On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
NORTHEAST— Chef Courtney Sproule reveals the next menu and theme for her constantly-changing din din Supper Club, and things get even more playful than usual in March: Sproule's jeux de vivre dinners will combine table jeux (games) with a spring-inspired "joie de vivre" menu. The seven-course dinner — available Fridays and Saturdays through the end of March — may feature courses like smoked mussels in green garlic velouté and leg of lamb with sorrel salsa. Reservations are $85 and available by emailing here.
NORTHEAST— The kick-off installment of Old Salt Marketplace's recurring "Descendants Dinner Series" is set for Monday, March 17, featuring James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom (of Seattle restaurant Lark). Sundstrom will team with Old Salt chef de cuisine Jon Abby (a Lark alum) for a multi-course dinner features dishes like beef tongue pastrami and hearth-roasted pork loin with charred raab. Reservations are $100 including beverage pairings, and available by emailing here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL— The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's recurring "Food Luminary" dinner series continues on Friday, March 14, this time with St. Jack chef Aaron Barnett cooking up a four-course dinner in tandem with the museum's chef Ryan Morgan. As in events past, the evening includes a science demonstration, and dinner features courses like smoked trout salad and rabbit with parsnip purée. Tickets are $80; more information here.
NW/ALPHABET DISTRICT— The NW location of Elephants Delicatessen teams with Owen Roe Winery for a four-course pairing dinner on Thursday, March 13. Expect courses like duck rillettes paired with OR's Woodcut Chardonnay, braised beef with a duo of wines, and sticky date cake for dessert. Reservations are $59 and available by calling the restaurant at 503-299-6304.
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