Looks like a beer, dosen’t it?
but it’s really pinaple juice and rum over ice topped with a coconut foam…the first foam concocted in my new iSi whipper!
A trip to Central Market…
Led to a little four course meal…it’s not a big deal…really, it’s not…
Break down for a closer look…
Apple and Onion salad with Honey Mustard.
Rainbow Chard cooked with smoked hamhock. On the right side of the plate are pickled green beans.
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad. Sous Vide Pork Porterhouse (topped with brulee of BBQ rub) over Saffron Risotto.
Check out this awesome technique for quickly infusing liquids (water, ALCOHOL!!!!!, or Oil) with unique flavors…the process literally takes 60 seconds!
Reading the article above was enough to send me over the purchasing edge for a iSi whipper I’ve been wanting…I got a thermo whip which will allow me to do both hot and cold foams/espumas…but this infusion method can be done in a normal “cold-only” whipper…about $40 from your local kitchen store.
My first go was toasted coconut Vodka…shots started off tasting like ordinary vodka, but right at the end…BAM! Toasted Coconut flavor explosion!
You’ll like this one Steph!
Cartopia 12th and Hawthorne(Portland, OR) Food Carts
Better late than never…
WOW! What an amazing place! So much amazing food!
Where do I start…Pyro’s Pizza: “I have an idea, let’s build a wood fired, brick pizza oven inside of a mobile food truck and sell incredible hand made neopalitan style pizza for $7-9. That’ll be a good idea”
Here are some of the results:
Note the Pizza Oven on the Left:
Here’s the Pepperoni I ordered…it’s made with local perpperoni from Otto’s Sausages:
While I was waiting they had an extra sausage and mushroom they sold me for $5J
On to the next one…
Chicken Curry in a crispy fried pocket…delish!
Potato Champion…Get the fries and all of their dipping sauces! Pass on the cheese curd mess, stick with the rosemary-truffle ketchup!
Cartopia is now a mandatory stop for me on my PDX visitsJ