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Monday, October 6, 2014

Underground restaurant in Oakland, Friday, October 10, 2014

Limited seating for 12
Location: loft in West Oakland
For more information or to make reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 pm
$50/person
$20 for beer pairings

Soup
Caribbean pumpkin soup with corn fritters and roasted peppers
Pairing: Dogfish head punkin ale

Dim sum plate
Apple smoked tofu wrapped with snow peas in yuba. fried wontons, Tempeh char siu steamed bun, daikon pickle, homemade blueberry yuzu mustard, homemade sichuan chili oil.
Pairing: Evil Twin Yuzu Pale Ale

Entree
Tempeh mole in pumpkin bowl. Rancho Gordo Pinquita beans. Mexican rice. Roasted brussel sprouts w/ yuzu and smoked salt

Dessert
Waffle sundae
Cocoa waffles, toasted walnuts, strawberry compote, banana almond sorbet
Pairing: Duchesse de Bourgogne Flemish red ale

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kaoru Kakisazakai dinner/concert October 29, 2014

The great shakuhachi player, Kaoru Kakizakai returns from Tokyo for another appearance on the dinner/concert series.
One of the main teachers of the dokyoku school of shakuhachi playing allows Kaoru sensei to travel frequently and we are very pleased he wants to share his playing with us, again!

details coming ......
Wednesday October 29, 2014
7 pm
limited seating for 20
$60/person
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail


Menu
Soup
pumpkin miso soup with matsutake mushrooms

Salad
Homemade soba with yuzu dressing

Entree
Dumpling pumpkin stuffed with Thai Hunter Curry, coconut milk, tempeh (from our friends at Rhizocali), long beans, lotus root. Jade Pearl Rice, Black Forbidden Rice 

Dessert
TBA

Brian Tairaku Ritchie dinner/concert, October 9, 2014

A very rare solo appearance by Brian Tairaku Ritchie, known by many for being the bass player for  the Violent Femmes for many many years. Brian has been studying shakuhachi for 2 decades and will be playing solo pieces for shakuhachi.

Thursday, October 9 2014
7 pm
limited space for 20
$60/person
$80 with drink pairings
Location: loft in West Oakland
Reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail dot com

Apertif:
St Georges Terroire Gin, Cucumber, yuzu peel and juice, mint, ice.

Soup
Dal with tomatoes

Dim sum plate
Apple smoked tofu wrapped with snow peas in yuba, fried wontons, Tempeh char siu steamed bun, daikon pickle, homemade blueberry yuzu mustard, homemade sichuan chili oil

Entree
sour curry in Carnevale pumpkin bowl, rice, burdock pickle, lotus root pickle

dessert
Apples stuffed with walnuts, raisins and baked in chardonnay and spices; oolong vanilla sorbet.
Pairing: St Georges Botanivore Gin, Apple, Pear, Cinnamon, agave, rocks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thai dinner class, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday September 24, 2014
7 pm
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail

 A hands on class, everyone preparing the dishes as a group and then sitting down together, afterwards, to enjoy our creations.

Thai menu

-corn fritters with cucumber dressing
-rice noodles with mushrooms and herbs
-hunter curry soup
-basil eggplant
-tempeh with tamarind sauce

Italian dinner class September 10, 2014

Wednesday September 10, 2014
7 pm
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail

As always a hands on class, participants creating all the dishes, together.

Italian dinner class
-focaccia
-minestrone soup
-tempeh cutlets
-sauteed greens with garlic
-salad with balsamic herb dressing

Sunday, August 3, 2014

San Jose -Seattle at the new Levis' stadium, thoughts on the stadium, food and soccer


Yodo Kurahashi II dinner/concert Tuesday, August 26 in Oakland

9 years ago the dinner/concert series began in a small loft in Oakland, California and the performer was one of the greatest shakuhachi players of our time, Yodo Kurahashi II. He has since returned to play on the series numerous times and we are thrilled once again to host him, visiting from Kyoto, Japan!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:30 pm
limited space for 20 people
for more information or to make reservations email vegshaku8 at gmail
$60/person
$80/person with drink pairings


Soup
Chilled corn and chilies, cilantro pesto, homemade sichuan chili oil

Drink Pairing Lindemann's Brewery Peach Lambic

Salad
Mushroom Laab
A variety of mushrooms stir fried with corn, snow peas, long beans, mint, basil, ram,, hot mint, shiso, lime and toasted rice served in lettuce leaves.


Entree
Tempeh fesenjan (cooked with walnuts and pomegranate molasses)
Basmati rice with olive oil, dill, parsley and cilantro
Eggplant stewed with tomatoes
Roasted beet salad

drink pairing
Dog Fish Head Midas Touch

Dessert
blueberry kanten
raspberry kanten
blueberry banana almond sorbet
toasted caramilzed nuts
fresh berries