Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview focusing on the First Fish Native Inspired Dinner in Albany, Oregon, featuring award-winning Chef Matt Bennett – Co-owner of Sybaris Bistro in historic downtown Albany; Jimmie Lucht - Executive Director of Albany Visitors Association; travel writer Linda Kissam – President of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, who experienced this unique dinner as part of the “The Cuisine of Cascadia Tour” media event. See Linda’s article and interview about her visit to Albany on NationalParkTraveling.com.
Chef Bennett was the first chef to prepare a dinner at the James Beard House using Northwest Native American ingredients in 2011, and was honored to be nominated for best chef in the Northwest by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and 2012. He was described in the publication of Best Places Northwest as a chef whose menus "reflect a fearless and playful approach to food". The Bennetts focus on using the highest quality local, and whenever possible organic, ingredients. Sybaris serves contemporary Northwest cuisine that changes completely every month. See Chef Bennett's recipes on BlendRadioandTV.com.
This Big Blend Radio segment originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on June 16, 2017.