with Toro Bravo Inc Restaurant Group
DIM SUM TAPAS- SOLD OUT!
LANGBAAN CHEF BRANDON HIRAHARA
PLAZA DEL TORO’s eighth edition of the Dim Sum Tapas dinner series features chef Brandon Hirahara of lauded Portland Thai restaurant, Langbaan. Brandon will present 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 will fill out the Dim Sum with additional dishes and desserts to complement Brandon’s menu. Guest bartender Jon Lewis of PaaDee will design a specialty cocktail menu in collaboration with Tasty n Alder bartender Jeremy Meilen.
to be added to the waitlist
FEAST: NIGHT MARKET
Chef John Gorham offer bites from Bless Your Heart Burgers at FEAST's Night Market tasting event alongside 20 chefs from all around the Pacific Rim uniting for a night of adventurous food, drinks, and jump-to-your-feet music.
Chef Kasey Mills offers bites from Shalom Y'all at SMOKED!, Feast’s over-the-top take on the backyard cookout of your wildest imagination. It all goes down at The Fields in the Pearl District, where there’s grass under your feet and the iconic Fremont Bridge providing the backdrop. When the sun dips behind the Forest Park, the glow of giant flaming grills lights the way as world-class chefs serve up the amazing and the unexpected. There’s a noteworthy array of cocktails, fine wines and craft beers to cool it all down, too. It’s every carnivore’s smoky dream sequence—but you’ll be fully awake, wandering from grill station to grill station in a meat-fueled blissful state.
FILM SCREENING & TAPAS RECEPTION
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Portland Art Museum
$75. 6pm Reception. 7:30pm Film
La Ruta PDX and NW Film Center present a screening of Constructing Albert at the Portland Art Museum with cocktail and wine reception prior to the film featuring tapas inspired by the film from Bar Casa Vale, Urdaneta, Pollo Bravo, Toro Bravo and PLAZA DEL TORO. Constructing Albert is a feature documentary following chef Albert Adrià in the period after the renowned Spanish restaurant elBulli closed, as he began to chart his own path out of the huge shadow of his brother Ferran.
Ticket price includes admission to the film and reception prior to the film featuring bites from Bar Casa Vale, Urdaneta, Toro Bravo, Pollo Bravo, PLAZA DEL TORO, as well as hosted wine and cocktails, and live Spanish guitar from Ryan Walsh. Cocktail attire requested.
MUSIC TASTES GOOD
Music Tastes Good is a two-day music, food & arts festival in Long Beach, CA with over 40 music performances and a curated culinary adventure. Toro Bravo chef Pat Manning will bring Portland and Spain to festival guests in the Taste Tent.
SOLVE CENTRAL EASTSIDE CLEANUP
PLAZA DEL TORO. 105 SE Taylor. 9am-12pm
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on September 29 as we support the health of our public beaches, neighborhoods, and natural areas, while cleaning up litter from source to sea! This is a family friendly event, and SOLVE invites all Oregonians to participate.
Meet up at PLAZA DEL TORO and have a cup of coffee provided by Water Avenue Coffee. When finished, join us for a complimentary lunch provided by PLAZA DEL TORO.
Additional sponsors include Solve, Central City Concern, Cargo Inc of Portland, Popina Swimwear, Central Eastside Industrial Council, Human Access Project and the City of Portland.
TORO BRAVO CULINARY TOUR OF SPAIN
OCTOBER 1-10, 2018
La Ruta PDX, Chef John Gorham, and Aborígens are happy to announce a new food exploration trip around the hidden corners of Catalan and Spanish cuisines. After a first successful tour of the North of the Peninsula Ibérica in 2017, this time they will head South to get immersed into rural Andalusia and the fishing coast of Cadis, where passionate artisans and their amazing products will be waiting.