We are excited to invite two of Portland's premier pastry chefs to collaborate with our own Geovanna Salas for a night that will satisfy both those with fiendish sugar cravings and those with a subtler taste in sweet treats!
Maya Erickson is currently the pastry chef at the acclaimed Langbaan. She got her start with pastry in San Francisco where she worked at several renowned institutions including Orson, AQ, and Lazy Bear. She's been recognized by Zagat, Food and Wine, the SF Chronicle, and StarChefs. Lauren Breneman has just begun working at Coquine after a stint as pastry chef for for Beast. She is also developing a new project called Astral where she is exploring cuisine inspired by Mexican heritage and growing up in Texas.
The theme of the evening is Modern Meets Classic. Geo, Maya, and Lauren will each create two unique desserts for this event. A modern dessert from each will feature a stunning combination of imagination and technique. And though the chefs want to keep their classic desserts a surprise, some of the ideas being tossed around are twelve layer chocolate cake and crème brulée. Either way, with these ladies, you know you’re in for a “treat.”
The events is scheduled for Monday, October 23rd. We're offering two limited seatings at 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $50 and include a brief series of savory snacks from Castagna Chef Justin Woodward, six desserts, plus a few mignardises to finish. There will be a short list of fun dessert drinks for purchase curated by Castagna sommelier Brent Braun.
It's sure to be a delightful evening and we hope you'll treat yourself to sweets with us!