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FARMERS & ARTISAN PRODUCERS MARKET DINNER SHOW 2015-

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Jun 3,2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$ 109.00

At our Artisan Producers & Farmers’ Market Shows, we pay tribute the farms, fishers, ranchers and foragers each year coinciding with the start of the our local farmers market and CSA season in Cannon Beach.

In the last several years we have witnessed the increase of farmers’ markets and subsequent increase of people shopping at them. Thankfully, now in many more neighborhoods people have more choices for shopping for fresh ingredients. That is encouraging because we know the need for access is still vast, so that access is growing is great.  Given the “choice,” who wouldn’t choose the freshest first?

Also available to many communities are the farm CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture), which for a membership fee, brings boxes of fresh produce, eggs, butters and cheeses to our doorstep. It is a great alternative to growing one’s own food. We see it as important as the urban gardens grown on roof tops or parking strips today in our cities. And for the small backyard gardener, a CSA may fill in and compliment their limited growing space.

This year we are signing up for a CSF (Community Supported Fisheries). The local small fishers have a new outlet for their products much the same as small farms, and we can’t wait!

EVOO’s Artisan Producers Farmers’ Market Show starts at $109.00 per ticket, which includes a glass of our house red or white wine or alternative beverage. Additional wine, beer or soft beverage may be purchased.

 

The menu format includes a starter course featuring our own breads, fresh made butters, pickles, local cheeses and sometimes local artisan salumi. Three more courses and finally dessert provides the participant with many new ideas and recipes to try at home.
Our house red and white wine is our own
NERONI CHEF’S BLEND OREGON RED AND/OR OREGON WHITE 

Typically entrée one is either a whole roasted natural chicken or local Brandywine pork spare ribs, both local and both preparations are served from platters to demonstrate how nicely these items work for more casual dining buffet
and family style in the summer season.

Entrée two is all about the wild king, i.e., Chinook Salmon, that we grill, bake, smoke or fry. Summer is our opportunity to treat out of town guests our best examples of the best fish in the whole world!  Occasionally we feature less popular but equally delicious fish varieties such as local sturgeon and sardines.

Salad course: It’s summer so a salad course is just natural! We often include a salad featuring fresh greens, grains, beans, and lots of summer vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers.

And finally dessert: we end with a plated dessert, featuring one or two these categories: fruit cobblers, shortcakes, pot de crème, budinos, pies and cakes, each recipe to inspire guests to use the fruits of the summer.

All our recipes for this season are listed below as we develop them. Of course some have been on our menus for a long time already.

First week of this season: June 3, 2015
Starter buffet: Smoked salmon chowder with artisan breads, butters, pickles, and cheeses

Entree proteins and sides buffet: Whole roasted chicken, salty herbed potatoes, braised leeks in butter & wine, galic russian kale and swiss chard with smoky vinegar;
Fresh wild King Salmon, sugar snap peas and almonds, grilled asparagus with preserved lemon and aioli, cantellini beans with rosemary, CSA salad with sesame dressing;
Dessert: Chocolate cake strawberry ice cream bombe with toasted almonds  

 

Recipes


ALMOND CAKE SHORTCAKE
ANGEL ROLL WITH CHERRIES
APPLE STRUDEL (with walnuts, optional)
APPLE-BEET FENNEL SLAW
ASPARAGUS & ROASTED CHERRY TOMATO SAUCE WITH TOASTED WALNUT BREAD CRUMBS IN BROWN BUTTER
ASPARAGUS (ROASTED OR GRILLED)
CHICKEN, OVEN ROASTED
COBBLER, STONE FRUITS & BERRIES
COLLARD GREENS
CORN, PEPPERS, ZUCCHINI MEDLEY (OR SUCCOTASH)
DILLY CUCUMBERS
DILLY ONIONS
FARRO SALAD
FRUIT SLAB PIE
HUMAS, RUSTIC CHUNKY
KALE & GARLIC, PISTACHIO BALSAMIC CURRANTS
KALE, (BLACK), CHARD, SAUTEED
LEMON PUDDING CAKE
MAC & CHEESE, SUMMERTIME
MY BIG GREEK SALAD
NUT CANDY CRUNCH
PANZANELLA BREAD SALAD 2
PEAS,MINTED WITH NEW POTATOES
POTATO DILLY SHALLOT SALAD (made with salty potatoes)
POTATOES, SALTY NEW
POTATOES, SIMPLY MASHED
PRESERVED LEMON
PRIMAVERA VEGETABLES
RATATOUILLE, ROASTED
RED QUINOA SALAD
SALAD, ARUGULA STRAWBERRY PECAN
SALAD, LAYERED THEN TOSSED WITH ASSORTED GREENS, CHICKEN & GRAPES
SALAD, RAW ASPARAGUS
SALAD, SIMPLE GREEN SALAD
SALMON, MARINATED AND PAN SEARED, OVEN FINISHED WITH CORNBREAD & SUMMER SLAW
SALMON, SOY BRINED SMOKED
SALTY NEW POTATOES (Red skin - "c" size) with PEAS & MINT
SAVOY CABBAGE PEAR APPLE SLAW
SKILLET CORNBREAD (first inspired by Cook's Illustrated)
SLAW, SAVOY CABBAGE WITH APPLE/PEAR
TRES LECHE CAKES
WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE
WHITE BEAN AND FRISEE SALAD
WILD KING SALMON
TO BOOK: Call 1-877-436-EVOO (3866)
and speak with an EVOO representative.

All reservations require payment in full at time of booking and all sales are final.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy a gift certificate to give someone an EVOO experience?

Yes, at this time we offer gift certificates only at the holidays. And these are only good for the coming (next) year,  applied toward scheduled Dinner Shows, classes or other experiences, not merchandise. They come in increments of $50, $100, to $300. We are always grateful when our guests want to share an EVOO experience. Frequently, guests invite friends or family to come to an experience together, and of course, they pick up the tab. If you cannot coordinate such a visit but still wish to "treat" your friends and family, you may purchase the HOLIDAY gift offer, which starts mid-November until the end of each year. See sample of 2018 gift certificate below.

Are you a restaurant?

YES! EVOO offers unique recreational cooking and dining experiences from hands-on cooking classes to interactive demonstration dinner shows. At all experiences, participants are treated to a full meal.

Why must I pay in advance for reservations at EVOO?

Each of our experiences are price fixed and our ingredient purchases are precise for the number of guests and the menu we are making. And if we have a "no-shows " party, we do not have a convenient way to re-purpose the fresh ingredients our chef carefully purchased from our local farmers, fishers, and ranchers. For some dates we keep a wait list, but a no-show on the night of a reservation doesn't give us enough time to fill in with a waitlisted guest. We appreciate our guest's understanding that this is a necessary and reasonable practice given the circumstances of our events.

Is tip included?

Service tips are not included in our dinner/class pricing. If so inclined your monetary recognition of their professional performance is always appreciated. You may leave cash at the table or when you purchase goods in our store after the dinner, on you credit card.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you have to cancel for any reason you may sell your tickets or give them away. We do not issue refunds for cancellations. We do understand that emergencies occur. If you cannot transfer ownership to someone else, please let us know and we will try to sell your tickets on your behalf. If we do, you may register your attendance on another date, depending upon availability, and such reservations cannot be extended a second time.

Can you recommend lodging?

We recommend you secure lodging before you buy your tickets to our show just in the rare circumstance you do not find lodging for the dates you desire. If you need help with lodging you may go to these websites: Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals for a Cannon Beach bungalow Chamber of Commerce website  at www.cannonbeach.org  

Guide to Cannon Beach at www.cannon-beach.net

           

May we bring our own wine to a dinner show?

Outside wines at any EVOO experience does not work, because at dinners where the menu is paired to the wines, our pairings are a large part of the experience.  We have many food friendly wines in our store that can be purchased for a la carte menus and experiences that do not include wines. Chef Bob always gives a recommendation for wines that match all of these menus. Beer is also available as are soft natural beverages. Beverages are priced at shelf prices, not wine-list prices.

Why am I asked to give you my food allergies and diet restrictions?

With advance notice, we can make substitutions and alternatives for most common food allergies (i.e. celiac, tree nuts, soy, dairy, etc.); as well as conscientious restrictions such as vegetarian, pescatarian, no pork, etc. Creating these options becomes part of the learning process for everyone attending. In fact, many guests find it interesting how simply adjustments can be made when starting with whole foods and how very close to the original menu item we can make it. Because of the extra time it takes to accommodate these allergies and diet restrictions, we may limit substitutions for preferences or dislikes that are not related to health needs or lifestyle/religious needs. Generally, though, we are able to accommodate diet requests if we have advance notice. All substitutions and alternatives are at the discretion of the chefs. In some instances, our chefs will call you directly before agreeing to accommodate your allergies/restrictions.

Is there an EVOO experience good for somebody who is already a really good cook?

Well, if you get the chance why not let someone else do the cooking? Also really good cooks get their inspiration from cooking shows, magazines and other cooks. And who can say they don't have anything else to learn! Our returning guests generally tell us they always learn something new. Likewise, we always learn from our guests as well. We also get this question from the other side of the coin: "My spouse/partner’s the cook; will I enjoy the dinner shows?" Our answer: Guests who may feel "dragged" along at the very least enjoy their dinner!  Typically though end up really enjoying the show, as well. Besides, they seem to enjoy watching their significant other get into the epicurean enlightenment of the moment. Just relax, while we do all the work! That said, to take your skills to the next level consider our SOUS CHEF OF THE DAY or the INTERNSHIP programs.

What about seating? Should I come early for a good seat?

Please plan to come 15 minutes before the state time of the experience. For most we create a seating chart based on the number and size of the parties that buy tickets for each event, so your seat is reserved. Since we have a small intimate space, we can only fit a certain number of people into each one of our experiences for best results. Therefore, we are unable to give preferential seating to any party or guest based on their preferences. If there is a special need such as wheel chair, hearing or sight impairment, we will make exceptions as best we can. We have many requests for bar seating as well as the high tables behind the bar.  We believe all seats are good seats! NOTE: Parties greater than six often must be split up in deference to our other guests attending. We recommend parties greater than ten reserve the entire date for their private party.  If this is not possible, we may need to limit the size of your group to ten or less and we will not seat such groups together to ensure our remaining guests feel equal at the event.  We also appreciate when large groups reserve their private celebratory actions, such as gift giving and toasting, for after the show.

What about private events?

When groups want a private event, they are required to purchase a minimum of 18-22 seats, depending upon day of the week and time of year. Groups of over 10 must acquire the date of their choice as a private party in most cases, and only if the date of their choice is still available. If their party is less than minimum, the cost to become private is still for the minimum number of  guests. All private events include an additional 18% service fee, and if the menu is customized and/or personalized, additional fees may apply. Please call our reservationist (503-436-8555) to make sure the date you want is available. Chef Bob, personally, will take it from there.  

What other activities do you recommend in Cannon Beach?

Of course, shopping the many quaint shops lining the main street of town is always a favorite activity when in Cannon Beach. Also midtown supports more galleries and shops like Center Diamond.  We also like the History Center, and the Friends of Haystack who support the city's Haystack Awareness program, so be sure to check them out. ` Here are a few of the many places we enjoy:
  1. CB Theatre Always a treat for a very reasonable price!
  2. Galleries of Primary Elements, Northwest By Northwest, Jeffrey Hull Gallery, Ice Fire Glassworks and many more are available almost every day, making our town one of the best art destinations in the US.
  3. NW Women's Surf Camps If you want to learn this invigorating sport, start here. Lexie brings such passion to the art of surfing that you leave with much more than a great day at the beach.
  4. For nostalgic history, follow the S-curves on Hemlock Street south to end of our little town, called Tolovana Park. Here you find "The Lost Art of Nursing Museum." Open Saturdays 1-4 pm, and by appointment; you are guided by Melodie, nurse, proprietor, and curator of this historic, fun and uplifting place.
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`And of course if you go to our Chamber of Commerce website you will see lots more activities and things to do in the broader area. A complete guide to CB activities with great photos can be found at Cannon-Beach.net.