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From Croatia with Love Oyster Social

  • Tournant 920 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Croatia on our minds and in our hearts.

We are fresh back from a few weeks traveling, cooking, eating and drinking our way through Croatia and feeling deliciously inspired! From pasta and truffles in Istria, grilled fish and seafood stews in Dalmatia and beautiful Mediterranean produce, cheeses and wines, we want to share our experience with you!

For our November Oyster Social, we’ll be recreating some of our favorite dishes we ate or cooked along our travels—see the working menu below!—plus, the cooler weather means oysters are in their prime and we’ll showcase varieties from both coasts.

We’ll pour some Croatian wines, lavish dishes with Istrian olive oil, and hope that everyone will leave dreaming of charming seaside fishing villages and the lush, misty hills of the Istrian countryside.

No reservations necessary, just drop by from 5-9pm for convivial restaurant-style seating. Hope to see you at the table, friends!

(dishes are subject to change and will run between $10-20)

West v. East
Oysters from both coasts

Istrian Platter
Ubiquitous start to any meal in Istria, with cured meats, cheeses, olives and house pickles

Breads + Spreads
Baguette with ajvar and green and black tapenade

Mediterranean Jewel Salad
Chicories, arugula, aged sheep’s milk cheese, pomegranate, burnt lemon dressing

Fuži with Mushrooms
Croatian pasta similar to a delicate hand-rolled penne with wild mushrooms, milleram and Istrian truffles

Mlinci Eggplant Parm
Layers of Croatian toasted pasta, eggplant, cheese and tomato sauce

Fish Brodet
Black cod, mangold, potatoes and Istrian olive oil

Mussels Buzara
Hama Hama mussels teamed with white wine, garlic, tomato, parsley and toasted breadcrumbs

Jaret’s Famous Stuffed Pumpkin
A miniature version, rich with cream, leeks, corn, cheese, herbs

Olive on Olive Action
Olive oil cake with Durant olio nuovo frosting

Earlier Event: October 17
Tazon Pozole - Third Thursdays @ Tournant
Later Event: November 10
Autumn's Bounty Brunch @ Tournant