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Burrata: CheeseoftheMonth, July

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This creamy dreamy  Italian cow milk cheese looks like mozzarella at first glance, but cut it open and fresh curds and cream spill out.  You'll find it in the cheese case at our flagship Elephants Delicatessen at NW 22nd. Good to know:   For peak creaminess, warm your burrata ball to room temperature before serving. Thirty minutes should…

Recipe: Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

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We love everything Caprese. Caprese means "of Capri," as in Capri, the island off the coast of Italy. In its simplest salad form, Caprese consists of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. We use this combination in sandwiches, pasta salads, snack skewers, and even breakfast dishes like omelettes, scrambles and potato hash. This classic combination of…

Sample party menus for June

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We are currently planning new catering menus for summer celebrations and beyond. Please, email our Catering Team with any questions about our upcoming menus. Or use our catering request form. Below are a couple menus from recent events. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!   PICNIC FOR 40 Seasonal House Salad  Arugula, radicchio, red leaf lettuce,…

2021 soup calendar (kind of)

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As more customers return to our stores, more of our favorite soups are returning, too! Below are the monthly soup specials what we're planning so far. We always have Tomato Orange and Mama Leone's in our soup tureens! Soup fan pro tip: You'll always find the largest selection of soups (fresh and frozen)--including year-round Wild…

Recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Nothing says summer like buttermilk fried chicken, whether you eat it on a picnic blanket in your park or at your kitchen table. A longtime customer asked Chef Scott for Elephants recipe, and he shared it with her. So now we can share it with all of you. Let's make some fried chicken! Four servings…

Staying SafeandHealthy

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UPDATE 5/14/2021.  Governor Brown announced yesterday that Oregon will follow the newly released CDC guidance to lift mask and social distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. She said the Oregon Health Authority would provide updated guidance in the coming days for businesses and employers. For now, Elephants will continue to require masks and social distancing for all staff…

Delivery Menu Reheating Instructions

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Visit the link below to view our reheating instructions for all items in our Delivery Menu! DeliveryMenu_ReheatingInstructions_April 21, 2021    

Mother’s Day Menu 2021

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Delivery and curbside pickup will be available Saturday May 8th and Sunday, May 9th, 9:00am-5:00pm. Our curbside pickup locations include:      –Elephants Delicatessen at NW 22nd      –Elephants SE Portland Central Kitchen      –Elephants on Corbett   DINNER PACKAGES FOR SIX Chicken Saltimbocca– 135     - Deviled eggs     -…

Recipe: French Toast Casserole

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This French toast casserole features golden slices of our homemade English muffin bread (use whatever leftover bread you have on hand!) enriched with a blend of eggs, milk, and cream cheese, highlighted by blueberries, maple syrup, and hints of cinnamon and vanilla. It's delicious and it reheats beautifully. It's a great use for leftover bread…

Elephants Food Fight 2021

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Every Friday we're asking you to vote in a food fight matchup. Will tomato orange soup come out on top? Is the cowboy cookie destined for glory? Cast your vote each Friday (on Instagram or Facebook) for a chance to win a prize!   3/8 winner: Mama Leone's Soup 3/15 winner: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos 3/22…

Recipe: ChickenwithApricot, ChipotleandTamarind Sauce

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Try this spice-laden twist on the classic chicken and apricot pairing. Elephants Delicatessen Chef/Owner Scott Weaver's cooking philosophy remains grounded in the basics. “My lifestyle is centered on good food. It’s what makes me happiest. Keep it simple, buy great ingredients and learn proper technique. Know your ingredients, taste everything and develop your taste buds.”…

2022 Wedding Trends

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As the event world begins to move forward after its year-long hiatus, clients and vendors alike are eager to get back to throwing jaw-dropping, lively parties. While this year everyone will be easing slowly back into the swing of things, we are sure next year will be one we won’t soon forget. Remember, no detail…

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