La Ruta PDX: A Gastronomic Festival launches on July 13th with a festival premiere party followed by a private screening of the Spanish documentary film Soul at the Portland Art Museum co-presented by NW Film Center about Basque Country 3-star Michelin chef Eneko Atxa tackling the complex universe of haute cuisine. A cocktail hour before the film will offer cava from Cellers Suriol and passed tapas from PLAZA DEL TORO chef Michael Kessler. VIP access includes paella from Tournant’s Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson along with Gramona Cava. Jason French of Ned Ludd will also cook at the premiere. The film will be introduced by Soul film producer Pedro Peira. A cheese and dessert reception after the film will feature Soul star Eneko Atxa’s txakolina being poured in Oregon for the first time.
La Ruta PDX is an industry and trade focused event series celebrating the culinary culture of Spain in Portland, Oregon from the 13th to the 16th of July 2017. Chefs from Spain will join forces with chefs from Portland in a series of collaboration dinners. Events throughout the festival will showcase Spanish products, purveyors, and specialty equipment to encourage collaboration and mutual enrichment between the two gastronomic cultures.
Tickets are available at www.larutapdx.com.