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Chef Ben Bettinger showcases his new menu: Laurelhurst Market PFA at Simpatica Hall
Simpatica Catering & Dining Hall
Portland, OR
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Chef Ben Bettinger showcases his new menu: Laurelhurst Market PFA at Simpatica Hall
We are very excited to be doing a PFA with Chef Ben Bettinger again, this time in his role as Executive Chef at Laurelhurst Market.  Ben's recent move, along with Kevin Ludwig taking the helm of the bar program at Laurelhurst, has the duo working magic again.  They had a storied run when they teamed up to elevate Beaker & Flask to Portland's WWeek '09 Restaurant of the Year.

Chef Ben Bettinger most recently helmed the kitchens at Vitaly Paley's Imperial and Portland Penny Diner, helping develop the menus and run the kitchens for the restaurants' openings and first two years.  Ben was also a key weapon with Chef Paley on TV's Iron Chef, as they bested Iron Chef Jose Garces in Battle Radish.

Kevin Ludwig is well-known in Portland's craft cocktail world, bringing his expertise to places like The Rum Club and La Taq, among others.  Listen to his interview here:  https://soundcloud.com/rightatthefork/episode-6-kevin-ludwig  Kevin will be pairing cocktails and wine for us at this special dinner.

This event takes place in the beautiful space of Simpatica Hall, also co-owned by Laurelhurst's David Kreifels.

As is the case at all PFA dinners, you'll get to know Chef Bettinger and Mr. Ludwig as they welcome you and take you through a paired journey of Chef Bettinger's fresh new offering of the Laurelhurst Market menu--more than six courses to enjoy. Tip is included, as well as the benefit of hearing some of Ben and Kevin's favorite Portland places, along with certificates to go try them on your own time.  For this adventure, you'll leave with gift cards or certificates to Lardo, Raven & Rose, and Reverend's BBQ.

Portland Food Adventures events are a great date idea, and perfect for clients or small groups.  Multiple FOOD/DRINK EXPERIENCES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE TICKET!   Multi-course dinner and wine/drinks AND GRATUITY, ALONG with certificates.

This one will sell out fast, so please don't wait.

LEGAL STUFF (and SMOKING POLICY):  Please read before buying tickets. We respectfully request that guests REFRAIN FROM SMOKING DURING THE EVENT (this means getting up during the dinner and going outside to smoke, and returning), as this is a communal dining experience. Portland Food Adventures reserves the right to refuse service to any patron who smokes or acts in an inappropriate manner. No refund will be given, since the restaurant will have planned the meal for a particular number of guests. Since this is a communal dining experience we ask you to be respectful of other guests and restaurant employees in every respect.  There may be expiration dates for your certificates. Tickets are non-refundable, but buyers may call 503 208 4290 to change the name of the reservation at will-call up 24 hours before the event, if for whatever reason you choose to give the ticket to someone else.  

By coming to this event, unless you request otherwise in writing, you acknowledge that there will be photographers at the event, and the use of your image in blogs or for any reasons is authorized by you.  Please inform any guests for whom you are buying tickets.

PLEASE CHOOSE THE OPTION TO SUPPLY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE DETAILS WITH YOU BEFORE THE EVENT!  We will add you to our mailing list, but we don't sell it.  You may always opt out later.

By purchasing tickets to this event, you hold Angelus Creative Communications, LLC, dba Portland Food Adventures, and the restaurants and destinations harmless against any and all liability, injuries, and/or illness including any and all damages caused from food or alcohol consumption.  Portland Food Adventures acts as an agent in procuring seats and/or certificates to dining establishments only and does not make any representation and/or warranties regarding the food or beverages. All food and beverages are  being procured, prepared and served by third party restaurants or retail establishments.  You acknowledge that before you have purchased tickets to any event or use a certificate that is provided to you by Portland Food Adventures, you are doing so on your own volition and recognize the risks associated with any food or dining experience.  

INCLEMENT WEATHER: If the restaurant is open on the night of the event, the event goes on.  Refunds or credits for a future events will be issued within a week after the event, only if the restaurant is closed on the night of the event due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.


Simpatica Catering & Dining Hall
828 SE Ash St
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Portland Food Adventures
On BPT Since: Jul 02, 2010
Chris Angelus


Question: I am allergic to some nuts. Can I be accomodated?
Answer: Yes, with advance notice, absolutely.

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