Holiday Parties, Cocktail Class & Feast of the Seven Fishes

Happy November everyone and welcome to The Riffle Report! This October, Portland Monthly Magazine named Riffle NW “Catch of the Year” in its annual Restaurant Issue, marking an amazing achievement for the young catch-inspired restaurant. Please read on for more about planning a holiday party at Riffle NW, Riffle’s upcoming Holiday Cocktail Class and first-ever Feast of the Seven Fishes, a celebratory seven-course Sicilian feast with wine pairings on December 10.
Planning a holiday party or event? Riffle NW can help. By booking your holiday events at Riffle NW, you can rest assured that the experience will be seamless, memorable and customized to your group’s needs. Book the entire restaurant or still be apart of the action and book the 16-seat semi-private dining space for a smaller gathering – either way, we’ll work with you to create a special catch-inspired prix-fixe menu, including unique wines and cocktails. Want to stray from the traditional? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear what you have in mind and make it happen! Give us a call at 503-894-8978.
The fall cocktail menu is in full swing at Riffle NW, introducing warm spices like cinnamon, seasonal ales and nocino into your glass. To help you work these flavors into your holiday cocktail party, we’re hosting a How-To: Holiday Cocktail Class at Riffle NW on Sunday, November 18 from 3:30 – 5 PM. Gather around the bar and learn how to make three simply delicious holiday drinks, perfect to recreate at home. The class is just $20 and includes tastes and demonstrations of three classic holiday cocktails that incorporate the spices from your very own pantry. You’ll leave armed with a shopping list and recipes to take home. Chef Norris is preparing small bites for the group that’ll offer up a splash of inspiration as you plan for holiday hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required and space is limited! Please call 503-894-8978.
This year, Riffle NW is celebrating the holidays Sicilian-style in honor of longtime friend and chef de cuisine, Joey Cefalu.The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition in Sicily and Southern Italy, where families prepare several course meals featuring a different fish or shellfish in every dish. Joey grew up preparing this feast with his grandmother Nonni, who was raised in Sicily. On December 10 at 6 PM, we’re excited to recreate the Feast of the Seven Fishes menu in Portland with a seven-course, family-style dinner served with wine pairings. Tickets cost $150/person, including food and wine pairings. Please reserve in advance by calling Riffle NW at 503-894-8978. Reservations required! We hope you’ll join us. Note: Be sure to look for the December issue of MIX magazine and read about our Feast of the Seven Fishes staff party.
Portland Monthly names Riffle NW “Catch of the Year” in its annual Restaurant Issue. “ Read the complete story here.

Ken & Jen Norris

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