Meadowlark recently celebrated their 2nd anniversary! Congratulations Emily and Jen! As an homage to their very first dinner, Meadowlark marked the occasion with a festive apericena taking inspiration from the flavors and dishes of Sicily. This Springtime Sicilian Cocktail Party was an Italian version of happy hour (the name comes from the Italian words for cocktail + dinner) and combines drinks with local and seasonal hors d’oeuvres.
Here’s a look at the incredible Meadowlark PDX Apericena spread – I don’t know how they kept up with continually putting these plates out to keep the tables and there was so much variety!
Dessert was just as generous as the rest of the party, and included fresh cannoli with freshly fried cinnamon and marsala scented shell and homemade ricotta, and also these amazing strawberry-tarragon ice cream sandwiches served in true Sicilian fashion, on buttery brioche buns. YUM.
If you would like to experience the warm hospitality and deliciousness yourself, the next Meadowlark event tickets for their July dinner are now on sale! On Saturday, July 9th, close to Bastille Day, they will hold a Provençal-inspired feast at Our Table Cooperative farm in Sherwood, OR 30 minutes outside Portland.
It will be a four-course, family-style dinner served out in the field that follows after a welcome beverage, hors d’oeuvres and a farm tour. The food will feature fresh produce from the farm and dinner options for omnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarians. Dinner tickets are $50; add pairings of some of rosé wines for an additional $25.