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Friday, August 31, 2012

Marco Lienhard solo dinner/concert November 10, 2012

sadly, this is the last of the series. Over 7 years and over 70 musicians from 13 countries and countless menus and dishes. We may do sporadic ones after this.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
8 pm
$55/person
byob
for more information or to make reservations, please email: vegshaku8 at gmail

We are pleased to present the amazing shakuhachi and taiko player, Marco Lienhard on our dinner/concert series.

soup
autumn potato chowder with sage pesto

interlude
yuzu sorbet

small plate
heirloom beans with wild mushrooms
pumpkin-rosemary rolls
rappini with garlic and green olives

entree
small dumpling pumpkin stuffed with thai sour curry with tempeh and fall vegetables served in yuzu
green mango salad
jade pearl rice
black forbidden rice

dessert
apples stuffed with chestnuts and spices baked with yuzu, and marsala wine
vanilla oolong ice cream (cashew based)

Middle Eastern class, october 27, 2012

Continuing our series of international cuisine classes. This time we are focusing on the varied cuisines of the Middle East

Saturday, October 27
noon
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to make reservations, please email: vegshaku8 at gmail.

All hands on class!

We will be preparing the following:

chick peas pumpkin and tahini soup
vegan spanikopita
eggplant stewed with tomatos
rice pilaf with dill and parsley

and more

tofu class October 4, 2012

Tofu class! Learn how to make homemade tofu and a plthora f amazing dishes using various kinds of tofu. Besides our homemade tofu we will be using various kinds of tofu from 2 local tofu makers, Tofu yu and Hodo soybeanery

Thursday, October 4
7 pm
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to make reservations, please email: vegshaku8 at gmail.

As always, all hands on! So you will be getting your hands wet, making the dishes with the other students. steaming, stir frying, deep frying and chopping away.

  We will be preparing the following:

homemade tofu
flat tofu noodles with ginger sauce
ma po tofu
tofu scramble baked in potato shell
tofu corn daikon miso soup

and more!

Thai Noodle class September 20

Continuing our series of international cuisine classes. This time we are focusing on noodle dishes from Thailand! We will be using various kinds of noodles made from mung beans, rice and wheat.

Thursday, September 20
7 pm
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to make reservations, please email: vegshaku8 at gmail.

As always, all hands on! So you will be getting your hands wet, making the dishes with the other students. steaming, stir frying, deep frying and chopping away.

 We will be preparing the following:

yam woon sen (mung bean noodle salad)
pad thai (stir fried rice noodles)
tamarind soup with rice noodles
pad kee mao

and more!

Dohee Lee dinner/concert October 20

Vocalist, dancer Dohee Lee joins us on the dinner/concert series! A very intimate setting for this incredibly powerful performer! and 5 courses of pumpkin dishes!

This is taking place in a loft in West Oakland

Saturday, October 20, 2012
8 pm
limited seating for 20
$55/person, byob
for more information or to make reservations:
vegshaku8 at gmail

soup
pumpkin miso soup with pumpkin tempura

salad
fresh rice noodles rolls stuffed with stir fried pumpkin and sprouts
daikon pickled with yuzu

small plate
pumpkin knish stuffed with buckwheat pilaf
sauerkraut
mustard

entree
sour thai curry with tempeh, lotus root, long beans and eggplant served in edible dumpling squash bowls
black forbidden rice
jade pearl rice
various pickled vegetables

dessert
pumpkin pie
spiced pumpkin rum sorbet

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jewish New Years class: Sept. 2

Another in our series of international cooking classes. Here i am sharing some of the vegan versions i have developed of classic Jewish Rosh Hashanah dishes. Eastern European Ashekenaz delights await!

Sunday, September 2, 2012
noon
Limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail

As always, hands on class. We will be preparing the following:

-Stuffed cabbage leaves, filled with lentils, walnuts, raisins, rice and baked in tomato sauce.
-roasted root vegetable knishes
-kascha  varnichkes (buckwheat pilaf)
 -beet-nut pate
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and more

Italian cooking class Thursday, Sept 13

Italian cooking class!

Thursday, September 9, 2012
7 pm
limited space for 8
$50/person
for more information or to register: vegshaku8@gmail.com

We will be preparing the following dishes:

-eggplant rollatini: eggplant sliced and roasted. Then filled with some homemade almond "ricotta" that we will also be making and then baking this in a tomato sauce that we will be preparing!
-rappini sauteed with olives, garlic and marsala wine
-vegan style cheesecake with blueberries
-green salad with balsamic herb dressing
-homemade fettucini


Monday, August 20, 2012

lunch for 30 in San bruno, tomorrow

Thanks to Ziggy of  http://sflasertag.com,  we are cooking a lunch for 30 people to be delivered and served in Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno,

Lentil salad
dijon potato salad
ratatoille
green salad with balsamic herb dressing

fresh fruit


This is a team building event for employees of linkedin. They will be doing a laser tag battle and during break, dining on some fine, tasty dishes.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thai lunch for 20 in Mountain View, today

Cooking lunch for 20 in Mountain View, today. Nice referral from one of my old clients.

Today is Thai food, so we are pounding out some curry paste to make:

Green curry with tofu, lotus root, eggplant, snap peas and carrots
rice noodles with snow peas, sprouts, red peppers, mint, cilantro and tamarind sauce
green papaya salad
jasmine rice