Secret Supper: Thicket

Secret Supper, Portland OR | Thicket | Photography by Christiann Koepke of Christiannkoepke.com_-79 2.jpg

To herald in spring, we partnered with the extraordinary Secret Supper team to celebrate the new growth, fresh flavors and vibrancy of the season.

The table was set in a grove of birch trees which opened up to a lush meadow next to the beautiful Hood River Guest House. A whole Sudan Farm spring lamb roasted slowly over the fire as guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the vineyard.

Guests were invited to sit at the long, low table on handwoven rugs and pillows where they enjoyed our Middle Eastern inspired feast of little gem lettuces with za'atar 'ranch', a northwest fattoush salad, burnt carrots and turnips with honey, harissa and labneh, and a duo of lamb (fire-roasted and braised with shwarma spices) with spicy zhoug.

Eva's rhubarb rose ice cream with pistachio shortbreads made the perfect sweet ending, after which guests gathered around the warmth of the fire to relish the evening just a little bit longer.

Photos by Christiann Koepke