July and August at Iraila

The fine folks at Iraila (24th & Hilyard, 541-684-8400, iraila.com)serve up some of the best damn grub in Eugene. More than that though, they have a huge focus on supporting different aspects of the Eugene community, from dance to theater.

Check out their July and August happenings, reprinted from their latest newsletter. Things to look out for include their box lunches, to take with you to this August’s Shakespeare in the Park, in Amazon Park in south Eugene. (By the way, this summer’s outdoor performance is The Taming of the Shrew — it’s outdoors, free and open to the public.)

One last note, on Hilyard’s summer roadwork: if you’ve noticed all the construction happening on Hilyard Street this summer, not to worry. Iraila’s entryways should always be accessible, save for a couple of days at the intersection at 24th. I’m guessing you can find a way to get around via Alder, but if not, just park somewhere in the Alder neighborhoods and walk on down.

Now to the Iraila news. Read on, but more importantly, get yourself a reservation and get on down to Iraila, at 24th & Hilyard, for some of Eugene’s best damn Mediterranean chow. Got it?

  • Family style will be July 30th at 6:30 – more info below and check the specials page at www.iraila.com
  • tired of bbq and NOT turning on your oven – our to-go menu is listed on our website’s menu page.
  • We do have all the emails of those who were interested in our dancing and dining night, Luminessah will be giving me a date during the first two weeks in August – It will be Egyptian moves, with an Egyptian menu. I will email all of you interested the details – Look for more details below.
  • We are offering our box lunches for Free Shakespeare In The Park’s production of TAMING OF THE SHREW. the show is presented at amazon park and starts at 6:00 We are donating a portion of each lunch to F.S.I.T.P’s production next year – the play is free – box lunches will be 13.00 and will include vegan and vegetarian choices
  • Music by Americanistan will take place on August 12th. We’ll have cocktails and home made ice cream.
  • We have some great Italian wines in. They are from Small Vineyards – they only distribute wines from farms that release 1,00 cases or less. It’s great when they come to sell their wines because they know most of the family growers. Their descriptions are also listed below.

We appreciate all your feedback and support, especially in the summer when such amazing produce is in. AND hopefully during the Hilyard street construction in August. Our driveways will never be blocked, but the intersection at 24th may be for a day or two. We are keeping our fingers crossed it’s Monday or Tuesday when were closed – just push on – we will be accesible!

Info on Family style, Dancing and Dinner and Italian wines listed below.

JULY FAMILY STYLE 25.00
PLEASE NOTE: beverages are not included
APPETIZERS
Spinach Cumin Fritters, Israel, Spinach, cumin, pepper flakes, and matzo meal form these robust fritters, fried in grape seed oil.
Olives, cheeses and meats, veggies, ciabatta rolls.
SALADS
Kibris Salatasi, Turkey, Grilled red bell peppers and grilled peaches on Hay Bayles Farm’s mixed greens – dressed with lemon and pomegranate juice, mint, dill and olive oil.
Mixed greens with vinaigrette or creamy gorgonzola.
Take a pause with some Granitas lemon ice.
MAIN DISH
vegetarian, Stuffed Bell Peppers, with rice, feta, pine nuts and grilled fennel & Summer veggies.
Meat – Cattail Creek Spring Lamb, slow-roasted with scallions, dill, fennel, and feta with potatoes.
Agave/Orange Glazed Baby Carrots with green olives.
Garbanzo Pilaf
Mixed Summer Veggies
DESSERT
Mixed Berry Tarts in shortbread with chocolate and custard

DANCING AND DINNER
We’ll start out with cocktails and talk a lil’ about the dance style – then all to the atrium where our dancers will teach a dance section to all. Then back to the dining room for a family style dinner as our dance troupe performs the entire dance – as the dance style will be Egyptian, we’ll have appropriate Egyptian dishes. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll keep you posted –

SMALL VINEYARD ITALIAN WINES
WHITES
2005 Prosecco Brut 26
The Prosecco grape which is indigenous to the Veneto region renders a bubbly Brut that has subtle flower and fruit aromas with a delicious, light peachy finish. Perfect with all antipasti!
2004 Tenuta Ponte, Falanghina 24
Falanghina is both the name and the varietal of this unoaked and refreshing wine. Floral aromas including citrus blossoms and green grape make this a delightful alternative to a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
REDS
2004 Forte Canto Primitivo 28
As the name suggests, this wine is one of the world?s oldest varietals. This cousin of Zinfandel is rarely as accessible or memorable as it is here with fleshy dark fruits, exotic spices, incense aromas and a dry, lingering finish.

Iraila … Mediterranean Rustica … iraila.com … 2435 Hilyard, Eugene … 541-684-8400

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