Last month I hosted my fifth Secret Supper here in the Pacific Northwest; this supper’s theme was ‘Ebb + Flow and we held it right on the waterline at the beautiful Oregon coast in Rockaway Beach. Co-hosting alongside me were Danielle, Christiann, and Mona and Jaret of Tournant, along with our amazing volunteers Lena, Stephanie, Megan, Wynn, Hope, Jeanette, Karlee, and Amanda.Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

For this Secret Supper we’d envisioned a delicious array of fresh summer seafood dishes, and no cuisine better matched that premise than that of Portugal’s coastline. We started off the evening with sea bean-infused martinis prepared by Bull in China with delicious local House Spirits Volstead Vodka and Aviation Gin. For the appetizers, I made a simple grilled shrimp with a garlic preserved lemon sauce drizzled over it, and Christiann and the team made smoked tomato jam and Vermont Creamery chevre tarts with lemon oil. We were able to source almost all of the seafood locally and sustainably through TwoXSea and Mona and Jaret sourced the  produce from local farms. Tournant’s menu included a delicious Portuguese tuna niçoise salad, grilled sardines, and a seafood stew with local clams. For dessert we had Toucinho de Ceu, (a Portuguese almond custard tart), along with a delicious dessert cocktail of House Spirits coffee liqueur + Krogstad aquavit + root beer +  lemon oil + tea cream prepared byBull in China. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the smell of the smoke wafting over from our sandy fire, and the clinking of glasses filled with Willamette Valley Vineyards created the ultimate setting for a our beautiful end-of-summer beach cookout.

We’ve opened ticket sales for our next Secret Supper, Noble Rot, which will take place on November 12th, where we’ll enjoy the rich deep flavors of the autumn season as well as the preserved flavors of those past. You can read more and register via the link below, and can sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration opens for future events.

I want to extend the deepest gratitude to our Secret Supper sponsors, whose generosity helps us to continue to make our suppers possible.

Tournant | @tournantpdx : Chef partners

House Spirits | @housespiritsdistillery: House Spirits coffee liqueur, Aviation gin, Volstead vodka

Willamette Valley Vineyards | @willamettevalleyvineyards : Wine selection : Grüner, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Something Borrowed | @something_borrowed_pdx : Vintage rentals

TwoXSea | @twoxseapdx : Seafood

Vermont Creamery |  @vermontcreamery : Various cheese and butter

Cobram Estate | @cobramestateusa : Extra virgin olive oil

Amy Rochelle Press | @amyrochellepress : Custom menus

Marshall’s Haute Sauce | @spicymarshall : Deep sea hot sauce, Seafood rub

Carter + Rose | @carter_and_rose : Custom ceramic place settings

West Elm | @westelm : Belgian flax linen napkins , Gold flatware , Belgian flax linen tablecloth

Bull in China | @bullinchinapdx : Cocktail service + cocktail recipe development

Alma Chocolate | @almachocolate : Various chocolate bars

Killer Roasting Co. | @killerroastingco : Coffee beans

Portland Juice Co. | @portlandjuiceco : Cold pressed juice

Beach House : Secret location

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

SECRET SUPPER MENU

Appetizers

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Preserved Lemon Butter

Smoked Deep Sea Tomato Jam & Goat Cheese Tart with Meyer Lemon Oil

Salty Martini

Sea bean infused Aviation gin or Volstead vodka + dry vermouth + lavender bitters

First

Sardinhas Assadas

Grilled fresh sardines with chopped green herb salsa, fennel, arugula and charred lemon

Served with Willamette Valley Vineyards 2014 Gruner Veltliner

Salad

Salada de Atum

Tuna salad with chickpeas, egg, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives

Served with Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Elton Chardonnay

Main

Caldeirada de Marisco

Portuguese seafood stew with clams, cod and potatoes, served with bacalhau toasts

Served with Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Tualatin Pinot Noir

Dessert

Toucinho de Ceu

almond custard cake with lemon zest

+

Kaffe Punch

House Spirits coffee liqueur + Krogstad aquavit + root beer +  lemon oil + tea cream

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

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Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

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Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

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Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

Secret Supper Ebb + Flow by Eva Kosmas Flores | Adventures in Cooking

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