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February News AND Specials

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Plan Your Spring/Summer Catering Event Ready to plan a mouth-watering spring or summer celebration? Our new full-service catering menu is full of fresh seasonal menu items and inspiration for your fully-staffed catered dinners, events, luncheons, and weddings. See what’s cooking on our catering menus! 2019 Wedding Food Trends We Love Wedding food trends are always…

February WineoftheMonth

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Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot (19.95) Here is the wine that will restore your faith in Merlot. This is a much more structured wine from Alexander Valley California that straddles northern Napa and Sonoma counties and is considered ‘Cab and Merlot Heaven’. Oozing sexy, spicy dark cherry, cassis & plum fruit backed by notes of chocolate…

10 Wedding Food Trends We Love

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While wedding food trends are always changing, it's rare that a new trend completely replaces an old one. Rather, each year only adds to the already-incredible roster of big-day ideas that exist, meaning the options available to engaged couples just continues to grow. And that means more choices and even more options for personalization. Food is…

January NewsandSpecials

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Check out our January soup and Flying Elephants hot lunch specials. Plus, a new burger hits grill, a favorite pizza returns, the 1979 Heritage latte debuts, and Raclette Dinner Nights continue. Raclette Dinner Nights at NW 22nd We had so much delicious fun doing Raclette Dinner Nights in December that we're going to keep the…

January WineoftheMonth

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Chǎteau De Gaudou 'Tradition' Cahors (10.95)   After the holidays we all seem to sink back into weekly routines of school and work, and this little beauty should be part of your weekday routine. From the southwestern French region of Cahors comes this blend of Malbec, Merlot and Tannat that pairs with everything from Taco Tuesday…

Recipe: Tomato Orange Soup

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For nearly four decades, Portlanders have enjoyed our Tomato Orange Soup. People claim it has magical healing powers or that even a taste of it brings back childhood memories. It just tastes like Portland for generations of folks. If you search for the soup on the Internet, you will see that we published the recipe…

Catering Your Wedding: Buffet vs. Plated Receptions

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Your wedding reception will probably consume the largest portion of your budget as well as set the tone for your big day. You might be asking yourself, if a buffet style meal will save you money? Not necessarily, here are some pros and cons to a few of the most popular catering options available. The…

2019 Elephants Deli Soup Calendar

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More Soup for You! We know you love our classics – Tomato Orange and Mama Leone’s – but make 2019 the year of soup, and check out our monthly specials. There are two every month, all made daily in our kitchen with fresh vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and legumes. This is where you will…

Dessert Buffets for Weddings

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Dessert buffets are one of our favorite things to create for weddings! Our in-house patisserie and bakery create a wonderful array of bite-sized options, from French macarons to petite lemon tartlets to chocolate truffles. A dessert buffet—on its own or in addition to a wedding cake--is a fun way to offer something sweet for everyone's…

Punch for your Wedding

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The "I dos" have been said. It's time to toast the new couple so everyone makes a beeline to the bar....only to wait in a long line as custom-cocktails are made. Forget the wait: Punch to the rescue! Punch. It was all the rage in the 17th and 18th centuries. (Check out our classic 18th-century-inspired…

Recipe: Gingerbread Old Fashioned

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Here’s a holiday twist on an old fashioned. Cheers! Gingerbread Old Fashioned Gingerbread Old Fashioned 2 ½ oz George Dickel Rye Whiskey ¾ oz Gingerbread Syrup 3x dashes Barrel Aged Bitters Swatch of Orange Peel Sugarplum (garnish) Build, stir in a glass with ice & strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with…

Charcuterie fortheHolidays

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If you are looking for an easy way to impress your holiday guests, let Elephants NW 22nd deli department put together a charcuterie board. Our head cheesemonger and Charcutier, Chris Remy, has put together his top picks for a stress free charcuterie board that is guaranteed to impress. Select a few different options, with differing…

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