Rose Schnitzer Manor at Cedar Sinai Park will present “Epicurean Delights,” a series of lectures exploring the guilty pleasures of some of our favorite foods and beverages. All lectures are at 6:45 pm Tuesdays in Zidell Hall, 6140 SW Boundary St., Portland. Tastings will follow each lecture on the terrace. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.
Aug. 7 Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar 101: Blake Zoglman, owner of The Oilerie in Lake Oswego, will provide a short overview of the more than 30 varieties of unique olive oils and balsamic vinegars that are procured from a single producer located in the Lazio region of central Italy.
Aug. 14 Farming Locally, Eating Seasonally: Shari Raider, founder of Sauvie Island Organics, will discuss organic gardening and share samples of seasonal, local vegetables.
Aug. 21 Wake Your Taste Buds for Coffee: Don Dominguez will share his expertise about coffee making and tasting with a “cupping” during his presentation. Dominguez founded K&F Coffee Roasters in 1983 and became one of the first micro-roasters in Portland.
Aug. 28 Vida Vegan: Inspired Northwest Favorites: Janessa Phelemon-Kerp, Michele Truty and Jess Sconé, a trio of Portland bloggers for Vida Vegan, will discuss how to incorporate wholesome vegan proteins – such as tofu, tempeh and seitan – into Northwest-inspired dishes. They will explain basic cooking techniques, favorite specialty ingredients, and substitution styles.
For more information, call 503-535-4004 or visit www.cedarsinaipark.org.