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Monday, January 19, 2015

Wild Hog Vineyards wine pairing popup, Tomate Cafe, Berkeley March 21

Saturday, March 21, 2015
7 pm
Limited space for 40
$75/person for 4 course menu and wine pairings

We are very excited to collaborate with and old friend, wine maker Daniel Schoenfeld and his incredible winery, Wild Hog Vineyards in West Sonoma County.
Daniel is renowned for his delightful pinots and his full bodied zinfandels as well as his rare Italian varietals. He farms and uses organic, sustainable fruit and creates some truly delightful wines along with his wife Marion and their one worker in the beautiful estate near Cazadero, near the Sonoma coast.

Minced tempeh with lemongrass, chili, galanga. lime in lettuce cups
2010 Wild Hog Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

Pasta y Fagioil heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo Farms and pasta from Baia pasta with spring vegetables
2010 Saralees Docetto

Pistachio crusted tempeh
asparagus risotto
shaved asparagus salad
more tba
2010 Estate Bottled Nova Zinfandel


Jamaican cooking class Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Come and explore some of the amazing cuisine from Jamaica and the Caribbean! Hands on class exploring some spicy, savory and sweet flavors of the incredible fusion of African, Indian and Latin cuisines.

We will be preparing the following:
Ital Soup; a coconut-allspice broth with root vegetables and greens
Jamaican rice and peas
black eyed pea fritters with spicy sauce
 tofu curry with mustard greens
grilled plaintains

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 8
for more information or to register, please contact: vegshaku8 at gmail dot com

In the Mood for S+M on Valentines?

More details to come but starting to take reservations.

In the Mood for Food,; Philip Gelb chef and Cori Ander, sous chef are teaming up with our friends S+M Vegan for a very special popup celebrating valetines day!

Taking place at the Tomate Cafe in Berkeley. Seating available for 20 couples

$200/couple includes wine or beer pairings.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact vegshaku8 at gmail

Thai cooking class, Sunday January 25, 2015

Come and explore some amazing dishes from the incredible Southeast Asian cuisines from Vietnam and Thailand. A hands on class utilizing a variety of different cooking techniques and a wide array of winter ingredients.

We will be making the following:
Vietnamese crepe (a savory crepe made from rice flour and coconut milk)
Tom khlong soup; clear spicy and sour tamarind soup with mushrooms and tofu
Green papaya salad
red curry paste
pumpkin curry

Sunday, January 25, 2015
limited space for 8
for more information or to register, please contact vegshaku8 at gmail dot com

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wonderful article about upcoming popups in the east bay i am holding

Thank you to food and music writer, Andrew Gilbert for this article!

Now hosting some popups at the Tomate Cafe in West Berkeley. Last night a sold out crowd (40 seats) enjoyed listening to culinary historian/cookbook writer, Bryant Terry talk while my team prepared 5 courses of Caribbean and Soul Food.

We are hosting a few more events at Tomate this winter:

February 7  with chef/cookbookwriter/vegan cheese maker Miyoko Schinner
February 14, Valentines day with Ayinde Howell (the Lusty Vegan)
March 21 a wine tasting menu with Daniel Schoenfeld of Wild Hog Vineyards

as always, contact me to make reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Soup and Bread class January 4, 2015

What better subject for a winter cooking class than soup and bread. Hearty, warming foods for cold rainy days.
As always, a hands on class, where the students are preparing all the dishes and then we sit down and share them together, afterwards.

Sunday, January 4, 2015
limited space for 8
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail

The menu we will be preparing:

Anadama Bread (a corn/wheat bread from Northeast US)
Winter Minestrone (Italian bean and vegetable soup)
Potato Broccoli

and a Tangerine arugula salad

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

POPUP at Tomate Cafe with Miyoko Schinner

To make reservations or for more information please send email to vegshaku8 at gmail

Saturday February 7, 2015

7 pm
separate beer and wine menu is available

A very special evening featuring my friend Miyoko Schinner and her amazing cheeses coming out of Miyoko's Kitchen!

A 5 course menu will be presented, several courses featuring her amazing cashew based cultured cheeses.

The big cheese herself will be in attendance, talking between courses. I will be preparing some of Miyoko's recipes as well as my own improvisations using her ideas and cheeses.