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Old California Reds Dinner

September 9th 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Jackrabbit PDX

Host: Atwood
Location: Jackrabbit PDX, The Duniway, 830 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204

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$110 Members, $130 Guest
$80 Non-drinking Members, $100 Non-drinking Guest
Limit 16
The latest hotel to open in downtown Portland is named for Oregon's outspoken women's rights pioneer Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915). The Duniway Hotel is located in the former Hilton Executive Tower. The Duniway offers things such as a day tour to go chanterelle mushroom hunting, amenities to soothe the body and mind (like the locally-sourced soaps), and a Powell's-provided book selection in each guest room.

Jackrabbit PDX was the he most anticipated restaurant opening  in Portland so far this year.  And we’re going to check out big-time Celebrity chef Chris Cosentino’s gutsy, meat-forward menu.  His menu includes braised rabbit with 80 cloves of garlic, something called “Meat in a Can,” and a pig’s head with chicories and his signature “brainaise” (yes, it’s just what it sounds like: mayo and pork brains). It’s about time brains entered the Portland food scene.
Costentino offers more humble plates, too, like a grilled cheese with taleggio, duck egg, and honey ($14) and “Chef’s Last Supper,” with blood sausage duck egg, oysters, and herb salad ($22).  And there’s a burger.  But we’re going with a little more traditional menu for our first event here.
We will start with a reception of mature vintage 1997 Champagne.  Then a 2 bottle tasting each of the following 1997 California Reds.


1997 Louis Roederer Vintage Brut Champagne


Foie Gras & Russian River Valley Crispy Chicken Skin
1997 Bannister Seghesio Vineyard – Keyhole Ranch Pinot Noir

Beef Heart Tartare, Quail Egg, Grilled Bread and Lettuces
1997 Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley Merlot - Warren Winarski
1997 Rutherford Hill Twenty Third Anniversary, Napa Valley Merlot en Magnum
1997 Marilyn Merlot, Napa Valley Merlot – How will she compare with the other Merlots?

Sweetbreads, Beef Tongue and Hanger Steak
1997 Rutherford Hill Twenty Third Anniversary, Napa Valley Cabernet en Magnum
1997 Prager Winery & Portworks, Napa Valley Cabernet

Reidel brand Champagne flutes, Pinot Noir glasses, and Cabernet glasses will be provided.

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