Calçotada is a spring ritual in Catalonia. It is a messy hands-on dining celebration of the calçots; mild, spring onions that are grilled until blackened, sweet and tender, then peeled, dredged in romesco sauce and eaten with your fingers from above.
Viridian Farms sought out the seeds for this lovely allium in their travels to Spain and have been growing calçots for 5 to 6 seasons. Much of the crop is pre-sold to chefs even before it is dug from the earth, but we made special arrangements. Come feast with us.
The menu for the evening will include:
- Grilled Viridian Farms Calçots with Romesco Sauce
- Pacific Oysters Two Ways: Grilled with Chili Butter & Chilled with Mignonette
- Clam, Chorizo & White Bean Stew with Ken's Artisan Boule
- Basque Almond Cake
Calçotada will be held at the Tretiak Works woodshop in Southeast Portland. The address of the locale will be sent with ticket confirmation.
Tickets are $30 and inclusive of all food and a cava toast to the mighty calçot!
A cash bar will be available with cava and rosé for $5 a pour.