Bi-weekly Wine Pairing Dinners Featuring Chef Sarah Pliner & Fullerton Wines – Portland, Oregon
One of my favorite things about eating and/or drinking at the Fullerton Wine Bar, is that you feel like one of the family. Alex Fullerton, the cordial and social winemaker, is walking around making casual conversation with guests as he fills your wine glasses, as are his parents, and his brother. It’s one of those rare places where the owners genuinely make you feel like a guest in their home.
The wine bar, located in Northwest Portland, has always been a favorite haunt of mine. Aside from having an interesting selection of single vineyard wines from prominent vineyard sites, it’s also been a place that provided deep comfort during a difficult time.
During the height of the Pandemic, when they finally opened up an outdoor patio for service, I found myself escaping the stress of remote work and lack of social activities with a glass of their Chardonnay & a plate of oysters or bundling up in jackets and scarves to enjoy a plate of short ribs and Syrah in the blistering cold of winter. Fullerton became a place that provided a sense of normalcy during a period of chaos.
When I heard the family launched a new bi-weekly Thursday night dinner series, I was very excited to attend. Chef Sarah Pliner (formerly of Portland’s famed restaurant Aviary) is stretching her culinary muscles creating a multi-course wine pairing dinner that will surely knock your socks off.