In today's noontime EaterWire, a few special dinners to mark on those calendars:
NORTHWEST: Chef John J. Goddard brings his LUKA Dalmatian dining series to NW 24th's Salt, Fire, & Time community kitchen, with a six-course "Captain's Supper" scheduled for Saturday, July 16. The seafood-themed feast features courses like steamed mussels, an octopus-and-potato salad, and red brodetto of eel with polenta. Seats are $50 each or $90 per couple and BYOB is encouraged; reservations required.
NORTHWEST: The normally American-influenced Wildwood is turning Japanese for a one-night "Noodle Dinner" on August 19, featuring chef Dustin Clark's PNW take on traditional Japanese noodles. Each course — like a grilled pork belly with noodles or a Dungeness crab soup with rice noodles — will feature an accompanying SakeOne sake pairing. Reservations are $40 inclusive of sake, and are available here.
OLD TOWN: Culinary incubation station KitchenCru welcomes yet-another pop-up dinner: This time, ertswhile Carafe chef Pascal Sauton teams with Alaskan fishing company Sugpiaq Seafood for a "July Harvest Dinner" on Saturday, July 23. The four-course meal (not including hors d'Oeuvres) will highlight Sugpiaq's fresh catch in dishes like Polynesian-inspired halibut ceviche, cod "Effeuillee," and Yellow Eye Rockfish Provencal. According to CruBoss Michael Madigan, the event acts as Sugpiaq's introduction to the Portland market, as the company aims to start a CSA-style relationship with local chefs and consumers. "The idea would be to have a monthly dinner featuring seasonal products, and also have it available for pickup throughout the week." Reservations here.
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