A blog by Campbell Consulting Group, based in Bend, Oregon.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beerku: Sagebrush Classic ticket giveaway

PortlandFoodAndDrink.com -- the place for PDX food news and restaurant reviews -- is hosting a beer haiku contest where the prize is a pair of tickets to this year's Sagebrush Classic Feast.
Think golf, music and feasting: The feast consists of 18 chefs preparing small plates to compliment a particular beer. Of course there will be wine too. Here is a list of the pairings this year. Think some amazing chefs: José Andrés (I would go just to see him), Michael Smith of Extra Virgin, Mark Kiffin – The Compound, Cathy Whims from Portland’s Nostrana, Jackie Lau – Roy’s in Honolulu, Ken Frank from La Toque in Napa, and many more. You can see the complete list here. The prize for the best beer haiku is two tickets to the Sagebrush Classic Feast at Broken Top, a value of $400. “From 5 pm until dark, the plates kept coming and the Deschutes beer kept flowing. Everyone was happy. No one left hungry. There was no one there to say “no”…. There aren’t many parties like Sagebrush in the entire country, so the opportunity to sample the fare of some of the world’s top chefs in one place is rare—especially at a place three hours from Portland.” – Willamette Week The rules are pretty simple. It must be in haiku format. The ancient art of haiku requires precision: a five syllable first line; seven syllable second line; and five syllable third line. The best haiku features a final line that works like a friendly elbow in the ribs. We only ask that the haiku be at least loosely about beer.
Enter by tweeting @pdxfooddude or submitting your haiku in the comments here.
-Campbell Consulting