Nostrana - Salad of Oregon Albacore Tuna Conserva with Cannellini Beans & House Giardiniera
This Oregon Albacore cannellini bean salad makes the perfect protein packed lunch or summertime light dinner. Albacore tuna is local, sustainable and in season in Oregon in the summer. The creaminess of the beans blends well with the moist tuna and the tangy giardiniera is the perfect counterpoint!
CHEF & OWNER CATHY WHIMS' STORY
A channeler of the soul, psyche, and techniques of Italy, Chef Cathy Whims is a master of inventive regional Italian cuisine. Her many personal relationships with farmers and ranchers in the Pacific Northwest give her access to top quality ingredients, allowing her food to reflect the best of both the region and the season, in the true Italian spirit. At all three of her Portland, Oregon restaurants - the flagship Nostrana, urban pizza and cocktail spot Oven & Shaker, and her modern wine bar Enoteca Nostrana - Whims' elemental regional Italian cooking has earned her six nomination for James Beard Best Chef Northwest.