Chefs Challenge 2012

Fourth Annual "Iron-Chef" Style Beer Dinner!
Mon, Dec 10
6 pm
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 296-4906

Join us for another unforgettable evening with a few of Portland's finest chefs, award-winning beer pairings and celebrity judges, all to benefit Morrison Child & Family Services. Not only do guests partake in a heavenly seven-course beer dinner, but they also decide the winner of the People's Choice Award based on taste, best pairing, and creativity.

Smoked Oregon Cod
Celeriac, Bacon, Whey Sauce
Paired with Jubelale
Chef Jason French from Ned Ludd
Braised Beef Short Rib
Gene’s Roasted Carrots, Cocoa Nibs, Anise Hyssop Scented Polenta
Paired with The Abyss
Chef Gavin Ludson from Jamison
Crispy Pork Belly
Bao Bun, Pickled Vegetables
Paired with Hop Trip
Chef Joe Andersonfrom Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar
Italian Pork Skin Sausage
Paired with Chasin’ Freshies
Chef Jeff Emerson from Castagna Café
Smoked Duck Breast
Crispy Duck Confit Faro Risotto, “Cassis Abbey BBQ Sauce”
Paired with Cassis Abbey Sour Ale
Chef Scott Neuman from ¡Oba!
Seared Trout
Pecan Crust, Strawberry Gastrique
Paired with Toasted Pecan Cream Ale
Chef Jill Ramseier from Deschutes Brewery Portland Pub
Roasted Chestnut Cake
Whipped Goat Cheese Cream, Cranberry Compote, Candied Mint
Paired with Saison
Chef Jeff Usinowicz from Deschutes Brewery Portland Pub

This year's judges are:
Gary Fish - Founder and CEO of Deschutes Brewery
Lucy Burningham - Author of Hop in the Saddle & New York Times Freelance Writer
Randy Gragg - Editor-in-Chief Portland Monthly Magazine
Danielle Centoni - Editor MIX Magazine
Dan Warthen - Pitching Coach for New York Mets

As Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery's owner and founder, said after judging last year’s Chefs Challenge, this event "is not to be missed. This is honestly the most ridiculous beer dinner ever. And all for a good cause." Read Gary's complete recap then click on the ticket button above to reserve your spot at the table. Tickets are $95 each and only 77 are available!

Celebrity judges and menu to be announced at a later date.