Pocket Brunch #1

Along with 29 others lucky enough to buy a ticket before they sold out, I went yesterday to the kick-off of Pocket Brunch. The excellent 5-course meal by Josh Potocki and Joel Beauchamp and guest chef Rocco Salvatore Talarico consisted of:

  • Chilled corn soup/melon dots/basil ice/crispy serano
  • Broadturn tomato/sheep’s milk ricotta salata/basil/mint/fried lemon panko
  • Pork belly/black pepper custard/quail yolk/potato/turnip radish salw/toast
  • Buttermilk fried frogs legs/lavendar lemon jelly/parsley shooter/garlic chips
  • long pepper rosettes/walnut panna cotta/black and sweet caramel jellies/Korean chili sauce

Coffee was from a new Portland-based nano-roastery, Temperance Coffee Roasters which has the tagline “Coffee Roasted with Fear and Conviction”.

The next Pocket Brunch on the calendar is scheduled for September 2 when the guest chefs will be Aki and Alex from the highly regarded blog Ideas in Food. Tickets are available online.

8 comments on “Pocket Brunch #1

  1. I was one of the lucky ones as well. What a treat! Just a note – the Pocket Brunch chefs are Josh Potocki and Joel Beauchamp with Rocco Salvatore Talarico as Guest Chef. Well done all around and looking forward to the next one.

  2. I was also one of the lucky ones; an absolute treat. Don’t forget Nathaniel’s killer cocktails!

  3. Shel,

    I wish I had known you were there so we could have met in person. Will you be at the next one in September?

  4. I was thinking the same. Not sure about September but can let you know when i figure it out.

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