Food Luminary Dinner with Martha Holmberg

Date: Jun. 6, 2013 Time: 6-9pm Located at: Theory
Who is this for: 21+ only Cost: $60, includes four-course dinner with wine

Food Luminary Dinner with Martha Holmberg

OMSI and Bon Appétit have partnered with local cookbook author, Martha Holmberg, to create a delectable dinner of science and cuisine on Thursday, June 6, 6-9pm in Theory.

The dinner will begin with a food science demonstration by an OMSI educator while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. After a presentation by Holmberg, the eatery will be serving a four-course meal created by Holmberg in collaboration with Bon Appétit executive chef, Ryan Morgan. Holmberg will also be answering questions as well as selling and signing her new book, Modern Sauces, after the dinner.

Tickets are $60 and include wine with each of the four courses.

Hors d’oeuvres: Arancini with romesco, and smoked pork belly in butter lettuce cups with lime-ginger vinaigrette
Amuse Bouche: Truffled Yukon gold potato with chevre and caramelized onion coulis
Salad: Bitter greens with Caesar-style vinaigrette
Entrée: Herb-poached fish with Béarnaise, roasted radishes with mint, and hazelnut buckwheat pilaf
Dessert: Strawberry rhubarb pudding with ginger caramel sauce and bourbon whipped cream

Martha Holmberg is an award-winning food editor and cookbook author. Her most recent book, Modern Sauces, was nominated for both a James Beard and an IACP award in 2013. From 2005 through 2010, Martha was the food editor of The Oregonian newspaper; under her tenure, the section was awarded several national journalism awards. Martha is also the founding editor of MIX magazine, a highly-acclaimed monthly magazine about the Portland food scene. Before moving to Oregon, she was the editor-in-chief of Fine Cooking magazine for 11 years.

Martha spent three years in Paris, where she received the Grand Diplome from La Varenne Cooking School and worked as a private chef for a diplomatic family.

She is a frequent contributor to Fine Cooking and other magazines, and a guest teacher and speaker at professional events, including The Greenbrier Food Writers Symposium and The Professional Wine Writers Symposium at Meadowood. In 2008, Saveur magazine included her in its “Top 100.” She earned the Grand Diplôme from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and teenage daughter.


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