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Chef's Tasting Menu at Toro Bravo~~!

  • Aug 28, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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At the heart of Portland's red-hot food scene is Toro Bravo, a Spanish-inspired restaurant whose small plates have attracted a fiercely loyal fan base.  For Chef John Gorham, each dish reflects a time, a place, a moment.  For Gorham, food is more than mere sustenance.   Toro Bravo has been my favorite Portland restaurant for years.....and I think Chef John G is a genius.


I heard some time ago that Toro offered a "Chef's Choice" tasting menu....6-8 courses of whatever the Chef is inspired to prepare for us.  Larger groups is one of the BEST ways toexperience Toro Bravo in that you can try a vast array of fantastic dishes.....tapas style! ....AND with eight we can make a reservation and avoid the typical 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour wait to be seated.......... SO....let's do this!!


Here's how we will "roll":


1.    Arrive PROMPTLY at 7:15 pm.  They won't seat us until the entire group has arrived.  Tom and I will probably arrive a bit early and go to the cute little lounge above the restaurant called "The Secret Society" for a pre-dinner cocktail.  Please join us if you like....


2.    Fee for the event is $37.00 which includes the Chef's Tasting Menu plus gratuity.  It does NOT include any beverage + tip you may want so please bring extra CASH to cover beverage of choice and tips on beverage.  Fee is not refundable so please be sure you can make if before RSVPing.


3.    Past tasting menus have included items such as  House duck-liver pate, braised Torpedo Onions with salbitxada, Marinated Sheeps Cheese with rose petal harissa and mint, Salt Cod Fritters with aioli, Griddled Shrimp with Chilies, Hand Cut Noodles with clams, bacon and vodka cream sauce, Braised Lamb with Apricots and Coriander, Roasted Eggplant and Lamb Ragu....and the list goes on.....BUT remember if will be totally Chef's substitutions or special dietary requests please.......


4.   We need EIGHT members to make this work....if we don't acheive that number by early August, a full refund will be issued to all.....but that would be soooooo sad~~!


5.  Tom and I will probably arrive a bit early and go to a corner bar upstairs called the Secret Society Lounge...very cool!.....Join us around 6:45 if you would like to have a pre-dinner cocktail~!


I am SOOOOO looking forward to joining us together as a group for what I am SURE is going to be an incredible and MEMORABLE meal!  Hope you can join us....and if you are a "newbie".....don't be shy....we are a very welcoming and inclusive group .


Until then.....Salud~~!


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  • jakki

    SOOOO delicious and FUN!! Thanks for coming out.....I am still dreaming of that pate!!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Shirley

    Wonderful experience.... delicious food and conversation!

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    August 28, 2013

  • Penny

    Jakki, is there any way to expand the number of participants or putting me and Kari on the waiting list?

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn! I was too late!! Next time!!

    July 2, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Awesome! Can't wait!

    July 2, 2013

  • jakki

    Tom will be joining me~

    July 2, 2013

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