Sunday Brunch – August 4, 2019
-> Chinese-Indonesian SE Asian explorations rolling deep with Southern bluegrass.
ABOUT THE CHEF: Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly have drawn inspiration from their travels in Southeast Asia to create their Portland restaurant Gado Gado. With the iconic and colorful Indonesian salad as their namesake, Gado Gado celebrates Thomas’ Indo-Chinese heritage and the husband-and-wife team’s mixed and diverse culinary backgrounds.
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.