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Monday, September 30, 2013

dinner for 8, fall shojin improvisations Monday, October 28, 2013

Dinner for 8
loft in oakland
for more information or to reserve seats, email: vegshaku8 at gmail

4 course Menu will be improvised on the following themes

homemade tofu in pumpkin stock, wakame, kaiware and lotus root tempura

grilled matsutake mushrooms drizzled with yuzu and shoyu
flat tofu with sesame oil
arame salad

Apple marinated tempeh smoked with applewood
sticky rice steamed in lotus leaf
chrysanthemum greens with sesame mustard dressing
fresh yuba with chili oil
apple almond miso sauce

green tea yuzu cake

dinner for 8, Monday October 21 in Oakland, underground restaurant series

Monday October 21
This underground restaurant series has been occurring for 8 years and will soon be written up in my upcoming cookbook!
Dinner for 8 in a private loft in West Oakland
Monday, October 21
7 pm
for more information or to make reservations, email: vegshaku8 at gmail
Menu will be improvised based on the following themes, exploring the delightful cuisine of Spain!
tomato bisque
socca (chickpea flat bread)
smoked eggplant spread
grilled corn, zucchini
micro greens
Paella: valencia rice, saffron, smoked paprika, tomato, onion, garlic, fall vegetables and heirloom beans.
Garbanzo nut loaf
mushrooms ajillo style (cooked with garlic and sherry)
roasted kale
Romesco sauce
apples stuffed with nuts, oats and dried cranberries baked in chardonnay and spices
spiced pumpkin sorbet

Thursday, September 26, 2013

tempeh class, wednesday October 16

Another in our series of tempeh classes.
We will begin with a discussion of how to make homemade tempeh. Then we will prepare a variety of tempeh dishes by smoking, deep frying, stir frying, steaming and other methods.

Some of the dishes we will create are:
Tamarind tempeh
Smoked tempeh with barbecuse sauce
Tempeh scramble
tempeh wrapped in collard greens with roasted/mashed root vegetables and tahini sauce

and more

This is a hands on class, you will be creating the dishes along with the other members. Fun times!! afterwards, we sit at the large table and share our creations, feasting on the dishes.

Limited space for 8
location: loft in west oakland

for more information or to register,

Wednesday, October 16
7 pm

2 underground restaurants, 4 course pumpkin menus. only 8 seats each, $40/person

Monday October 7, 2013

Dinner for 8, 4 courses $40/person, byob

7 pm

for more information or to make reservations, vegshaku8 at gmail

location: loft in west oakland

Menu will be improvised on the following ideas

Kim chi soup with pumpkin and rice cakes
homemade kim chi, in a seaweed -miso borth

fresh rice noodles wrapped with apple smoked tofu and miso glazed pumpkin; hijiki salad

dumpling pumpkin stuffed with Thai red curry (homemade curry paste, homemade coconut milk), homemade tempeh, long beans, red pepper
jade pearl rice
lotus root pickles

Pumpkin waffle sunday with spiced pumpkin sorbet

These menus will be using a variety of different pumpkins, mainly: kabocha, dumpling squash and sugar pie pumpkin

Chef: Philip Gelb, in the Mood for Food catering

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Italian food class: pasta, almond ricotta, eggplant rollatini, red sauce and more October 6, 2013

Italian food class

Learn to make your own pasta, how to make ricotta out of almonds, how to make an amazing red sauce and much more!

Sunday, October 6, 2013
limited space for 8
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

This is a hands on class. We will be creating the following dishes. Afterwards, we will sit down and enjoy these delicious foods, together.

Homemade pasta
homemade almond ricotta
tomato sauce
eggplant rollatini
sauteed greens with garlic and olives
lasagna rollups

and more!