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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

fall Japanese cooking class, Wednesday October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 8
for more information, or to register,

Another hands on class celebrating the wonderful diverstiy of international vegan culinary traditions. This evening we will be creating several dishes from Japan.

The menu we will prepare will be:
yama-imo pickled with umeboshi
cucumber pickled with peach blossom salt
daikon pickled with shoyu and yuzu
miso soup with maitake mushrooms
tofu-hijiki burgers

Bagel baking and cashew cheese making class, Sunday Oc 25, 2015

Learn to make your own amazing bagels and also some of your own homemade cashew cream cheeses/chevres!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015
limited space for 8
for more information or to register,

Homemade bagels, straight out of the oven on a Sunday morning is an ideal breakfast. Smeared with some amazing cashew cream cheese that we will also be preparing and some fresh and pickled vegetables. Maybe some tempeh bacon will also be appearing in the class menu :)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Peter Beagle literary dinner, October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 20
for more information or to register:

We are thrilled to present our first literary dinner! For over 10 years we have hosted a wide array of virtuosic musicians and some farmers and winemakers on our underground restaurant series. This will be our very first world renowned author on the series. Peter Beagle has attended numerous dinner/concerts over the years and now he will return to the series, not just to dine and listen but also to share with us, his beautiful writings. Many of us first became familiar with Peter Beagle's work via his masterpiece, "the Last Unicorn", a landmark piece for many of us. Come join us!

4 course menu to be announced soon..

Ital soup: allspice coconut broth with root vegetables

second course

Peas and Rice, Barbecued Tempeh, Beer Battered Fried Okra, cucumber pickles, more


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Falafel Class Septmber 20, 2015

Falafel class
Sunday, September 20, 2015
loft in West Oakland
limited space for 8
for more information or to register:

A hands on class, where you will be preparing the following:

homemade pita
beet nut pate
Israeli salad
tahini sauce

and more!

Michael Manring dinner/concert September 18, 2015

Friday September 18
8 pm
limited space for 20
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

One of our favorite performers on this 10 year old series, my friend Michael Manring returns! Known internationally as one of the most virtuosic innovators of the electric bass, his solo concerts are an endless source of awe and bewilderment!

4 course menu coming, soon.

Soup 3 kinds of dal with tomatoes and onion pakoras




Smoked Tempeh with pear barbecue sauce
Apple cornbread
garlicky mustard greens.
pickled cucumbers

Blueberry Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Truffle Frosting
Blueberry Sorbet

Phillip Greenlief dinner/concert w/ marijuana pairings October 10, 2015

In the Mood for Food teams up with Lucy's Pre Rolls, a medical marijuana company.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:30 pm
Location: to be announced to guests, loft in oakland
limited space for 20
for more information or to register,

A unique version of our 10 year dinner/concert tradtion! Saxophone player, Phillip Greenlief will be performing solo. Phil and Cori will be in the kitchen, as usual, and a very special guest will be medical marijuana grower and business person with their new Pre-rolled products.

The vaporizers and bongs will be flowing with 2 sative varieties: Dream Queen and Barry White and some Indica varieties will also be available. In addition, guests will be taking home some schwag from our guest farmers, Lucy's Pre Rolls,

First course
Bhang, A traditional drink from Hindu culture made with fresh marijuana, hemp milk, hemp oil and banana.

Second course
Grilled pears, homemade cashew cheeses, sauteed radicchio, balsamic reduction. homemade sour dough rye

Third Course
Fried Ravioli filled with almond ricotta with basil pesto and roasted tomato sauce

Fourth Course
Yuzu curry with tempeh, coconut milk and fall vegetables served in yuzu bowls. Jade Pearl Rice, daikon pickles, cucumber pickles

Chocolate Improvisation

about the performer

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

"The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief." – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, August 24, 2015

Kurahashi Yodo II dinner/concert Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday September 5, 2015
8 pm
limited seating for 20
for more information or to reserve seats,

This dinner/concert series began 10 years ago with a solo performance by Yodo Kurahashi II. This amazing shakuhachi player, who happens to be my teacher, has returned to the series numerous times when visiting the bay area. He is a very popular performer, traveling around the world, constantly. Once again he is visiting San Francisco from Kyoto and will perform in this intimate space. Come see why Kurahashi sensei is considered to be one of the greatest shakuhachi players of his generation!

homemade soba noodles served cold in Soymilk-sesame broth
cucumbers pickled with Masumoto Peach Blossoms

socca (chickpea crepes) with smoked egglant spread, grilled corn and peppers, olive tapenade, schug

Jamaican Turn Cornmeal
Black eyed pea fritters
spiced plaintains
Sauteed calalu greens
tomato-peanut-tamarind sauce

mixed berry cobbler
mixed berry sorbet
mixed berry madeira sauce