Announcing a new Meetup for Portland Cooking And Recipes Meetup Group!
What: Westside Culinary Discovery "Cruise" and Lunch~!
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:30 PM
Price: $5.50 per person
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
To market, to market......
Last years Eastside Culinary Cruise was a smashing success....so.....as promised....here is our WESTSIDE excursion!
West of The River promises to be an exciting "cruise" as we uncover an exciting mix of epicurean delights!!.....We will be visiting at least 5 ethnic markets (possibly 7), 1 baking supply shop and 1 guilt-free/sugar free pastry shop!!.....AND we will stop for a lunch at (your soon to be new favorite Tigard eatery) a Mediterranean-Lebanese-Greek-Italian cafe!.....OH MY!......THIS is what I call SHOPPING!!! It's like each amazing store is a little embassy of it's country....with all the food, music and trinkets that make up their culture.....some might say this is a journey to other countries with training wheels...! You can pay in U.S. currency, you usually you have someone who speaks English that can help you shop AND you don't need a passport!!
What I like most about going to these stores is that you can find brand name products in other languages for things you have no clue about......Hey.....look at this can....What is it? Is it a vegetable, fruit or meat? There's just a picture of a smiling baby bear on it....
Our journey will include stops at the following markets:
Middle Eastern-Mediterranean, Halal Meat Market, Mexican Bakery, Euro-Meat Market, Pan-Asian-Korean Supermarket, Sugar-Free Bakery, a Baking Supply Store.....and if time permits and by popular vote, possibly a Japanese Mart and Dutch-American Market.....and don't forget LUNCH!
Fee for the event is $5.50 to help cover transportation and gas costs with a small amount for the website.....it is refundable up to 2 weeks before the event. We will meet at my house at 10:30 sharp....directions will be emailed to you a couple of days before the event.
Hope you can join me on our next culinary adventure!!
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/cookingandrecipes-portland/calendar/12592688/