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Aaron Barnett of St. Jack in Portland won last year’s competition with this stunning pheasant dish

Nicky USA Presents


The Northwest’s meatiest culinary celebration

Nicky USA, purveyor and butcher of specialty game and high quality meats, brings Wild About Game back to Timberline Lodge on September 7th, 2014 from 11:30am to 4:00pm. Wild About Game celebrates farmers, butchers and purveyors of specialty game and high quality meat, and the chefs who use their produtcs. The full day event will include a head-to-head cooking competition (Portland chefs vs Seattle chefs), an artisan marketplace and an industry-insider perspective on the Northwest culinary scene.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased in advance (tickets are $75 at the door).

Make a weekend of it and join us for a pre-event Wild About Game Dinner at Timberline Lodge on September 6, 2014. The multi-course menu features dishes from Timberline’s Executive Chef Jason Stoller Smith and last year’s Wild About Game winner, Chef Aaron Barnett of St. Jack. The Wild About Game Dinner is $95 per person and includes wine and gratuity. Stay the night in a Queen hotel room and get two tickets to the dinner for $419. Call (800) 547-1406 for reservations.

The contenders for the Portland vs Seattle chef competition this year:
Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s  vs Shane Ryan of Matt’s in the Market
Josh Scofield of Toro Bravo vs Rob Sevcik of Loulay
Jin Soo Yang of Bamboo Sushi vs Jason Stoneburner of Bastille
Jason French of Ned Ludd vs Mike Easton of Il Corvo

For a recap of last year’s Wild About Game event (in which Portland won three of the four throw downs against Seattle!), see coverage at PDX Eater.

Questions about attending, how to participate as a vendor, etc?
Email Bree at Nicky USA


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