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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

underground restaurant with Miyoko Schinner

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

Saturday February 7, 2015
7 pm
$20/ w/ beer pairings
limited space for 20

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

A 5 course menu will be presented, all 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 cheeses.

Bryant Terry underground restaurant event, Jan 10, 2015

a very special evening at the underground restaurant, this time we are featuring chef and cookbook writer, Bryant Terry. Bryant will be talking between courses and i will be cooking dishes from his books as well as recipes inspired from his writings.

5 course menu to be announced
$20 additional for beer pairings
Saturday, January 10, 2015
7 pm

Joelle Leandre dinner/concert Sunday February 15, 2015!

Sunday, February 15, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 20
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

We are thrilled to have one of the greatest bass players in the world return to the series. 10 years ago, the third event on the dinner/concert series featured Joelle Leandre and we are really excited to have her return. Paris conservatory trained at a very young age, Madame Contrebasse has performed all over the world, collaborating with the most important composers and improvisers for the past few decades. And now you can hear her in this tiny loft in the hood in west oakland, where countless brilliant musicians have performed this past decade.

menu to be announced, soon

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faye Carol/Howard Wiley dinner/concert Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 in Oakland

We got another musical treat lined up. This time we are featuring 2 brilliant musicians who make the bay area their home. Legendary blues and jazz vocalist Faye Carol and tenor saxophone player, Howard Wiley!

Saturday, December 6 2014
7:00 pm
Limited space for 20
for more information or to make reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail

appetizer plate
beet nut pate, roasted garlic hummous, smoked mushroom pate, homemade breads, arugula salad

Cauliflower watercress miso with cauliflower tempura

Tempeh Fesenjan (walnut-pomegranate sauce)
basmati rice with dill, cilantro and scallions
brocollini with lemon
roasted gold beets

Cranberry Pistachio cake with vanilla cardamom frosting
cranberry yuzu sorbet

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Indian cooking class, Wednesday November 19 in Oakland

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7 pm
limited space for 8
for more information or to register:
vegshaku8 at gmail

A hands on cooking class featuring several wonderful dishes from the vast cuisines of India.

We will be creating the following:
3 kinds of dal soup
pumpkin pakora
curried black eyed peas
potatoes with fenugreek leaves
mustard greens, hyperbadi style

Friday, October 24, 2014

Some Afro vegan dishes

Please note: if you wish to attend this class, do not simply hit attending but please also send an email to vegshaku8 at gmail.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
limited space for 8
for more information or to make reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail
Another hands on cooking class; all students will be creating the dishes as a group. in a very social, fun and tasty environment.
We will be preparing the following dishes
Caribean style pumpkin soup
southern fried tempeh
sauteed collard greens
skillet cornbread
stewed black eyed peas
pecan pie

Monday, October 6, 2014

Underground restaurant in Oakland, Friday, October 10, 2014

Limited seating for 12
Location: loft in West Oakland
For more information or to make reservations: vegshaku8 at gmail
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 pm
$20 for beer pairings

Caribbean pumpkin soup with corn fritters and roasted peppers
Pairing: Dogfish head punkin ale

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.
Pairing: Evil Twin Yuzu Pale Ale

Tempeh mole in pumpkin bowl. Rancho Gordo Pinquita beans. Mexican rice. Roasted brussel sprouts w/ yuzu and smoked salt

Waffle sundae
Cocoa waffles, toasted walnuts, strawberry compote, banana almond sorbet
Pairing: Duchesse de Bourgogne Flemish red ale