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Mark Your Calendar for Marta NYC Pop-up at Roman Candle Baking

Plus Gregory Gourdet and Joshua McFadden team up for a special vegetable dinner.

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Marta is one of Manhattan's hottest restaurants, and with good reason. The latest venture from Danny Meyer's ever-impressive Union Square Hospitality Group is highly acclaimed for its wood-fired pizzas made in the super-thin Roman style. And once you have Roman-style pizza, Neapolitan seems downright puffy. You can get a taste of what Portland's been missing on Friday, May 22, when Marta's chef de cuisine, Joe Tarasco, visits Roman Candle Baking for a one-night-only pop-up.

The event is billed as an "Italian evening of pizza, vegetables, Roman-inspired street food and house-made gelato." Tarasco will be in Roman Candle's open kitchen, making Marta-style pizzas from 5pm - 11pm. The event is open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Then on Tuesday May 26 at Ava Gene's, Departure chef Gregory Gourdet will team up with Ava Gene's chef Joshua McFadden to create a vegetable-centric menu that will be available all evening long. If you want to partake, you better make your reservations now.

Roman Candle Baking Company

3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Ava Gene's

3377 Southeast Division Street, , OR 97202 (971) 229-0571 Visit Website

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