Sean Brock and Matt Lightner
If any of you have the Portland food scene in your orbit, as I do, then you know about, or attended Feast. Four days, food, wine, beer, coffee, chefs, food writers, you name it, and all for a good cause (net proceeds go to two Oregon food charities). Four days of gluttony and schmoozing and it was a blast. Since I’ve been MIA for a while (busy!) I thought I’d share some of the photos from the events I photographed for Team Feast. Night Market, which is a Southeast Asian inspired food market, and was likely the most hopping event of the weekend, and a dinner with two of the countries most rocking chefs, Matt Lightner, Food and Wine’s Best New Chef, and Sean Brock, chef of Husk in Charleston and southern comfort at it’s finest. These two are masters and Molecular Gastronomy and a helluva lot of fun in the kitchen. Especially when the bourbon and gangsta rap comes out.
You can check out a couple of fantastic recaps with slide shows featuring my photos at Eater. Also, at NY Magazine’s Grub Street. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my favorites from the event on leek soup.
Pig’s Blood Crackers
Sean Brock and Bourbon
BBQ Salmon and Burnt Leek
Sean Brock, favorite veggies tattoo, and sorrel
Dried Fruit with Raw Ice Cream
Paul Qui, Jeffery Steingarten, Sean Brock
Steve Jones of Cheese Bar
Gregory Gourdet of Departure
Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes!
Two of my faves, Earl of Paa Dee and Nong of Nong’s Khao Man Gai
Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief, Adam Rapoport
All photos © Dina Avila 2012