Joe Kim, the chef for Five Fusion & Sushi Bar, has been selected to represent Central Oregon at the Travel Oregon’s Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Event at the Feast Portland food festival Sept. 22.
In an effort to boost culinary tourism and showcase the diversity of culinary offerings, Travel Oregon selected Kim, along with six other chefs from around the state, for the event, said Judiaann Woo, director of global communications for Travel Oregon.
Kim said he will use Central Oregon ingredients to prepare a tasting trio of smoked salmon mousse, ramen carbonara and Tumalo Farms goat cheese habanero and pineapple ice cream for about 400 people.
“This event is put on by Bon Appétit magazine, one of the biggest culinary magazines in the country," Kim said. “It’s a very big deal for me and the restaurant to be alongside people who have won so many culinary awards for their talent."
Deschutes Brewery and Oregon Spirit Distillers will also be at the festival.
— Bulletin staff reports