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Toro Bravo Culinary Trip to Spain
with John Gorham

October 1-10 2019

Chef John Gorham and Aborígens are happy to announce their third food exploration tour around the hidden corners of Catalan and Galician cuisines. After two previous successful trips that brought us to the most amazing food and wine temples of the Basque Country and Andalusia, this time we will explore the North-West section of the Peninsula, where the wild Atlantic coast is the door to an unexplored world of rural flavors.

A small group of lucky travelers, together with John and his crew, and a local, insider guide from Aborígens, will start this journey in Barcelona; a lively city with an ancient culinary tradition as well as a vibrant current food scene. After some urban and country exploration (unexplored parts of Rural Catalonia that we’ll keep secret until you get there…), we will make our way to Galicia, a country with unique seafood, wine and people.


La Ruta PDX Fermentation Fest Dinner: An Evening with David Zilber
October 9

PLAZA DEL TORO. 105 SE Taylor, Portland OR 97214

Join David Zilber, head of fermentation at 2-Michelin-star Danish restaurant Noma, for a multi-course dinner at gastronomic society and private event space, PLAZA DEL TORO. Chef Michael Kessler and Tasty n Alder chef Perry Austin will design a menu based on ferments from Zilber’s new cookbook, The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Cocktails paired by Mediterranean Exploration Company Bar Manager Erica Namare. Wine paired by Toro Bravo Inc Beverage Director Mindy Cook. Zilber will be available to answer your fermentation questions after dinner and each guest will receive a complimentary copy of his book. Spinning by DJ Mixed Messages.

“We created PLAZA DEL TORO as a gastronomic society for chefs to study and play, so this is exactly the kind of event this space was built for. We are thrilled to invite David to join us for the evening and I can’t wait to see what our team does with his ferments.”

— Restauranteur John Gorham of the Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Management and Design Group