On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
DOWNTOWN— Chef Vitaly Paley welcomes cookbook author Anya Von Bremzen for a dinner celebrating their mutual Russian roots on Sunday, December 8. The "Imperial Russian Tasting Menu" will feature four collaborative courses (with dishes like roasted lamb and Georgian stew; salmon kulebyaka; and pheasant and Oregon truffle consommé) with an optional wine pairing highlighting Georgian wine. Reservations are $65, and Von Bremzen will be on-hand to sign copies of her cookbook, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. More information here.
DIVISION/CLINTON— Famed hunter/forager Hank Shaw stops by Lyonnaise bouchon St. Jack for a collaborative dinner with chef Aaron Barnett on December 8. The four-course dinner will celebrate Shaw's newest book, Duck, Duck, Goose, with a foul-focused menu featuring dishes like goose terrine, stuffed duck neck, and a roasted duck breast with fermented apples. Reservations are $65 (with an optional $30 wine pairing) and available by calling 503-360-1281.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL— Produce Row joins forces with Breakside Brewery for a four-course beer pairing dinner on Wednesday, December 11. The evening kicks off with "mingling over bites and tastes," then features three courses paired with Breakside's winter brews; the final dessert course also offers a sip of Multnomah Whiskey Library's Blanton's Single Barrel Selection. Reservations are $30; more information and tickets here.
MOUNT TABOR— Neighborhood bar Tabor Tavern continues its monthly dinner series with a Bavarian-inspired meal on Tuesday, December 10, in a collaboration with Fressen Artisan Bakery. The four-course dinner highlights Fressen's bready offerings in dishes like white asparagus soup (in a potato bread bowl), pretzel dumplings with sausage, and braised venison with hazelnut bread pudding. Each course is paired with an adult beverage (beer and wine); reservations are $50 all-inclusive, and available by calling 503-208-3544. More information here.
Photo of Imperial courtesy Avila/EPDX