Saturday, August 22, 2009

Welcome to FWAH

Hello, Bend! You're looking lovely this evening. Thanks for visiting the FWAH blog, where Food Wine Art (and) Happy happens.


FWAH combines our weekly culinary musings with thoughtful wine pairings, local art, and depths of characters (you and yours).

Each week, menus will be posted here, along with blogs from our previous weeks.

FWAH is an underground restaurant which operates under the principle of providing an atmosphere where local crafts of the culinary, agricultural, artistic and social talents come together.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FWAH in Bend - Sunday, September 13th - 6:30pm

FWAH is eager to announce it's opening menu for FWAH Bend:

Locavore D├ęgustation

1st
Sweet Tomato Pie
Savory galette, sweet potato crust, overnight tomatoes, squash, grilled corn and basil, Juniper Grove fromage blanc foam, molasses balsamic reduction

2nd
Bouquet Garni Salad
Shredded duck confit, pickled local carrots, poached celery, shaved sweet onions, steamed leeks, celery root remoulade, local greens, herb-mustard vinaigrette

3rd
¡Surprise Intermezzo!

4th
Wild Sockeye Salmon
Local chanterelle & lobster mushrooms, potato risotto, pearl onion mirepoix, organic kale, black Oregon truffles, lemon-chive aoili

5th
Late Summer Corn Panna Cotta
Blueberry-basil pancake, organic blueberry preserve, nectarine syrup

Substitutions politely declined.
Five course prix-fixe menu $50 donation per person recommended (gratuity not included)
We accept cash only.



For reservations, email fwahdinner@gmail.com with name, # in party, and contact information. Please do not consider your reservation confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from FWAH. Once confirmed, your reservation is final, permanent, sealed in wax, as space is limited to fourteen precious seats.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

FWAH bids farewell to Tucson - Sunday, July 26th

Tucson Tribute
Sunday, July 26th
7pm

1st course
Ceviche of 17th Street Market's freshest catch, candied serranos, grilled mango, mexican limes, Arizona pistachios

2nd course
Homemade Sonoran Corn Dog
Bacon wrapped housemade sausage on a local stick, fresh corn-beer batter, nopales/chili rajas salad, crema & spicy mesquite honey mustard

3rd course (Intermezzo)
Sorbet Trio
Prickly Pear, Avocado, and Tamarindo

4th course
Carne Seca Beef Short Ribs, Drunken Beans, Anita's Street Market Tortillas, Cotija cheese, local vegetables, and salad verde

5th course
Ibarra Chocolate Tart, Green Valley Pecans, Ragin' Sage Espresso Custard, Cajeta caramel,
Horchata Ice Cream


Substitutions politely declined.
Five course prix-fixe menu $45/person (gratuity not included)
We accept cash only.

A focused wine list will be available for $15/bottle.
We will also offer Mexican beer at $2/bottle.

For reservations, email fwahdinner@gmail.com with name, # in party, and contact information. Please do not consider your reservation confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from FWAH. Once confirmed, your reservation is final, permanent, sealed in wax, as space is limited to fourteen precious seats.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Taste of the Fertile Crescent!









Thanks to our energetic crowd on July 12 for making our Middle Eastern "Taste of the Fertile Crescent" one to remember. Special thanks to Nicki Santini for filling our space with oversized canvas paintings that really brightened up the atmosphere. Also, thanks to April Burge for reciting a Cinquain, and Jessica Lockett for making our very first FWAH film (not yet rated).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mid East Feast - July 12th!

Taste of the Fertile Crescent
Sunday, July 12 7:00pm
1st
Local melon salad with Feta stuffed olives, proscuitto, Golden beets, & Mint
2nd
Berbere rubbed Mexican Grouper, Red lentil-tabouli salad, Lemon basil raita, Spicy saffron sultanas
Intermezzo
3rd
Lamb Merguez sausage, Charmoula roasted Lamb Chop & Lamb shish kebab, Smoked eggplant-chickpea salad, Pomegranate sauce
4th
A Coffee Date
Four course prix-fixe menu - $50
A focused wine list will offer wines at $15/bottle.
Substitutions politely declined.
For reservations, email fwahdinner@gmail.com with your name, number in party, and contact information. Do not consider your reservation confirmed until you receive an email confirmation with FWAH's location. Once a reservation is confirmed it is final.

Friday, June 26, 2009










FWAHling in Love

Thank you to everyone at our FWAHther's Day dinner this past Sunday, June 21st, for making the event one to remember. From Father's Day, to Summer Solstice, and Muriel Fisher's ?th Birthday, there were many reasons to celebrate. An extra special thanks to Paul for his poetry reading and for popping the French bubbly to celebrate Muriel's special day. It was an honor and a pleasure to see so many new faces (and some old) on Sunday.

We also want to express our sincerest thanks to Jeremy Seywer, whose performance at FWAH truly stood out as one of our best FWAHrtists so far. Jeremy's somewhat mellow songs, were smooth and inviting, his lyrics thoughtful and precise, and we truly enjoyed his performance at FWAH. Jeremy, we know you are going places as a solo artist (we haven't yet heard his band, Seashell Radio perform), and we look forward to fwahllowing your rise as a singer/songwriter.

Coming up, we have two exciting events planned. Join us July 12th at 7pm for a Middle Eastern Feast and what was originally planned to be a Strong, Sexy Woman dinner. We pondered this for weeks before deciding that a Strong, Sexy Women dinner would be even better with a few fine gentleman...so invitations are now open to both women and men at our July 12th event. Nicki Santini, a local modern/pop artist with abstract sensibilities, will be showcasing her paintings at this event!

Then, on July 26th at 7pm, join us on a culinary adventure yet to be announced that will be sure to delight your palette with taste, texture and color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Singer/Songwriter to Perfom at FWAH this Sunday!


FWAH is so excited, it can barely keep it's pants on! That's because of our upcoming FWArtist-- Jeremy Serwer, of Seashell Radio! Jeremy will be joining us this Sunday to sing a few songs as part of this week's FWAH event. Serwer is described in Salem Oregon's Statesman Journal as "a blend of Nick Drake, Richard Buckner, and Martin Sexton".

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday, June 21st - FWAH goes Veg, again!

Fwahther's Day Fromage
06.21.09
5pm

Lemon-Lime Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
Marinated queso fresco-avocado-roasted chile salad

Warm Potato Terrine
3 varieties poached in olive oil, fresh mozzarella, spicy lemon basil pesto, pickled red onions, sweet carrot vinaigrette, pepitas & sea salt

(Surprise Intermezzo!)

Homemade Fettuccine
Saffron, basil & black olive noodles, respectively, local tomato concasse, grilled haricot vert, poached local leeks, roasted garlic and opal basil, fromage blanc, greek olive oil & local egg

Muriel's ?th Birthday Cake
Double chocolate truffle cake with dark chocolate mousse, raspberry-honey-pomegranate sauce

Substitutions politely declined.


$45 per person
FWAH offers a focused wine list at $15/bottle.
For reservations, please email fwahdinner@gmail.com with name of party, number of guests, and contact info.
Do not consider your reservation confirmed until you receive an email response from FWAH, as space is limited.


Monday, June 8, 2009

The Elf of Plants

Thanks to everyone who attended "Le Champignon" FWAH dinner on Sunday, June 7th! We had a great time getting to know each and everyone of you, and were pleased to serve such an enthusiastic crowd. With each new course, the room fell silent with first sights and bites, before steady chatter resumed once more. 

Special thanks to John Clarke, our FWArtist, whose 3-D photographic art was featured at last night's event. (John, please come pick up that shit, those dudes are scaaary!)

We hope that everyone enjoyed the vegetarian meal as much as we did. We look forward to your feedback and to seeing your beautiful faces at upcoming events. Stay tuned for menus and check back often for updates, photos, and more. 

Thank you,

FWAH


Saturday, May 30, 2009

FWAH goes Vegetarian on June 7th!

Le Champignon
June 7th, 2009
5:00pm


1st
Locavore Salad
Local beets, Oregon mushrooms, Rainbow chard,
Smokey garlic, Pickled Fiddleheads & Mexican Farmer's cheese

2nd
Hand-made
Goat cheese-potato gnocchi, Seasonal mushroom, Opal basil,
Local tomato & carrot, Sherry reduction & extra virgin olive oil

3rd
Comfort
Toasted barley and grilled Porcini risotto, Local vegetable,
Grana Padano, Mushroom foam & Sweet Pea broth

4th
The "S" in Desert
Terrine of dark & white chocolate with Rhubarb confit,
Lemongrass anglaise & Candied orange


Substitutions politely declined.

$40 per person
FWAH offers a focused wine list at $15/bottle.
For reservations, please email fwahdinner@gmail.com with name of party, number of guests, and contact info.
Do not consider your reservation confirmed until you receive an email response from FWAH, as space is limited.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fish & Loaves FWAHtography






Thank you to our guests at FWAH's May 3rd dinner, Fish & Loaves, and special thanks to our FWAH artist, Aaron Farber, whose underwater photography was featured at our May 3rd event. 

Many new faces and some we've seen before, it was truly a pleasure to meet and serve each and everyone of you! Thanks again for your support in these early stages of FWAH. 

In the next few months, we have a few exciting things already planned, including an outdoor Willcox pig roast complete with live band, a Strong Sexy Women dinner with a Middle Eastern theme (sorry, guys!), as well as other surprises in the mix!

If you have your own photos from FWAH you'd like to share, please email us at fwahdinner@gmail.com.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

FWAH Fish & Loaves Menu - May 3rd

FWAH opens on select Sundays at 5:00pm. Reservations are required as space is limited. To make a reservation, send an email to fwahdinner@gmail.com. Leave your name, # in party, and contact information. Do not consider your request confirmed until you receive a confirmation, which will include the location. If you do not receive a confirmation, we strongly suggest making a reservation for a future FWAH dinner.
05.03.09
Fish & Loaves
1st
Pacific Northwest oyster, Hamachi ribbon,
Juniper berry mignonette, Small Planet rye croutons
2nd
Steamed PEI Mussels, Nimbus Hefeweizen jus,
mustard butter, bacon, house-made focaccia
3rd
Poached and chilled loup de mer, salad nicoise, saffron aioli, fennel cracker
4th
Grilled wild Guaymas shrimp and kumquat brochette,
spicy calamari-corn salsa, chipotle brioche, local farmer's vegetable
5th
Strawberry-watermelon shortcake,
lemon zest biscuit,
froot loop creme fraiche
The full meal is five courses and costs $50. Substitutions are politely declined and WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH. FWAH offers a focused wine list with four whites and two reds.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

fwahtography

















Here's to an unfwahgettable evening!


Thank you to everyone who dined with us at FWAH this weekend. First times can be sloppy, there are often kinks to be worked out, and finishing touches to be made, but first times are also a lot of fun, and fun we had...


On Sunday, March 29, FWAH opened it's doors for the very first time. Cool breeze filtered through the rustic windows, subduing the desert heat. It felt good to be open! And things went smoothly. And we couldn't have asked for a better group of first timers. Thank you.


The evening began with Thai tea and introductions, transitioning into a champagne toast and a word from our talented Chef, and then through a five-course meal, with art, wine, and of course, happy, woven seamlessly throughout the meal. Quiet chatter among strangers with common interests morphed into laughter, friendship, and admiration.


Arriving fashionably late, the lovely and talented Alexandra Fisher and Kevin Johnson, the artists behind Clamdiggin, gave a smart introduction to their work, displayed across the FW(A)H Artist's wall, and added a certain 'je ne sais quoi' to the evening.


For those of you who are smacking yourselves (or your lips) for missing out on this weekend's hippest dinner spot, fret not! Another FWAH dinner is just around the corner. Stay in the loop for menu details and dates.


Finally, we'd like to turn it over to our guests. How did you enjoy your first dining experience with FWAH? Do you have any suggestions for us? Please don't be shy!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

OPENING NIGHT MENU - March 29

FWAH will open on Sundays at 4:00pm for a prix-fixe dinner. FWAH posts information for menu and events on this blog each week.

Reservations are required as space is limited. To make a reservation, please go to fwahdinner@gmail.com. Simply leave your name, # in party, and contact information. Please do not consider your request confirmed until you hear back from someone. If you do not receive a confirmation, we strongly suggest making a reservation for a future FWAH dinner.

03.29.09

1st
Amuse Bouche
2nd
Terrine of Pork Tenderloin, Kumquats, Pistachio, Local Lettuce
3rd
Savory Gallette of Olive, Asparagus, Preserved Lemon, Shallots, Tangy Goat Cheese and Local Egg
4th
Crispy Local Muscovy Duck Breast, Cassoulet, Local Broccoli Raab and Radish, Fragrant Mustard Jus
5th
Meyer Lemon Semifreddo, Spring Rhubarb Compote, Sweet Basil Syrup

The full meal is five courses and costs $45. Substitutions are politely declined and WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH. FWAH offers a focused wine list with four reds and three whites.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Update

Throughout the month of March, details will be finalized on all things FWAH in preparation for our opening this Spring 2009!

The FWAH dining room is nearly up and running...
...and the buds of the FWAH garden are beginning to pop up in flavors of pineapple basil, lavender, and citrus...

Fwah cherie amour, pretty as a summer day...


Sunday, February 22, 2009