Sweet & Salty's Caramel Co. is partnering with renowned chef, Vitaly Paley, to create a deliciously caramelized fine dining event.
Friday, June 21st at 6:30 pm
410 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205
$125 per person (includes wine, gratuity and complimentary caramels)
limited seating available
Imperial, in collaboration with Sweet & Salty’s Caramel Co., will serve the following courses:
Inspired by the savory side of our caramels...
The menu is based on the flavor profiles of Sweet & Salty's Caramel flavors Original Salted, Apple Ginger Spice, Honey Curry Cashew, Goats & Flowers, and Smokey Maple Bacon.
Salted Caramel Popcorn
Salt Cured Foie Gras Torchon, White Chocolate and Rosemary Caramel “Lardo”
Almond and Cucumber Gazpacho, Goat Cheese Mousse, Lemon Scented Spun Sugar
Fish Crudo, Apple Gelee, Pickled Ginger, Mulled Gastrique
Fire Roasted Mushroom Duxelle Stuffed Cabbage Roll, Charred Leek Vinaigrette, Salt Cured King Oyster Mushrooms and Crispy Pig Ear Salad
Caramel Lacquered Beef Short Ribs, Imperial Curry Vegetable Stew, Spicy Cashew Brittle Crumbles
Caramelized Brioche, Goat Cheese Ice Cream, Strawberry Lavender Preserves
The Passed Apps will be paired with the Imperial, Sparkling Rose from France
The 2nd and 3rd course with a 2011 Libra, Pinot Gris from Oregon
The 4th and dessert course with Monstant, Grenache Based Red from Spain
The Chef: Vitaly Paley
The critically-acclaimed chef, accomplished restaurateur, and noted cookbook author Vitaly Paley has cemented his place as a leader in the American culinary scene. Through his award-winning food, unmatched creativity, and superior technique, Vitaly has been recognized as a trailblazer in the fast-growing Portland, Oregon food community. With some 25 years' experience, a 2005 James Beard Award for 'Best Chef Pacific Northwest," and a 2011 victory on Food Network's 'Iron Chef America" under his belt, the Russian-born and French-trained Paley believes cooking is as much about soul-searching and mood as it is about rigorous technique and repetition. As the chef and co-owner of Paley’s Place Bistro & Bar, and now, Imperial and the Portland Penny Diner, Chef Paley has been instrumental in defining regional Northwest cuisine with his delightful preparations of local, sustainably-grown ingredients, resulting in perfectly executed seasonal dishes.
Chef Paley is recognized in national media outlets including Saveur Magazine’s “Top 100,” The New York Times and Food & Wine, from appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, and in the pages of Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Wine Enthusiast, GQ, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Travel & Leisure and Food Arts. Vitaly receives accolades from regional media as well, including The Oregonian, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, PortlandFoodandDrink.com and Wine Press NW. In addition, Vitaly was nominated as a 2012 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef and named the 2011 StarChefs.com Portland Rising Stars "Chef Mentor of the Year,” exemplifying his dedication to the culinary community. He has been the feature chef at industry events including dinners for the James Beard Foundation and International Association of Culinary Professionals, while also devoting time to countless national, regional and Portland-based charitable evenings.