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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 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…

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…

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…

December Wineofthemonth

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Westrey Pinot Noir, Oracle Vineyard ($30.00) When you pair two of our favorite winemakers (David & Amy of Westrey) with one of Oregon’s best vineyards (Oracle) magic happens. Adjacent to the famed Abbey Ridge vineyard in the Dundee Hills, Oracle produces structured yet elegant wines that are fruit-driven and expressing a classic Oregon profile. This…

Recipe: Indian Spiced Lentil Soup

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This is a healthy go-to soup that everyone can enjoy. It’s protein-packed, gluten-free, and vegetarian or vegan, depending on your garnishes.   Indian Spiced Lentil Soup Chef Scott Weaver Elephants Delicatessen Yield: 6 servings/6 cups (1 cup a serving) Cooking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients 2 cups dried red lentils 6 cups vegetable stock 1…

Real Eggnog

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The ever popular Christmas beverage of dairy, sugar, whipped eggs, spices and various liquors (brandy, rum, whiskey, bourbon, vodka, sherry) is now available at both our NW 22nd and SW Corbett Ave bars. Each bartender has taken a slightly different approach to this quaffable confection--and each will be making different versions all through the holidays!…

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