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Sherry: The most misunderstood wine & why you should drink it – June 16th

What is sherry? How do I drink it? How do I pair it with food?

Spend an evening at Cyril’s with the PCA and Seana Yee of Sherry Sips to eat, drink and learn about this fascinating Spanish wine that Forbes magazine named the drink to try in 2015.

Photo Credit: Sherry Sips

Photo Credit: Sherry Sips

Come hear Seana Yee share her passion and knowledge of sherry. Recently back from southern Spain, Seana can’t wait to share her sherry grape-to-glass adventures! She will teach you the basics of sherry tasting and provide food-pairing guidance with the help from Chef Sasha Davies of Cyril’s. You’ll come away with a better understanding, a take home packet of Sherry FAQs, and a desire to add some bottles to your wine collection.

Date: Tuesday June 16th 6:30pm

Where: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery815 SE Oak St, Portland

Tickets: Includes all sherry tastings and food pairings

Member Price: $35.00

Non-Member Price: $50.00

 

ABOUT SEANA:

A native Oregonian, Seana has a BA in Spanish and has spent most of her adult life traveling and living in Spanish speaking countries. Her love for Spain started as a second grader in an after-school Spanish program and continues today as an amateur flamenco dancer with Portland Flamenco Events. In 2013, while studying flamenco in Jerez, Seana fell in love with sherry. She has been obsessed ever since.

When she’s not traveling or dancing, Seana can be found helping with production at Enso Winery, exploring new restaurants with her husband, and volunteering as a committee member with Partners of the Americas: Oregon/Costa Rica Student Exchange.

Simply Ancient Grains, an evening with author Maria Speck: May 7th

With a focus on delicious, quick, family-friendly recipes (most of which just happen to be healthy and gluten free), Maria Speck not only promotes an understanding of and appreciation for ancient grains, but she crafts recipes that everyone will love.

simply ancient grains

In this exclusive, intimate event, Maria will talk about cooking with these grains, purchasing them, storing them, and her approach to transforming them into breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

From black rice to red quinoa to golden Kamut berries, ancient grains are showing up on restaurant menus and store shelves in abundance. Yet in home kitchens, many fear that whole grains are too difficult and time-consuming to prepare. In Simply Ancient Grains, Maria makes cooking with these fascinating and nourishing staples easy and accessible with sumptuous recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Maria’s tips and simplified approach take whole grain cooking to the next level by amplifying the flavor and enduring beauty of these nutritious grains.

The price of this event includes a detailed talk and Q&A session on all aspects of cooking with ancient grains, a tasting of several of the recipes from Maria’s book, a copy of Simply Ancient Grains that Maria will sign at the end of the evening, and beer or wine.

Date: Thursday, May 7th 7-9pm

Cost: $30 members; $45 non-members
Limited to 35 people, so sign up now!

Location: Old Salt Marketplace, 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Tickets:

Member Price: $30.00, includes copy of the book ($20.00 value)

 

Non-Member Price: $45.00

A Swedish Evening with Anna Brones at Border Nord: May 15th

A Swedish Evening with author Anna Brones at Border Nord: Krappkakor, Kanelbullar, Aquavit, Nordic Coffee and more!

*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Please email info@pdxca.org if you would like to be added to the wait list if tickets become available.

We all know that tea is a big deal in Britain, but did you know that coffee gets a similar honored status in Sweden?

Come join Anna Brones, co-author of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break to learn more about this time honored Swedish tradition that has come to be loved around the world, and to also learn how to bake one of the most iconic fika dishes: kanelbullar, the Swedish cinnamon roll.

Fika

Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Johanna Kindvall

To pair with the kanelbullar, the coffee experts from Sprudge will sample a variety of single-origin Nordic coffees. Broder Nord will prepare a light Scandinavian-inspired dinner including Swedish dumplings called Krappkakor, a potato dumpling with salt pork and lingonberry jam and their house-made gravlax on rye bread. Jacob Grier, Portland-based author of Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer and the founder of Aquavit Week, will serve a Dill Collins cocktail featuring Gamle Ode Dill Aquavit.

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Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Johanna Kindvall

When: Friday, May 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Broder Nord – 2240 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon 97227

Tickets: Tickets include dinner, cocktail, signed copy of Fika and a pastry demo.

Member Price: $35.00

Non-Member Price: $50.00

*THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! Please email info@pdxca.org if you would like to be added to the wait list if tickets become available.

 

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About the Authors:

ANNA BRONES is a Swedish-American freelance writer based in Paris. She is the editor of the online food magazine Foodie Underground, and is a contributor to a variety of publications including BBC, Guardian, Sprudge, GOOD, PUNCH and The Kitchn.

JOHANNA KINDVALL is the co-author and illustrator of Fika. She is a Swedish illustrator who divides her time between Brooklyn and Skåne in the south of Sweden. Her work has been featured in various books and magazines. She also writes an illustrated cooking blog, Kokblog, which was named a Saveur “site we love”.

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