Last month I held a winter workshop and Secret Supper here in the pacific northwest. We found a beautiful renovated barn in Washougal on an old-growth Christmas tree farm and decorated it with our little touches. We had a wonderful group of women join us from all over the country for the workshop, and started off with my photography session, then the lovely Stacey Clark taught the styling portion, and Christiann went over social media and the business side of the industry. The incredibly talented catering duo Mona and Jaret of Foster’s Craft Cooking prepared our lunch; we enjoyed awonderful whole roasted cauliflower with an Oregon hazelnut romanesco, a treviso & parsley leaf salad with shaved celery, manchego, and a sherry vinaigrette, and a clam, chorizo, and white bean stew which was prepared in an epic paella pan over an open fire outside. We then mulled around taking photos and chatting before more folks arrived for the supper. Mona and Jaret outdid theselves once again, and I have the full menu below. It was absolutely incredible, and I can’t thank the two of them enough for their hard work and passion. A huge thanks also goes out to Danielle, Zhanna, Colleen, Sarah, Renae, and Verena for helping bring the Secret Supper together, and to all of our guests for joining us on for this wonderful wintery celebration, and to all of our sponsors listed below who donated their wares to make the gathering possible.
I’ve had many questions asking about the next Secret Supper in the Portland area, and I am so SO happy to announce that we have four suppers planned for 2016, one for each season, and each one with a unique theme.
The first supper of the year is Fire and Ice, and will take place on Saturday, February 27th. Every course from this 5-course supper will be prepared over an open fire filled with smoldering wood and glowing coals. We’ve found a magical location tucked away in the woods and would love for you to join us. You can register via the link below, we also have a season pass available for a short time which allows you to pre-book for all four suppers this year (the dates for each one are on the Secret Supper site). Hope to see you soon!