Wallow & Root Pasture Farm Dinner
with Tournant and Piccone’s Corner
On Saturday evening July 13th I had an incredible culinary experience out in Sandy, Oregon.
I attended the Wallow & Root Pasture Farm Dinner that was put on by Tournant and Piccone’s Corner and hosted by Austin Piccone.
Tournant is a fantastic culinary enterprise that creates memorable dining experiences that often involve the food being cooked over an open flame, and the guests dining outside.
Piccone’s Corner is a whole animal butchery and bar being opened in Portland by Austin Piccone and his team later this year. The Piccone’s Corner team includes Chef Nic Maraziti, Bar Manager Will Stenberg, and Head Butcher Noah Grobart.
An Exquisite Evening
I cannot say enough about this dinner which was so much more than a just a dinner.
Our evening began with cocktails and wine served with Pacific oysters with cucumber verjus mignonette and a Bounty Board featuring house-cured Piccone’s Corner salumi.
We were then given a tour of the Wallow & Root Farm.
Following the tour we were taken to a field where we would enjoy dinner.
For me this culinary experience had three elements that really stood out.
#1 Watching our dinner being cooked over an open flame. Goodness! That was simply mesmerizing.
#2 Meeting some amazing people.
I can’t wait to have Mona and Jaret – the Founders of Tournant on the Portland Culinary Podcast. Their story is beautiful and compelling.
I have known Austin for a numbers of years now and getting to meet the rest of the Piccone’s Corner team – Chef Nic Maraziti, Bar Manager Will Stenberg, and Head Butcher Noah Grobart was delightful.
I also got to meet Chef Anna Josephson and hear some of her story. She is someone else that I would love to have on the Portland Culinary Podcast as a guest. Both my wife and I fell in love with Anna the moment we met her.
#3 Enjoying simply stellar food! You can read the entire menu below. Every dish we had was exquisite.
My two main takeaways from this dinner –
If you love great culinary experiences you need to attend a Tournant event as soon as you can and
The food at Piccone’s Corner is going to be something to behold. I can’t wait for them to open.
Links, Menu, and Photos
Below you will find links for you to follow both Piccone’s Corner & Tournant, and the menu from Saturday evening.
Below that are some photos I took Saturday evening.
Website – www.tournantpdx.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com/tournantpdx
Facebook – www.facebook.com/tournantpdx
Follow Piccone’s Corner
Instagram – www.instagram.com/picconescorner
Facebook – www.facebook.com/picconescorner
WALLOW & ROOT FARM DINNER MENU
Freshly shucked Pacific oysters with cucumber verjus mignonette
Bounty Board featuring house-cured Piccone’s Corner salumi
Little Gem Caesar, whole anchovy, crispy torn breadcrumbs, extra parm
Blistered snap peas, stone fruit, shishito peppers, spigarello, lemon puree
Wild rice potato gnocchi with roasted root vegetables
Wallow & Root rabbit ragu with fusilli and pea greens
Coriander & white wine braised and string roasted Wallow & Root lamb
Grilled Wallow & Root pork loin, Piccone’s Corner sausages, spicy greens and crushed olive salsa verde
Ash roasted summer veggies, marinated gigande beans & sweet corn vinaigrette
Olive oil cake with summer fruit and cheese
Photos from Saturday Evening July 13
All photos taken by me – Steven Shomler