Rocket Supper Club

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This isn't our typical mid-century modern blog post, but hopefully any of you foodies out there will enjoy the beautifully prepared menu and some shots of our recently painted house and atrium. It's always good for us to plan a social event at our house in order to give us incentive to get through a (never-ending!) punch list of house projects. August will be a month of hosting a few dear friends coming to the Bay Area, so we spent most of June and July getting the house in (better) shape and cleaning/prepping for guests.

We recently partnered with our friends at Rocket Underground Supper Club, who have been creating delectable in-home dinner events at homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were thrilled to be their first East Bay home/venue and first summer season themed dinner. (Thank you Sharon + David!)

Sharon and David cooking up a storm in our new kitchen: Sharon + David, Rocket Supper Club

Here's how it works; Sharon + David (founders of Rocket Underground Supper Club) plan and prepare a multi-course farm-to-table meal, right in your own home. We invited a few friends to partake in the 7-course dinner, which included a special wine pairing chosen by the wonderful folks at Bay Grape in Oakland.

We started with a Southside Cocktail in the Atrium: 20150801-170824-L

Good thing John's learned a thing or two about cocktails at his day job:

photo (2) The newly painted yellow door matched the lemon themed cocktail (coincidental, I swear). It was very special to have friends mix from different phases of our lives!photo (27)

Dad's extra long reclaimed wood dining table he made for us now lives where the leaky hot tub once stood!

Prep work:

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AMAZING dish: albacore. pine nut. truffle oil. yuzu. smoked salt 20150801-182605-L

Cauliflower soup. ham foam. peach grapenut

Grilled flatbread. heirlooms. sungolds. burrata. pickled radish

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My favorite foods all in one: cilantro pressed pasta. cayenne corn. onsen egg. cojita20150801-191719-L

Sous vide pork. purple basil pesto. miso parsnip.

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Me stuffing my face with delicious food:

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Peach pie. bourbon meringue. raspberry. ginger brittle. thai mint ice cream20150801-201951-L

Alysa, Sharon + David:20150801-181415-L

A great pairing: Rocket Underground Supper Club + Destination Eichler!

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I want to experience the evening and food all over again. The food was amazing (and lactose-free for John!);  wonderful company. Can't wait to host another!

Wines from: Bay Grape 376 Grand Avenue Oakland, California 94610

Full menu and pairing:

albacore. pine nut. truffle oil. yuzu. smoked salt andre & mireille tissot, cremant du jura sparkling rose

cauliflower soup. ham foam. peach grapenut michael frohlich, gelber muskateller 2013

grilled flatbread. heirlooms. sungolds. burrata. pickled radish cibonne tentations, cote de provence rose 2014

cilantro pressed pasta. cayenne corn. onsen egg. cojita crystallum, pinot noir 2013

sous vide pork. purple basil pesto. miso parsnip. horseradish whip. olive dust alain graillot, crozes-hermitage 2013

peach pie. bourbon meringue. raspberry. ginger brittle. thai mint ice cream. la caudrina, moscato d'asti 2014