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slides: Party Report: Celebrating Women in Culinary Arts on St. Catherine’s Day

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

Sam and Lucy

Sam Overall and Lucy Brennan at St. Catherine's Day. Photo credit: Byron Beck

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as some of the most respected local women chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers and farmers gathered together on a blustery Sunday to celebrate women in the culinary industry and spread awareness about ovarian cancer. The event was simply titled "St. Catherine's Day."   

Based on a cultural event that takes place throughout Europe each fall, "St. Catherine's Day" is a day of celebration for the women of the culture, though different meanings come from each culture itself.

In France on St. Catherine's Day it is customary for unmarried women to pray for husbands, and to honour women who've reached 25 years of age but haven't married—called "Catherinettes."

Catherinettes send postcards to each other, and friends of the Catherinettes make hats for them—traditionally using the colours yellow (faith) and green (wisdom), often outrageous—and crown them for the day. 

See Slides Below of St. Catherine's Day 

In Portland though St. Catherine's Day was a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry.  

The day-into-evening event kicked with an early afternoon cocktail hour at The Jupiter, followed by a short march of hat-wearing guests to the event's two venues: Coopers Hall and Union/Pine.

Each venue featured food and beverage tastings including the work of such celebrated chefs as Kachka's Bonnie Morales, Nostrana's Cathy Whims, Small Wares Johanna Wares and Irving Street Kitchen's Sarah Schafer among others. On the liquid side, Mint/820's Lucy Brennan was just one of the mixologists on hand to hand over the good stuff. 

Banner Photo: Bonnie Morales of Kachka. Photo credit: Byron Beck

 

Related Slideshow: St. Catherine’s Day in Portland

In Portland though St. Catherine's Day was a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry.

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Nadia, Sarah and Helena

Nadia Mannai, Irving Street Kitchen chef Sarah Schafer and Helena Root at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Bonnie Morales

Kachka's Bonnie Morales at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sarah Pliner

Aviary's Sarah Pliner at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Heather and Kurt

Heather Melonis-Huffman and Chefstable Kurt Huffman at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Liddy Curtin

Liddy Curtin at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Simone Streeter

Simone Streeter at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Terry Leineweber

Terry Leineweber at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Sam and Lucy

Sam Overall and Lucy Brennan at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Courtney Storrs

Noble Rot's Courtney Storrs at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jenn and David

Lincoln's Jenn Louis and David Welch at St. Catherine's Day, a food and drink tasting event showcasing the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and local female leaders in the food and beverage industry. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

 
 

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