On Monday, June 3, Nostrana restaurant will celebrate its third year of the quintessential Italian cocktail by bringing together an invite-only crowd of Portland’s greatest bartending and culinary talents. And for a third year, Nostrana’s blowout bash will benefit Outside In, an organization that provides much-needed medical and mental health services and resources to homeless youth.
Since 2010, The Rooster Bar at Nostrana has given special attention to a unique Negroni variation every month. In 2011, in celebration of a year of creativity, the Negroni Social was born. The Social is a costumed celebration of all things Negroni, featuring a retrospective of the last twelve “Negronis of the Month,” as well as the classic, traditional cocktail.
The Negroni Social, scheduled for 10:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, is an invite-only event. This year’s party will feature 12 Negroni variations served by 12 great bartenders, including Jeffrey Morganthaler from Clyde Common, Lacy Hawkins of Luc Lac, and Art Tierce from Ransom Spirits, as well as the unveiling of three upcoming Chef’s Negronis from Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Johanna Ware of Smallwares and Cathy Whims, Nostrana’s founder and chef. Guests are invited to don masks and costumes based on this year’s themes of magic, the number three and, of course, the Negroni.
Portlanders who want to join the party can win the coveted Negroni Social invites at on Thursday, or at EaterPDX and Nostrana’s Facebook page at various times leading up to the event.