One of the regions best food and drink festivals returns with a bang as Feast Portland partners with local food and drink purveyors on its Feast Fab Collab series. Not in its third year, this series brings together top chefs and brewers to create limited edition, one-of-a-kind Feast Portland-inspired items only available at New Seasons Market. These items will be available at New Seasons locations in Oregon and Southwest Washington leading up to the return of Feast Portland from September 13-16, 2018.
Here are additional details from the press release…
Feast Mode Lager with 10 Barrel Brewing Co. –Launched Wednesday, July 25
This is the most thirst quenching beer you could ever hope for. Feast Mode is a premium lager featuring pilsner malt, flaked rice and a subtle hopping for an ultra light and refreshing beer. Perfect for pounding on the porch or while grubbin’ out with friends.
Price:$7.99 / 4 pack
Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches with Maya Lovelace and Ruby Jewel –LaunchingWednesday, August 22
Maya’s Southern Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich: Featuring cornmeal from Bob’s Red Mill and strawberries from Oregon Fruit Products, these chewy cornmeal cookie and strawberry buttermilk ice cream sandwich represents the best of the Appalachian pantry – the preserved corn that serves as the backbone of every meal, the buttermilk giving richness and tang, and strawberry jam pulling us right back into the warm and sunny days of late spring.
Grandma Mae’s Sweet Molasses Ice Cream Sandwich:These ice cream sandwiches are inspired by the molasses and apple butter sandwich cookies found in Chef Maya’s grandma’s secret cookie stash – the cookies were soft and chewy, and her apple butter seeped into them to create a surprisingly luxurious texture and a combination of farmhouse flavors she only ever tasted in her Grandma’s home.
Olympia Provisions Chef Sausage Series with Salumist Elias Cairo –LaunchingMonday, September 3rd
Ava Gene’s Owner-Chef Joshua McFadden was motivated by his love of Roman-inspired food when creating this specialty Italian sausage stuffed with kale and provolone cheese, poached to perfection. Grill and pair with fresh pasta, olive oil and some garden cherry tomatoes to elevate your pasta game.
Chef Abe Conlon of Chicago’s Fat Rice collaborated on this Goan-style pork sausage heavily spiced with turmeric, garlic, chilies, cinnamon and other spices, then smoked. Try this sausage in a new twist on paella, served with fresh shrimp and mussels.
“We’re so excited to host the Feast Fab Collab series for the third year in a row,” said Mark Law, chief operating officer at New Seasons Market. “From premium lager and savory sausages to handmade ice cream sandwiched between chewy cookies, the items celebrate the delicious food from our local partners and chefs, and help extend the festival to the communities we love and serve.”
A portion of gross sales from all Feast Fab Collab products will be donated to Feast Portland’s 2018 charitable partners, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast has raised more than $372,000 to help end hunger in Oregon, and is proud to continue supporting this important cause through its charitable partners.
Select Feast Fab Collab items will also be featured at Feast Portland’s main daytime events Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting Presented By New Seasons Market. Tickets are available at FeastPortland.com.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.