Banquet chef Garrison Price creates a dish including Oregon beef short ribs, rhubarb-red onion marmalade, and saraparilla reduction. Short ribs provided by Oregon Beef council and Oregon Cattleman’s Association.

Image: Stacy Austin

After a full day of satisfying their epi-curiousity, IACP conference goers attended the opening reception at the stately Nines Hotel. The sixth floor became food central as local dishes and beverages were abundantly available. Visit our web-exclusive slideshow for a view of the exotic edibles.

Only a few events are left for the public to attend, so if interested, buy tickets now.

The Culinary Book Fair is Friday at the Oregon Convention Center from 1:30 to 3:30. For $10 in advance or $15 at the door, over 50 cookbook authors from across the globe will be in the house. Buy tickets here.

Epic dinner and silent auction to benefit The Culinary Trust on Friday at 6:30 in the Leftbank Annex. For $145, enjoy a five-course meal prepared by some of Portland’s best culinary minds. Buy tickets here.

In partnership with the IACP Conference, the Heathman Restaurant and meat purveyors Nicky USA will host a dinner showcasing quail, rabbit, buffalo, and elk. Janie Hibler, local author of Wild About Game, will emcee.

The Food Film Festival, co-sponsored by the IACP and Foodista.com, has a whole slate of food-related movies on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $10, plus a service fee. Buy tickets here.