Dining • Culinary Shop
EVOO Cooking School

JUNE DINNER SHOW-It's a Restaurant POP-UP!

Jun 26,2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Chef Bob had an incredible day at the Portland Restaurant, NED LUDD, during our winter break this year. Bob enjoyed everything about this restaurant so when they said “yes,” they would become a “pop-up” restaurant at our location, Bob jumped.  So tonight, we welcome the opportunity to introduce you to one of our new favorite places. In addition, Chef Bob has the honor of being Chef Rob’s sous chef during the evening with some commentary versus “the show.” Read more about the Chef Rob and NED LUDD below to see why we were captivated by the experience at the restaurant. Read about the winter break experience Chef Bob had at this restaurant here.

  with Chef de cuisine, Rob Baki

1-Dungeness crab salad, charred cucumber, basil cream
2-Beet cured salmon tartine – nut and seed bread, cultured butter
3-Honey lacquered quail – toasted sesame, lime yogurt
4-Beef strip loin – gold beet, charred vegetables, lettuce
5-Basque cake, summer herb ice cream

**Chefs’ WINE suggestions are additional by the bottle, along with other beverage options; drip decaf coffee and espresso shots are
available also with dessert.


Ned Ludd is named after the 18th-century British anti-industrial folk legend, from which the term ‘Luddite’ springs. We pay homage to forgotten hand-crafted techniques and the European roots of great food and drink. Our goal is to work simply and preserve the spirit of the process. Our belief is that every ingredient we source has unique terroir. That each is a celebration of flavor derived from differences in the land from which it’s grown. Seasonal ingredients are chosen carefully and every product is made from scratch. The foundation of our endeavor is a brick faced, wood fired oven. Not only our main heating element but truly the heart of the operation. Each plate is truly an expression of the Northwest seasons, and a celebration of the bounty of Oregon. Filled with the glow of the fire and surrounded by copper pots, gnarled limbs, wooden stumps, ceramic chickens and a host of kitchen artifacts we hope the restaurant feels familiar or maybe even a bit like home.

Hailing from Chicago, Rob comes to Ned Ludd from renowned Boka Restaurant Group. He got into cooking as an extremely hungry teenager left without a lot of parental supervision. Rob is a self-described food nerd. He backs up that claim with a national championship in the American Culinary Federation Knowledge Bowl from his time at Kendall College. In his free time, Rob enjoys going on long hikes with his girlfriend, swimming (poorly), archery target shooting (poorly), trading stocks (very poorly), and eating everything in sight. He’s also a fierce oyster shuck-off competitor.



FRIED RICE with fresh market ingredients
FRIED RICE, BASIC using leftovers
POTATO DILLY SHALLOT SALAD (made with salty potatoes)
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 dining experiences where our chefs are creating your meal in our open kitchen. Occasional cooking classes are also available, and at such 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.  In addition we buy diet accommodations for individuals who have dietary requirements.  Chef carefully searches for the freshest ingredients 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, reasonable and sustainable practice.

Is tip included?

Service tips are not included in our dinner pricing. If so inclined your monetary recognition of their professional performance is always appreciated. You may leave cash at the table or after the show on a 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 reserve your place at our events,  just in the rare circumstance you do not find lodging for the date 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 or lunch?

At most of our dining experiences, the wine is already paired to what is being served. The discussion around the pairings can be 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 other experiences such as our POP-UP restaurants that do not include beverages in the price.  Chef Bob always gives a recommendation for wines that match all of these menus. Beer is also available as are soft natural beverages. And a bonus, beverages in our collection 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 self-imposed restrictions such as vegetarian, pescatarian, keto, no pork, etc. Creating these options becomes part of the experience because for everyone attending, we make the substitutions and changes manageable and simple, which reinforces our commitment to "replace not eliminate." 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. We rarely decline diet restrictions when diet requests are made in advance. That said, all substitutions and alternatives are at the discretion of the chefs. In rare instances, our chefs will call a guest directly before agreeing to accommodate his/her allergies/restrictions.

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

Please plan to come 15 minutes before the posted time. For most occasions, we create a seating chart based on the number and size of the parties that purchase seats at our table for lunch and dinner. Since we have a small intimate space, we can only fit a certain number of people into each one of our dinners 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, of course. 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 until dinner is over.

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 18-20% 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. Our chefs, 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.
`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.