Win Tickets ($120): Six Course Wild Foraged Menu & Lamb Roast at Rossi Barn presented by Executive Chef Ryan Abitz | Featuring Music by Takimba, Aerial Artists, Belly Dancers & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Six Course Wild Foraged Menu & Lamb Roast at Rossi Barn presented by Executive Chef Ryan Abitz on June 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 24.


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June 24, 2016
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Rossi Farms

3839 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97230

Secret Supper Society’s Primal Needs: Six Course Wild Foraged Menu & Lamb Roast at Rossi Barn presented by Executive Chef Ryan Abitz. I am hosting another dinner, this one to be better than the last. I’ve incorporated a variety of artists this time, from aerial artists, belly dancers and performing artists. This time I will be reflecting on the celebration of the summer, what it means to give back to the earth what we take, it’s no longer endless bounty and this magical moment in time we are all sharing together. It’s going to be amazing to say the least, especially when Takimba drops his sick beats with live percussion and guest instruments :-) see you there…

Join our avant garde lifestyle of eating and art as we usher in the 2016 Summer Solstice to the raw and melodic primal sounds of Takimba & friends 6/24 at 7pm inside Rossi Farms Barn. Friday night we will convene to give thanks for the bounty we receive for our sustenance, and give back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Tuv Ha’aretz, an amazing local CSA in Portland supporting the farm to table movement. Please come and join us for a magical experience by candle light, reflecting upon ancient wisdom and mingle with your local community of influential cross pollinators. Executive Chef Ryan Abitz will be preparing a six course primally arousing menu sourcing only locally foraged & local farm to table produce. The main course will be Whole Roasted Lamb from Brandewein Meadows Farm that we will roast on site day of. The menu will be plant heavy as we will only purpose one Lamb for all of the dinner guests. The music for the evening will be a live performances by Takimba (KBOO Radio Host & DJ/Melting Pot Radio Show) with his primal symphony and will be accompanied by visually stunning tribal artists and staff. This dinner is a first as it is a collaboration of many artists, from visual, taste, sound, sight and smell. There will also be special surprise performances throughout the night by various artisan performers. I will ask that EVERYONE please bring a bottle of wine or alcohol of your choice for community sharing (RED, WHITE or ROSE will all pair just fine with the different courses.) Then prepare yourself for an ancient style, laid back AMAZING culinary experience that will tantalize your senses and bring you overwhelming satisfaction. I do not host these dinners too often, so when I do, I make sure it is a culinary, ambient experience you will truly never forget. I consider these dinners influential and a great place to meet others with similar interests.

I generally book RSVP’s quickly, and I have a lottery system for guest selection, so if you would like to attend, please submit an email to [email protected] with the number of guests that will attend, subject line: Secret Supper Summer Solstice and I will respond to let you know if you are chosen. You will have 24 hours to follow the link and secure your tickets or your rsvp will be given to the next lottery guest. Please message me privately with any allergies you may have, so I may accommodate. I will choose 75 RSVP’s, please do not request an RSVP through the lottery system if you are unable to purchase your tickets within 24 hours. I look forward to seeing you all there!

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132 Responses to Win Tickets ($120): Six Course Wild Foraged Menu & Lamb Roast at Rossi Barn presented by Executive Chef Ryan Abitz | Featuring Music by Takimba, Aerial Artists, Belly Dancers & More!

  1. Sonya June 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    This sounds amazing, I would love to attend.

  2. Perry June 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    This cannot be real! This is the perfect way to bring in my 30th!

  3. Ben Rainey June 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect date night!

  4. Adrienne June 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    How incredible this would be to experience! I told myself I would do new things in 2016 and this is exactly what I had in mind. fingers crossed!

  5. ryan June 20, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    woo, yeah

  6. Melissa fowler June 21, 2016 at 4:20 am #

    I would love to attend

  7. Bret jarvis June 21, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    I would be thrilled to have this night with my lady.

  8. Marc June 21, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    This sound amazing!

  9. BEN LARSEN June 21, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Wow, this sounds fun and delicious! Hook it up!

  10. BEN LARSEN June 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    This sounds delicious.

  11. Janet June 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Sounds like a fabulous event! Would love to attend!!

  12. Doug June 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    mmmmm … sounds delicious. Love roast lamb. Would love to go!

  13. Bartek June 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Looks delicious!

  14. rich peet June 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Would be perfect event to take my son to right before he leaves for boot-camp. Great father and son time.

  15. Erica June 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    I would love to check this out as I can’t normally afford these things!

  16. Scott June 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    This sounds like a lovely and oh so tasty event! I hope we win!!!

  17. Sarah M June 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Date night and boyfriend’s bday dinner- help a sister out!

  18. Cynthia Larsen June 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    I love the thought of evenings spent with good food, friends, and wondeful entertainment!
    All things exciting and new; with spontaneous moves on the chess board. Even including the quietly celebrated change of seasons,
    our summer solstice!

  19. Michael Nelson June 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    This would be such a unique experience, food, a show, and more would love to attend, this meets upscale Portland to a tee

  20. Tessa June 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    I am a broke grad student – but also a total foodie. Grateful for opportunities like this that shares classy Portland with everyone! Would love to bring my guy to this incredible evening.

  21. Jill Sanders June 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m starving, please pick me. Jill

  22. Eric Simons June 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Whoa. Everything about this sounds amazing. I want in!

  23. Kelsey Wegner June 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Awwwwwww yeah! I need this in my tummy.

  24. Shawn Neault June 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    I have an amazing friend/co-worker who does crazy blind tasting dinners and tons of generous things for people in need (on top of being an under-paid public defender). I would love to take her to this as a thank you for all the amazing food she shares with us and beyond belief advocacy she performs daily.

  25. Ashlin Bush June 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    This would be such a wonderful gift for my parents anniversary. They can’t afford to go anywhere right now because my mom was just laid off, but I know that this would be an incredible night for them.

  26. Robert June 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    Wow just wow!

  27. Michael Buck June 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Rossi farms is a great place! This sounds wonderful.

  28. Allison Verville June 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    A perfect blend of virtue and vice.
    A special evening indeed.
    To attend, an invitation to fall in love over and over again.

  29. Shannon Barber June 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    I would happily bring a bottle or two of wine if my husband and I were able to go! This sounds really rad and I haven’t had roast lamb before, so it would be a real treat to get to try it in such a cool setting

  30. Martha Ray June 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Yes please, this sounds transformative and lively. Great summer energy! Thank you for bringing so much creativity and adding special artistic touches to this event. Much more than a gourmet dinner! I would relish every moment.

  31. Annan Greene June 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    Oh my goodness! I would love to attend this with my partner, we’re both the biggest fans of Lamb and he is teaching me the ways of foraging! I’d love to experience a great wild meal to get inspiration and to just have a lovely romantic evening out with a show!

  32. MacKensie June 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    My husband and I would be thrilled to attend an event like this. Roasted lamb and belly dancers? Yes, please.

  33. Megan June 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    Because lamb is my jam! Sounds delicious.

  34. Shevonne S June 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    what a beautiful night !!! would love to attend and bring my gorgeous mother

  35. Sara Oftedahl June 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Wow this sounds spectacular!!! I could never afford a meal like this let alone it be cooked for me. Sounds like heaven to me!! And the amazing acts on top of that! Yes please!! Pick me, pick me ;)

  36. Gabrielle June 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    This sounds absolutely amazing . Being a performance and visual artists myself – I would deff appreciate the atmosphere. Can’t think of a more apporpriate way to ring in the solstice than with an earthy meal shared with friends.

  37. Sophie June 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    What a fantastic idea! Would love to attend

  38. Gaby June 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This sounds so amazing! I’d love the chance to attend.

  39. Jordan Manzano June 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    Oh my gosh! This would be AMAZING! I just moved to the area and have fallen in love with all the amazing food here! I’ve never had a 6 course meal, especially with a show! I’d love this so much!

  40. Hilary P June 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    An incredibly edible wildly foraged roasted aerial belly dancing feast for the eyes mind palate and gut…is right up my fantastic Portlandian moody foodie nudie alley!

  41. steph June 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    just got married but no honeymoon lined up… maybe a fancy dinner instead??

  42. Ed June 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    What a great experience this would be!

  43. Jenn Richardson June 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    My boyfriend is a chef and I know he would most definitely enjoy this evening. Mmmm… lamb and aerial artists. What more would someone need in an evening?

  44. Nancy Traer June 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    An amazingly creative combination of sensations! Hoping to experience…

  45. Cris Solano June 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderfully unique experience, the food, music & entertainment described, wow! Nice way to celebrate the season.

  46. Heidi Steeves June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    A feast for sure!

  47. Emily June 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Date nights are so rare. This would be very special and memorable indeed. Please consider me for this classy, unique culinary experience.

  48. kris June 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    I like eating in barns

  49. Dave G. June 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    The 6 degrees of course separation…

  50. Juan June 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    This summer, I am participating in my first CSA to support the local farm-to-table movement. This dinner would be an INCREDIBLE reminder of the beauty of fresh food and community, and a wonderful memory to treasure.

  51. Catherine June 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Sounds like a delightful, inspirational way to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

  52. Christeen June 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    Sounds lama zing pick me please

  53. Mauraborealice June 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Yum! Both the food and the ambiance sound amazing! We want in!

  54. Michelle Blake June 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    We haven’t had a date without our kid in a year! Pick us!

  55. Sarah G June 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    Wow! And right in my neighborhood!

  56. Holly June 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Sounds like an evening to remember and I’d be thrilled to be a part of it!

  57. Jessica June 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    I am also a forager. Sounds amazing!

  58. Bliss June 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  59. Roberta June 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    I have no idea about foraged food, but want to bite into it!

  60. Patti June 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    My husband and I would LOVE this!!!!

  61. Letty L Margeson June 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    I’d love to win so my husband and I could get out and treat ourselves. We’ve been couped up for weeks with our precious newborn. We still don’t have any special plans for our anniversary coming up and this would be perfection! Thanks for the opportunity.

  62. Keisar Betancourt June 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    This food needs to be part of my belly!

  63. Aud June 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    chin chin

  64. Donna Marie June 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    sounds amazing and a very unique experience!

  65. Erin June 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    I want to go because I’m hungry!

  66. Erin June 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    I’m hungry!

  67. Nicole June 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    Memorable food experiences are our favorite things to do together.

  68. Brian Slate June 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    My wife and I have Irish twins yes 11 months apart ages two and one . We have yet to have a night out since these amazing girls were born . This would be a perfect experience

  69. Coco June 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    fffffffffffooodies ethnic extravaganza-thrilling

  70. Ash June 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    I would love to win these for my parents who haved lived in the area for 30 years. They deserve a fancy dinner out together and love Rossi farms!

  71. Laura Chrestenson June 21, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    This sounds delicious and like such a great time! Please pick me :)

  72. Camille June 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    My little brother and I have planned a special sibling day on the 24th, as a way to celebrate our togetherness in summer and in current moments of struggle. It would be so wonderful to end our sibling date at Rossi Barn. My brother is a gourmet who smiles in the most beautiful way (what I call “meat face”) when he tastes well-prepared flesh. Between us, we are versed in psychology, raising shrimp, West African music, and theatre. It would be a peak experience for us to attend a secret supper and explore what it means to give back to the earth what we take.

  73. Ashley June 21, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    I would love to attend this amazing dinner! I love experiencing what foods Portland has to offer.

  74. Jessica Poundstone June 22, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    This sounds EPIC. Would love to be there!!!

  75. Amalia June 22, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    Sounds beyond my wildest dreams…this is an amazing way to celebrate summertime.

  76. Ivana Horvat June 22, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Attending this dinner will remind me of when I used to eat whole roasted lamb in the Balkans with my family before I moved to the U.S. I need me some lamb!!

  77. Shannon June 22, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    Lamb. Enough said. Good luck everyone!

  78. Elina Lim June 22, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    I foraged a roast
    and presented a toast
    to the beautiful feast to be.
    With belly dancers
    and flavoursome capers
    I think of the roast goat I’ll see.
    Oh man, I meant LAMB!
    or did I mean spam?
    I swear they taste different to me.


  79. clloop June 22, 2016 at 11:02 am #

    Sounds so good. drooooool

  80. E. Edwards June 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Sounds like an inspiringly creative once-in-a-lifetime experience. Would love to be a part of it.

  81. judy June 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    Ooh foraging!

  82. Tara Fouch-Moore June 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    That’s beautiful and I’m hungry!

  83. Hannah T June 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    How amazing! This sounds like a perfect date night to kick off the summer. Would love to win.

  84. Hannah T June 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    How amazing! Sounds like a perfect way to kick off summer.

  85. Anne June 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    Would love to attend tomorrow night if the giveaway is still happening!

  86. Aby Deal June 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Sounds incredible! Would love to attend.

  87. Nestor Flores June 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Yes please. Need a kid free weekend with my woman.

  88. Chris June 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Sounds like an incredible experience!

  89. Lisa June 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Sounds like a one-of-a-kind experience. I’d love to go!

  90. Laura Bald June 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Please pick me! This sounds incredible.

  91. Ruth Parvin June 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Wow–pairing music, food, farmers, artists, and all kinds of tribal celebration. This will be a night to remember. It might be the kind of memory, that as one gets older becomes better and better, a story to tell to others of this one spectacular dinner.

  92. Curt June 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve heard good things about Chef Ryan Abitz. Would love to go with my new girlfriend!

  93. Jennie June 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Sounds so good! Would love to attend!

  94. katie walker June 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Oh my gosh this sounds amazing!!

  95. Christina June 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Yes Please!!

  96. Erin Kash June 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Laid Back..with my mind on my belly and my belly on my mind. I mean Lamb and Belly dancers. My hubby and I need night to take us away from the joys of Parenthood…. Yes please!

  97. Mike Austin June 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Lucky 7th wedding anniversary this weekend. My wife & I were wanting a night out in Portland, and I just happened to be searching this site for our activities & scrolled on this marvelous opportunity. This would mean an even bigger night our in Portland an a special treat for my wife who just passed her Special Education Endorsement exam yesterday. This would be fantastic, but after all….I am lucky for life! ;)

  98. Marco June 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Need some lamb to greet the summer, Sam.

  99. Verena Coury June 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    I just send my son off to Sophomore Summer and I need to nurse my empty-nester depression!!!

  100. Linda S June 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    This would be fun

  101. Kimi June 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Holy cow, this sounds amazing!

  102. Karen Gillis June 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    You had me at LAMB, it’s my very favorite thing!

  103. Nicole June 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Site-roasted lamb?!? It’s like a dream!

  104. Nasheena June 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    A couple couldn’t ask for more of an romantic and fabulous evening as this. Please pick me for these tickets, I want to bring my amazing husband. We have some yummy beverages to share with others.

  105. Celia June 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    I love community meals like this! Would absolutely love to experience a summer solstice celebration with the Secret Supper Society :)

  106. Robin N. June 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing experience! I’d love the opportunity to go!

  107. Laura McNamara June 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    What a fantastic opportunity!

  108. Eric June 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    Probably the most interesting and well rounded event I’ve seen put together in a while… And hosted in a magical place. It would be such a treat to celebrate the anniversary of my partner and I at this event

  109. Dasha June 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    That’s an excellent way to spent the evening. My husband and I love food adventures and would be delighted to go.

  110. Lori June 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  111. Maureen A. June 23, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Wow, this looks awesome! I would love to win tickets for this!

  112. Jared Wolschlager June 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    sounds great i love foraged food

  113. Gracie June 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

    What a *treat* it would be to win a seat at this incredible event….. My culinary taste buds would simply go nuts tasting all the delicious foods! Would be honored to be selected! Thank You!

  114. panda June 23, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    this sounds amazing. I already know what bottle of malbec I would bring!

  115. catie June 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I’m bring red wine!

  116. catie June 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I’ll bring red wine!

  117. Alrena Newby Aguilar June 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    Oh how I would enjoy this

  118. JoVonne Mason June 23, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Sounds like a different evening compared to what I’m used to here in Portland ‘

  119. Kat June 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm #


  120. Michele F June 23, 2016 at 9:43 pm #

    I want to take my son, an aspiring chef and restaurateur. He completed the 3-year Cullinary Arts degree at Clark College in 2014 with highest honors, and a business management degree with high honors last week. He starts the hospitality management program at WSU in August. His ultimate goal is to be a chef-owner of his own place. He has worked so hard to get where he is and deserves this experience as a reward for his dedication and hard work for his craft.

  121. Susie June 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

    We’re vegetarian, so more meat gets shared with other guests, if we win. We LOVE the fresh wild foraged plant food and entertainment would be so delightful. We would also love, love to meet the other guests and chef!

  122. Wendy June 24, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    This sounds out of this world. I’d be honored to attend.

  123. marc g June 24, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Yes please!

  124. Susan June 24, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    A magical evening to be shared with friends and family!

  125. Joey June 24, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    This is something I would love to experience and share with my significant other. It would be such a treat for both of us, plus we love takimbas tunes!

  126. Brian June 24, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Because Im HUNGRY!!!

  127. Tom P June 24, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    A recipe for a perfect night

  128. Genevieve June 24, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Oh my! My body and soul yearn to be electrified with this myriad of sensory sensations. The love and intention that you’ve filled this event with is nourishing me already.

  129. Gino C June 24, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Wow this looks fantastic. I would love to go to this!

  130. Cathy June 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    My partner celebrate 10 years together this summer – this would be a wonderful way to celebrate!

  131. Jacob June 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Sounds delicious!

  132. Kaj June 25, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    My fiancee and I are both in culinary arts and would appreciate the opportunity to experience a chef who makes an amazing sounding dinner from all local sources. PLEEEEEEASE…

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