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$70  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 11/30
7:00 PM


5-Course Revisiting Slavic Roots Tasting Event

This legendary Buckman eatery, which opened in 2014 and was promptly named to GQ's list of the nation's "25 Best Restaurants," is the creation of Chef/Co-Owner Bonnie Morales, who grew up in Chicago, the first-generation daughter of Belarusian immigrants. Chef Morales, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, honed her skills in several of New York and Chicago's Michelin-starred restaurants, including Tru, where she met her future husband and business partner, Israel Morales. Together, they opened Kachka, their dream restaurant devoted to food inspired by Russia and former Soviet republics such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and Uzbekistan. Eater National named Kachka to its list of Best Restaurants in America in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the only restaurant in Portland to be included, and Chef Morales was named a Rising Star Chef by StarChefs and a finalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northwest. We are eager to visit, sample the pelmeni, kubdari, and golubtsi (Google it!), and hear from Chef Morales about the glories of Russian cooking.

About the Host:

Bonnie Morales


The daughter of Belarusian immigrants, Chef Bonnie Morales grew up in Chicago and trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her craft in several NYC and Chicago Michelin-starred restaurants (including two-Michelin-starred Tru) before moving to Portland. in 2018, she was named a Rising Star Chef by StarChefs, as well as a James Beard "Best Chef: Northwest" finalist. She opened Kachka with her husband in 2014.

The Lineup

Courses #1, #3, and #5 will be individually plated. Courses #2 and #4 will be served family style.

  1. Mushroom Salat

    cured matsutake and chanterelles, pickled shiitakes, smoked hon-shimejis, beet & hazelnut puree

  2. Cod Liver Buterbrod

    buttered borodinsky bread with cod liver, hard-boiled egg, onions, carrot and druzhba cheese pate

  3. ‘Thanksgiving Leftover’ Pelmeni

    barley stuffing and turkey gravy-filled dumplings with confit turkey, cranberry relish, sage breadcrumbs, celery leaves

  4. Bakhsh Plov

    bukharian-jewish rice dish with uzbek tandoor-style lamb ribs, marinated cabbage salad, lamb liver, cilantro

  5. Sunflower Halva Brownie

    dark chocolate mousse, sunflower seed croquant, sea salt


960 SE 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97214

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
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What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
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What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
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