Dine and Discover: Celebrating 50 years with Packy

April 13, 2012 - 06:00pm to 09:00pm

Sponsored by Owen Roe Winery

This promises to be one of the zoo's most popular Dine and Discover dinners ever: Celebrating 50 years with Packy.

Held the evening before Packy's 50th birthday, the event takes guests on a journey through the historic elephant's life.

Dine on a sumptuous multi-course menu paired with Northwest wines while Mike Keele, the zoo's director of elephant habitats, shares 50 years of fun and fascinating facts about Packy. The evening will conclude with a special tribute to the late Dr. Matthew Maberry, the vet who delivered Packy in 1962.

$100 for zoo members
$125 for non-members
$1,000 for a table of eight

Registration is closed

For more information, call 503-220-2785.


Harkening back to yester-year, the menu features classic dishes and incorporates some of Packy's favorite foods.

First course

Swedish meatballs
Prosciutto-wrapped melon
Puff pastry with sweet potato filling (v)
Mini finger sandwiches (v)
Wine pairing: Columbia Crest Chardonnay

Second course

Wedge salad with roquefort dressing (v)
Wine pairing: Owen Roe - Sharecropper's Pinot Noir

Third course

Eggplant parmesan napoleon with smoked mozzarella, basil and a tomato coulis, served with dressed asparagus (v)
Trout Almandine served with celebration rice pilaf and dressed asparagus
Braised shortribs served Bourguignon style with smashed Yukon gold potatoes and dressed asparagus
Wine pairing: Owen Roe - Sinister Hand Grenache blend

Fourth course

Assorted miniature sweets (v)
Wine pairing: Owen Roe - The Parting Glass Late Harvest Semillon

(v) denotes vegetarian