Valentine's in Portland: Dinner, Chocolate and a Movie About Dinner
(Portland, Oregon) - The idea of dinner and a movie on Valentines’ Day weekend just got tastier with two screenings of the movie Julie and Julia, along with a six-course menu featuring recipes made famous by Julia Child in her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Culinary Director Philippe Boulot and his team have selected some signature dishes to recreate while guests follow the hilarious antics of Julia Child and her husband in the recent movie success, Julie and Julia.
For those craving more chocolate and less Hollywood, the Heathman Restaurant will offer a Chocolate-centric version of the popular traditional tea on Saturday, February 13th at noon and 2 p.m. And a special dinner menu will be available on Sunday, February 14th in the main dining room with dishes including Roasted Bone Marrow and Oysters to Oregon Bison and Smoked Snake River Kobe Beef. Reservations for all events are available at 503-790-7752.
The Chocolate Tea happens Saturday, February 13, with seatings at Noon and 2 p.m. $32 per person. Chef John Gayer’s Assorted Chocolate and Savory Treats include: Milk chocolate peanut bar, chocolate espresso Eclairs, Pot de Crème on chocolate sable cookie, toasted coconut macaroons, opera cake, carrot cake cup cake, among others.
Other specialties include pork paté with pistachios on chocolate brioche, English cucumber sandwich, deviled egg and a choice of hot drinking chocolates.
For the “dinner and a movie” portion of the evening, enjoy a six-course menu with recipes from “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and watch Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucchi as Julia and Paul Child. Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14; 6:30 p.m. $75 per person, not including gratuity or beverages.
The six courses include: steamed artichokes and Hollandaise sauce, Bouillabaise in aspic, Duck en Croute, lobster Thermidor, broiled lobster with sauce bercy, Beef Bourguignon (beef braised in red wine, with vegetable garniture) and desserts.
The Heathman Restaurant uses seasonal NW ingredients inspired by the flavors and cuisine of France. USA Today recently called the Heathman one of the” favorite hotel restaurants of 2009” and Gourmet Magazine recognized the Heathman as one of Portland’s best “classic” restaurants. Recipient of the James Beard Best Chef: Pacific NW award in 2001.
The Heathman Restaurant offers casual dining in the Marble Bar and cocktails and live jazz in the historic Tea Court. For reservations, please call 503-790-7752 or visit www.heathmanrestaurantandbar.com. The Heathman Restaurant is located in the historic Heathman Hotel at 1001 SW Broadway in downtown Portland’s cultural district.