The Portland Center Stage Gala

To cater the Portland Center Stage Gala is a true honor, as it is one of the most hotly contested contracts in the Portland social calendar.  (It is also one of the most logistically challenging events a caterer will ever do, serving 350 guests on 2 different floors in the theater lobby from a makeshift kitchen backstage!)  Devil’s Food has had the prestigious pleasure of catering this exclusive party 2 of the last 4 years.  Always the first weekend of May, it is a welcome opportunity to showcase spring ingredients at their finest.  Here is the menu from May 5th 2018:

= Menu =

Tray-Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Asparagus Pizzettas:
Two-Bite Flatbreads with Shaved Asparagus,
White Bean Purée, Parmigiano, Chile Flake, and Lemon

Oregon Bay Shrimp Salad
with Chervil, Snow Peas, Carrot, and Lemon Vinaigrette on Belgian Endive

Honey-Glazed Pork Belly
with Truffled Pea Mousse and Fried Rosemary Profiteroles

Plated Dinner

Heirloom Carrot Salad
with Golden Raisins, Cumin Seed, Mint,
and Champagne Vinaigrette

Moroccan Spice-Crusted Chicken Suprêmes
with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Saffron Rice

Roasted Asparagus
with Sautéed Almonds and Garlic

Dessert

Li’l Whiskey Chocolate Cakes
with Cream Cheese Frosting and Amarena Cherries