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Special Dinners at Lovejoy Bakers, Viridian Farms, MORE

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In today's "mark-your-calendar" version of EaterWire, a flurry of supperclub schedules and winemaker dinner announcements:


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PEARL DISTRICT: The Pearl's Lovejoy Bakers announces another one of its one-off multicourse dinners; this time it'll cook up a four-course, Moroccan-inspired meal during two seatings on Thursday, September 22. The $35 reservation includes dishes like lavosh, lamb and fig tagine, and whole grilled bronzini in addition to promised "surprise" desserts and appetizers. Reservations suggested and available here.

GRAND ISLAND: The Portland Culinary Alliance goes back to the farm (Viridian Farms, to be exact) for what it promises is the its first-annual farm dinner. Former Simpatica Dining Hall chef Scott Ketterman will be on-hand to cook up a Spanish feast, with wood-fired paella (both seafood-laden and veggie options) serving as the main course. The meal (which is BYOB) is $40 for non-PCA members and $30 for card-carrying members of the club; reservations required.

SOUTHEAST: The pop-up supperclub Snowflake (which has a mission statement promising "equal parts art project, food laboratory, and social club") has announced a multi-collaboration for its next dinner, scheduled for Saturday, September 17: The People's Pig's Cliff Allen and Salt Fire & Time's Tressa Yellig will get in the kitchen and behind the bar, respectively, for a meal that includes dishes like smoked tomato soup, vegetable tagine, and lamb with zaatar. Reservations are $40 and available here.

PEARL DISTRICT: Spain's Muga Winery takes center stage at the Pearl's Oba Restaurante during a $150, five-course pairing dinner on Saturday, September 10. Courses include roasted ling cod and manila clams (paired with a 2010 Blanco), braised pork shoulder (paired with a 2007 Reserve), and grilled lamb chops and chorizo (paired with Muga's Prado Enea Grand Reserves from 2000 and 2004). Reservations available by calling the restaurant.

Lovejoy Bakers

939 Northwest 10th Avenue, , OR 97209 (503) 208-3113 Visit Website

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