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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stuart Dempster dinner/concert July 11 2015

Saturday, July 11 2015
6 pm
limited seats for 18
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

We are thrilled to present the second appearance on the series by the great trombone player and pedagogue, Stuart Dempter. The retired music professor from U. Washington has been one of the prime innovators on trombone for more than half a century and has worked with some of the leading composers and improvisors of our time. His warm personality and incredible sense of humour fits perfectly into the intimacy of these dinner/concerts.

By request of the performer this will be a gluten free dinner.

Gazpacho. Iced cold soup made from roasted heirloom tomatoes with raw cucumber and chilis

Second course
Chickpea crepes with smoked eggplant spread, grilled corn and peppers, schug, olive tapenade

Eggplant Napoleon with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, roasted corn, basil pesto, Rancho Gordo heirloom bean ragout.

Blueberry Buckle
Corn Sorbet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Masumoto peach menu, Saturday, June 27 2015

Expect at least 6 courses! Menu and more details coming soon. Only 20 seats available.

For more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail
Saturday, June 27, 2015
8:00 pm
Loft in West Oakland.
limited seating for 20

there will be at least 6 courses with the incredible Sun Crest peach from the legendary Japanese American farm.

This brief menu is simply a sketch we will be improvising from!

first course
half a peach

Grilled peach salad with homemade cashew chevre, radicchio, peach miso dressing, kaiware


White gazpacho with peaches

peach roasted tempeh wrapped in collard leaf

Peach cobbler
peach walnut sorbet

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

crowd funding for my first cookbook

 As many of you know, i have been spending the past 3 weeks and another 3 weeks here in New York City. Working on a book project with a famous doctor who is a larynx and acid reflux specialist is what brought me to town. I am writing vegan recipes for her book that will be released in January and is expected to be a best seller, like her last 2 books (each sold over 100, 000 copies!).

Meanwhile, i am also finishing my own first cookbook, which highlights dishes and stories from the 10 years of hosting my underground restaurant dinner/concert series!

So i am selling advanced copies to help fund the copy editor, layout/design person and to self publish a couple thousand copies.
Please help if you can and purchase a copy in advance or one of the celebratory dinners that will be hosted in Oakland and New York (and possibly other locations if there is demand)