Who knew that you could turn a corner in Old Town Portland, Oregon and find yourself smack dabin the midst of Neapolitan, wood-fired heaven? On June 25th, 2013, 32 lucky Yelpers and guests learned a delicious lesson in Italian pizza via Yelp's June Secret Supper @Via Tribunali with Olmeca Altos Tequila!
This fifth installment of PDXYelp's Secret Supper Club took place at one of Portland's premier pizza institutions – Via Tribunali. Yelpers were welcomed into the private upstairs area to communal tables. The family style meal started with a salumi and cheese platter paired with a "perfect" margarita made with Olmeca Altos tequila. Next up were large Caesar and arugula salads, served up on large shared platters. To go with this course, the bartender expertly infused tequila with pineapple and cucumber and served it simply over ice. A great way to sip on agave!
The final course was, of course, pizza – served up as Via Tribunali always does, in a single un-cut pie. The dining crowd got hands-on to cut up slices with scissors to share with the table. I could describe the pizzas, but Kristen M did such an excellent job of it. "The Margherita D.O.C. Pomodoro was simple and delightful! Basil, pomodoro sauce and Grana Padano cheese -very nice for classic flavors! The Crudo Prosciutto Di Parma was probably my favorite of the night. But maybe it's because I am infatuated with their prosciutto. The pizza had fresh mozzarella, basil and Grana Padano cheese. If you left me alone with this pizza, I can probably eat the whole thing (and then some). And the Lupino Italian Sausage was another winner of the night! The Italian sausage was favored by many at my table. Made with fresh mozzarella, basil, pomodoro sauce – you can't go wrong ordering this item as well!" Honestly, you can't go wrong with any of them, or the serrano-infused Olmeca Altos cocktial served with lime and simple syrup in a sugared glass. And to top it all off, everyone enjoyed a shot of reposado tequila to end the night.
Yes, it was another successful Secret Supper! Where will the next one be? Well, I'll tell you what… it's a SECRET! Keep guessing tho. Until then, catch up on the reviews (make sure to add your own) and keep a watchful eye on the events page. Huge thanks go out to Ashley and the crew at Via Tribunali; Emily from Olmeca Altos; Ana M; and of course the intrepid YSSC attendees, who are brave enough to commit to dinner at an undisclosed location.
Until next time, SYOY!