Jacobsen Salt has partnered with Williams-Sonoma to launch an almost-monthly dinner series in Jacobsen's gorgeous tasting room and event space. The Salt Fire Water series brings top talent from around the country to cook a six- to eight-course meal along with some of Portland's top chefs, and it kicks off next week, Nov. 6 and 7, with an epic pairing of April Bloomfield and Vitaly Paley.
An alum of some of the most esteemed farm-to-table restaurants, including The River Cafe in London and Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Bloomfield is best known as the chef-owner of The Spotted Pig gastropub in Manhattan, as well as three other restaurants in New York and one in San Francisco. Last spring, she won the James Beard Award for Best Chef New York.
Paley, of course, is one of the pillars of Portland's restaurant community, the man behind Paley's Place, Imperial, Portland Penny Diner and the DaNet Russian pop-ups.
The schedule for future dinners is somewhat set, with Cal Peternell of Chez Panisse and Troy MacLarty of Bollywood Theater coming up December 12-13, and Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine in San Francisco, cooking along with Greg and Gabi Denton of Ox April 17-18.
Tickets to the six- to eight-course, wine-paired dinners are $135 per person. Reserve your spot here.