This week’s event round-up is all about travel. Thinking about booking a culinary trip to Mexico in the near future? Cafe Boulud has just the dinner series for you. Meanwhile in Oregon, things are gearing up for one of the most exciting nights in Portland’s thriving wine scene.

  • Tickets for this year’s Counter Culture Wine and Food Festival in Portland, Oregon are now available. The 9th annual festival falls on July 26 and will feature wines from 12 Oregon vineyards, beer, bites from local restaurants, live music and more. Early bird tickets are available for $75. Check out more information here.
  • Graffiti Earth in New York is hosting a two-week sustainability-focused mushroom burger pop-up in honor of Earth Month from April 16-28. The menu includes Korean Chicken with Shiitake Kimchi burger, Chicarron Porkshroom Guacroom burger, the Bollywood Fun Guy lentil burger, Mille Feuille beef and mushroom burger, and more.
  • Cafe Boulud in New York will serve up modern Mexican cuisine throughout the summer as part of it new Voyage menu, where chef Aaron Bluedorn invites guest chefs to cook. On Tuesday, April 17, this season’s dinner series launches with chef Esdras Ochoa, a.k.a. the LA Taco King, cooking cuisine from Northern Baja. The four-course dinner includes drink pairings and a cocktail reception for $140 per person. If you can’t make the initial dinner, two other guest chef dinners are planned for later in the month and May. The Voyage menu items will also be available a la carte at the Cafe through the summer.