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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
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail


pumpkin miso with matsutake mushrooms and yuzu

St Louis style fried ravioli
homemade pasta filled with homemade almond ricotta
basil pesto
sun dried tomato pesto

Southern Fried Tempeh
Saueed collards with cherry tomatoes
Roasted root vegetable mash
Cranberry sauce

rummed pecans
poached pears
cranberry sorbet

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
$80 with drink pairings
Location: loft in West Oakland
Reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail dot com

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

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

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

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