Friday Happy Hour – August 2, 2019
-> Korean fried chicken kingpin plus acclaimed Canadian experimentalist musician.
ABOUT THE CHEF: Sun Kim is the Chef/Owner of FOMO Chicken, a fried chicken food cart devoted to Korean and American Southern flavors in Portland, Oregon. FOMO Chicken reflects Sun’s bi-cultural background. He was born in South Korea, and his family immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia where he grew up. Sun moved to Portland in 2008. He is inspired by his family’s traditional home cooking, travels back to South Korea to experience special regional Korean cuisine, Southern food, and Portland’s creative culinary scene. His experiences cooking in Portland restaurants and his Korean and Southern background, has influenced the dishes served at FOMO Chicken. FOMO Chicken’s unique menu consists of Korean fried chicken, gluten free fried chicken, and Southern sides. FOMO Chicken values the importance of quality ingredients by only sourcing organic chicken. In 2017, The Oregonian named FOMO Chicken one of the top 10 best new food carts in Portland. Sun values community and celebrating Korean cuisine. He has participated in local festivals (such as the Portland Korean Food Festival and Portland Night Markets) and various collaboration dinner events with other chefs.
ABOUT CURATION: Each Curation event at Pickathon lasts an hour and a half, starting with appetizers and drinks from the featured bartender, also drawn from Portland’s culinary scene. Curation attendees then enjoy an intimate and special performance by the guest artist who has been paired with the Curation chef. Following the performance, the chef presents an expanded multi-course meal conceived of and designed for the Curation event. The chefs conceptualize this menu based on discussions with the band and food provider, drawing inspiration from the artists’ music to create one-of-a-kind menus. The table is set under the forested greenery of Pendarvis Farm, and the band plays to an audience of select guests eager to discover something new. Curation looks to the crossroads of creativity, as chef and artist draw inspiration from each other, and push each other to new heights. The result is a magical experience, a festival within a festival.