim Sum with tapas inspired by Mexican cuisine in collaboration with PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler. Guest bartender Owen Young of Mediterranean Exploration Company designed a specialty cocktail menu to complement the cuisine. Spinning by DJ Jimbo.


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DIM SUM TAPAS: ISRAEL

Chef in Residence Series
Friday, May 11 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s fifth edition of our Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured Israeli Chefs in Residence JONATHAN BOROWITZ  of M25, BENTZI ARBEL of Mifgash Osher, and RON GIBORI formerly of Jeremiah. The chefs from Tel Aviv presented a menu served in the style of Dim Sum with tapas inspired by Israeli cuisine. Guest bartender JAMAL HASSAN of Shalom Y’all, Mediterranean Exploration Company, and BYH Burgers designed a specialty cocktail menu to complement the cuisine. 


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DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Gabe Rosen

FRIDAY, April 13 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s fourth edition of our Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured Chef GABE ROSEN of BIWA and NORANEKO. Gabe presented a tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum inspired by classic izakaya Japanese favorites with a Portland sensibility. Guest bartender XTIAN ROUILLIER of TASTY N SONS designed a specialty cocktail menu to complement the cuisine.


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DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Jason French

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s third edition of our Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured Chef Jason French of Ned Ludd and Elder Hall. Jason presents a tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum inspired by classic traditions of farm driven craft cookery. Guest bartender Erica Namare of Mediterranean Exploration Company designed a specialty cocktail menu to complement the cuisine.


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DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Han Ly Hwang

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s second edition of our Dim Sum Tapas dinner series featured Han Ly Hwang of Kim Jong Grillin' and Kim Jong Smokehouse /Kim Jong Smokehouse NW. Han presented a tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum with a Kim Jong twist! Guest bartender Jeremy Mielen of Tasty N Alder designed a specialty cocktail menu to complement the cuisine. 

 


Juanjo Canal Dim Sum Tapas PLAZA DEL TORO

DIM SUM TAPAS
with Chef Juanjo Canals

La Ruta del Toro Chef in Residence Series
Friday, January 19 2018

PLAZA DEL TORO’s premiere Dim Sum Tapas Dinner Series featured the return of Spanish chef Juanjo Canals of Madrid’s Con Amor and Despecho restaurants. Juanjo, a veteran of PLAZA’s Chef in Residence series and Portland’s La Ruta PDX gastronomic festival, collaborated with PLAZA DEL TORO Chef Michael Kessler and Toro Bravo Chef Pat Manning on a Spanish tapas menu served in the style of Dim Sum.