Chefs Challenge Dinner

An Iron Chef-Style Beer & Food Pairing Competition
Mon, Dec 12
6 pm
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 296-4906

Join us for an 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 will you be treated to a heavenly seven-course beer dinner, but you will also be voting on which chef wins the People's Choice Award based on taste, best pairing, and creativity.

Chef Line-Up & Menu:

Chef Jason French from Ned Ludd
*Turkey Confit with Polenta, Hazelnuts and Pickled Cranberries
- Paired with Jubelale

Chef Gavin Ledson from Davis Street Tavern
*Banana Braised Pork Jowl Banh Mi with Chainbreaker Wort Pickled Carrot, Daikon Root & House Pate
- Paired with Chainbreaker White IPA

Chef Sarah Schafer from Irving Street Kitchen
*Spice Seared Sea Scallops with Pork Belly, Black Eyed Peas, and Bourbon Mustard Jus
- Paired with The Stoic

Chef Paul Bachand from Recipe
*Hand Formed Duck Fat Sope with Crispy Duck “Carnitas”, Smoked Hazelnut Mole and The Abyss Creme Fraiche
- Paired with The Abyss

Chef John Eisenhart from Pazzo Ristorante
*Veal Cheeks with Moscato, Candy Cap & Savoy Cabage
- Paired with Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Chefs Jeff Usinowicz from Deschutes Brewery
*Dry Aged Baby Back Ribs with Tart Cherry BBQ Sauce, Yam Goat Cheese Croquettes, Roasted Onion Salad
- Paired with Armory XPA

Dessert will be a “Burnt Sugar Cube” Espresso & Crusted Beignet prepared by Deschutes Brewery's amazing pastry chef, Jill Ramseier!

These celebrity judges will decide which dish impresses them the most:

Tracy Howard, associate editor of Imbibe Magazine

Steve Body, author of Seattle P.I.'s beer blog, The Pour Fool

Sal Zizzo, local soccer star and owner of Zizzo’s Food Cart

Caprial, Caprial + John The Kitchen

Gary Fish, owner of Deschutes Brewery

This year we are excited to have Chloe Houser from PDX TV MC the evening's festivities!

Tickets are $95 and include food, beer and gratuity. To purchase your tickets, click on the "Tickets" box at the top of the page.

View photos from last year's Chefs Challenge.