Sensitive palates tend to congregate in herds, an instinct that protects them from attack by cheetahs brandishing bottles of cheap chardonnay. Find savory safety in numbers with today’s Groupon to the North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee, taking place March 25–26 at the Benson Hotel on Southwest Broadway. Choose from the following options:
- For $85, you get two tickets for Friday, March 25 (a $170 value).
- For $85, you get two tickets for Saturday, March 26 (a $170 value).
- For $145, you get two weekend passes good for both days (a $290 value).
The North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee brings together local and national wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants for a weekend of delicious activities in an elegant atmosphere. Pepper your palate with complimentary samples of delicious edibles and intoxicating imbibements from national and international vendors— including Southern Oregon Brewing, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Enchanted Cupcakes, and Whole Foods Market—as well as talented regional chefs.
Friday guests will have the opportunity to witness the Risotto Throwdown, during which domestic and international kitchen commandos will compete to see who can risote the best rice dish and who should be forced to don the oven mitts of shame. On Saturday, jubilators can sate their hunger for knowledge with various seminars, including “To Cork or Not To Cork,” during which Patrick Spencer of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance will speak about the pros and cons of natural wine plugs and their sworn enemies, screw caps.
Cocktail attire is recommended for all events to help the cocktails themselves feel at home and emerge from their protective shakers. Tickets to the North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee also include a complimentary Riedel glass (one on each night) to promote epicurean experiences at home, as well as live R&B music, a silent auction, and more.
The Portland Spirits Examiner previewed the Cocktail Throwdown at the upcoming North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee.
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